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BPD - an identity crissis

aleks1009

aleks1009

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Hey folks,

I am new here, so before I post my question, just wanted to say hi.

Anyhow, I have this problem for 8 years now. I should add that with BPD I am also Bipolar.

The thing is, and would really appreciate hearing if anyone had a similar case. I started to explore my connection with God. And in that pursuit, I became obsessed with reading the Scriptures, and finally, I came to the conclusion that there are two religions I am interested in. Christianity and Islam. Today I am a practising Christian, but even now, and for this period of time, I could never say 100 per cent, okay this is the one way to reach God for me, that is it, now let's move on in life. No. It is something that is in my thoughts 24/7. Even things in my everyday life like college before, jobs etc were problematic to deal with because all of the time I was so stuck in reading about theology and finding "which religion makes more sense" that this not only exhausted me, but it went down to the core of my being and became as a parasite that never goes away no matter what I do.

I think people can relate maybe not with this situation but with some form of obsession regarding his or her identity considering the fact that BPD does have this symptom.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
 
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I just go with what I feel is right. I believe that one should have some form of structure, though. I think being part of a church is good, because you surround yourself with a community who share similar beliefs and can reaffirm yours. By practicing this form of self-discipline one is less likely to grow detached from their faith. But in times when you feel like you have doubts about which religion is truer just remember it's basically the same God. I think if we take a Jesus-y look at it, we could just continue the practices that still make sense and preach truth, love, and all that stuff. And leave politics out of religion. If you choose either institution, you should just continue to do what they tell you to do - if it feels right - and not do what you feel is wrong. I don't know if this makes sense? Do I make sense? Holler if this makes sense.

DISCLAIMER - Not necessarily telling you that you should do this. It's just what I think I would do.

- S.
 
aleks1009

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I just go with what I feel is right. I believe that one should have some form of structure, though. I think being part of a church is good, because you surround yourself with a community who share similar beliefs and can reaffirm yours. By practicing this form of self-discipline one is less likely to grow detached from their faith. But in times when you feel like you have doubts about which religion is truer just remember it's basically the same God. I think if we take a Jesus-y look at it, we could just continue the practices that still make sense and preach truth, love, and all that stuff. And leave politics out of religion. If you choose either institution, you should just continue to do what they tell you to do - if it feels right - and not do what you feel is wrong. I don't know if this makes sense? Do I make sense? Holler if this makes sense.

DISCLAIMER - Not necessarily telling you that you should do this. It's just what I think I would do.

- S.

It definitely makes sense. At the end that is why I have decided to continue my path in Church But on the other hand, maybe, the issue with identity in other things was that something that you ever experienced?
 
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