A 'Mindfulness Dialogue' Approach to Anxiety

How do we address an issue that stirs up so many things – our own mud as well as that of others – and creates even more anxiety out of our frightful desire to do the right thing.

Do you have the patience to wait

till your mud settles and the water is clear?

Can you remain unmoving

till the right action arises by itself?

- LAO TZU

Anxiety

Individual anxiety is part of the larger challenge of a growing sense of alienation in modern society. This sense of alienation that is growing despite (or perhaps because of) technology, creates feelings of loneliness and anxiety that can result in violence toward self and others. Anxiety, then, has to be treated comprehensively but also in ways that address the many levels that the problem is experienced: the individual, the family, the school, the workplace, and the community.

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