my friends, it seems a long time since we last spoke. i have been working hard and haven't had the where-with-all to think about stuff! i hope that you've all been ok and are reeping the rewards of your perseverance.
i have been flicking through Dr claire weekes book on 'self help for your nerves' and it seems to be a simple and straight down the middle approach to nervous breakdown.
at the end of each chapter she sums up the main points in concise style. i think that she is right on certain things.
( the fatigued mind cannot process lots of information and needs only something simple to hang onto to begin with. a short mantra to do with recovery that can be drawn upon, rather than several things that are easily confused in the tired mind. the energy needed for breaking free from entrenched thought patterns is hard to summon. so keep it simple until the mind is re-energised.)
specifically on 'sorrow' she says:
cultivate hope. hope is a forward projection with a fruitful outcome
let time pass and do not hesitate to put your faith in its passing.
accept your sorrow philosophically;
do not sit and brood;
be determined to bring hope into the picture;
temporarily remove objects that bring painful memories;
remember that nobody’s happiness depends entirely on another;
leave vengeance to God.
something to think about.
hope the weekend is well for you