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She let go.

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.

She let go of the judgments.

She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice.

She didn’t read a book on how to let go.

She didn’t search the scriptures.

She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back.

She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go.

She didn’t journal about it.

She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.

She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.

She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.

She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.

She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.

She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.

She didn’t call the prayer line.

She didn’t utter one word.

She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.

There was no applause or congratulations.

No one thanked her or praised her.

No one noticed a thing.

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.

There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face.

A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…

— Rev. Safire Rose (via cbt-rebt-mindfulness-recovery)

Be like the bird, pausing in its flight
On limb too slight,
Feels it give way, yet sings,
Knowing it has wings.

— Victor Hugo

Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.

The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.

Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying.

— Yoko Ono (via psych-facts)

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We can’t successfully numb emotion. Numb the dark and you numb the light.

— Brene Brown, Daring Greatly (via myhusbandstumor)

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Understand or not || both are OK

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Understand or not || both are OK

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9 Free Tumblr Themes for Group Blogs:
You’ll run into plenty of premium themes for group blogs in Tumblr’s Theme Garden. But free themes for group blogs are harder to find. Try out nine of my favorite group blog themes, listed alphabetically.

  1. Effector Theme — by pixelunion-themes
    (activate Show “Group Blog Info” on theme)

  2. Egret — by hugtherobots
    (keep “Show post author” and “Show group blog members” active on theme)

  3. InstaMagazine — by kazunori-miura
    (activate “Show Group Author” on theme)

  4. Mininuvo — by kingpinboard
    (activate “Show group blog details” on theme)

  5. Sensé — by alokrmohapatra
    (activate “Group Blog” on theme)

  6. Simple Webcomic (SWC) Theme — by geoneo1
    (activate “Post author” and “Show group members” on theme)

  7. Single A — by storyware
    (activate “Show Group Features” on theme)

  8. Stationery — by thijsjacobs
    (activate “Show Group Post Author” on theme)

  9. Wallstocker — by kazunori-miura
    (activate “Show Group Author” on theme)

Learn more about creating a group blog on Tumblr.

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We can’t successfully numb emotion. Numb the dark and you numb the light.

— Brene Brown, Daring Greatly (via myhusbandstumor)