i was diagnosed as a high-functioning, inwards borderline in july 2011. i find the line between mental illness and trauma recovery to be a very fine one.
regardless of any ailment, it’s characteristics, or what it might be labeled, i believe the goal (for any human being) is the same.
maybe a better word to describe the process of finding health and happiness would be “discovery” rather than “recovery”. discovery then, is a permanent shift in outlook and lifestyle, to a very authentic path of self-awareness, compassion and empowerment that leads us to a higher place in life than we ever could have imagined before our discovery began.
if we have lost our sense of equilibrium and well-being in trauma, illness or injury, there is no going “back” to health. we are forever changed, and there is nothing to recover.
and that is the gift we have been given. not everyone in this world gets to experience transformation like we do. i like to think that we are more alive than ever, and that not everyone gets to experience this degree of being alive — it’s a trade off, not a judgement of value or worth.
in this way, i can be grateful to be me, on a good day. i can seek out others who have also received this type of calling, the souls who came for a deeper challenge, and for the discoveries we could make along the way.
whatever you have come for, thanks for visiting my blog here. the look and layout can change as often and drastically as i do sometimes, so come often, make yourself at home.