What Your Anxiety May Be Telling You
A Path To What You Could Be
Anxiety gets a bad rap. It is mostly, if not always associated with a negative feeling.
We have all experienced it at a point in our lives. It makes us vulnerable; sapping the life out of us and and exposing us to our fears. As Charles H. Spurgeon has said “Our anxiety empties today of its strengths.”
Anxiety has many roots. I dare not delve into roots caused by medical and genetic conditions as I’ve no expertise on such. I speak about the anxiety from life and its day-to- day struggles.
In recent past, I managed to unearth the source of my anxiety through deep introspection.
I found it rooted in expectations…perceived expectations of others. This, I keep working to keep away; combining rebellious self love with courage to live life on my own terms.
But, can anxiety be good? Can anxiety be useful? My answer is YES.
Sometimes, anxiety is a signal from our authentic selves to break out.
This quote by Brené Brown explains it succinctly:
“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”
Anxiety and Authenticity
“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self.” — Søren Kierkegaard
Many of us have been held captive by safety.
Our anxiety seeks to break us free from this prison.
It seeks to show us that the better versions of ourselves is within reach.
Often we push our best selves away. It is the painful truth we dare not see.
It’s time to make peace with it…
It’s time to usher it in…
It wants to help us resolve our chaos.
It wants to be one with us…It wants harmony.