Every year thousands of artists get involved in Inktober, where for 31 days of October, you ink a drawing for each day. I decided to go off the usual prompt and focus on mental illnesses and disorders.
I'm looking at you. I know you. This will be good for you. I know it's a drive. But it's so worth it to be in a room full of friendlies who UNDERSTAND what this feels like. #ThisIsWhatHealingLooksLike ... See MoreSee Less
Miscarriage Support Group
Oct 18, 6:00pm
Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven
Open to the Public - Lets offer each other a safe place to share and lean on each other for healing and comfort. Partners are more than welcome. This is a free event.
I’ve been in a number of situations where I kept saying, “It’s going to work out, it’s going to work out,” and, it didn’t even come close. I thought it was my deep abiding cosmic faith that kept me hanging in when things were clearly failing, but it was really just a case of slightly gross, awfully sticky, and obviously doomed wishful thinking.
Wishful thinking is tangled up with craving. We want what we want. So we ignore the evidence that we’re very likely not going to get what we want out of a situation. Craving... wishing. Craving... denial. Craving... tolerating. It’s a wishous cycle.
You become excessively tolerant or overly pleasing. And all the while, anxiety about getting what you want is rumbling in your stomach. In a mindful moment you may ask yourself, “Why am I putting up with this?!” And then, in all seriousness you’ll tell yourself that it’s a means to an end.
But really... it’s because you’re afraid of the consequences of putting an end to putting up with it.
Examine the evidence. And as for wishing... wish for the strength to do the right thing.
Sometimes, we need a friend to say, Hey, examine the evidence. If you’re that friend, just press share.
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Examine the evidence. And wish for the strength to do the right thing. buff.ly/2e2piPf