22:39

There is a great sense of relief when you come to an understanding of a hard decision you made in the past. This may be a realisation that things have turned out for the best, it may be a sense of happiness which has over taken a previous sense of sadness, or it could just be a feeling of self worth.

These are all feelings that I have felt in recent times. There is a new stillness in my heart that was not there before. There is a greater feeling of accomplishment and pride in my own actions. There is more value to taking the reins of my own happiness rather than letting someone else dictate it for me.

I am thankful for this learning curve and for the trials that enable me to grow.

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23:34

‘Think about it for a minute – I mean this seriously. In your whole life right up until today, how many people have really understood you? You, the whole package, not just the separate pieces – the vision, the humor, the dreams, the insight… Your own special way of interacting with the daily world… I believe if we’re lucky there will be only a few people in our lifetime who understand us and our choices. But more importantly they will appreciate the way we’ve brought our knowledge and experiences together and cooked them up into who we are.’

Jonathan Carroll

01:01

‘Feel it, understand it, overcome it.’

William Chapman

As a person trying to come to terms with an unfortunate change in circumstances, this quote really spoke to me. Wallowing in my own feelings will never make something go away, and no amount of ‘putting my life on hold’ will be enough. I have come to understand my situation and to take measures in overcoming it. I hope that whatever troubles I face can be accepted for what they are, for that is the first step on the road to recovery.