In order to do this we need the confidence, belief and experience that this is possible. What is most frightening about feeling anxious is that it feels alien, (wrong). As a culture the feeling of anxiety is unfamiliar to us; it is not valued and we have very few cultural references for embracing what is happening within us. John Beebe (Integrity in Depth, 1995) calls anxiety a "...starting point for the discovery of integrity." Thus we need to see anxiety as a response to people's life situations and of the world in general. How can we honour what is being called out from us. People need support to engage with this rather than suppress it through medication.
We are not in control, although we can have a profound influence on our life and those of others. Anxiety is the antidote to being in control which can stifle and squash our life-force. It is precisely the feeling of being in control, in command of our environment, as if the world is an object of our desire, that leads to economic and environmental and social collapse. Being able to rest in our vulnerability as people as groups/organisations and society is one of the key pathways to creating a more sustainable and kinder future.