Anxiety

“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems”
Epictetus

Our brains are efficient at learning what causes us pain. However, the past is usually not reflected in the present moment. If we breathe, calm our bodies, and look clearly to see if we are in real danger right now, we will find our anxiety dissipating. Later, when we feel safe, we can deconstruct what happened. We can see with gentleness how the situation connected with our past.