We walk in circles, so limited…

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Sรธren Kierkegaard (1813 โ€“ 1855)

Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 โ€“ 1881)

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.

Plato (~423 โ€“ ~347 BCE)

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity

T. S. Eliot (1888 โ€“ 1965)

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

Aesop (620 โ€“ 564 BCE)

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

Charles Spurgeon (1834 โ€“ 1892)

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 โ€“ 1862)

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 โ€“ 1887)

Now is the age of anxiety.

W. H. Auden (1907 โ€“ 1973)

We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangsterโ€™s whim and the purest ideal.

Ingmar Bergman (1918 โ€“ 2007)

21 thoughts on “We walk in circles, so limited…”

  1. Anxiety can be both motivator and destructor. It is a matter of keeping things proportionate. Somehow disproportionate responses appear to be bordering on epidemic. I find this very sad because of its compounding effect. I wish everyone suffering disproportionate anxiety could at least have access to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy education so that they may hope to learn to equip themselves with tools for rational and constructive self talk.

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