I’m trying to make myself feel better. If I feel better then I should make more positive choices in my life; which should make me feel even better. That’s the logic.
Note that there is a positive feedback loop here, also known as a Strange Loop.
I’m using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to unpick negative thoughts; because negative thoughts lead to negative emotions which, in turn, lead to even more negative thoughts. This is another Strange Loop.
Therein lies the basis of Depression (negative) and Mania (positive).
Am I succeeding? The word “trying” implies I will fail.
By starting to address all of my fears, I think I’m succeeding in a small way. I’m looking forward to feeling better.
The trouble comes when I talk to the Buddhists. They say that my desire to feel better creates suffering which makes me feel worse. This is another Strange Loop.
Answers on a postcard please!