Being human is not always easy, but being a mental health consumer can be even harder. We experience a myriad of symptoms, anxiety, racing thoughts, depressed moods, hopelessness, low self esteem and the list goes on and on.
Every human being experiences patterning and conditioning, meaning that “who we are” as a person is a direct result of the messages we “received” from our parents, families, friends, churches and experiences as we grew up. Sometimes our demographics, race, color or creed also became a part of “who we are”.
When I was younger, I sought mental health services, I began by seeing a therapist and seeing a psychiatrist for medication management for depression and anxiety. I quickly built a sense of trust with my therapist, and poured out my soul.
After several sessions, the therapist said to me “do you know that your thoughts create your world”? When I inquired what this meant, the response was simply that “what you think you are - you are”. I thought, “Is it really that simple”?