|Happy New Year from Charlie|
Although this is not the kind of topic that sounds very hopeful, I hope that you will find some hope in these words. I just finished reading an excellent article titled Surviving Anxiety,My Anxious, Twitchy, Phobic ( somehow successful) Life by Scott Stossel, editor for the Atlantic Magazine.
Scott comes out of the closet about his crippling anxiety by detailing how many unsuccessful attempts he made to stop these feelings. He ends up by saying that none of them worked and in fact he believes that his anxiety is his strength. Who would he be without his anxiety?
Who would all of us be without our anxiety. Anxiety actually helps us to feel compassion and kindness towards other. Only through our own pain, can we feel the humanity of others.
So take a moment to stop fighting and just accept your anxious humanity.