everyone says it make the most of life ill go swimming then I go all weird and paranoid then I get really really fearful…fear is the enemyyy.
Exactly. Fear will keep you second guessing yourself. It takes time but if you try to understand your fears you can eventually be free of them.
Fear sucks man its a doorway to other stuff anxiety paranoia delusion.
Reminds me of this quote from Dune by Frank Hebert.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
It isn’t talked about often but this illness is full of fear. You deserve to be happy and I hope you can get past that fear.
It’s funny that @Maggotbrane quoted Frank Herbert because I’ll admit that I’ve repeated that litany to myself before in real life when scared. I know it’s from a fictional book and that it was a bit silly, but it helped me.
Same here, that’s why I thought of it.
I also used to recite this one when I was getting too grandiose.
“Here lies a toppled god, his fall was not a small one. We did but build a pedestal, a narrow and a tall one.”
hi guys I did it I just got back from swmming I talked to my sister yesterday and she said its ok to make mistakes I never though of myself as a perfectionist before but I guess I am.
I think what ive learnt is the fear doesn’t go awaybut you do it even thought your scred/nervous. im proud of myself thankyou everyone!
Fear is painful… I know I was getting it when I didn’t want to deal with my emotions, I was basically hiding from myself. Hope you are able to get a handle on things <3
That’s so true. Fear has robbed me of so much.