Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

>Mark Twain

Anxiety

Anxiety is a fear based emotion that triggers our fight or flight response. It is important to remember that anxiety is not a response to imminent danger,1 such as avoiding a speeding car but a warped sense of reality that is rooted in ignorance.

Anxiety is both, a conditioned, and an inherited state of mind that is the result of our upbringing, experiences, and genetic makeup. The operation of an anxious mind is a state of consciousness where destructive forces predominate and create a reality characterized by degeneration and destruction. The anxious mind perpetually releases destructive energy which is experienced physically as an increase in heart rate, sweating, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath. Mentally it manifests as depression, sadness, and shame based identity such as a sense of powerlessness, helplessness, and hopelessness.

Anxiety is of course very bad for your health. Severe anxiety can produce too much cortisol - a condition known as hypercortisolemia. This damages arteries, kills brain cells in the hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex, increased risk for osteoporosis, suppresses immune system so you will have a tough time fighting infection, and last but not the least; high blood preassure.2

These catabolic experiences and emotions breaks down the body, terrorizes the mind, and incapacitates the spirit. Unfortunately we humans spend almost all our time operating from this deluded state of mind that continues to be a product of our own making until we make a conscious effort to begin rewiring our brain to create a new spiritual mind that realizes its inherent power as the creator of all that is compassionate and beautiful.

These repeated experiences of disappointing, shameful and anguish filled experiences end up changing the nerve cells which transmits information in our brain.3 Our ability, or should I say handicap, to recreate these traumatic experiences through worry and rumination changes certain brain structures that link feelings to experiences creating a never ending state of fight or flight scenario within our perceived reality. This state now becomes a part of our mind and personal reality that results in perpetual catabolic experiences that materializes as pain and suffering.

The most common response to anxiety is avoidance. It could be avoidance of heights or darkness. It could take the form of avoiding financial matters, looking for work, fulfilling the obligations of a relationship, or avoiding visits with your child who is now in custody of your better half. At the subconscious level, whenever your mind forecasts the potential of you coming into contact with the source of your anguish your brain interprets this as a real life or death matter. At this point your capacity to be coherent is no where in sight, leave alone being able to work out any amicable solution.

Despite your best efforts, you could time and again fail to meet the responsibilities of daily life due to the anxiety that ravages your entire being . It is important to remember that these avoidance's of people and situations is not due to lack of character or weakness of mind. Anxiety does not happen because you are not strong, not sincere, or do not know how to love - no. Anxiety is the result of your mind telling your brain that your life is in extreme danger. You could have loved someone so dearly that the loss of that person was more traumatic to you than the loss of your own life. As a result, you may end up avoiding everything that brings to mind the memory of that person for the rest of your life.

Knowledge is power, but only if it is put to use. That is why this framework has been created. Wisdom that renews itself within your heart upon using this software will motivate compassion through invocation of sympathy, and facilitation of empathy. The vibrations that your energy will create as you mindfully cultivate compassion will reverberate throughout the universe spreading tranquility and beauty. There is no art greater than that!

Anxiety Related Feelings

General Anxiety

Excessive anxiety through either rumination or worry occurring more often than not for at least six months. People with GAD(General Anxiety Disorder) are under constant stress. There is a pending sense of doom and gloom - a constant state of low level anxiety, though there is no panic in the clinical sense. They even worry about worrying.

OCD

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly, or have certain thoughts repeatedly.4 People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities. Common activities include hand washing, counting of things, and checking to see if a door is locked. Some may have difficulty throwing things out. These activities occur to such a degree that the person's daily life is negatively affected. Often they take up more than an hour a day. Most adults realize that the behaviors do not make sense. The condition is associated with tics, anxiety disorder, and an increased risk of suicide.

Panic

Panic attacks are usually a result of PTSD and may be triggered with or without an obvious cause. A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. Your heart pounds and you can’t breathe. You may even feel like you’re dying or going crazy. Left untreated, panic attacks can lead to panic disorder and other problems. They may even cause you to withdraw from normal activities. But panic attacks can be brought under control through mindful intervention. This program is designed to help you do just that.

Phobia

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation the affected person will go to great lengths to avoid, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed. If the feared object or situation cannot be avoided entirely, the affected person will endure it with marked distress and significant interference in social or occupational activities.

PTSD

Reliving trauma through reenactment is a common facet of anxiety. Subjecting yourself to continued traumatic experiences is medically defined as post-traumatic stress disorder. Whenever past trauma is triggered, you may unconsciously recreate the fear response where your brain prepares your body to go into a defense mode and you may begin to engage in behaviour that is destructive and not even know that it is due to a trauma response; triggered subconsciously.

Trauma is often perpetuated through addiction to adrenalin which can lead you to participate in risky behaviour that recreates traumatic experiences. This can be seen in people who want to love and be loved, but once love enters their lives they will cheat on their partners and violate their trust until they are loveless again.

Individuals can often be seen in reenacting scenarios where they work extremely hard to keep themselves in poverty, without even realizing that they are addicted to the pain and suffering, which for them is at its height when they are penniless. They may work hard to have money and once they have it they will blow it away at the blink of an eye. This is often seen with people who have had abusive childhoods in which they were subjected to extreme financial abuse by shaming incidents related to money.

Social Anxiety

Constant fear of social situations in which the person thinks that they may be criticized or humiliated by others, especially strangers. People who are suffering from social anxiety fear that they may do something that may make them look like a fool. Rejection and a shame based identity is at the root of social anxiety.