I’m currently reading a book called Telling Yourself the Truth. I have a serious issue with being down on myself. Insecurity and anxiety have taken so much out of me. It rules my life to the point where I feel shackled with chains very often. I’m learning if I tell myself untruths and lies (for example), “I must please people”. This is a misbelief. The theory is, our feelings are not caused by our circumstances of past or present. Our feelings are caused by what we tell ourselves about our circumstances. What I think and believe determine how I feel and what I do. The most important factors of my mental or emotional life are my beliefs and misbeliefs. It’s all about negative thinking. Persistent painful feelings are contrary to Gods will. The goal is to change fundamental negative beliefs in me to the point where I will energetically and actively set about to be rid of them permanently.
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