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3.5.21

Candace,

We all have days that seem never ending. It is usually on these days that we feel discontent. If you suffer from mental illness these days can feel like they outnumber the good days.

 Focusing is near impossible. Complaining solves nothing and no physical activity sounds inviting.  

Mustering up the energy to accomplish the simplest of tasks is out of the question. Take-out is an essential when days like this strike.

And that is okay. 

Some may say that we are in control if it lasts more than a day.

 Who is anyone to say? 

Being in tune with our mind and body will influence how long the yuck will stay. It may linger for more than a few days.

 And that is okay. 

We must nourish our body and our mind. We must be kind. There will be days that we remain in bed, struggling to lift our head. Days of dread. We cannot be cruel, forgiving instead.

No amount of sleep, drugs, or sunshine can cure a saddened soul but to make ourselves a priority is the goal. Shower to soothe the uncomfortable emotional turmoil within. Because if you do, surely you win. Pampering ourselves feels like a sin. But that is nonsense. Depression is not your friend.

Be brave. Look depression in its face. Put it in its place. Allot it a small space. Inform it that sadness,  you refuse to chase. Be bold in the storm. Do the things it tells you not to do. Be a rebel in the midst. Conquer the darkness with a twist.

4 Replies to “3.5.21”

  1. Rochdalestu says:

    Have you read any of the books by Alan Watts? 📚

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    • I haven’t but a friend of mine is a fan. I will have a look.

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      • Rochdalestu says:

        No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. The sense of wrong is simply failure to see where something fits into a pattern, to be confused as to the hierarchical level upon which an event belongs. The more we struggle for life (as pleasure), the more we are actually killing what we love. Everyone has love, but it can only come out when one is convinced of the impossibility and the frustration of trying to love oneself. Life and love generate effort, but effort will not generate them. Faith in life, in other people, and in oneself, is the attitude of allowing the spontaneous to be spontaneous, in its own way and in its own time. Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet. Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.

        A few of his sayings

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