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Yogi Bhajan Quotes on Dealing with Anxiety

Don't think and worry, nothing will happen. You may worry a million times—worry makes you worry more. Worry is an ingrown self-conflicting process of life which is endless. If it is true that the Creator of this creation takes care of everything—if this is true, then where is the worry?
7/24/78

When you fail to meditate, the combined strength of your subconscious and your thoughts catches you. You need a habit to relate to your mind. You need to sit with your mind and review it, polish it, and direct it.
-The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets

Time is going to be rough whether you like it or not. Time will force you to adjust and change. Let us see how powerful your mind can be, what vastness you can achieve. You have to let the stress go. You have to intuitively know what will lead to what. You have to learn what is in-between the lines.
9/10/92

Using fear as a way of life is the most dangerous thing in the world. It makes people undependable, moody, and doubtful of everybody. The smoothness and happiness and trustworthiness of life is gone.
8/21/85

If you do not undertake to direct your mind, your mind will direct you. And when mind has command over you, spirit goes dormant.
12/1/01

There are two things in your life which will make you sick and dead—anxiety and grief.
3/21/89

When anxiety attacks it almost kills one-third of you. Chattar Chakkra Varti is a definite antidote.
5/23/89

You are all worried about where the bread will come from tomorrow. Why aren’t you worried whether the sun will rise for you tomorrow or not? That, you are not worried about. You take it for granted that the sun shall rise tomorrow. If the sun will rise tomorrow, then everything will rise tomorrow. Don't worry.
3/4/86

You must exercise to breathe four times a minute—that shall take away all your calamities. Not fifteen times average—if you breathe more than fifteen times a minute, your anxiety will show up in your behavior. Therefore, you must breathe deep, with full lungs and slow breath, and it must be four to five max breaths per minute. That will give you power.
12/14/91

When you want to flow, flow humbly like water and co-exist. Water doesn't say, “Hey you three drops go to that side, we five go this way.” Live with the flow of the psyche and if you do not develop that psyche by your own, you will be suffering with anxiety which has no answer.
7/20/00

You have to have full control of your mind, and your mind has to know you, and you have to know your mind, and for that, there is meditation.
12/1/01

Your existence is not bound in time and space. You always have a choice of how you project your mind.
-The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets

Whistling relaxes a person inside and out. It creates a balance. 
7/23/97

When you cannot take care of your neurosis by any known method, do just a few minutes of Celestial Communication. There is no power more than the power of the word, and when the word is performed through the body, the entire being is purified and relaxed.
8/27/85

You ruin your tomorrow by worrying about it. Welcome tomorrow and thank God for today which becomes yesterday. Take this attitude and wherever you are, you will be happy. The moment you are happy, you will be rich. The moment you will be rich, you will be giving, and when you start giving, you will be Godly. And richness does not mean money. Richness also means giving a smile, having a humor in life, creativity.
8/21/85

The art of relaxation is when you relax and let the hand of God guide you. Whatever has been created, good and bad, is by God, so why do you react to it? If you don't react, you are very relaxed. It is a promissory situation: when you relax, the hand of God takes you through.
1/28/01

Celestial Communication works wonders with all people from all religions and from all places. It's a methodology which will give you a tremendous amount of relief in your inner being. 
8/27/85

You are only free when you are above time and space. When you are afraid of what will happen tomorrow, you are not living. You are just dragging. That is how it is.
7/29/78

Man is not made to change under pressure, period. Man is made to surmount time and space. Pressure is time and space. You know it's just very cloudy, it's very dark, but once you take a plane and go above these clouds, you see there is beautiful sunshine; there is a different planet. So you have to have a mind which knows to go above time and space.
5/8/79

You have to develop your strength to face your world. You must be in a position to understand what the pressures are. If the pressure is on you and your flexibility and your springs do not give you resurrection to go above it, you will be facing a storm of life. That's how the majority of people at this moment are going through this change. 
4/18/93

If you try to train your mind by confronting your ego and desires, it only causes pain. Train the mind by directing it to confront your unlimited soul. The mind will be elevated, and you will be elevated. 
-The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets

Where there is anxiety, uncertainty, and challenge, self must compute the relevance of the entire thing and then not stop there—that's the most important thing. Self must give you the answer—how to overcome time and space. 
4/10/80

To have energy and to contain it and to maintain it is the act of a saint. That is how a human becomes a saint. Otherwise your own energy will become your own destruction. You have to remain stress-free and to do that you must subject yourself to a point of order. You have to understand and confront the fact that the stress you are causing to yourself dumps you deeper and deeper into not knowing your Self.
KRI Vitality and Stress Manual

Celestial Communication relaxes the ten parts of the brain through the nerve connections of the tips of the fingers. The tension of the nerve pattern is revealed into a relaxation pattern. It's a very fantastic release.
8/27/85

Life is now. You ruin your tomorrow by worrying about it. Welcome tomorrow and thank God for today becoming yesterday. Take this attitude and you will be happy. Welcome tomorrow; don't worry about it. 
8/21/85

When you meditate, a thought will hit you which is anxiety, which is personal non-reality, which is depreciation. Every negative thought which has not been worth consciously looking at goes to the subconscious. The subconscious releases it, and you just stick with your mantra.
12/14/91

Between you and living life, the link is breath. If you can regulate your breath, you can always overcome the circumstances which are overpowering you. You control your breath, and you can overpower the pressure, because pressure is causing a certain amount of inlet of air, for a certain amount of inlet of time. Breath is the only automatic function which responds to stress and strain, relaxation and enjoyment. You take care of it, take it off the automatic, you'll beat it. It's the simplest law.
12/13/79 

Fear that you will not betray your consciousness. But to be afraid if somebody will deal with you consciously or not is a total tragedy. Being afraid of being cheated is more harmful than actually getting cheated. Being afraid tomorrow will not be good is worse than the worst tomorrow. Because after all, all these pressures project on your glandular system and eat up and damage your health.
8/21/85

The real game is for you to make your mind follow you, so you can become a sage. If you choose instead to follow your mind, it will make you crazy and weak. In this game, mastery is the goal and your main enemy is stress. When you are under stress you begin to lose your mind slowly, to a very polite degree. Your mind starts to wander on its own. It looks elsewhere for shelter and hope. It looks into your subconscious and pulls out of it every memory and every fragment of intentions and actions left incomplete in your life. You begin to live in the past. You do not act in the present but according to overlays from your past. 
-The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets