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Corylus's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by Corylus

Anxiety can be lowered not only by calming, but by diversion.

For example, for the hypochondriacs amongst us, if you ever find yourself imagining that a part of your body is swelling/shrinking/changing colour/ dropping off etc... just look at a different body part and ask yourself if it is doing the same.

Go on, get yourself all worried about it. Right, now look back at the original body part and compare and contrast. Not seem so bad now? Great!*

It is the same with hell. Worried about Catholic hell? Spend some time looking at Islamic Hell... Now look back at Catholic hell - doesn't seem so worrying does it?

* In the unlikely event it still looks like it is dropping off, a visit to the doctor might actually be a plan.

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:59:03 UTC | #949925