All of us ask ourselves this question of ourselves from time to time, especially when we struggle with issues we’ve had for years and years. Even the medical community seems to reinforce the belief that there’s something wrong with you when dealing with ailments like pain, anxiety, and depression. The medical community claims that depression is biochemical.
That’s true. So is happiness biochemical, sadness, anger, bitterness, joy, laughter,etc.. All emotional states have a biochemical equivalent, and our emotional states are a function of our beliefs and our beliefs come together to form stories about ourselves and the world in which we live. These stories are usually a combination of positive and negative. Some of us function with a more positive story line about life while others operate out of a negative view of themselves and the world. Our stories have a profound effect on our state of mind, how we feel, how much energy we have, and how we relate to the world. Our stories, which are just an amalgamation of beliefs, can make us feel joyful, or they can make us feel miserable, can make us feel stuck, or they can motivate us to move and take action.
So many of us are struggling with life these days. Exhaustion, anxiety, sadness, burnout, or simply a lack of joy and enthusiasm, and ask themselves “what’s wrong with me?” There’s nothing wrong with you. These feelings are a result of an internal belief system that is often unconscious and is operating perfectly. Jill Bolte Taylor, a brain anatomist explains clearly in her book, MY STROKE OF INSIGHT, that the brain operates like a micro processor in a computer. If the computer has a faulty program it will operate perfectly according to the information it is holding. Our brains are exactly the same and will operate perfectly according to the information (beliefs) it holds. The problem arises when we believe that “we” are the program. We’re not. We are not the program. We are the ones who are aware of the effects of the program when we feel it in our bodies. What we have to do is learn how to go inside and ask ourselves. “what am I believing right now?” You will probably see that they’re the same old beliefs you’ve had for a very long time, which create the same effects, over and over again. We mistake our beliefs for who we are and become convinced there’s something wrong with us. There’s not. The bottom line is this. You aren’t who you think you are, and contrary to what you may believe about yourself. There’s nothing wrong with you.