Monday, 30 September 2013

Weight of the world

When irises grow the weight of their flowers become such that the stem cannot withstand the burden and it eventually bends and collapses to the ground.

As we grow up our heads are filled with emotion and experience until our personality and our life starts to blossom. Sometimes, the amount we have gone through, the depth of the emotional connection we have gained or an unexpected event or illness makes our head heavy and it drops to the ground. We are unable to shoulder the burden; such is the weight of stammering, depression and Parkinson’s.

However, the stem that supports us can be nourished with helpful strategies or positive thoughts to lighten the emotional load we carry. For example, the art of living alongside a problem or understanding the underlying cause can allow us to lift our heads again…

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