religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter…

…….religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

The great Baha’i educator Professor Dan Jordan said something amazingly insightful about anxiety. He said that ‘anxiety is energy without a goal’.

Suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning. –Victor Frankl

If you are depressed you are living…

“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

Attributed to Lao Tzu in Taoism

“…the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.” Eckhart Tolle

Quotes from the Heart of Buddha’s Teaching by…

Quotes from the Heart of Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh

“The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“Usually when we hear or read something new, we just compare it to our own ideas. If it is the same, we accept it and say that it is correct. If it is not, we say it is incorrect. In either case, we learn nothing.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“The Three Kinds of Pride are: (1) thinking I am better than the other(s); (2) thinking I am worse than the other(s); and (3) thinking I am just as good as the other(s).”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

“Anxiety, the illness of our time, comes primarily from our inability to dwell in the present moment.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching

O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Pu…

O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.
O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá