None but ourselves can free our minds. ~ Bob Marley
What is “freedom from our minds”?
We are truly enslaved by our minds, especially those of us with mood disorders. It is not easy to fluctuate from one mood to another, especially when you can not figure out what triggered the change.
Some people do not believe in medication, some not in therapy. For myself, it is a life and death matter, so I choose wisely.
Yes I take medication, and yes, therapy has helped tremendously. One self help book- if you would call it such- was a true eye opener for me. “The Power Of Now” by Eckhart Tolle began my journey into recognizing my TRUE SELF. I can confidently say I have not found her… yet. I am a work in progress and may always be for my entire life. But each day is an opportunity to change myself, and to continue learning, to continue to grow in love, to getting closer to my children, to learn to love myself, to become ME.
I have often proclaimed that I am not meant for this world.
I miss being a small child, one who doesn’t have much capacity to realize the cruelty the world can dish out…the cruelty we inflict upon ourselves. I watch my own children and wish for the simplicity of laughing and loving… playing make-believe… happy as can be sliding down slides… playing in snow… just running around in the backyard playing tag. I have lost that child in me. Sometimes I step back from myself and ask ” If a good friend were here right now giving me advice, how much love and hope would they release upon me”? Good friends give kind words, lift you up. They are much kinder than we are to ourselves.
That is the friend I need to be to myself, that I will be.
© bipolarmuse 2011