The normalcy of anxiety

hamsterstress“We should never exacerbate our suffering by trying to push our disquiet aggressively away. Our lack of calm isn’t deplorable or a sign of weakness. It is simply the justifiable expression of our mysterious participation in a disordered, uncertain world.”

In other words, anxiety is a normal state and part of the adventure of being human. Read this article in full and it will make you feel less crazy – I promise. In general I am enjoying reading articles on the Book of Life site and I recommend signing up for their newsletter if the book seems like too much information. That’s what I did and I am finding very useful insights.


About Mona

I am a wife, mother, and author. I taught high school for 27 years and I was a hospital and hospice chaplain until my health required that I retire. I miss my hospital coworkers and cannot imagine how terrible this year and last year have been. I want to be there for them in at least this small way.
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2 Responses to The normalcy of anxiety

  1. Mona, would you include ‘fear’ in that natural anxiety? I experienced real fear. Fear that was polarizing. It surprised me. I had never been afraid before. I could cope with the pain, never with the hurt, but the mental anguish of losing the peace that exists in the human soul was a fear, beyond mean anxiety. B.

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