“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day…. The only thing that’s capital-T True is that you get to decide how you’re going to try to see it. You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t…. The trick is keeping the truth up-front in daily consciousness.” ~ David Foster Wallace
As long as not in inertia, being lost is the journey.
For intelligent minds- imaginative noggins. Reality can sometimes seem a bit dull and mundane. Perhaps some like to believe magic is in the supernatural more than others and in rare instances there is a time we know a wish has come through when we have seen no possible light coming through the dark. However, not every day this happens. We have to downplay ourselves to see magic is in everyday life. The smallest acts of kindness are works of art that never get old. As Albert Einstein said, ‘There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.’” As humiliation may make us feel devalued, we place it elsewhere in the faith of our higher potential to know we can move forward with a gaiety presence, but we must also balance it with value life is riveting in its unsexy little ways.
When you express and share your values, it creates a path so people can follow it back to you. Leading people to understand your means gives them the chance to see an in-depth world they can be a part of.
People speak about stigma as if it’s something to defeat. Mental health is already won when we accept it’s an alternative way of being, a life to be shared, there is no threat unless we create it.
“No one is going to change the world for us”– but for the time-being until people realize they are in control of their lives, someone is. And I don’t want that someone to be anyone that does not have control over their own lives. So that is why people who understand the world must take a stand however short-lived their leadership is seen and however devalued by the collective over time, its importance is greatly met with expression of need for the ones who wish to be the change of the world, do.
I am a member on a council called the “The Young Canadian Roundtable on Health,” who focus on all areas of health. I focus on Mental Health and would greatly appreciate your support to see a social change in our Mental Health system.
We are on Facebook or Twitter, each one of you each holds a key to empowerment that needs to be seen in the collective.
“Creativity is the space we all connect on. When loneliest, it’s the grandest way to reach out to others. A reach that may not be sought by many, agreed to be disagreed by plenty, but never lost in a heart of journey. We live out this way and live out that way, but if we all live a life in one way, no one will ever see the need to be more. Our means to be confidently different is the change this world will always need. Give it your all!” – Kane