I recently read that one of our mightiest enemy “anxiety”, which we try to avoid at any cost, needs to be (gradually) introduced in a child’s life in the first years of life. This is one of the cornerstones of a healthy development and preparation for one’s future life.
But why do parents bring in the anxiety in those little innocent babies’ lives if they can avoid it? Well, because first we cannot live an anxiety-free life and second it is a very innate feeling that we cannot cut off our selves from (unless we are on a pathological path of dealing with life), it will always be there. So the anxiety is there and will be there. What significantly contributes in one’s relaxed attitude and equanimity is the proper and wholehearted management of the feelings of anxiety. Hmmm… then how? Certainly there is no universal recipe that would fit everyone. It is meaningful and crucial to find our own way of dealing with it. Continue reading