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Hi Mr. Rob White
I love your magic bullet recipes to help people out of their messes. I like reading your blogs because they are like spiritual “Dear Abby” columns. Do you remember those? Here’s my mess. When my mother and I disagree on something, I feel intolerably anxious. She’s ninety, and I don’t want to upset her, so how do I handle that?
I love your responses because they almost don’t make sense at times but then if I read it a second or third time I get a big “ah ha.” I like that.
Thank you, Doreen
Here’s my “magic bullet recipe” for you. When your “feeling of anxiousness” is intolerable, Doreen, you have finally placed yourself in the driver’s seat. Don’t blow it. Don’t explode and spill the intolerable anxiousness out all over the room. But rather, take that opportunity to just notice how intolerably anxious you feel. I mean it. If you were to really do that, just notice how intolerably anxious you feel, without succumbing to the urge to express it – an amazing thing would happen.
In the next instant you realize that it is YOU that is putting all the drama into the moment, and if YOU were to just accept that fact, you would escape your own captivity. Then an awesome clarity will come over you that puts an end to the intolerable anxiousness. Now it is tolerable, and you can handle it, or it disappears completely and there is nothing to handle.
Read that again slowly, Doreen; blessings to you, Rob
What situation do you find yourself in that has you feel intolerably anxious? What would happen if you took all the drama out of the situation? What if you didn’t play your role so well in the soap opera, what would happen to the intolerably anxious feeling? Hmmm
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
Ps Squeeze a rubber balloon and it will explode. When you work yourself up into an intolerably anxious condition, you are the rubber balloon. Deflate it; don’t squeeze it.