Is Fear Truth?

2015-05-29 16.22.00Is fear truth? I have many conversations about this with people. How much can we rely on our thoughts and feelings about ourselves, situations and people? I’m normally fairly blunt with people I work with and say that….Well….You probably didn’t end up with a mental health issue if you were thinking everything right. There has to be a change in our thinking to move forwards. This doesn’t always mean that situations change around us or relationships change. However, we do hold the keys to changing our own thoughts about ourselves. This can help us get better but it also shows us that sometimes our thoughts lead us to a fearful place. It can feel like truth and feel real. I wonder whether recovery can really happen until we’re willing to admit that we’ve got something wrong in our perception of ourselves or others? It’s a challenging place to get to.