An anxiety about being

Not holding on is tough to do because we are not honest a lot of the time which is because of fear –  the fear of losing our self-image. The social pressure to get ahead and win is so ingrained that we are anxious about failure.

This anxiety about doing becomes an anxiety about being,  because in a driven life, doing is being: you’re supposed to be doing and you are assessed by it.

Ajahn Sucitto

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