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So this man sought after peace yet his bipolarnes required conflict

  1. Ericdierker profile image54
    Ericdierkerposted 4 years ago

    These ups and downs that our souls fight must not be fought any longer. They must be accepted and embraced and yet with our inner selves be balanced.

    A giant swing set of life yet we must choose to ride it and pump from one direction to the other.

    We must stay anchored to that great stable pole running parallel to earth.

    Once when I was young we contrived a way to go all the way around the top parallel pole. It was amazing until one child fell from the great height and broke a few bones.

    Although I had made it many times we were now forbidden and my swing could only go back and forth.

    And truth is that now that I am older I understand. Others must keep us down to earth.

    And perhaps that is the biggest sorrow of being bipolar.

  2. Sparklea profile image75
    Sparkleaposted 4 years ago

    From what I can see, reading your excellent hubs, regardless of your condition, God is using your writing gift in a mighty way.
    Your topics are interesting, unique and original.
    I believe your drive to write every day is not only advantageous, but extremely helpful with your situation.
    YOU ARE NOT BORING!  God bless, Sparklea smile

    1. Ericdierker profile image54
      Ericdierkerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sparklea, I have to get up to do something every day. Or the demons just might have their way ;-)
      Constant inquiry is indeed therapeutic.
      Thank you

      1. shanmarie profile image80
        shanmarieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I have to say that I agree with Sparklea.  We all have our demons, though, and you're one step ahead in recognizing how to beat them.

  3. grand old lady profile image85
    grand old ladyposted 4 years ago

    I feel upset when people with a mental condition are given such a bad name because of all these mass killings. These are harsh generalities, but consider: People who were bipolar include Dick Csvett, one of the most intelligent and popular TV hosts IMHO. Charles Dickens,  Richard Dreyfuss, Patty Duke, Carrie Fisher, the ingenious Stephen Fry,  civil rights pioneer Jesse Jackson, Abraham Lincoln (Just look how he is honored in the Lincoln memorial), Ted Turner and Margaret Trudeau.

    1. Ericdierker profile image54
      Ericdierkerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      A good friend says, we all have a mental condition. Of course we all do. So the question is clearly what to do with it?
      Thank you Lady

  4. PoeticPhilosophy profile image82
    PoeticPhilosophyposted 4 years ago

    I personally, don't believe there is bipolar Eric! It was basically a labeled condition because we live in a twisted society that if you are out-of-order, people then become self-conscious and think there is something wrong with them.. truth is, we all have ups-and-downs. It is normal to feel angry for one moment, then happy the next, because the anger "feeling" has now ended, and now you feel relieved and joy. There is no such thing as bipolar, add, nothing, it's all an illusion because of how society is formed. Anyways, level changes in feeling "also" could be that you are born on a cusp in astrology, if you are... you have two different feelings going through you, so you are always feeling these level changes. Look into it if you haven't.

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Doesn't believe that bi-polar disorder exists.

      Believes in "cusps in astrology"

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        lol  Well put.

      2. PoeticPhilosophy profile image82
        PoeticPhilosophyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Totally. Astrology is a calculated way of how the universe works and effects each individuals life, by calculating the rotation of the earth at the time it spins. And when you are born, you are placed at a certain point of the universe, and this is how it effects your emotions/life, because we are all energy attached with the universe.

        Since it is a "calculated" way of how the universe works, governments, celebrities, and all who are aware of it, look into numerology and astrology, because it is the proven way of the world.

        No debate here though, you believe what you believe, I'll believe what I believe smile.

        1. EncephaloiDead profile image56
          EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          The rotation of the earth doesn't change, so there's no need to calculate it.

          And yet, two people can be born at exactly the same time and have completely different lives and characteristics, none of which fit an astrological profile.

          No, it isn't.

  5. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image88
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 4 years ago

    Because of the very special person you are I do believe that God has taken you by the hand and is leading you God bless