...she said to me during group today. Again, I sensed all eyes on me and I felt like jumping through the window. Why do I keep coming to these sessions?
Your relationship to your voices is important. Stand up to them, man! Face those ugly bastards head-on. Understand where they are coming from. Voices may represent aspects of your emotional and mental state.
Turn them into positive experiences. Don’t take them literally. Approach their words as metaphors showing you what you might need to change about yourself.
...asked Sandy the rehab nurse during group today.
So I gave her the 411 from my perspective:
Hey guys I wanna tell you about what I was going through.
and every day can be a misadventure.
On a GOOD day, the world makes sense, and the faces, voices, and strange thoughts bubble quietly on the sidelines. Stress is low and my mind is somewhat clear, like the summer sky with a few overhead clouds of confusion. I look forward to what the day offers. I am eager for the adventure.
So what if you guys are still around? I’m gonna live my life anyways! New motto:
Mind expansion to accept the ugly faces as just one aspect of a bigger and more vibrant mental state and lifestyle, through good and bad times.
Just fade away or become a part of my overall kind, smart, and important SELF.
Which will it be?