Anxiety is inner conflict. Often, there is a strong unconscious pull towards an inner wish, but an equally strong fear or repulsion. Living between these extremes can split us agonisingly between hope and fear.
To stay mentally healthy, we may need to review our inner values, and check we are living consistently with them.
Finding the confidence to be authentic is a constant negotiation between your inner self and the outside world, with you as empathic mediator.
Our lives seem tangled, and they are. Bodily, we are interconnected, interdependent. But our minds need not be caught up anxiously in the fray.
When you want to make a positive change in your life, take time to define your current state, define your desired state, and specify exactly what step you are taking now to make progress.
Much anxiety is caused by the desire for things to be other than they are. By ‘just watching’, we give our urgent self a rest, and become content with mere attention and perception.