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Letting Go of Negative Thoughts

Photo taken by contributor Danielle, a woman with a mood disorder who experiences severe depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She enjoys taking photos to express herself and her moods and emotions.

About this photo: “Sometimes it is easy to hold on to negative thoughts and feelings, but I know that those thoughts and feelings can be toxic, and that I need to let them go. I need to let them be washed away like waves over sand, so that I can be a healthy and productive person, and keep the important people in my life. I must fight to cultivate and nurture loving relationships, even when everything inside of me wants to shut down and push everyone away. I must learn to let myself fully love and be loved, and to let go of everything that keeps me from achieving that.

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7 comments on “Letting Go of Negative Thoughts

  1. Very inspiring!

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  2. petchary
    May 3, 2013

    Lovely. I like the image of those thoughts being washed away…

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  3. Love it 🙂

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  4. DeeDee
    May 5, 2013

    The red toenails are a great contrast – really makes the image.

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  5. sustainabilitea
    May 5, 2013

    Good for you–both thoughts and photo!

    janet

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  6. autisticaplanet
    May 6, 2013

    I like the simplicity and yet the thought that went into the photo. I understand about hanging onto negative thinking. It is like an addiction. Hate to think that way, but am afraid to change my thinking. Different things will work for different people. Joyce Meyer’s books & CD’s really helped me in this area.

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  7. maureenjenner
    May 7, 2013

    So often in moments of personal darkness we forget that our real friends are those who ask how we are, and then wait for an answer. They know all about you, but still like you. Sometimes it helps to remember this Swedish proverb, ‘ when a blind man carries a lame one, they both go forward.’

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