Anxiety is uncomfortable. It’s an undercurrent that brings about intense feelings that for some may create panic. What matters is how we change our relationship with anxiety.
But it’s not realistic to think we can have a life without anxiety. It’s about being able to co-manage anxiety so we control it, it doesn’t control us. It’s about us creating a greater sense of space in the mind. Finding and working on a different perspective.
Anxiety attracts our attention to something and usually for good reason. It’s based on irrational fear. But we must pay attention to it. It’s not something we can just resist that if we ignore it, it will go away. If we ignore anxiety, it can become troublesome and destructive. It’s something we must acknowledge and deal with.
We must learn not to buy into it but must be okay with it. It’s not something we can push away either. Instead we must find ways to deal with it. We must learn to change our relationship with it, so that we’re more comfortable with it.
It is a gentle reminder of the life we’ve had, the battles we’ve fought, yet to work on. It comes and goes, because that’s what anxiety does.