When I came to Nar-Anon, I had to be anxious about everything. I had to project what the next crisis would be, find out who would be involved, contemplate all the solutions available to me, and then pick which one would be right. This, in itself, was a lot of work. Then I had to figure out which solution I would use and start implementing it right away. I decided that if I did not practice worrying about it before it happened, then how would I be able to handle it when it came along? This was my twisted thinking which I thought was rational at the time.

The understanding that this was not a good way to live came through attending Nar-Anon meetings. I realized that being anxious made me avoid thinking about my feelings. It robbed me of the present moment. I was living in the future, in a world that might never happen. I was trying to deal with burdens that perhaps would never come my way.

The burdens lifted, as I was able to deal with my anxiety. I had to get honest and be willing and open to my Higher Power’s guidance. I started to “Let go and let God.” In doing so, I was able to help me. I could now sort out what I was feeling and why. I was able to start making choices that were good for me.

Thought for Today: By releasing the anxiety in my life, I am better able to make the right choices at the right time for myself. By not worrying about a future that I have no control over, I can take the weight off my shoulders today.

“It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon