What is the second stage of suffering?

Deepak Chopra
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Numbness and tears lead to the second stage, in which powerful emotions rise to the surface, often after being buried for years or decades. All around me (after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001) I felt rage and sorrow starting to erupt. People began to say that they were deeply afraid in a way they had never experienced before. Now the most common incidents -- the slam of a door, a car backfiring, a surprise tap on the shoulder -- could trigger panic. In the ensuing days this anxiety began to spread like a contagion.

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