It’s funny how a few small words can change the way I’ve been thinking. For the past 3 months, I have been dealing with a particularly crippling bout of anxiety and panic. To the point that I am barely able to leave my apartment. I find myself getting bogged down in negative thoughts, and feeling like I am a burden and a failure.
I Can’t….or Can I?
Tonight though, in a Twitter exchange with Danielle, of The Thought Card, she made a really interesting comment. As I find myself getting lost in thoughts of “I Can’t”, I am creating a wall around myself. A wall that I’ve realized is keeping me from my true self. I told her that I was slowly chipping away at that wall, leaving behind dust and shattered bricks. Her response brought me to tears – “But with those shattered bricks, you have the material to build anything you want.”
Creating Something Beautiful
And I know that Danielle is right. I have to use this experience to build myself up, to make myself stronger. Because I know that I can come through this, to see the light on the other side.