September 15, 2019
If you can release anger, anxiety is automatically released. Often we follow social mores and hold in anger, which is sometimes prudent, but when it builds up ‘anxiety’ builds. Anxiety is only human especially for practical means, like being late to work or for an appointment. When fear builds up you don’t accept it, but deny it… and anxiety builds.
Religions have taught humans to be like angels, at least that’s a common perception. When you try to become like an angel you fall below an animal as they don’t hold back but just express it. Be more natural and express it with an awareness of your actions.
Worry is ‘superimposing the future on the moment’ – creating goals to do and feeling guilt when not met. Worry can become an obsession. Relax, be natural, and don’t create expectations that can’t be handled in a rational, easy manner. There is a saying of Chuang Tzu: Easy is right. Uneasy is wrong, easy is right. Nothing is to be gained by creating unnatural ideals. Accept yourself as you are and anxiety disappears. No need to keep up with the Joneses or be some preconceived ‘top dog’. Be open to exposing yourself and being vulnerable. There is beauty in the truth. You be the truth, and not to worry about others and what they may think of you.