Religious Deism suggestions about how to deal with Anxiousness

Religious Deism suggestions about how to deal with Anxiousness

Let’s approach this very important, human issue with 6 points to consider in moments of anxiousness.

  1. Say just “Our Father, who art in heaven” to remind ourselves that there is a God and an eternal afterlife. Anything physically that happens to us can and will be more than rectified in the next life where and when it really matters if we live right. In that case, there will be an afterlife with God that will be bliss and far beyond any of the suffering we will have to endure on earth.
  2. However, try not to pray for intervention. While Christians pray for God’s intervention on earth, RDs believe that this is misguided and that reason dictates that God is purposefully not going to intervene and help us on earth. RDs believe that we have to come to grips with his nonintervention and put greater emphasis on trusting and helping each other. However, even this concern is somewhat immaterial and superficial because life on earth while integral is nonetheless both integral and transitory. What is important is that God will save us and cure our ills in the next, eternal life where and when it really matters.
  3. Remember, professional or worldly success is not personal success. Those who have everything physically might or probably have little or nothing spiritually. You cannot take wealth or fame with you to heaven and these things almost always distract us from approaching oneness with and understanding God and from finding and staying on the route to God. And, we have to be thankful for what we do not have that will likely lead to distractions from the truth about what is important in life and becoming one with God.
  4. Think about what is truly important and how much of this you have and others probably do not. Remember that family and how you treat family, friends and others is what is important. Almost all other issues or failings are immaterial now and certainly at the end of our lives. When you are suffering, reflect on what you have that is important and what others do not have. And, then help put your suffering into proper perspective by helping others – family, friends, and strangers – with their greater physical and mental sufferings or simply their loneliness. And for RDs, we have to remember the suffering of others who do not have the peace of mind that we have from our reason-based RD theology. And, when appropriate, we need to share this peace of mind with others who have strayed from God and have little or no hope.
  5. Remember that the goal is to try to become one with God = becoming bigger than our personal situations = putting all things into proper perspective. Sometimes we do not succeed at being bigger than our situations because we are human and imperfect and fall to distractions and that is ok. What we should worry about is preparing to the best of our ability to handle our challenges and doing our best without obsessing about results that we rarely have control over. We will win some and lose some, and making the effort is what is really important, not the result. If results were important, we would all despair in what God clearly wants us to do while we are here: to try to create heaven on earth.
  6. Remember that life is an adventure – especially if you live it aggressively and live it right. Adventures are always messy and unpredictable but they almost always lead to incredible personal growth and revelations that one cannot realize without the adventure. And, for RDs, the priority of having children and raising and maintaining immediate and extended families is probably our greatest adventure and the one that gives us the most personal growth.

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