Hans Selye describes “floating anxiety.” as when you are afraid, although you do not know precisely why. He also consequently stated, this is also when your heartbeat speeds up, your blood pressure rises, and you begin to sweat. All because of a phobia/neurosis to something at work, within your family, or the news. Perhaps, somebody was asking you to do or go somewhere, and now your anxiety is coming out.
Anxiety is something that seems to be felt according to Freud. It has a physical state that arises to warn you of danger (It’s usually effective and unpleasant). You can then also become uneasy with what seems like tension, and nervousness. There may also be worried about physical ramifications. If you’re like me, this sounds very familiar.
Fear is a discrete and powerful emotion that comes to a head in very obvious ways like verbal or physical outbursts. Anxiety on the other-hand is nonspecific and everywhere. So, what if I said to you your anxiety is suffocating you because of your lack of fear?
For example, in a relationship, what seems to be anxiousness about commitment may be vital feedback that is not being given the chance to be communicated. So, with a little Awareness, Acknowledgement and Acceptance (AAA) your intuit, given the chance, may be able to turn your underlying gut feelings into information that allows you to discover, transform and resolve underlying fear “anxiety”.
Stop-Look-Listen you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
Have you ever heard the fable about fearless Jack? This tale is about a boy who does not have fear or joy in his life. He is numb and is seeking more. At the end of the story, his wife throws a pale of water on him while he sleeps, instantly, the water wakes him with fright, and he is able from his fear comes joy.
What do you think of fear, is it a sign of weakness or inadequacy? Or is fear information for you to be within moments of need? Because fear is the information needed to create action and safety, run, or fight, the danger passes quickly. Fear is exhilarating and energising when we are with it (if we not being eaten by a Sabre-tooth tiger) can soon turn to joy and more significant perspectives about our personal and collective experiences. Why has this awesome experience become soured? Maybe it’s because the amount of low-grade noise that seems so relentless is interfering with the contrast between life and truly fearful events.
The fear of fear has become anxiety, which seems to this author to be creating longstanding unease and internal/external discord are overbearing how we experience life. Perhaps, if you had the chance to be scared and feel this energy more often, life may become very different. Maybe then your intuition may start helping you experience the dynamics of your emotional intelligence, intellect and spiritual inspiration.
Your Anxiety Experienced Anew
Here are a few ideas for what you can do when life is getting a bit much. STOP! Stop whatever you’re doing to avoid being with your neurotic-ness and anxiety. Then, breath in your nose and out your mouth. Place your hands on your belly, belly button, or upper chest and continue to breathe.
Stop turning on your phone and checking your apps, stop working late into the night, stop talking. And declare sometimes it seems like nothing works. Now experience the energy around you, while breathing and keeping your hands connected to your body. Stay here as long as you feel safe.
Finally, you must know that nobody ever was able to force resolution or discharge, letting your experience be is all you have to do. We’re living in unstable times, ripe and ready for you to heal and sometimes, like now, we need to discover a bit more before any transform can happen.