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True Power

" True power does not need arrogance, a long beard and a barking voice. True power is attained with silk ribbons, charm and intelligence"

- Oriana Fallaci in "Il Divo"


Riding The Wave

 What do we do when our secret weapon turns on us for the first time? Our optimism, our energy, our zest for life dissipates like fresh rain on hot pavement.

When BP newbies, those diagnosed, friends and family members, experience the downside of bipolar disorder, the main concern is that 'the funk' is permanent. The most important thing to know about 'the shift' is that it's temporary.

 "It too shall pass".......remember this.

With all the information available on the web, in book stores, local libraries and support groups, I suggest all those affected to research the endless data. By understanding the roots of bipolar disorder, we can all take note of the triggers that push us outside of our productive space.

Please be patient. Go out of your way to do the things you love. For me it's listening to music, writing, working out, coaching and hitting golf balls(when my body permits it). r

Force yourself to get out of your house. Make a phone call to an old friend. Put on the music that you love. Make an effort to 'shake off the funk' by staying active with a good diet. We are what we eat. We are what we think.

It's been over 14 years since I was first diagnosed with Bipolar II. And within every bout with depression, I try to find the silver lining. Our 'gift' gives us the ability to be creative, tap into endless energy and whistle while we work. However there comes a time when our mind, body, and spirit must rest.

Stay positive, strive to know thyself and keep fighting the fight.........every day.

You can do it............I'm fighting as you read this blog today.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice brother - I feel what you are saying. I use the energy and love for a newly found sport to do drills and raise my skill level in 2 years to exceed those who played for 30+ yrs. If you channel the energy you can move mountains. They say that idle hands are the hands of the devil - this REALLY applies to bp's the mind tends not to dwell on positive but negative - so just focus on doing positive things and your the good times of your disease will make an imprint on the world around you.