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Optimising connectivity
for everyday life

C4L Boosters are here to help you in the spiritual lift-off stage and to bring vital boosters to keep you in the best orbit on your journey.  Unafraid to tackle any topic, C4L Boosters  are designed for you to connect securely with The Infinite, for this is your call to pursue.

ANXIETY ... living with it or without it?

Can it be a choice?  Is Plato right to say, ‘Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety’? 

If it’s that simple, why do so many suffer with it?

•In 2018, singer Selena Gomez spoke to Harper's Bazaar about her mental health: ‘I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome,’ she said.
•‘I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life; I still suffer with it every single day’ – Lady Gaga.
•‘I have horrible anxiety’ - Lil Peep.  Lil died tragically aged 21 from an overdose in 2017 as he lost his battle.
•‘My anxiety has anxiety. No. I've always had anxiety. I've never really spoken about it because I thought everyone had it’ – Ariana Grande.
•Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables star Amanda Seyfried has been open about her anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder: ‘You don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. But it’s there‘.

Anxiety has plagued humans throughout history, men and women, famous and ordinary, rich and poor, young and old.

Some causes – loss, aging, guilt, expectations, uncertain goals, stress, unresolved guilt, buried shame, relationships, financial, health … you name it!   Would you ‘Adam and Eve it’, we all feel these things and have done ever since Adam and Eve!  That first break in relationship with God is the result of all this then and explains why it continues down through to our own generation and life experiences.

Some effects – sleep loss, mental illnesses (prominently depression), loss of ‘well-being’, even more damaged relationships.

•‘Anxiety and spiritual searching have been consistent themes with me, and that figures into my worldview. But I tend to make my songs sound like relationship songs’ – David Bowie

No surprise that this is a core human problem, so how to live with it … and maybe without it?

Some cures – David Bowie points us in a helpful direction, one that is both spiritual and relational.  If it all went wrong in the Garden of Eden, it was all put right in another Garden, Gethsemane, for it was here that Jesus agreed to go onwards to the cross to restore the broken relationship with God.  In the Apostle John’s account, you read that Jesus said we’d have anxiety in this world but that he would give us peace (John 16:33).  Did you know that Jesus said a prayer for you ?  You can read it for yourself in John  chapter 17 verses 20 – 26.  Straight after that prayer, Jesus was arrested and crucified to give you peace with God and a restored relationship (John 3:16).  That is the first in a line of good things that come once the spiritual search is over – peace is promised, Jesus sends His Holy Spirit to be with you in every anxiety and invites you to give your worries to him (1 Peter 5:7).

Yes ANXIETY is there and it is real – but there is a way to live with it and without it!

https://www.samaritans.org/

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