Thought Catalog

Anxiety

Knowing anger allowed me to appreciate peace; knowing sadness allowed me to appreciate happiness; knowing disbelief allowed me to appreciate the present; and knowing death allowed me to appreciate life.

I must remember the pain. The pain that I’ve felt, how terrifying and ever-present. The pain symbolizes a rebirth, a magnum opus for me. I forgot what it felt like to truly love myself, my body, and my heart.