Growing from Seed

 

Bipolar8

 

Today’s blog is something from my collection of short messages I used to send to friends on a particular internet forum. This past month has been difficult. The fact is I am struggling even with all the initiatives I take. How I know I am struggling is that I cannot think well and deleted the blog I wanted to post today. My apologies

Last fall my roommate collected a bunch of acorns off of the neighbours Burr Oak tree, which we planted and nurtured all winter in our apartment. This spring we moved then out on to the balcony. They have thrived there and last weekend we met someone who had purchased some land and they were looking for trees. So we took our oaks and planted them in the good prairie soil. Since my roommate and I are both 60ish it is not likely we will live to see these trees mature, but that is not the point we started them and in time someone will marvel at these trees when they are huge. As my roommate and I marvel at the neighbour’s oak tree at this present time.

What does this have to do with BP? Well, its like this, when we plant the seed that we no longer want to live in the cycle of depression and mania, we have to nurture that belief into a strong faith that what we want will happen. It takes time and effort but eventually we mature and learn to control our minds and emotions. And one day we marvel at how far we have come and have a strong belief in how far we can go.

Remember if you want to change your life action is required. You can think and dream about your life all you want. But unless you actually do something things will stay the same.

Today, in 2016, even as slow growing as oaks are these trees are over 2 feet tall and have a wonderful home where they are well cared for.

 

Our battle is with our minds, not with other people, places, situations or other external things.  Remember our battle will always be with our minds and our minds alone.

Please subscribe to this blog, or check back every Monday, as we look at the truths of living with and managing our Bi-Polar disorder.

The great inspirational speaker, Jim Rohn, said:” Work harder on yourself than anything else.”

I say,” Work harder on yourself and everything else falls into place like magic.”

Keep to the path, the hard one. The easy one does not go anywhere.

 

One thought on “Growing from Seed”

  1. In the midst of setting up schedules. I myself,come to find action is required. Yet now and then I need to “chill-out”.

    Today is an arranging day. Meanwhile I must admit at times I feel overcome with the desire that things were not as much.

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