Inhibited: a feeling of being self-conscious, fearful, and unable to act in a relaxed and natural manner.
Our main cause of anxiety is a feeling of self which we feel that we have to protect.
Did you see it?
Who is the ‘we’ that has a self to protect?
We have become a confused conundrum, and the world around us is intent on making us even more inhibited with a programme of new-age guilt.
The real we (our actual reality of consciousness) identifies with thoughts about ‘me’ and ‘mine’, and this very identification has imprisoned us, making us self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way.
Simple meditation, sitting in silence unaccompanied by thoughts, allows consciousness to relax and see clearly without a subject or object. Just being natural.
Our hang-ups will still loiter as a residue left in the mind, but these will gradually lose their grip; if we do not know this, we will assume that we are still not good enough, reigniting the flame rather than the clear light – and off we go again 🙂
The anxiety that arises from feeling we are confused isn’t all our fault.
I spent decades being confused in ‘spiritual’ centres,
constantly feeling wrong
… until I got away!