Thursday, April 21, 2011

Seize The Moment Of Excited Curiosity

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance. Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Perhaps, that is why the person with Bipolar needs to always look at all the positive aspects and remember the mistakes they had in the past.
 What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lesson of the Water-Mill

Listen to the Water-Mill: Through the live-long day how the clicking of its wheel wears the hours away! Languidly the autumn wind stirs the forest leaves. From the field the reaper sing binding up their sheaves: And a proverb haunts my mind, as a spell is cast, "The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.” -Sarah Doudney-

(It dose no good to think back. The mill cannot grind with the water that is past, as the old people in the mountains used to say, move on, and be productive.)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Work In A Positive Way With Anger

Epictetus, from the early century AD, recommends if you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase. If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day. When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God.
Everyone experiences feelings of anger or irritability, however, there are people who are especially prone to these feelings and the adverse effects of anger. Some people can tolerate more stress, bipolar disorder frustration, and disappointment than others. The same situations, conflicts, or events may trigger anger for you and not for someone else. There are many different ways to express anger when you feel the intensity of the emotion. By reflecting on how you express your anger, you can determine whether you need to learn new skills to respond in healthier ways. If you have been wronged, it is natural to feel angry. But how you express these feelings through words, gestures, or actions can be problematic due to the intensity of the anger emotion. It’s important to manage your reaction in a constructive, controlled way. Controlling your outward behavior and your internal responses to the anger can allow you to calm yourself and let the angry feelings fade away. Relaxation or visualization techniques such as counting to ten, meditation, breathing exercises, or even exercising can help ease your physical responses and help you focus on something positive.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

One Follower Who As Learned the Power Of Being Positive

"I believe that good always outweighs evil. When shining a light the darkness doesn't hide--it disappears...just ceases to exist in the glow. :) some of those dark places are terrifying though. I think its all in the mind--all of it. At the end, we'll be free of the tiny confines of our "minds" and finally reach Truth, Goodness--or the opposite. Depends which direction we head ... "

Humunculus give me permission to post this. She has dealt with many physical, and mental challenges  in her young life. However, you can see her determination by the twinkle in her eyes as she writes about her consent  efforts to stay positive in her life.  She is one person who always call a "spade a spade", and in the final picture knows the Truth ...and will show us all...which direction to take !

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Truth Hurts

The truth hurts, so the old saying goes, and like most old sayings, it is the truth.
Most of us, even the most eager of truth-seekers, will admit that there are certain things we would just as soon forget. They can range from little recognizing how we really could do more around the very big admitting how greedy and selfish we have become.
A whole lot of energy is spent on this truth-avoiding agenda.
Perhaps, people with bipolar disorder need to come face to face with ourselves and accept our diagnosis and move forward in a positive manor, acknowledging and addressing are own truths.