by Susanna Mittermaier
Anxiety is often seen as a debilitating condition. What if it is not! What if anxiety can be harnessed as a possibility for a full life rather than a condition that needs to be managed?
Most people have experienced anxiety at one point in their lives. It’s a feeling of discomfort, an uneasiness, a feeling of worry which in extreme cases can lead to panic attacks. Anxiety always comes with a physical component like, increased heart rate; shortness of breath, tightness in the chest area, sweating and sometimes nausea.
What most people have learned to do, is to interpret their body’s symptoms. Once they experience discomfort, they conclude that there must be something wrong. Does this ever give you the possibility to find out what is truly going on with you and your body? Every time you conclude that there must be something wrong, you can see nothing else than wrongness. Once you start asking questions and are curious, you have the possibility to get free. The belief is that if one understands what is going on, the situation can be controlled. Does control ever work or does it give you more of what you are trying to control?