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About the past few weeks ...

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Have you ever found yourself living and reliving the same patterns and cycles? The situations may be different. The people involved may be different. But you find your emotional and psychological way of thinking is still the same. Those cycles may be for an hour, a day, a week, or even months. Sometimes these may feel more intense as time goes by. Sometimes all you see is the color black. Sometimes you are at the bottom of the barrel and sometimes you are on top. That is how I felt the past few weeks. I thought I have depression; never been diagnosed and nor do I want to be. Now I am on my way back to the top. I learn so much every time I have those days. Here is a short poem that explains it beautifully:

Along the road

I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way,
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And Ne'er a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me!

-- Robert Browning Hamilton
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  • v KONRAD695
    Susan,

    I've seen the inside of the barrel. I'm with you. Hang in there.

    Konrad
    1283 days ago
  • v FUTUREHOPE49
    Lovely poem. I do understand how you have been feeling. Not sure where you are, but here its winter and lots of people are suffering from lack of sun, cold weather and now endless rain.
    Glad you are feeling better.
    1295 days ago
  • v JUMPINJULIE
    Love the poem. I'm glad your feeling better. I understand competly how you feel. The mental aspect of this journey is hardest for me to get a handle on. emoticon But we can do it.
    1298 days ago
  • v TEALHAWK
    Nice poem with good meaning
    1299 days ago
  • v TEALHAWK
    Thank you!
    1299 days ago
  • v ASOBFALLS
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    1300 days ago
  • v JACKIE542
    When it got so cold here and I could not be outside doing the things I love, I was feeling a bit down. Was finally able to get out for a few bike rides. Can't wait for spring. emoticon
    1300 days ago
  • v KANDOLAKER
    I see what you are saying. Don't know why - but I get that is the way lessons are eventually learned. Wishing you the best!
    1300 days ago
  • v CHERYLA2012
    Yes I have found myself in this situation and that's why I spend at least half my time on SP syncing up my head and my heart so that I don't get in my own way. To admit that I'm afraid and that what I want is on the other side of fear and just get past it no matter what. It's why I choose to make a positive or mindful blog post every day of things I am trying to master or remind myself of so I can look back over them when I need to.

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    1300 days ago
  • v SEAWILLOW
    It does not matter how many steps it takes ...move in the right direction! emoticon
    1300 days ago
  • v GOLFGMA
    The trials of life are the things that build our character and make us stronger . With each trial we come through the more our faith deepens and we are better able to handle the next thing life deals us. So simple, really. emoticon
    1300 days ago
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