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Hello everyone. I'm a new member here, and new on this path that I've been studying on and off for the last few years. Over the last year, though, I've been studying and practicing a form of eclectic Buddhism if there is such a thing. I feel like Zen and Theravada Buddhism resonate the best with me, and have helped me understand myself and those around me better.
Without making this post longer, I wanted to ask you if you've ever felt anxious while meditating. Like there is always something else to do, and you have this feeling of urgency, of "let's get this done faster, I need to do that, and then that". It's a visceral feeling, something similar to what you feel in your gut when you're angry. I know that the mind is running in circles, but I feel like there's more to it than that. This whole anxiety thing seems to be present in anything I do, like there's always something more interesting to do than the current thing I am doing. To make things worse, at the end of the day I feel like I haven't accomplished anything. And, to be honest, I don't know how to control this. Have you ever experienced this? How do you manage to focus on the present moment and just do what you have to do? Thank you!