Our life is vast. It does not stop at the limits of what we personally experience. It is not something concrete or bounded. I do not think it is valid to view our life as limited to just ourselves — as if our human life extended only as far as our own body. Rather, we can see that a life extends out in all directions, like a net. We throw a net, and it expands outward. Just like that, our life extends to touch many other lives. Our life can reach out and become a pervasive part of everyone’s life.
17th Karmapa (via thetaooflife)
When I think of us, how we’ve grown together, how our love continues to blossom, my heart swells with joy.
I am so ready.
I’m sorry but these kinds of adages are pure nonsense.
um what about depression?
Depression is thought to be a chemical imbalance in the brain. I’ve suffered with it almost my entire life and have attempted suicide before. Part of recovery with depression is deciding to give yourself joy and understanding that you’re worth the healing. It’s one of the biggest things you have to do to begin healing from depression and any other form of mental illness. When you “make up your mind” to be happy (choosing that it’s time to start fighting because you’re worth it), it helps a lot with recovery and treatment in therapy. Don’t think of these pictures as an adage, think of it as a tiny booster to get you headed in the right direction. Giving yourself love is the first step. Think of this as a small hopeful motivator to put your foot on the stair.
Sorry but you can’t just “think happy thoughts” and the chemicals in your brain will change. It doesn’t work like that. You could honestly have an amazing day and think complete happy thoughts but your brain is still chemically imbalanced. You CANNOT HELP IT. If you’re depressed it’s rarely because someone WANTS to be depressed. I have NEVER met someone who was actually depressed and wanted to stay that way (save for people with Histrionic Personality Disorder or anything that would make them a special snowflake).
This post is bullshit. Part of recovery isn’t always just “Well try to be happy”. You physically CAN’T.
Medication, time, and trying your best not to wallow are your only real solutions. You don’t need to be happy but you just need to try and not pity yourself.
I fucking hate this hippie shit.
No one said that it’s going to change your entire life around by reading one little sign. You obviously read nothing I wrote up there correctly. There’s nothing wrong with positive reinforcement to help you smile during the day with depression. One of the main things that helped me was seeing little happy things like this. They gave me hope and made me feel like I could do it. Giving me hope was one of the best things that could have been done for me.
And medication? You really have no fucking clue what you’re talking about. Medication has HELPED people commit suicide. I didn’t attempt hanging myself until I was on a prescription depression medication. It fucked me up and I know tons of people who have been fucked up from medications. Anything that’s unnatural going into your body doesn’t need to be there. This society’s so fucked up. It’s all about, “You sad? Here, take this pill! Oh, did that one cause this side effect? Take this one to help the side effect? That one caused a side effect too?! TAKE THIS ONE TO HELP IT!” Encourage healing through nature, healthy food, calming exercise, finding new friends and people you can trust, not being alone all the time, and therapeutic relaxation and working through the issues that have lead up to this is what it takes.
I was so deep in the hole with depression that was having panic and anxiety attacks, lost my job from staying up all night contemplating over doses, stopped drinking and eating, started questioning reality and my own existence. I was planning out my methods and thinking of how I was going to write a letter to my family, where my possessions would go to, etc. Depression has been one of the darkest things in my life. And this was just round 2 of depression. Let’s not even talk about the first time after being sexually and physically abused and having hallucinations and bed wetting problems and trying to hang myself in the basement. If I could get through it without medications and be here writing this, so can everyone else. The second time I was offered medications, I refused. And you saying shit about “wallowing” and not “pitying yourself” makes it sound like people with depression are babies and got this way by being self-pitying children. People with depression aren’t fucking self-pitying, wallowing children. And some people will say, “Well, some people aren’t strong like you!” Oh no, my friend, people with depression and suicidal thoughts are some of the baddest motherfuckers around. To stay alive in a time when everything in your body tells you to blow your brains out all over the walls takes DEEP strength. The determination and patience required to live when every cell wants you to lay down and die is some of the most intense forms of mental strength you can possibly have.
And one last thing, “Hippies” probably hate your shit too, they’re just not mean enough to tell you. I no longer claim to be one, so I don’t give a flying fuck. I’ll say it for them.
How fucking dare you.
I had an eating disorder and depression, and yes part of you wants to stay like that. when you talk that part of you and decide that you are worth happiness you begin to get better. Medication is not the way to go when you physically can do it yourself. It’s possible to change when you give yourself the chance. When YOU believe you can be happy, you will start to be happy. Yes it takes a while but it’s worth it in the end, because when you do it without medicine you know that what you have is pure happiness and not from a bottle. Your mind is perfectly able to make you get out of depression, you just have to want it and believe in yourself.
If Hoyoung Lee’s concept printer becomes reality, you’ll never throw away another pencil stub or buy another ink cartridge. The pencil printer separates the wood from pencils and uses the lead to print documents. There’s even a built-in eraser component that allows you to remove text from a page and reuse the paper, so you’ll be saving money and trees.
INNOVATIVE MINDS!!! Blooming and blossoming all around! This is brilliant!
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anaïs Nin (via lazyyogi)
These awesome science and math inspired cutting boards can be found at Elysium Woodworks!
Cooking is just carefully-applied, delicious chemistry, so you might as well use as much science as possible when you’re in the kitchen!
I want the solar system one. That way anytime some smartass sees it and goes “You know Pluto isn’t a planet anymore” I will be sure to have a knife in my hand.