We all go through times of doubt; of self loathing. As a writer, I know this realm well, yet I have learned to recognize the signs as natural and work through them. I am reminded of a quote by D.H. Lawrence:
“I never saw a wild thing feel sorry for itself.
A bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
So no matter the circumstances, life goes on, with or without doubt and self-loathing. All we must do is recognize this human trait for what it is. In recognition is where our power to exist in peace lives. It’s born of understanding. Negativity doesn’t like to be seen; it hides in the shadows of mind, waiting to test our resolve. Yet, when we recognize the negative traits, they lose their stranglehold on us. So we must keep our awareness inward, because to live is to know oneself.