What today’s insight has granted me is the knowledge that if you don’t check in on yourself, you’ll lose touch with yourself. You’ll become unfamiliar with each other, and it feels very strange. I honestly think this is what it means to feel out of sorts.
We don’t like feeling like we can just force ourselves to adopt values. For me to want to be compassionate, to want to manifest in a particular way, a way that is kind and free of judgement or bitterness, is not what feeds the ego.
We’re there for every day of our lives, but they all smudge into this one long trail of ideas and feelings and memories, and we just have this general sense of ‘being’ somewhere in the middle of it all.
I’ve been on mirtazapine for a couple of months now, and it’s been interesting.
Let’s just appreciate the fact that, no matter how much it might seem like it, time is finite.
My feeling is that people who are really successful don’t just weather the storms. They chase them.
You can learn a lot about yourself through paying attention to what you pay attention to. What do you discount? What do you ignore?
This might not be an easy one, but it’ll be a real one.
I’ve long been fascinated by the acknowledgement of internalized negativity, by the idea that the authors of the narratives we grow up believing are not necessarily the Pulitzer prize-winners we assume them to be.