Have you ever thought about how life could have been? Of course you have. We all do. But, do you dwell on this like a ex lover does “the song?” As the philosopher Plato proposes, is there a parallel universe wherein your perfect self has front row tickets watching you continuously screw things up?
If you are the parent or caretaker of someone with autism, you may be like me and must fight off resentful feelings at every turn. I’ll admit, by nature, I tend to hold grudges. Maybe it was the way I grew up. Maybe it’s something in my brain…in my Dinna (DNA) as the wife puts it. Whatever the cause, I’ve had to fight off the unhealthy craving to harbor resentments for most of my life.
ou can't overcome anxiety, addiction or depression without allowing yourself to, first, go outside of the box... a bunch. People often emotionally limp into my office and look at me as if I have all the answers, thinking I have some magic word/pill that will set them on their feet again - without their effort.
If you're trapped with dibilitating anxiety/panic right now, tell somebody. Don't hold it in. In fact, when you share this with others, you disarm anxiety's strength in your life.