I have a new tag line today (above). Some people might think it needs some explanation, which I'm sure I will be giving over time. Panic attacks are an interesting phenomenon, even somewhat to the person having them. They proved to me that changes in states of consciousness can be even more dramatic than going from sleeping to waking.
Panic attacks force you to think about death, and about what is important to you. I attribute some of my most cherished spiritual insights to panic attacks, directly or indirectly.