Monday, April 26, 2010

Thought for today...letting go of labels


For a very long time I lived my "labels"...they became who I was. When I thought of myself I thought of myself as the label given to identify the diagnosis and symptoms of my struggle. I found freedom when I started using diagnosis and symptoms as tools instead of taking them on as who I was and began to define myself as happy, kind, intelligent, thoughtful and brilliant....

2 comments:

Stacy said...

Thanks for you comments on my blog. I'm going to look for that book you suggested. I'm always looking for ways I can open my eyes a bit more, mature my perspective a bit. It does seem like it's all in the perspective doesn't it? Of course the behavior is important too.
I like your entry here. That's a new way of looking at labels. Maybe they're better seen as a guide showing us what kind of things to think about differently.

Susan said...

Your notes remind me a lot of me in the past...searching, hoping, trying to believe that there was a solution.

I was fortunate to have found an effective therapist after many years and this is what I try to share here...what I found that worked for me.

I'm glad you are finding some nuggets here that are useful in your own journey, Stacy!