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For those individuals just beginning meditation, you must first realize; it is not going to be a secret source of instant happiness and success. Much like everything else it takes time, commitment and work. Even after extended periods of meditation you may still experience the anxiety of being uncertain of yourself. This is completely ok.
One of the best things to do in this circumstance is to learn that you can just observe. Even in your most anxious time. You are always capable of being an observer of yourself.
The part of you that desires and wishes the best for your happiness is the part that you are going to use to alleviate the stress being caused by your mind. So when you are next meditating, and your mind will not be quiet. It may be one of those times in your life when you have stressor after stressor heaped on to your back. Realize that this is okay, and it is a learning experience all the same.
So take to your meditation seat, and don't expect anything. No progress, no release from anxiety. Just observe your anxiety from within that other part of you. You may begin to feel it subside. This is good.
Know that the anxiety is not necessarily gone forever, and this is also okay. Just for now observe. Really the best thing to do is observe from an alternate perspective. If you try to forcefully rush to relieve yourself of this anxiety the only thing it will produce is, thats right you guessed it, more anxiety.
This is unfortunate but true. Until you allow yourself to accept and step back from your anxiety you will not be able to defeat it. Einstein once said “ We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
Therefore, by changing our patterns of thought. By taking a step back once in a while, we will begin to accept and feel like ourselves again.