“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying, and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ” ―Goldie Hawn
“We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds. In whatever way we do this–through love, work, family, faith, friends, denial, alcohol, drugs, or medication, we build these walls, stone by stone, over a lifetime.” ―Kay Redfield Jamison
A request to help spread the word about this was sent to me yesterday and I just saw it now. Because it’s partnering with “To Write Love On Her Arms”, I had to post this link (I’m a big supporter of TWLOHA.). Maybe someone will want to do this.
*I have found that people don’t take this very seriously. The general belief is that as long as you are on medication, you’ll be fine. However, what if that medication doesn’t work? What happens when NO medication works? Over time, it doesn’t matter how brilliant and accomplished you are, it still takes a toll.*