Mental impurities is the caused of our suffering. Vipassana meditation allow an individual to control and exercise the mind.
In vipassana meditation, first you discover your own thoughts and than you discover your bodily sensation.
Than you will realize people are not the source of your anxiety. Your own mental affliction is the caused of your anxiety and suffering. Your thoughts create your anxiety.
Vipassana meditation will train you how to observe and control your thoughts and emotions.
Why was I anxious before and not now? I was a bad person before: full of judgement, anger, hatred, pride, and ego. These were the source of my anxiety. I realized the more I removed anger, I also greatly reduce my anxiety. Ego, pride, and so forth.....
Now: I learn to live loving people, having humility, respecting people. I don't steal, don't kill, don't eat meat, don't lie or cheat, and I don't drink alcohol or smoke. My mind is calm and pure.
However: all this was not possible if you are just reacting your anxiety. Example: before I practice vipassana meditation, everytime I've anxiety my body react and I react and my mind react, and everything become too much and I want to go find a place to hide and smoke a cigarettes... Now, vipassana meditation taught me to observe the anxiety sensation and be equanamous to it and the funny thing is, it goes away.
Also, the ego, the more ego the anxiety I had. The more I removed the ego, my anxiety reduced.
There is just so much, I don't know how to explain it all.
Hope someone of you out there trapped in mental hell would search for vipassana meditation on google and find a course near you and try it.
Social Anxiety will be defeated so God help me!