Dear Friends and followers,
I have taken a self imposed hiatus for the last couple of months due to mental and physical health. My mental health problems are most assuredly because of my physical health. I am roughly 2 weeks away from my 60th birthday and during the last month or two I wasn’t complete sure that I would be around for that milestone event.
Because I am completely aware that I am not the only human with problems and that my problems aren’t as bad as some other people’s, I won’t dwell on them. Instead I’m going to talk about how to get through the mental end of the thing which, of course, is really the hard part anyway.
You can have a hang nail and if you mentally let it get you down you can get to a dark place that makes everything bad. Conversely, you could have stage 4 bone cancer and have the mental out look of an Olympian and be in a better place than the hang nail victim.
Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying: “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another while maintaining a good attitude.”
The Navy Seals who have to endure the most grueling training program known to exist say that the key to getting through any problem is to not to look too far into the future, seeing all the pain you have left to receive, it is to focus on the moment and survive each minute, because “the only easy day was yesterday”.
I believe those two statement pretty much sum it up. “Life”,as I paraphrase Yogi Berra,” is 90% mental and the other half is physical” We all know what Yogi means and he is complete correct. We have to find a way, to reach down and summon up from the deepest reaches of our psyche the effort to go on, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. If we can do that, we can find a way to contribute to society and make our time on earth worthwhile.
By the way, you can’t get this crap from a book, or by watching TV, you have to find it within yourself.
Thanks for following my blog,
Jerry Jughandle Wooden, jr.