From Self-Destruction to Inner Peace: My Journey of Thoughts
Many people in our world suffer severely in silence, unaware of the seriousness of their depressed thinking & unable to see a path out of that state of thought. Their inner life is absolute hell. Their thought patterns can lead to drastic behaviors including drug-dependency, substance abuse, & suicide attempts.
Other people in the lives of the depressed individuals can’t imagine the kinds of thoughts that repeat themselves over & over in the minds of the suffering ones. To these others, there seems to be no observable reason for the suffering one to feel as terrible as he/she feels, yet that is the reality.
The author published the book for two reasons: 1)to help those suffering major depression to see in print some of their thought patterns & realize that they are NOT alone, 2)to enable those sufferers to see a path of thoughts that may help them to slowly work their way out of the inner disaster they live w/ regularly. It takes time & consistent effort, but it is possible. In the case of the author, he has been able to progress far enough to be able to live w/o depression/anxiety medicines & without substance abuse.
If you find YOUR thoughts in the first section of this book, YOU are a prisoner of your own thinking, unable to experience life in a way that brings you peace & fulfillment.
Begin to realize that what you repeat over & over in your thinking is NOT THE TRUTH. It is your mental illness telling you awful things about yourself. You probably have said awful things about yourself for a long time. In order to change your life, you must begin to practice different thoughts.
Use ideas from the second & third sections of the book, repeat them over & over to start replacing the self-destructive thoughts. Remember, you have practiced the self-destructive thoughts for a long time. It will take extended practice of new thoughts to change to a healthier life.
Only by repeated practice can you begin to tear away the awful weights of self-destructive thinking.