Get your unusual beliefs/delusions off your chest and let us know how you deal with them.
For me, I believe there’s spirits in psych wards that do stuff along with the medical staff. For the most part, this doesn’t affect me as I haven’t been on a psych ward for some time. But it’s still there as an unusual belief.
I have a past life(s) delusion. I have conscious memories of various different lives. Some are positive, some are very dark and scary. They seem so real, the realist delusion yet, but I cannot and should not believe in them because they are irrational, impossible as we know of, and they go against my religion.
I was like that for 2 years, it really doesn’t sound like it’s working out for you, like it didn’t work out for me. You have to tell a doctor what’s going on. You could end up harming yourself or others. You don’t want that.
The neo-cognitivists (like Marsha Linehan, Stephen Hayes, George Eifert, Stanley Block, Jon Kabat-Zin, Mark Williams, et al) all agree that the thoughts are thoughts, and they are “there.” But they have all developed psychotherapies that make it possible to see that the content of the (actual) thoughts is not always actual.
This is the bedrock of the success of the mindfulness-based cognitive psychotherapies, like…