On nervousness and how to remove this malady for a normal living
Excessive excitement disturbs the system, sending too much energy to some parts of the body and too little for others. Uneven distribution of energy or life force creates imbalance to our system thus creating a situation which goes out of control physically and psychologically.
Our body system is a complex one. If something happens to one part, whole of our body is affected and our brain communicates the same through a fine tuned system of our nerves. While facing the ups and downs of our daily routines and others stresses and strains our system fails to withstand the burden the persisting pressure. Also, it is more stretched when we do not know much as to how to handle emergencies/adverse situations. Small small things just pile up putting undue stress on our system creating physical and mental disorders.
Nervousness is a psychological and physiological malady which causes disturbance to our mental state. It results in undue stimulation of our emotions and adversely affects our day to day behavior pattern. Due to the disturbance in the mental state, we are unable to act rationally or in some cases reasonably. In other words, it is more excessive excitement of our senses.
Sometimes, nervousness occurs due to our thought about upcoming results of our efforts or fear of any potential threat to ourselves or to the members of our family or fear of recurrence of an unpleasant natural disaster as has happened in Nepal. The people who have the experience of witnessing this natural disaster will never forget it. It will remain haunting them till their lifetime in the process causing physical and mental trauma.
The potential threat for nervous breakdown may be imaginary or real but causes ripple effect to our internal mechanism of our body. It is due to the fact that any emotional, physical or mental upheaval or upsurge may cause imbalance to the flow of inherent life force as our system can only sustain and withstand the intense disturbance of which we’ve not made habitual of. For example, when there is a sudden power fluctuation, it puts pressure on the wiring system and all the power systems of the household just crash similar is the condition with internal mechanism of our body.
Adverse affects of Nervousness
It has been our common experience that when we are nervous about anything we are unable to focus on the job at hand because the life force which is required in its execution is woefully missing. For execution or fructification of any mission, we require energy, if that energy is sapped by nervousness, what result could we expect from our effort?
The following are adverse implications of nervousness:-
We are, what we think ourselves to be. If we are unable to rid ourselves of unpredictable fears or remain fearing about the coming events, we cannot focus. A disease which is rampant cannot be healed if we are nervous, for the healing process to come about, it is essential that we generate life force. This is not possible in nervousness.
No Self Realization
It is difficult to have self realization with emotional upsurge inhibiting for a broad based self analysis and plan for cleansing ourselves for journey ahead. This limitation limits our sphere of activity to our worries distressing us. This way, we cannot do daily exercises or remain active for a better health or can do nothing tangible because we are engulfed by contradictions stalling our further growth.
A person who is weak physically cannot devote his/her mind for self analysis for further movement spiritually because disturbed mind is a roadblock for concentration or focus or meditation in for self realization. When the problem of nervousness is persistent we are unable to think, speak, feel or act articulately thus bringing our inspiration level to nil because of rampant fear, delusive doubt at every step of our life. Those who are excessively attached to their ego come to grief ultimately since they remain attached to body and thoughts about their status and finally come to grief.
Spirituality helps us to integrate positive experiences with negatives and try changing negative events into positive experiences one gets over a period of time. With more experiences in our lives, we just gain maturity and tend to accept more others’ viewpoints and adopt those for our benefits without any feeling that this will in any way impact our self esteem. Also, we can cement our tottered relationship with understanding and experiences that we’ve gleaned over a period of time. Change is a must and we must change with time, if need be, change others’ negativity but if others are not accepting our viewpoints then be it – not a big deal. We’re not that great that people should always listen to us. Our spirituality should be just spirituality of flexibility and not to revolt against those who do not come round to our viewpoints.
A person with spiritualistic bent of mind will actually contribute his/her experiences and create a spiritual environment in the society where others too can earn the fruits of spiritualism and not make others uneasy at every step and lose themselves in the bargain.
Spirituality also affords us an opportunity to analyze our problems and we learn to remain calm and thus healing the problem of nervousness. When we are spiritual, we leave everything on our Lord.
Causes of Nervousness
In order to remove the malady from our system, it is a must that we should know about the cause of that malady. Following are some of these:
- Dysfunctions like stress, anger, palpitation, not having confidence to face facts of life, sleepless and likely implications, depression due to some persistent incidents.
- Fear of failure. We all must have experienced how students feel before their examination; called examination fever. Many a times, even the most gifted students feel so. So much so stressed they feel that some take extreme step under the influence of unpredictability of outcome.
- Fear about imminence of death. This happens only to those who do not know about the mortality of body and immortality of soul. Death may come at any moment but our soul is immortal that should be a great solace and there should not be any fear about it. Idea is death will help us attain new body, a new beginning and chances of acquiring new experiences.
- Fear about adjustment at workplace or fear after some specific situations; fear about the recurrence of adverse situation.
- Food habits and the type of food we eat. Our immune system too is responsible creating stress and strain.
- Recurrence of incidents of nervousness due to past incidents which are difficult to forget easily.
Taking into consideration the above, it is evident that if we bank excessively more on our Creator then we shall not have any anxiety or fear or nervousness because our Lord would be there to care for us. But we have to have a sincere belief in Him.
Guru Granth Sahib: O Nanak, do not be anxious, the Lord will take care of you.
Holy Bible : Turn all your anxieties over to God because He cares for you.
Holy Quran: Any who believes in his Lord has no fear, either of loss or of any
Bhagwad Gita: He by whom no being gets agitated and who is not agitated by any being and who is free from enjoyment, anger, fear and fluster, is very dear to me.