Much anxiety can be understood as intense fluctuation between engagement and avoidance.
Arguments escalate because we cannot wait to get our words in. Simple accepting that the other has spoken is a powerful tool for peace.
What if the ‘self’ you obsessively defend were a myth? What if you could drop your worries about finance and relationships? What if you could just ‘be’, peacefully?
Whenever we feel hard done by or in pain, we have a simple choice. We can get stuck in resentment, or we can embark upon a positive action, however small.
Are you frustrated with finances, career, relationships, bodily appearance? These are the ‘fabulous four’ frustrations that preoccupy the modern mind. It doesn’t have to be like that.
Excessive worry, in the form of anxiety, is a plague of our times. It has solid evolutionary roots, but we can learn to manage it.