Archive for February, 2013

Buddhism

Posted: February 27, 2013 in Depression
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Feb 28th
Last few days overseas.
8/10 feeling. Is this due to being away or having the time to process my thoughts? I am also reading a book comparing Buddhism with psychology. It is probably a combination of all.
However, I am giving myself time to withdraw and not feel guilty, knowing I will come back to life when I’m ready.
It’s acceptance.
That’s what it is.
Acceptance of my way of doing things.
And this way I enjoy my life more. And it’s something I can sustain without hurting anyone. Chasing an external high usually ends up bad in the long run.
The key? Finding an internal high that is always there.

Flying overseas

Posted: February 7, 2013 in Depression

Age 50 years, 5 months
Flying overseas so 8/10. Major factors are ample sleep and enough food. Anti-depressant medication also continuing so this helps support me.

After first few days overseas my mood has lifted as I have established a routine for “Me” time. This is a series of things I do (meditation, etc) and of a place I do them in. Regardless of the circumstances, if I can find a place inside myself where it is peaceful… and I visit it everyday … then I can rely on this always being there. Trauma – internal or external – never seems to be that bad. An external place of peace helps to establish an internal place of peace.