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Hope’s serious rival.
Hobgoblins we make friends with.
When the inquisitor becomes the
Obsession’s collaborator whispering what
The detours we often choose upon too much
Self-spawned spurs incessantly pricking its
A comforting, debilitating habit that
survives and thrives with rationalizations.
Integral part of defense measures;
effective when properly focused and proportioned.
A confidant whose concern belies an
insidious propensity for taking control of your life.
Support for a muddle of emotions, fear,
anger, desperation, that is strengthened by perceptions of the
- Perhaps you should ask what your
worries have accomplished.
- Perhaps your optimism will always be
jostled by unexpected encounters.
- Perhaps you should only be concerned
with concern when it is too comforting.
- Perhaps what happens outside your
house can never bother you unless you invite it in.
- Perhaps developing the habit of
acceptance is the only safeguard against emotional bondage.
- Perhaps you face an age-old dilemma:
Do you overcome anxiety with ignorance or knowledge?
- Perhaps life is a succession of
choices; perhaps too much speculation about possibilities
- Perhaps your preoccupation with
appearance is unnecessary since everyone else is looking for
- Perhaps what ‘ages’ you the most are
not life’s challenges, frustrations and heart aches, but the
mental anguish you put yourself through worrying about them.
- Perhaps you find tranquility in your
garden by enjoying your roses; perhaps adorning your house
with them is considered; perhaps you contemplate the thorns,
the inevitable withering and early demise; perhaps this
worry about worry drives you crazy!!
trepidation or just complacency inhibiting you??
ESSAY ON ANXIETY by EDWIN
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