July 30, 2012

Moms Against Manic Mondays Link Up
"What Is the Truth?"

Happy Monday beautiful ladies!!!
There are so many beautiful things about Mondays . . . Here at From My Mountain View, every Monday, we band together and renounce/reject manic Mondays.  Right here is a perfect place for us to encourage one another and be encouraged!
Moms Against Manic Mondays is a place you can share a post or article on your blog about Mondays, encouragement, joy, pressing on, etc, etc.  :)
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Moms Against Manic Mondays - A Day to Encourage & Be Encouraged. 
Let's press on together as we dance in the mornings. :) 
Featured Post from last week!
"What Is the Truth?"

This was posted by Paula over at Hopeful Future.  Thanks so much Paula for joining the link-up and for your super encouraging words!  Feel free to grab my button from the side-bar that reads, "I Was Featured On From My  Mountain View," to post to your blog or this week's Moms Against Manic  Monday post!  :)
Here are some excerpts from what Paula shared: 
When I was in counseling last year my counselor said something that I will probably never forget. I had just "unloaded" all these negative feelings. A HUGE amount of fears, and insecurities that had arisen during the week because of different things. (ex. "I feel unloved, I'm all alone, no one cares" etc. etc.)She smiled at me in an understanding way and then said "and what is the truth of that?" Then she had me think through everything I had said and tell her what the reality was. NOT what my feelings were, but what was truth. Emotions can be such tricky things. At the time I was recovering from PTSD and depression so my feelings and emotions were all over the place! In that moment she taught me a lot about separating feelings from truth.

Growing up, I was taught to ignore all negative emotions. Anything that wasn't happy or "good" was thrown out. I know now that this is very unhealthy and not a realistic way to live. Eventually the feelings and emotions that I had tried to hide caught up with me, and it made for a rough few years having to deal with and process 1,000 emotions that had been covered up for years. When I learned that I was "allowed" to feel emotions I became an extremely emotional person. My emotions controlled me and it was not a fun place to be. If I felt unloved, it didn't matter if my hubby was showering me with love, my emotions weren't there and they were king!

Slowly, I have learned to handle my emotions in a healthier way. And that one conversation with my counselor helped a lot!
 Paula continues...
When I'm feeling down or having a "pity party" it is so helpful for me to sit back and answer that one simple question "what is the truth?". It helps keep my perspective right, it helps me to acknowledge what I'm feeling, without letting the emotions take over or control my life. It helps me to look to God in the midst of a hard day, because He defines truth.
This was wonderful.  So hop on over to be encouraged and find enjoyment in the entire read for  yourself!  :)
For additional reading on this subject, check out my recent post entitled, "ENOUGH! [to worry & fear]"
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