Years ago, Aaron Beck invented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This form of psychotherapy was invented because he noticed that those with mental illness have a lot of irrational beliefs, which are part of why some have mental health issues. Depressed people have beliefs which are too negative. Those with bipolar disorder, when they're manic, often have beliefs and goals that are too grandiose. Folks with clinical anxiety typically have beliefs which cause them to over-worry about situations. You get the idea.
CBT therapists believe that your belief system influences how you feel.
However, some people say that what they believe, their belief system, isn't always the same as how they feel, their emotions.
But for me, it seems like what my beliefs are and how I actually feel are always the same. If I feel good, my beliefs are positive and vice-versa. If I feel sad, my beliefs are negative, and vice-versa.
I'm wondering if those who say that their beliefs and how they feel aren't always the same are wrong. Maybe their beliefs are always the same as how they feel but they just don't realize it.
Am I right?
I don't know, since I can't read other peoples minds. The only mind I can read is my own.
What do you think about this? Are your beliefs and how you feel always the same or not, in your opinion?