Justin Fink, LPC
Do you experience stress, anxiety, feelings as though something vital is missing from your life experience? As human beings blessed with overactive minds, we spend a great deal of mental and emotional energy trying to satisfy two deeply rooted assumptions: that we, and life, are not enough. Seeing the world through this lens, we create self-defeating behaviors, hoping that if we stress ourselves enough, if we beat ourselves up enough, we can one day be who we think we should be. This rejection of ourselves as we are now and heavy emphasis on the future is a common source of depression and anxiety. The good news it can be unlearnt.
Deep down we already possess the strength and wisdom needed to live deeply satisfying, fulfilling, and joyful lives. The key is being present with ourselves, watching how our past-born thoughts and emotions function. Once we realize how these old tape loops no longer serve us, we can let them go. We then start to make inspired decisions for ourselves.