92: Mental Stew
Issue #92: Mental Stew
Anxiety is a chokehold on the mind, stuffing down a screaming feeling that’s wired shut. It’s been making me think, is empathy a practice in keeping things to yourself? It’s a vague concept that’s provoked my brain all week, coming and going when there’s no distractions to take my mind away from the realness.
I’ve had plenty of instances this week where I had to confront my true self, and that’s with quotation marks. Moments where I had to ask myself if making truths public would do more for myself or help others that come across it. It’s a strange practice in restraint and reflection. I’ve realized anxiety mostly comes from confusion and not knowing what the true outcome of a situation will be. Mix in the continuous making up of scenarios and you’ve got an anxiety stew for one.
Dear reader, I’m very confused this week and needed to talk it out with you. To have you intimately listen to my thoughts and hear the screams of my rambling subconcious. My thoughts aren’t complete this week, but maybe that’s the beauty in it all along—the mind’s imperfections.