Anxiety struggles

Anxiety is like a small stone
And the mind is a large river
Constantly flowing with new energy
And old memories flow back with the under current
On the surface the mind can appear calm and even peaceful to those unaware
But to the person stood with wet feet the current is an unstoppable force
Those closest to you can see the river move yet they don’t know how strong the current is
Passers by and friends see you in a calm river thinking your happy
Yet as you stand there the force of these feelings cannot be stopped
They are not all bad an energetic mind is a good mind
But you need to be able to step out of the river at times for a break
No matter how strong you are the constant barrage of thoughts and feelings will eventually wear you away
One day you think your doing fine small breaks crest on your ankle
Yet a small stone is thrown into the river
A new feeling from the blue that you can’t stop
All of a suddenly this small stone has created larger ripples that splash to your knee
These alone will not cause you to fall
But now your afraid
What if another stone is thrown
Where did that stone come from
Why did it interrupt the calm
Will it come again
You can now longer relax
And the fear grips you
You can’t step out of the river for a break in fear it causes another stone to be thrown
So instead the river appears to pick up pace but only to you
Those looking on see only calm water
But in your mind your being swept away
And no matter what you say this cannot be seen
Because on the face of it all is calm
But deep down the power of the water has taken a hold of you

Anxiety struggles


Joined July 2009

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My anxiety struggles

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