Much anguish and insecurity results from a sense of being separated from our fellow beings and from the world. The strategies we use to try to overcome this often involve the fabrication of additional partitions (e.g.; "us vs. them"), and thus backfire. The Noble Eightfold Path offers a better way.
In our dark moments we tend to look for "the light at the end of the tunnel." In doing so, we end up constantly trying to be where we are not, and we miss the opportunity to learn from the darkness itself.