Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise*

A really touching blog, well worth sharing xxx

A Room of One Zone

“We have absolutely no tolerance for uncertainty.”
– Pema Chodron, Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears


This past week, I got reacquainted with my depression and anxiety. We had fallen out of touch; I never called and seldom emailed. I “defriended” them on Facebook. I deleted them from my cell phone. Even so, I would stare out the window now and then, peering down the street to see when — not if — they would pay another visit.

I’m not sure how I feel writing a blog showcasing my deepest, darkest feelings. Unless I think it will help. Then I feel pretty good about it. That word, ‘help,’ is tricky. I think of “getting help” from therapists; my mom telling me her view of life and mothering so it might “help” me feel better.

“Help yourself!”

An offer to take-what-you-want. Or, to get over it … to stand up for yourself.


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One thought on “Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise*

  1. Actuaria, thanks so much for reblogging this and for your kind comment. I look forward to exploring your blog more … as soon as those boys get off my back! Namaste.

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