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.