I had a breakdown at work that pretty much destroyed a 25 year career due to Generalized Anxiety Disorder. All the stuff in the article is true. It's been over a year and I'm still trying to get my life back on track. I have been working on rectifying this since I was relieved of my employment , and it's a daily battle . This isn't a poor me whine, just a warning that it can, and does, happen to many people. There are no outer physical signs of this problem, the damage is eating away in the mind; and it can paralyze and cripple the sufferer.
Father of all darkness. Domination under the guise of "service."
Thank-you! This is such a good article. I wish everybody could read this. We are our own worse critics to judge our faults or abilities. Which robs our souls of peace and many other positive attributes. "Love One Another" means loving ourselves unconditionally too.
Many years ago when I was experiencing severe depression, my Psychiatrist (also a Bishop) did this exercise with me--having me move from chair to chair. It was very effective and helped me to recognize that negative voice in the days that followed our session. Sadly, there are more women (and men) who are constantly chastised by the critical voice in their minds than we might think. I wish they could all read this article!
I love this article! The object lesson perfectly illustrates a pattern we've experienced at some point and exposes who the critic within really is! I'm sharing this gem with everyone I know! Thank you. I always enjoy your work!
Beautifully said! Thank you, Maurine.
GREAT ARTICLE! Thanks so much for posting it. I have forwarded it to my friends. The voice of the adversary is permitted to stay in our minds because we do think it is either God or our own thoughts. Would love to see a link to the video if it's still out there. Maybe it's time to make an updated version! So powerful! Thanks!
What a good article. We do condemn ourselves a little or a lot everyday. I remember being that mother; comparing myself to my perfect LDS mother's in my ward. I too have condemned myself for not being a better parent. Thank you for your insight.
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