2nd day. Definitely some stuff getting stirred up. Combination of anger/feeling like I need to scream. More like a fed up type of feeling. Which makes sense because where I am at with my life right now I’m very dissatisfied with. Working on integrating these feelings and embracing where the subliminal takes me. Also strong fears coming up, I can feel it in the core of my body literally. Like that deep gut feeling you get when you encounter something scary in life.
I’m gonna be honest here, for most of my life I’ve felt like I couldn’t do anything. I’ve never been the type of person that had confidence in their abilities, intelligence, work ethic, whatever you want to call it. I felt beneath everyone. And with a long history of social anxiety, I was isolated there as well. It’s always tugged at me. No matter how much I achieved, how much people praised me, I just felt like a fake. I still do. It’s why I never progress anywhere in life. And even after years of running subliminals I felt like I was always “getting better” but deep down I just still felt like a massive failure.
Part of me thinks these subs will just be another dead end too. I’ll be honest it was after running a previous sub for about 6 months and having small improvements but nothing major that I lost a lot of hope of ever changing. That’s pretty much been the large majority of my life, disappointment after disappointment when trying to change myself and improve my life. I know that should build resilience, but honestly it wears away at you after a while.
Truthfully I don’t know how I ended up in this mess either. My childhood wasn’t hard, parents loved me, I didn’t grow up poor or anything. I just feel like I completely fucked up. Dropped the ball when I was younger and never faced my fears, just always ran. If I had some kind of hardship it would be more tolerable, but the fact that I was raised in an environment that should have allowed me to grow and thrive, I just fell apart. I mean I did have awful anxiety and I was diagnosed with chronic depression (dysthymia), but those just seem like things that I should have had control over and worked to overcome, not let them consume me.
I guess that’s whats been getting dug into with this sub so far. And it is pretty heavy for me. I’ve been trying to run from those feelings by improving myself for the longest time. But in more of a shameful way, as if I need to hide it and pretend none of it ever happened.