Profound way of dealing with a horrible thing..thank you Atreya
Anxiety is the ego losing its foothold. Anyone that suffers from anxiety will tell you that there is a detaching away from a sense of “me.” The body responds to the ego’s panic, and it becomes a loop of mind-body reaction that keeps the fight or flight response active.
When we think of that word anxiety, we think of how we feel. Clearly, how we feel is a mind-body based phenomenon.
Body-sweating, rapid heart rate, numbness, and many other physical symptoms.
Mind-Racing thoughts, panic, intense fear.
There are many degrees of anxiety, from a general anxiety that seems causeless, anxiety that has a cause as worrying; to extreme panic attacks that overwhelm the entire mind-body organism.
Anxiety offers a tremendous opportunity as far as spiritual growth is concerned, because it forces the aspirant out of a comfort zone. The ego is never allowed to fully sink into unconsciousness…
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