Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gettting The Pain's Message

Peter Williams tells us about Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: "We would be more alive if we did more of this," and, "Life would be more lovely if we did less of that." Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away. A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
Perhaps, this is what a person with Bipolar Disorder needs to hear when it is imperative to “push the positive.” Thinking positive thoughts with the help CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, will improve and aid the Bipolar so he/she can manage their mood swings with an increased confidence.

1 comment:

  1. I am on both ends of pain, physical and mental. I know all you say is true. My physical pain often plays with my emotions, but I've got a handle on it, so it doesn't go too far. I've found that if I have a positive attitude, the physical and mental pain is not so great. Thanks for posting!!