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asked 2018-12-01 11:05:45 -0600

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updated 2018-12-04 11:05:48 -0600

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This is something I have been wondering I am about 26 recently have been experiencing anxiety , I am at the point , where I am wondering if I should start medication. But I am also wondering can path fix anxiety ? What is anxiety ? Is this made up in my brain. Unlike physical ailments , mental ailments tend to not be taken seriously and sometimes it’s labeled as imaginary.

What should I do. Start medication or can path actually fix my anxiety? If so which types of path are helpful towards anxiety

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answered 2018-12-02 19:08:30 -0600

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

The definition of anxiety: Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed. (Beyondblue, 2018)

First of all, no, it is not your imagination. If you feel a certain way, then, its totally okay and no one should judge you for it :) It doesn't impair you in any way, its just another one of your brain's signals, like fear, happiness, sadness.

Second of all, ofcourse path can help with that. Repetition of gurbani might make you forget about your worries for a few moments but will not fix it until you actually understand it. You need to know about what triggers your anxiety first, and so take treatment from there. Baani is medicine and can cure the biggest of diseases (sansaar rogi, naam daroo).

Take hints from baani like: - Eh jo duniya sehr mela, dastgeeri naahi (this world is a play, nothing in this will remain forever) - nanak dukhiya sab sansaar (everyone in this world is suffering) - Tu kaahe dole praaniya tudh rakhega sirjanhaar ( why do you waver, o person, god will protect you) - har jan aisa chahiye jaisa har hi hoye (the god's servant should be just like god, hence, nirbhau, nirvair) - Tati vao na lagae paarbhram sarnaiee (In god's sanctuary, even hot winds cant touch you) - ude ud jaave sau kosa, tis paache bachere chareya, tin kavan khilave, kavan chugave, man me simran kareya (birds fly 100's of miles for food, who takes care of their young ones? - Thus, meaning its is god who cares and protects)

There is no one other than god in this world, without his will, nothing can even touch us, so take to his sanctuary, and he will save you from your worries. How? well, you will begin to love whatever he does (good or bad), after all, he gave us life. Through guru's baani we understand all this and feel relaxed. (Jo howa hovat so jaan, prabh apne ka hukam pachaan - know whatever happened, is through the hukam of god). Hence, your anxiety can definitely be cured through gurbani. You're the son/daughter of Guru Nanak, so why do you worry :) Listen and understand gurbani, you will begin to turn "nirbhau". Just like how Guru Arjan Dev ji was sitting on a hot surface, and many other ordinary people who weren't hesitant of giving away even their lives, knowing that this world is not the prime truth, but god is. Nothing in this world will go along with us, other than baani, so don't worry, let things happens and they will lead to goodness. Hope this helped. Bhul chuk muaf karni and feel free to question me or share any anxiety issues :)

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Here, I found a shabad by Guru Amar Das ji, perhaps its your personal hukam by guru ji: click on the link to view the shabad.

Tryingtobasikh gravatar imageTryingtobasikh ( 2018-12-02 19:22:26 -0600 )edit

Superb answer brother, I also suffer from anxiety, and I read Gurbani or do Simran and calm me a lot. I wanted to ask you if you can share the SGGS pages where the bani you mentioned are beautiful.

Servant.of.Waheguru gravatar imageServant.of.Waheguru ( 2019-10-15 09:26:53 -0600 )edit

answered 2019-09-23 19:15:48 -0600

teraBanda gravatar image

Medication only suppresses anxiety doesn't cure it.

Anxiety is produced by your brain, because you are too anxious about future. If you stop doing that and live in the present and enjoy present your anxiety will be gone. Most of the people have anxiety because of not finding their soul mate or being rejected.

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And they do not know that their OWN SOUL is their soulmate!

Guruka Singh gravatar imageGuruka Singh ( 2019-09-25 09:57:23 -0600 )edit

well they can't have kids with their own soul so, there's that

teraBanda gravatar imageteraBanda ( 2019-09-26 22:19:02 -0600 )edit

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