“One’s “philosophy of life” is philosophy in the informal sense, as a personal philosophy, whose focus is resolving the existential questions about the human condition.” Wikipedia
The most interesting of conversations have happened following my posting of “You Must Learn to Parent Yourself.” Many do not agree that learning to parent yourself is the best approach to helping ourselves deal with our bipolar disorder, or even ourselves as people. All these conversations had one common negative to the life philosophy of learning to parent yourself. Many bipolar sufferers have such negative feelings about how they were parented, and their parents, that this would become just another way to beat themselves down. This would be more than counter productive for a life philosophy that is meant to encourage a person.
Becoming your own Best Friend Forever could be a better life philosophy, for many, to help manage our bipolar disorder. We all have some idea of how to treat a friend, or at least how we want our friends to treat us.
- We can always trust our BFF. Yet, we never fully trust ourselves.
- We would always be accepting of our BFF. Yet, we always have trouble accepting ourselves.
- We would never lie to our BFF. Yet we always lie to ourselves.
- We would never judge our BFF. Yet we are always our biggest critic.
- We would always listen to our BFF. Yet, we seldom listen to ourselves
- We would always forgive our BFF. Yet, we can’t forgive ourselves.
- We would always make our BFF feel wanted and included. Yet, we isolate ourselves.
- We would always celebrate the successes of our BFF. Yet, we instantly downplay anything good we ever do.
- We don’t have to make an effort to do things with our BFF. Yet, doing anything in our own life is a chore.
- We are always kind to our BFF. Yet we are seldom kind to ourselves.
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.
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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.
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