The Manifesto.

I.     Anxiety Can Be This.

II.    Awww. Crap.  Of COURSE it Happens.

III.   Everyone Has It.  Sometimes.  Including You.

IV.   Beware of the Anxiety Label.

I get it.  We need nouns.

 

Fair Warning:  Nouns used as labels are dangerous.  

 

You already know this.  

 

"She is fat." 

 

"He is stupid." 

 

"She has a herpes." 

 

"He has issues."

 

 

...oh, I know, I know...it's hard to avoid using labels.  And, yes, I suppose

 

it is kind of fun to use labels to generate superpowers.  For example, who

 

doesn't appreciate:

 

"I am a genius."

 

"I am beautiful!"

 

"I am worthy!"

 

 

But, think about it!  How often do you do that?  And, no matter which word

 

you choose - Wow.  It's amazing how one word can conjure up an entire

 

encyclopedia of images, emotions, judgments, expectations!  

 

 

You've gotta respect those things called words.  

 

Just a bunch of letters lined up in a row...can mean so much.

 

 

Now, just imagine what kind of powerlessness happens when either you

 

label yourself - or you allow someone to label you - with the word anxiety.

 

God.

 

Slap the word "my" before it, and you own it.

 

 

 

No.

 

I am not an Anxietist.  

 

I don't believe anxiety can be had.

 

I do believe it can be experienced.

 

It was miscast!

 

Poor anxiety.  It should have been a verb.

 

Laughing.  Crying.  Anxieting.

 

That way, it could have been transient.  

 

Just passing by like any other emotion in the human biodrama.

 

 

I call anxiety a happening. 

 

That way it can remain a noun, but act like a verb.

V.   Anxietism.*  Believe It, Or Not. Are you an Anxietist?

VI.  "...But I HAVE A DIAGNOSIS!"

VII.  Well, of Course You Could Use Some Help. It's O.K.

You do have all you need (to resolve anxiety) right inside your own body and mind.  

 

You may not know it yet, but I do. And you will, too.

 

In the meantime, yes, it makes sense to have some help. Some connection. Strategies. Tools. Thought-provoking lessons. Classes. Courses.  Something to read. Someone to Be There. 

 

So, right now you could use a survival kit, of sorts...a few checklists...some go-to actions to find comfort...to start to get into a new groove.  

 

Scroll to the bottom of this page. You can get a little something for your survival kit there. Go ahead. It is there. For you.

*

aŋzīˈət izem/

[anxi-aht-iz-uh m]

Origin of Anxietism

First recorded in 2018 by Dr. Amelia Webber Case; Anxiety

+ ism

Related forms Anx-i-et-ist, Anx-i-et-ite [anx-i-et-ahyt] /, noun, adjective

Anxi-i-et-is-tic, adjective

Anti-anxietism and pro-anxietism, nouns

Anti-anxietist and pro-anxietist, nouns

 

 

 



Definition of ANXIETISM

 

1: the theory of the origin and perpetuation of the existence of an uncontrollable condition of abnormal and overwhelming emotions marked by an irrepressible sense of apprehension and fear often accompanied by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), characterized by uncompromising doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by intractable self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it

 

2: the teachings formulated by American healthcare intelligentsia and introduced into the American culture and perpetuated by the egregore, emphasizing the existence of an abnormal unchangeable state, characterized by feelings of powerlessness and inability to cope with threatening events, typically imaginary, and by physical tension, shown by sweating, trembling, etc.


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(If you are like me, you are not an Anxietist. No. No. Au contraire, though we do not deny the phenomenon of stress, we believe what is known as anxiety is a transient condition. It is feedback that a limit has been reached. We believe it can be reinterpreted. We believe we can feel as right as rain...once we learn how to do it best.)

A high EQ can give you lots of empathy.

-aaah...aren't you nice..

  • A high EQ can make it easy

    to feel like a fool.

    -aah..that's what you get for being so sensitive and tender...

A high IQ can give you lots

of intellect.

-ooh...aren't you smart....

  • A high IQ can make it easy to feel cynical.

    -ooh...that's what you get for being so wickedly smart...

HFASK.

I love that word.

(I just made it up.  I will admit:  It looks like a type-o.  And that's why I love it.)

 

 

It means High Functioning Anxiety Survival Kit.

It's time to start collecting some tools.

 

 

Don't bother getting ready for a flood, hurricane or earthquake.

Nothing can do as much damage as a flappy mind. 

Give up your swiss knives and earth changes kits, survival gadgets and global warming gear. 

Give up your astrologers, drugs and worry beads.  It's time to get serious.

GET YOUR HFASK.

Okay. Give me my HFASK.

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