I regained wellness, in particular, after being violently bipolar for about 6 years. There were other moments in my life where I had to fight back to good health but none compare to that painful era.
The story can be found in my book, which includes how I beat it and stayed well, so I just want to focus on the regaining part.
Nobody is supposed to be able (according to Western medicine) to do what I did, even though there are thousands of us who’ve done so, and in many different ways. But I had no choice. I had to beat this in order to survive. It was killing me and no one could help.
What I want you to take away from this post is this:
Without your health, nothing else matters
With a few striking exceptions, you can’t wage your war, build your company, design your products, counsel others, or share your message effectively from a hospital bed.
Nor can you do so while hunkered down in your parents’ basement, trapped in your home, detained in an institution, or suffering from any other sort of downwardly spiraling illness.
Of course, for some folks, the fact that they are in those spots and trying to do some good is the reverse of what I am sharing here. For these people, their strength comes from perseverance in the face of bad circumstances.
Actually, that’s where my story started before I even knew I was building a story
This is a dark area of my life that ended on a positive note and led to what I do now but I won’t be sharing details. They’re unnecessary and no longer interest me. Just know that you’re going to need to be in optimal shape in order to meet your big goals.
For most of you, you’re not going to have to overcome any sort of hideous situation similar to mine. Some of you have even worse situations. Either way, get yourself well enough to take on the mission that your heart keeps asking you to do.
Accept this fight, if it’s needed, and go help the world
The photographer of this post’s featured photo: Aubin A Sadiki