How can we really see?

What if we could look at the world and really see it? I mean seeing it through the eyes of imagining. I hope that in reading these posts, the eyes of your mind will open and let you see more, feel more, and think more about the world.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mentally "Stable"

Why is it considered so shameful to admit to having a mental disorder? Why is seeing a therapist something people have to hide so that others won't judge them and call them crazy? Why is it that taking medication in order to live a normal life is somehow taboo in our society?

I have multiple close friends who struggle with these things: Bipolar. Depression. OCD. PTSD. Anxiety disorders. Other very serious conditions as well. And they don't feel like they can just TALK about it. They have to hide it away, like some dirty little secret. But why? Why do we judge people, when we've never been in their shoes?

You know what? I see a therapist to help me deal with my chronic depression and PTSD. I'm not ashamed to admit that I need help, and i'm getting it. FINALLY. I went years without seeking help for it. Years of insomnia, apathy, chronic mood swings, flashbacks, and living in constant fear.

And you know what? I am so HAPPY i'm finally doing this for myself. I'm getting better. I'm going to be FREE. And it's going to be AMAZING! :D

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We are works of art!

Expert stonemasons, or stone sculptors, know exactly where to hit a stone. They know exactly how much pressure to apply to make the stone break or chip the way they want it to. They take off all of the pieces that don't belong, until they reach the final piece hiding inside of a bigger block of stone.

God does the same with us. He takes pieces off of us. Sometimes in large chunks, sometimes in tiny chips, until we reach just the right size and shape. Trials and tribulations are the hammer and chisel with which God shapes us.

We can either choose to resist his final plans for us, and come out as a deformed and worthless lump of rock... or we can work with him, and watch as his guiding hands shape us into the men and women we were meant to become.