I had an interesting session with my therapist yesterday after I told her that I experienced another spike in my anxiety level at the beginning of this week. She suggested that I try to sit quietly with the anxiety and to try to hear what its message to me might be. To not be so fast to want it to just go away, but to realize that it’s there for a reason, and that what it may be trying to tell me may be important for my emotional and spiritual health. An interesting way to look at it, to be sure. It reminds me of the Ignatian principle of discernment of spirits.