Thoughts From MY Cluttered Mind offers positive angles to the issue that faces those with mental illness. Living with Bipolar Disorder myself and being able to share my experiences with others, is the best way I know how to pay it forward. Life can be difficult, my goal is to bring a bit of hope to a place where many feel there is none.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Make 2012 the beginning of your life, not the end of the world

The Sense of the Past
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Coming to a realization is freeing and brings a sense of life back into your soul.  That is what a walk in the park does for me and what I have missed for so long.  I feel I lost a year trying to figure out who I was and the best path for me.  I tried to be what everyone else wanted, to close off my feelings, to stop living, to stop dreaming and believing in all that is possible in this world.

 Standing up for oneself is often one of the most difficult things to do, and for some reason, we fight it tooth and nail, for fear that we will be seen as arrogant or self-centered.  When we are actually taking care of ourselves like no one else ever could or will.   

 We are a society that depends on what others tell us and believe about us.  We want acceptance and to know that others approve of what we are doing no matter how much it hurts us or tears us down.  What would happen if we truly believed in ourselves, in what we were capable of and in what we believed about ourselves, deep down, in that place no one ever sees?  We would be a greater society because we would be honest and lives in the greatest sense of the world.

 Alive is my word for the new year, alive in my ideas, my beliefs, my dreams and above all in my life.  Being alive, truly alive is something we don't think about, we are focused all too often on surviving, existing, everything but living.   need to live to truly be who we are if no we are merely a shell, arobot created for work to accomplish someone else's goals. Breaking out of the shell lets the life breath into our soul, rejuvenating us and opening our eyes to a new world of hope, promise and wonder. Start 2012 with a promise to be Alive!
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