Bipolar Musing

 

 

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Painting: Lee Matuga


I wrote this August 2014.  This is a perspective of bipolar disorder.  Please note my solution has provided more than 15 years without severe problems in bipolar. I have consistently maintained full-time work, and good relationships with the people close to me. Care and calm attention – from within and from others has been a key to maintaining a baseline of stability. Perseverance.  Patience.  Respect.  Grounding in rational thought. Some moods are troublesome, but if we can find ways to quickly revert back to a calm mood – even between a moment of anxiety, depression or hypo/mania:  we can make progress, be healthy and achieve goals.

 

On a moment’s notice, I plunge head-long into anxiety,

A twist of fate, or mistaken words,

My view of life has changed,

I have spent too long ruminating and I must find optimism,

Care and calm attention bring me back to peace:

Content with the moment,

 

On a moments notice, I am propelled into mania,

Edgy, ecstatic flares of excitement,

My view of life has changed,

I have spent too long reveling and I must find a grounded view,

Care and calm attention bring me back to peace:

Content with the moment

 

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