I’ve had a number of ailments, serious ones in fact, but I got out of them. Goodbye schizophrenia, goodbye addiction. Goodbye depression, goodbye anxiety! It didn’t happen overnight, but it did happen.
There are all kinds of things you can do to recover. One thing that really helps is to have faith. Faith that each action you engage in, each step you take will eventually have an effect. You may think you’re doing everything you can. Excellent! You’re on your way there.
The recovery journey is one of self-discovery. Some of the benefits include greater alignment with your wants and needs, a happier, more satisfying life, and perhaps… a life you never imagined! It may sound too good to be true, it may sound impossible. But it’s not. So, you had some psychosis, so what? So you feel a never-ending massive desire to die that’s gone on for months, if not years. Potato salad. So you’re terrified of people – it just takes a little knowledge. So you’ve become a violent addict. Hey, it happens.
One of my favorite benefits of recovery is freedom. Imagine being your true self and not being constrained by any falsehoods or feelings of having to conform. Imagine being authentically you and not being worried about being anything else. Imagine living in a groove, where things flow and expand into an endless series of opportunities, where your own self does not bog you down. Imagine!!!
This journey of awareness can happen to anyone for sure. But those with mental health issues have been given an opportunity – an opportunity without choice (hmmm), but nevertheless, an opportunity it remains.
There are all kinds of things that some say stand in the way of many of us with mental health issues – poverty, lack of housing, substance use, you name it. Well, there’s a way out, and if you ask us, we’ll tell you how to do it.
Tagged as hope.01 Oct 2012