To free yourself from anxiety, you must restore trust in your self
Written: by Isira | Published: October 30, 2019
Anxiety and depression are on the rise. The early years of the 21st century have witnessed a worldwide epidemic of poor mental health and related illnesses. But while depression is the condition most will associate with mental health issues, anxiety disorders tip the scales. Globally an estimated 284 million people experience anxiety, making it the most prevalent mental health or neurodevelopmental disorder.
Around 62% of those suffering from anxiety are female. Amongst the various forms of anxiety, social phobia is one of the highest, with nearly twice as many females suffering the disorder. What is this telling us? At the root of anxiety is fear - a profound lack of trust in life. And at the root of social anxiety is a deep seated fear of judgment and rejection. Is it any wonder, given the level of conditioning we are subjected to? We have been dragged into obsessive cycles of narcissism and vanity. We are taught we are not ok as we are. That we must compare ourselves to the perennial smarter, richer, more beautiful humans. And, in the face of artificial images, we fail.
So what can we do about this? The answers can be simple.
Firstly, cut right back on social media and television - make sure you select only those channels or accounts that inspire and uplift you.
And most importantly, turn within and practice mindfulness. In doing so you gain a better perspective and a better orientation with yourself.
And, given this issue deserves deep investigation, I will be speaking on this matter in my upcoming talk this Sunday. Join my new platform- The Awakening Place - to listen in and take the opportunity to raise your questions on this topic.
One Love, One Life.