Free-floating anxiety blocks our inner peace and happiness. Fear may lurk in the background, or even be dominant. When this is chronic we assume it is natural. We assume everyone is the same. Meditating and focusing our mind in the present, over time, diminishes our anxiety and fear. We reconnect with our inner calm, peace, and joy. Increasing our concern for others reduces our self-preoccupation, and reduces our anxiety. Seeing ourself and the world as like a dream gives us perspective from the destructive emotions, again enhancing our inner peace and happiness.