I suffered from severe anxiety for most of my life, still do, but to a significantly lesser extent. I found out that a lot of healing is possible for me and I continue the process of healing, but perfect healing- I don’t think it’s possible. That’s why I wished you in my recent post more and more calm and less and less anxiety- because I don’t believe that healing completely from all that anxiety is possible. Some healing is better than none, though, and aiming at moreand more healing, every day, is my way of life.
I’m glad things have improved for you. I agree, and that’s how I’ve come to view my own anxiety. I know it’ll never go away but hopefully it is becoming more managable. Things over the past few years have gotten easier, but that’s because I’ve not tried many new things, and I know when I do try new things it rears it’s ugly head. I need to stop shying away from it and put myself out there again if I want things to change but it’s hard sometimes isn’t it.
Thank you. Yes, it is hard sometimes. “when I do try new things (anxiety) rears its ugly head”- key is to try one new thing at a time, gently and slowly, with pauses so to calm oneself down before proceeding.
You are welcome. Thing is you don’t have to move forward. Moving forward, that is, taking on the slow, gradual, step by step, day by day process of healing from a lifetime of anxiety is far from being easy. It takes consistent effort over a long, long time.
At one point, I remember giving up, figuring it will be easier to .. just exist, as is, but I was wrong: I learned that it is impossible to stay as-is, in one place, that if we people don’t move forward- we move backward. Not by choice, it’s just the nature of human life: we either move forward or we move backward. So better make our lives better than passively allow our lives to get worse.
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