White knuckles cling tenaciously
All that matters is today and the “ifs” I face which will create my tomorrow.
Today (October 10) is World Mental Health Day. And I am not OK. Many around you are not OK. You … More
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
…that soothing balm / For which / All our Sore Souls / Cry.
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.
So pushing on, I live my Best Todays / And Trust Tomorrow’s Hope will Suit our Ways.
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.
I can’t even begin to unwind.
One must learn to bask in Here’s Now Glow / Before sprinting to the Next Brighter There.
Sometimes Magic happens…
Now hoarfrost melts to liquid dew agleam
When still waters run deep / The deep can often roil with peril;
When clouds of witnesses surrounded, I used them to cover my flaws.
I’ve a video here waiting / To unearth what lies beneath.
I’m going to retreat; It’s the only way forward.
Out there is a world / I can choose to inhabit;