You are the real you. When suffering from anything - mental, physical, or emotional - we become absorbed by that state of being. However, the mind sometimes barks at the situation - all the self-talk we are familiar with - expressing its frustration at this current reality. The mind remembers the good, the bad and the ugly, but mostly compares. Why am I like this now, when I was amazing before? It knows, and shows, and the emotion kicks in as frustration begs for release and freedom from this painful reality. Sounds familiar of bipolar disorder?
When all the storms of your condition overwhelm you, have you ever noticed another aspect of yourself? It just sits there, another voice that speaks silently in awe, wonder, sadness, love, or curiosity and surrenders to your choice. However, when we are quiet with it, we recognize that it simply is “aware”.