The world around us moves forward in leaps and bounds. We see technology developing quicker than we can keep up with. Days go by like a swift wind passing through. Long gone are the days of taking time to slow down and truly enjoy the good things. Living this way has affected people physically and, more importantly, mentally.
Many of us who deal with any mental disorder know how important it is to find time to slow down. We must make sure that we have time to be able to get our minds and emotions under control. This can be extremely tough when we are living in fast forward. To achieve complete mental peace, we must comprehend that it will not be instant. It is attained with time and patience.
In a time where anything and everything you need to know is at your fingertips, and anything you need can be acquired by the touch of a button, it is hard to fathom that change can not be instant. Although in many cases it can be, for the most part, instant change is usually only temporary, as to where change over time brings a more stable, permanent change.
I have accepted that fighting with BPD symptoms is something that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life. That doesn’t mean that I can not overcome many of the symptoms of BPD. It only means that it is a daily battle within you until you discover and understand yourself.
With time, it becomes easier to deal with certain situations because you better understand yourself. There are many things that we can acquire instantly, but things of value take time. Slowing down and enjoying life and the healing it has to offer takes time and patience. Which may seem difficult to many.
Learn to slow down and live in the present. Not looking for the quickest solution but the one that brings you lasting mental peace. This means not always seeing an instant change but a gradual one. Every day you notice the extra little step that you took today that you did not take yesterday. Progression does not always mean huge strides. It means moving forward even if it is in small steps.
I know that I am not fully at the mental cloud 9 that I envisioned for myself quite yet. I also know that I am not where I used to be 2 years ago. When I look back, I see the progress that I have made. I have overcome many barriers. I pat myself on the back reminding myself that I am capable of anything that I truly put my mind too.
We all have the same opportunity to move forward. Is your mental cloud 9 laying just ahead of you? Are you ready to invest time and patience into yourself? Let me tell you, it will be the best investment you ever made. Don’t look for instant change rather look for long lasting change. Your mind will thank you.