""Pain is such a good teacher ... one we'd rather not have, but such a good teacher."
If you want to get rid of something, anger makes it hold on even tighter. The less aware you are, the more the worry monster jumps in to protect you. This worry is like an old knight with rusted armor who has been around your whole life, vigilant to protect you around every turn. But the more conscious you are, the less he needs to be around. You can appreciate the worry for trying to keep you safe, but you're an adult now, and don't need an old senile man protecting you. Right?