When I saw the prompt for this week’s stream of consciousness, I literally laughed out loud.
These metaphors diverse I do intend; Results remain remote unto the end.
Into an unknown
All that matters is today and the “ifs” I face which will create my tomorrow.
Indeed, beyond survive, it thrives; / More blossoms join the other.
in the layers of life / it’s darkest in the middle / right where the eye wants to fall.
The prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “near/far.” Use “near,” use “far,” use them both if you’d like. In fact, … More
We welcome fruit from barren womb. / a love beyond all reason.
The author is uniquely qualified to bring his story to the table. Not only was he a “pew hider”, he was also a “pulpit hider”, and after a suicide attempt, he became an advocate for those struggling in the pews and a coach for the leaders of those churches who misunderstand, stigmatize, and ultimately bring harm to those in their care who suffer from mental illness.
Here’s the truth: we’re all incomplete puzzles and will likely ALWAYS be incomplete, even if we finally get our shit together with healthy spirituality, quality therapy and/or the right medication. In fact, spirituality, therapy and meds just help us deal with the fact that we have missing pieces and (hopefully) stop us from trying to fill those holes with unhealthy actions, relationships, or substances.
knowing the nature of cycles is often all that moves us forward.
One must learn to bask in Here’s Now Glow / Before sprinting to the Next Brighter There.
Now hoarfrost melts to liquid dew agleam
When still waters run deep / The deep can often roil with peril;
My challenging is not yet finished.
When clouds of witnesses surrounded, I used them to cover my flaws.
I printed a poster for myself. I needed it for my cubicle. I needed something.
It’s been a long year. Since coming out in June 2020, things haven’t been all rainbows and sunshine, and before … More
I’ve a video here waiting / To unearth what lies beneath.