If diffuse, rather low-grade complaints are allowed to fester, they can lead to more serious emotional problems. But why wait for a depression to develop or for anxiety to slam you into a panic? Why not recognize that the friction you feel in your life is a clue that you’ve drifted away from your natural and spontaneous center, your capacity for genuine happiness.
Our lives suffer when we passively allow insecurity to shape our thoughts and perceptions. In order to reverse this, you need to become “actively” involved in reclaiming your life from these faulty perceptions. Every time, for example, you find yourself wringing your hands with worry, fear, doubt, or negativity, pause for a second and simply ask, “Is what I’m feeling a fact, or is it an emotional fiction?” You might be surprised how duped you’ve become by insecurity’s ability to confuse facts with fictions.