Nerve-endings tingle and burn...
...and there's a sense that I'm going to crack any second.
These are the times that I can allow myself to take two roads.
I can embrace these feelings and offer compassion for myself, a mental hug. I can offer myself assurance and encouragement. I can say: 'Just as the down times come...so do the brighter, more optimistic feelings.
Or, I can try and fight and deny these feelings. That's a hard battle. Victory is not won easily, and there is nothing in it that prepares me for the next time I am visited by dark feelings.
What rises falls. And may I know this simple truth today and take comfort in it.
Thursday, May 04, 2006