Nothing gives a person inner wholeness and peace like a distinctunderstanding of where they are going. Robert Bryne once
“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” Viktor Frankl, Holocaust Survivor. The night of November
The Gospel of Matthew is written from a time of crisis and presents an urgent message in response to that coming crisis. While
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies
Some of your friends who are committed to pessimism may question or judge your new attitude. Some may find fault with it. But some will be intrigued and drawn to it and to you. And you may also find that there are other "closet optimists" who welcome your perspective into their world. What have you got to lose by trying?
Even though I transitioned at the age of 64 I don't believe anything I've done in my life was a mistake and I am in deep gratitude that I now have a second chance to live my life in a manner that is true to how I see myself.
Freedom without direction leads to confusion, and independence without rules creates chaos. That is why children need rules in order to grow, and adults need a compass in order to navigate the turbulent waves of our world.
"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein
Viktor Frankl realized he could not resolve the matter and got up to go home. As he left, he thought that if there ever was a time that a man could use a sign from God, this would be such a time. The issue was beyond human resolution.
In my estimation, recovery from mental illness, as I personally define it, is definitely possible. However, it takes a lot of work and perseverance. With the proper treatment and support, people can and do get well, contribute to society, and live highly productive, fulfilling lives.