The “What if?” syndrome

The society today suffers from anxiety. Most of us do.what if

We are stressed, we are afraid. Afraid of many things. Of tomorrow, of other people, of responsibilities.

Afraid to get sick, afraid to drive, afraid to go outside, afraid of the future, afraid to get robbed, afraid to speak freely, afraid that you’re trapped, afraid of being alone, afraid for your children, afraid of risk, afraid to die. Afraid of being afraid.

In the last few years I’ve witnessed a lot of people around me suffering from anxiety.

Some couldn’t go outside at all, some couldn’t be alone, some being afraid they’ll get ill. “What if I collapse on the street? What if something bad happens to me? What if I can’t control myself and get suicidal?”.

All of those things are built-up fears and stress.

Over the years we became accustomed to taking those fears and hiding them somewhere inside of us instead of dealing with them.

But, inevitably, that cup of fears will be filled and the body will say “Enough!”. I believe that is the time when the anxiety manifests. So, it’s important to confront those fears, realize what you did wrong and fix it once and for all.

That translates into some “down time”, taking a break from all the worries and concentrate on yourself.

You don’t have to sacrifice yourself for others, there is no need to compromise.

Only you are important, and if you learn to love yourself and trust that you will be ok no matter what, then you really will.

Bit by bit your anxiety will melt away and you will have yourself back.

2 thoughts on “The “What if?” syndrome

  1. The new-age causes some of this cause its all about manifestation and focus on outcome and control. It also separates positives and negatives so people try to avoid negatives (emotions and outcomes) to have/manifest positives (emotions or outcomes). Then it becomes an addiction. I know i got fear of fear when first starting LOA. You can’t think this or it will manifest that. you can’t feel fear or you will manifest it. I had to start saying “well if I manifest it, then the universe is giving me the opportunity to love myself through a situation/emotion i currently deem unlovable. I learned its all about love. We are trying so hard to be love and light we are starting to reject the polar opposite and becoming less conditionally loving rather than more. We also think we need to have more, be more, do more to feel enough. We are afraid of simplicity too. Simplicity is not enoughness. But our environment shows our need for more is toxic and we are manifesting things on a larger level. But its only to teach us back to the path of simplicity and enoughness in ourselves with love.

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