The Anxiety Gap
“The Anxiety Gap” is often referred to as the gap/space between who we think we are, and who we actually are. The illustration shows the layers of mental concepts, programming, and conditioning that are built up over the years and that pushes us away from the center (our true self). As a result, we operate as individual ego personalities on the surface of being.
The Anxiety Gap is directly proportional to how conditioned we are. As our conditioning increases and moves us further away from the center, we become more anxious, stressed, and superficial. We have moved away from the center and are residing on the periphery of our essence—who we really are. We operate as individual egos and observe the world through a wall of thoughts and the reality that we have created through our (filtered) perception of what really is.