Thursday, May 30, 2013

Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts. --Buddha

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. --Margaret Thatcher

Me and My Depression

It all starts with me
Slowly it begins to fuel my blood
And speed my heart
Encompassing me with its familiarity
Slowly and unwillingly, I begin to surrender
To the toxic, sweet, vile smell
Of self-destruction
It paints my world
With violence, hatred, and jealousy
And now as I am on the eve of greatness
It is glaring at me
With its menacing, persuading, and ever manipulative smile
But I am not afraid
Because I know what lies behind the familiar crooked smile
I know the debilitating destruction
That twinkles behind its eyes
It wants to take me
Take me so deep within myself,
I will never see the light of day again
But I rose above it once,
I can rise about it again
And with pain and hopelessness as an anchor
I steadily climb from my painful past
To my present in hopes I will be delivered to a better future
And if I make it out
I know that my victory will be short lived
Because when I least expect it,
It slither its way back inside of me
See, it feasts on my soul
Lives inside of me
It holds me hostage and refuses to let me go
It is my sole companion, my life partner, my reflection of self
It is...

Me and My Depression

Friday, May 24, 2013

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. --Albert Einstein

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Men trip not on mountains they trip on molehills. --Chinese Proverb

Monday, May 20, 2013

We must become the change we want to see. --Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, May 13, 2013

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. --Helen Keller

Love does not bind with chains and demands, love gives the soul wings. Love teaches freedom and happiness and gives inner peace. --Unknown

Thursday, May 9, 2013

When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top --Unknown

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. --Voltaire

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. --Unknown

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. --Chinese Proverb