Reconnect with Your Authentic Self. Learn to love yourself and get into recovery
Beliefs about ourselves influence self-image. Low self-esteem can lead to a negative view of oneself.
Low self-image can manifest in one of these three ways:
- Rebellion: Someone pretends that they don’t care about what other people think. They may feel inferior and may display anger or blame. They might act against authority or break laws.
- Imposter Syndrome: Someone who uses achievements or false confidence to hide their insecurities. Fearing failure will expose their flawed, authentic self. To deal with their anxiety, they may resort to perfectionism or procrastination.
- Victimhood Someone believes that they are helpless when faced with challenges. To avoid change, they may resort to self-pity. They may rely on others for help or guidance.
Poor self-image can manifest internally as self-criticism. Negative self-talk is common. Below are examples of some:
- I’m a loser.
- I’m not worthy of help.
- I don’t like myself.
- I will never be able to do the right thing.
Negative thoughts can become so common that they are almost a fact. This thought pattern is very harmful if it is ongoing.
Most people seek immediate relief by turning to drugs or alcohol. But, freedom from the bonds of self is what you need. This is only a symptom.
Is it true that relieves me from the bondage of self?
This statement means that we are ready all to God, and it is not our business what happens. As I sit down and pray, I must confront myself and question how I manage my life. It is better to let go and allow God to fix the mess that I have made.
Let’s focus on our self-image.
Many people have self-image concerns. They are so concerned about what other people think of them that they do harmful things to themselves. This can be innocuous, like spending money to impress people who don’t like them, or as dangerous as engaging in excessive drug or alcohol use. We don’t have the right to buy things that we don’t need with our money to impress or use; these are awful jailkeepers.
The person feels a sense of “okayness” when performing in front of a crowd and feel approval. However, there is an intense sense of loneliness and imposter syndrome inside. As we develop spiritually and allow God to be our guide and helper, the external world and the need for approval will gradually lose their grip on us.
Identifying negative self-talk
There is another problem, our negative self-talk. We must show ourselves that we can cope with this challenge. We will do whatever it takes to silence this voice. This voice is persistent and will cause more harm to us than our worst enemies.
It is slavery to the mind or the false self. It’s not the God-created self. As long as I listen, I won’t hear God. I don’t practice fidelity to God, but I try to worship God and have someone I can turn to for support.
We need to raise awareness and accept that we cannot indeed be free until we surrender to God’s will to be made like His image and live according to His will.
Positive thinking is something you can do every day.
Don’t expect to change your negative outlook overnight if you are prone to having a negative view. Your self-talk will become less critical and more accepting of yourself with practice. You might also find yourself less critical of the world around you.
Positive thinking can help you to manage everyday stress more effectively. Positive thinking may have many health benefits.
How does this look for you right now?
We can reach the freedom of self, not only relief from ourselves.
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