Anxiety arises for almost all sentient beings in certain situations. And there are times when worry can be useful or productive. A little stress can make us sharper, or enhance our performance at times. Yet humans, and particularly modern humans, now often seem to experience constant or chronic low-level anxiety.
Dignity is not a possession or another goal to achieve in life. The sole purpose of dignity training is to empower what we already have—to stabilize our best human qualities so that we can be the wisdom that knows, the compassion that loves and cares, and the power that protects and benefits ourselves and others.
Phakchok Rinpoche, Awakening Dignity, Chapter 4: Three Meditation Teachers