Be Kind to Your Mind

A modicum of doubt
A modicum of worry
Might just pull you
Into a rather thick curry


Of thoughts and regrets
Of things already done
Or too much planning
For the things yet to come


Lost, lost
In a tumultuous world
Tossed around
Can’t be brought back in a whirl


But, tell me dear friend
For surely as doubt can turn into poisonous rain
Can’t a pinch of joy save you
From such great banes?

Happy World Mental Health Day!


40 thoughts on “Be Kind to Your Mind

    1. I hope the message gets through soon. I’ve been having some anxiety issues because I haven’t been enabling myself to see the positives, until very recently. It’s definitely better to work it out and remember that the powers of the mind far exceed the imagination.

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  1. I fully agree. Been having anxiety issues over these things too. My whole point is – there will always be doubts (we exist, we not only think, we hesitate too because we are human), and, we feel (i think that is a very beautiful part of “being” and what helps us build as humans a body of thinking/felt expression through art, literature, music, etc..

    Sure, there may be comedic or tragic misunderstandings in between to make life more….”literary” spicy in a way? (those mythological Gods high above laughing at us mere mortals on Earth).

    Anyways, back to my point. my point is. Things have to be talked through. Dialogue for conflict resolution. No monologues with potentially oblique and decontextualised interpretations. That leads to over-toxicity which could kill a beautiful budding flower.

    Sorry i got all philo-mock-sophical on a topic where I was only supposed to simply cheer for the joyful side of things. But you get the watercolour I am trying to paint I hope.

    Keep seeing the positives and I wish the anxiety goes away for you soon!
    A.

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    1. Hey, I liked your philo-mock-sophical rant. I totally get you, and I just wish there were more forums for people to speak their mind and not be met by that never-ending waterfall of advice. Why even try when you have not the foggiest clue related to what I’m going through? Just keep your distance and hope that it’ll never happen to you, for reals.

      And one more thing – never pretend like it’s not happening. Suppressing it and pretending like you’re fine when you’re actually not is the worst thing you can do to your poor breins.

      Being human and accepting your faults, but at the same time acknowledging your good qualities is very important.

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  2. you are talking about the “abuse”, stigma and patronising comments we get when talking about some “mental conditions or problems” such as anxiety, depression, etc, right?

    I think it is very important to (Self)accept and talk about it with others, sufferers (for community and support) and non-sufferers too – to spread awareness.

    Awareness of the difficulties one needs to overcome to to survive and even succeed in life while anxious, depressed, etc.

    There needs to be so much more talk, forums and articles about this matter. Would be interesting to create a new blog about this! Would you like to collaborate on that? I got inspired by your poem, your comments, the dog and poppy flowers in your avatar pic 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Aye, I’d love to collaborate on something like that!

      As for the ‘advice’ that I mentioned earlier, yes, to some extent it is about the patronising and stigmatising. However, once we transcend that category of people and come to the so-called forward thinking, I’ve found that we come across many who think that they can answer all of our problems by simply rendering them insignificant. This needs to be combatted actively, I feel.

      You have a great weekend too!
      -M

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    1. Aww, thanks! That’s so nice to hear, this seriously made my day. It’s great that you are finding something useful from what I am writing, and yes, we must maintain this sort of information. Maintaining one’s mental health is extremely important ❤

      Thank you again!

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  4. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog. An excellent read. I’ll certainly be back.

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  5. ahahaha I haven’t written a book or anything, but I’m living this currently. I’m struggling with anxiety and expressing how I feel has helped. Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll try to include it in my future posts!

    That’s so kind, thanks for taking the time to read!

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