I’ve been told before, “What you need to learn the most is what you should teach to others.” & “When you help others, it is a way to help yourself as well.” With that being said, I’m deciding to start a blog on my website about Mental Health. It has been a major part of my life for the past 20 years (if not my entire life thus far).
In 1999 I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. I have since then been through many ups & downs (some lower or higher than others). Yet, with a proactive way of not wanting to give up, I’ve studied philosophy, psychology, & spirituality, to try and understand how I could pick myself up & apply positive laws of life to my day-to-day living.
If you browse this site (danielfeindt.org), you’ll find some of the other ways I vented my thoughts & feelings through therapeutic artwork & writing. As I studied resilience strategies, I’ve found the nature of thought, consciousness, & mind to have certain properties that all humans experience. Recently I said to myself, “To live in a positive way, is to get positive results in the future.”
One of the definitions of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. This is why I’m going the opposite direction of that to regain clarity, sanity, and a good quality of life, both in the world and in my mind. If I want peace of mind, I can use my emotions to indicate what kind of thoughts I’m having & recalibrate my thinking accordingly.
A paranoid thought needs to be grounded in the basic reality around me at the time. A sad or depressed thought, needs to be asked, “Is that how I want to feel & live my life?” Being proactive in countering the negative thoughts with optimistic or realistic thought can be very helpful.
This blog is a new way for me to express a different form of writing, other than the poems I have written. I hope to explore ways to improve ways of life. First, starting with the psychological, to then expand out into other areas of the physical world. So, this is the start to that dream, or vision, or hope to try something new. I appreciate you reading this entry post. I wish you all the best in your life (including your mental health).