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I Hope and Dream That Bipolar Can Get Better

February 25, 2010 Cristina Fender

If you hope and dream hard enough, can bipolar symptoms diminish within? More on how hope can change your life with bipolar disorder – Bipolar Vida blog.

I hope my bipolar can get better; I dream to be free of bipolar disorder. Oxford dictionary defines hope as an expectation and a desire combined. It's synonyms are wish, ambition and dream. I dream of sunshine, freshly mowed grass and the absence of bipolar disorder. Can my dream become a reality? Can my bipolar get better? How can I accomplish this?

Living With Reality and Hope That Bipolar Can Get Better

First off, sometimes I'm going to have to lose. I can't win all the time. Bipolar disorder is a devil that sneaks up on you when you least expect it. You can identify your triggers and work like a dog to push bipolar away, but it will come back. But that doesn't mean you can't fight it. It doesn't mean that you can't hope and dream that living with bipolar disorder can be better.

The struggles are the moments that you're going to remember, but it's important that you keep going even when mental illness treatment isn't working. Keep striving for your dream. When the bad moments come, push past them. Your dream and hope are around the corner.

Hoping Bipolar Gets Better Isn't an Empty Hope

It's what you do with that hope that brings forth action. Hope and dream that bipolar can be better. If you dream hard enough that you want the bipolar symptoms in you to diminish, I believe they will, as long as you do things like see your doctor regularly and work on your coping mechanisms. If you believe you can, then you will.

Thich Nhat Hanh said, "Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."

Bipolar is a hardship. It brings me down. It hurts my family. It hurts my self-esteem. It makes me cry. But if I hope that it can be better, then I can bear it. I can gather my strength and push past it. I must.

I don't want to live the rest of my life in fear that my life will be less meaningful because I gave up on the hope and dream that it could be better.

This might be the hardest mountain that I have to climb in my lifetime, but I'm going to get out my spiked shoes and get to climbing. I hope and dream that life with bipolar disorder can be better. I dream of a life where I'm stable and my moods don't take over my life. I can almost see it.

Can I Reach It?

I have to admit that my faith shakes and there are times when I don't believe in my hope and dream - that my bipolar will be in the background of my life. But, I have to be strong. I have to keep going. It's there. I can almost taste it.

APA Reference
Fender, C. (2010, February 25). I Hope and Dream That Bipolar Can Get Better, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, April 21 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/bipolarvida/2010/02/hope-dream-that-bipolar-can-be-better



Author: Cristina Fender

Nic
April, 21 2010 at 12:01 am

I hope that "this too shall pass and the sun shall rise again". I find that once I lose hope is when I am most sad and in danger. Without hope - the journey stops, and even reverses. I'd be interested in what you do to "get" hope?

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Cristina Fender
April, 21 2010 at 2:07 am

Nic,
I get hope from my children. They're just starting their lives and life looks promising. I remember that I have much to live for and that reminds me to have hope. Life is full of hope. Everyday I look out my window and I hope the sun will be shining. In the spring, the grass is so green that it reminds me that life goes on in everything around me. Hope is what wakes me up in the morning and puts me to sleep at night. It's easy to lose sight of hope, but, if you know what to look for, it refreshes your spirit.
Cristina

dandelion
February, 25 2010 at 3:53 am

Great statement. Hope dies last!

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