anxious (adj.)

1620s, “greatly troubled by uncertainties,” from Latin anxius “solicitous, uneasy, troubled in mind” (also “causing anxiety, troublesome”), from angere, anguere “to choke, squeeze,” figuratively “to torment, cause distress” (from PIE root *angh- “tight, painfully constricted, painful”). The same image is in Serbo-Croatian tjeskoba “anxiety,” literally “tightness, narrowness.”


A recollection towards loosening the squeeze

There is thinking.

Here is awareness, presence, caring.

So long as there can be (thinking|awareness|presence|caring)

  • the thinking can be cautious
  • the awareness can be caring
  • the caring can be compassionate
  • the present will be as it is