Anxiety is one of the more difficult internal states to work with because of the way it works within us. The key is to begin realizing that the only influence any anxious state can have over us is in what it promises us we will have if we will do what the state tells us to do. One of the important aspects of your inner work is to begin learning deeply to recognize these individual states as they invade your psychic system, and in the beginning (if nothing else), to meet these states — especially anxiety — with what you know is true about the state instead of listening to what the state tells you is true about you. The Truth wants you to understand that fearful states live for themselves at your expense. The clearer this becomes to you, the freer you will be from giving yourself away to any anxious state.