Do you use liminal thinking?

I tend to use a lot of words that Americans look at me as if to say, ‘What on earth are you talking about’.   They are my typical English expressions.  Well, today I knew that I had heard the word ‘liminal’, but wasn’t sure in what context.  So of course I checked it on the Internet.

Liminal means a ‘threshold’, or a ‘state of transition.  I tend to do something similar with my anxiety, and panic disorder.  When I feel really anxious, or that I am going to have a panic attack, I try to relax myself, and go into a state of mind, blanking out this world, and opening myself up to whatever will come.  Often it works, and my breathing slows down, the shaking stops, and I stop sweating.

This is a practice I would like to achieve more often, but life seems to get in the way.  Being able to make that transition is always possible, as it is more like meditation, and I certainly need to get back to that.



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