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Little Panic: What It Takes to Break Free from Anxiety

Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?

- Pema Chodron -

Little Panic: What It Takes to Break Free from Anxiety

When anxiety takes hold of us, it distorts our experience of the world and causes turbulence in our minds, wreaking havoc on our thoughts and emotions. For someone with severe panic disorder, this can shake them to their very core. Amanda Stern poignantly expresses her experience with anxiety in her book "Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life," which Maria Popova expertly introduces in Brainpickings. It was a sinking feeling that her experience of life is not what others experience. The difficulty in putting that into words. The realization that in some way this is what all of us experience. The relief at a diagnosis, and what it takes to break free. { read more }

Be The Change

Today, try to realize when you are panicking and anxious. Just notice what it feels like.


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