cosmic soap bubbles (God takes a bath)

cosmic soap bubbles (God takes a bath) (Photo credit: woodleywonderworks)

One very good way to deal with bipolar disorder and depression is to begin the day reading something inspirational. It always helps to see how others cope with these illnesses in a positive way. When I use the word “positive” I certainly don’t mean being “Miss Mary Sunshine” all the time. Rather I take that word as meaning that we move through our challenges in the best way that we are able and it helps to have others to guide us along the way.  It is a little amusing to me though that my ego (meaning Edging God Out) tries to make it into a competition, and I have to fight the urge to compare myself to others. My thoughts go like this. “Why can’t I be more enlightened like her? Why can’t I handle my illness as well as she does?”  Then I have to remind myself that I am not in that person’s skin and besides it is the journey that matters, not the destination.

With that in mind I have a few articles to share from some very wise people. First off is an article talking about how we need to honor our emotions by Bobbi Emel from The Bounce Blog, Getting On With Life Despite Devastating Emotions.

Therese J Borchard, an author and contributor to several websites gives an amusing look at how to forgive ourselves for our (continuing) mistakes.

Alex Blackwell at The Bridgemaker, has quotes of 15 Faithful People Who Inspire Us.

Have a good day! 😉

 

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