mental illness and sense of self

I don’t just resent anxious thoughts, I resent myself for having them. 

I don’t just feel disappointment over that loss, I am disappointed in myself for being crushed by it. 

I don’t just hate my anxiety, I hate myself for having it.

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I am not my anxious thoughts, they are just thoughts.

I have experienced loss, but have survived it and am not defined by it.

Anxiety is something I have, not something I am.

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