Don’t fight it, don’t try to escape – just let it wash all over you, and breathe through it

Just like the waves of the ocean, there will be waves of flashbacks and anxiety from time to time. Even though it takes your breath away and it feels like your heart is racing with panic, it isn’t dangerous – it is only a memory. There is no timeline on healing. There can be ups…

On days of low frequency

Here I amLooking at wallsBlue, they areCurtains whiteWith floral printsBurgundy and blueThese details I realiseOnly upon enquiring about themMoments laterI forget everythingWalls seem blackCurtains indistinguishableFrom walls andReality.Glass windows on two sidesStill my room is darkSomething like heavy thudTakes me back to lightTo the chirping of birdsAnd to the noise of worldElse it is darker outsideNoise,…

Anxiety

Anxiety, a silent destroyer with an impact huge enough to engulf you, a volcano that never erupts but never lets you rest either. It has power enormous but when someone tries to find it out, the underlying causes, they find none and the view seems surreal and calm. The one with the anxiety is never…