“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein
Is anxiety always pathological? I think not.
As someone with a previous history of panic attacks that seemed to arise out of nowhere, I can say that I am very familiar with the experience of an anxiety that is persistent and disruptive to everyday living, and an anxiety that can be difficult to trace to a specific origin.
But I think automatically labeling all anxiety as pathological is unhelpful for a myriad of reasons.
Most notably, anxiety is your body trying to send a […]