"Seeking security or perfection, rejoicing in feeling confirmed and whole, self-contained and comfortable, is some kind of death. It doesn't have any fresh air."
I'm learning I expect a lot out of people, especially people I care about. And this is proving to be a problem.
Life is not about the busyness. It's not about the doing and achieving. Those are all part of it, of course, but, really, life is all about the spaces in between.
Now, I sometimes find myself feeling "lonely but not alone." I may interact with people, but I don't feel a connection. I may have conversations, but they feel empty. I express my thoughts, but they don't seem to find a landing spot.
Every so often, I find myself being sucked in by snowball mentality. Snowball mentality: noun snow·ball - men·tal·i·ty (snōˈbôl - men-ˈta-lə-tē) a mode or way of thinking characterized by a single, simple thought rapidly devolving into a succession of related thoughts that threaten to overtake the thinker with impending doom. So... Continue Reading →
We can talk, and discuss, and work together to achieve the best vision for America. We can have open dialogue based on facts – not on fear, emotion, or ego.
I tend to be more of a grudge holder. When I believe someone’s done me wrong, I hold on to a grudge like there’s no tomorrow, as though I’ll punish the offender into deep regret and remorse and they’ll never cross me again. Except, that’s not usually how it works.
Mental health needs its own "Me Too" movement. Because make no mistake about it -- all those feelings that make us feel like giving up -- those are no less abusive and toxic than the perpetrators of sexual harassment.