For one of the first times in history most people in the West have their basic needs met for food, shelter and warmth.
It fascinates me then that in these circumstances as a population we are getting ‘sicker’: the big 3 killer diseases are on the rise: cancer, heart disease and diabetes – despite the knowledge that these conditions can be largely influenced by lifestyle.
Recently I had a strange experience. Out of literally nowhere I felt anxious. It was as if a switch had been flipped and anxiety had been turned on.
This for me is very unusual.
Knowing what I know, I decided to ‘go towards’ this feeling – to let myself feel it rather than do something that made me feel better e.g. eating sweets, drinking coffee or watching something entertaining. (welcome to my old hit list :o) ).