What happens when you think: “I do not want this feeling?” You are thinking about the feeling. You are creating the experience you claim to not want.
You subscribe to the millennial success standard, which is the “one in a million success story.”
It teaches effective conflict resolution.
isn’t it funny that no matter how much you’ve hurt and how often it had cut you like a knife, you were still crying your heart out? As if it was the first time you let someone go, or the first time you felt like there’s no tomorrow.
The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, it’s connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three.
The way we raise adults who don’t struggle with anxiety is by being adults who accept anxiety. The voices they hear from us – especially in their most fearful and vulnerable moments – will become the voices in their heads someday.
When I decided I’d had enough, I got rid of half my stuff. And then I got rid of even more. I sold my books. And then I got rid of all the furniture I no longer needed to house the junk I no longer had.