Bare your soul (Patrick Lindsay)
It can be wonderfully liberating,
but it’s a gift to bestow with discernment.
The time and place must be right,
and, even more importantly, so must the person.
It takes courage to be vulnerable.
Feel the freedom.
It’s too easy to build walls. Fortifications against being hurt and damaged and yet all too often we feel we have no choice but to create barriers for our self-protection. We become numb with exhaustion, despair, disillusionment and tired of trying. So we block everything and everyone out to stop the downward spiral.
Sometimes however, you put up those same walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
It will be a true friend who will persevere in the face of a reluctance to yield. Someone who sees you for who you are, not what you have become through withdrawal. A person who understands that illness can creep up unnoticed and invade the soul but that soul is still there just waiting to be released from its burden. An honest, kind and loyal friend who wants to see you repaired and enjoying life at each breath.
There will be friends out there but sometimes you need to ask for help.
Don’t be afraid.
True friends will dismantle that wall brick by brick until the real you reappears. And they will be happy to do so because they care.
Persevere [Patrick Lindsay]
Those who succeed are not necessarily the most gifted.
They are the ones who never give in.
Inspiration is just the start.
perseverance is what brings things to fruition.
Whatever the obstacle,
whatever the opposition,
however long it takes,
see things through.
“Patience and time do more than force and rage” [Jean de la Fontaine]