Each week we are bombarded with good news, and bad news. Somewhere in the middle, we have to have something called “A Life.” Not an easy thing….but there it is. These two extremes so influence our lives, it is no wonder depression and sickness are so prevalent. Come the end of the week, it’s easy to feel like a bouncing ball, that jumps around the four corners.
So what kind of life can we have? The decisions, in most cases, fall into our hands, and choices become vital to how the weather is within our own personal world. Jot down on a piece of paper, all the things that you feel strengthens you as a person…..that is your armor for sanity. For most of our lives, we have to learn to come to terms with this roller-coaster ride of good news, and bad news. That is why I feel it is so important to develop and maintain a spiritual existence…..my connection to God. If I was to totally rely upon this human seesaw, I too would probably go insane. Sometimes it feels like I am walking on eggshells….between the two barriers. Once one visually eliminates those two barriers, one learns two walk lighter. The personal things that you use as armor, act as stabilizers in this topsy-turvy existence. They predict that over the next twenty years antidepressants are going to become the leading form of medication for this country. Interesting, isn’t it? How can that be? We are supposed to be the happiest and most well-off generation on record, but these days we are working longer hours, and spending less time with our families……that’s depressing.
So why not give it a shot, if you haven’t done so already? If you feel overwhelmed, why not jot down some of the things that you feel can lift your spirits and make you happy? It is, after all, your life. No medication, no politics, no spending of money, can bring true peace of mind. That comes from having your soul intact…..and balancing between the good news, and the bad news.
Â© 2000 Jennifer Avalon