So what happens when you can’t dream.  You are experiencing mental illness, you have been given bad news, you don’t see any hope for  the future.

Now comes the advice:

  • Hang in there it will get better
  • It could be worse
  • There are others out there worse off than you
  • You just need to think positively

The list goes on and we have all heard them and said them.

So how do you start dreaming when your time may be short, your heart is broken, your exhausted just trying to keep up?

There is no easy fix and no one else can understand how you feel, what your are going through or do it for you.  You are an individual and you are you.

You are the only one who truly knows you and gets you.  It may not feel like it but you are in control and sometimes we just need support to breathe, reflect and slowly find our way back out of the darkness.

If you need professional help I urge you to seek it sooner rather than later – the power of a person who makes the time to listen and focus on you is an amazing healer.  Not to mention the medical assistance they can provide.

Some never get the opportunity or can’t seem to manage to find the hope, no matter what they try due to an illness or acute depression.  My heart breaks for these people and I hope they are getting the support they need professionally.

However if you are not in this group of people why not try dreaming small (which is probably big for you).

  1. Breathe
  2. Remember this is a moment in time
  3. Sit with the feeling
  4. Reflect
  5. Take the first step
  6. Celebrate
  7. Start again

We are where we are meant to be even if we do not know why, how, or what we are doing.  It is all about learning and growing to become the best we can be with the resources we have.