Listen To Your Heart All You Want

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Which Is More Powerful?

Thought can occur without emotion. Emotion cannot occur without thought.

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Falling Down

Any cup has a limit to the amount of liquid it can hold. We all have a cup. Some of us have paper cups fit for a water cooler. Others have tall glasses (sturdy but capable of shattering). Mine happens to be a coffee mug (it’s suitable for hot water but fills up quickly). Life is the liquid for our cups. Some people like to chug. I prefer to sip. When life gives us more than we are capable of drinking at one time, we depend on our cups to hold the balance. Sometimes, life keeps filling our cups until the liquid spills over. Breakdowns occur. I am a survivor of child abuse. I suffer from severe mental illness on a daily basis. I know what it’s like to stare at a full cup of life and wonder whether another drop is about to drip. I have done it many times. Falling Down (1993) came out when I was in high school. I loved it then and it’s remained one of my favorite films. It makes me really grateful that those drops never dripped.

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Break The Cycle

I went almost ten years without speaking to my parents. I reunited with them about a year and a half ago. I fell in love with them all over again. They have changed a great deal from when they were the parents who physically abused me as a child. I have changed a great deal from when I was that physically abused child. A lot of people are quick to point out that emotional and mental abuse can be worse than physical abuse. Many of them seem to overlook the fact that both emotional and mental abuse always accompany physical abuse but not vice versa. Getting hit has emotional and mental ramifications. All of us need to question how we were raised. Just because you were hit as a child does not mean that you have to hit your children. If we are going to break destructive cycles, we must recognize them. Break The Cycle (2014), by You+Me, imparts a message that so many of us need to grasp. Question the actions of people who may have had an impact on your ways of thinking. Injuries to our minds and emotions cannot fully heal unless we realize the need for them to do it.

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Play It Smart

On those occasions that you follow your heart, make sure to take your mind along for the trip.

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