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You are a story in the making so hold on!

This is an excerpt from Dan Millman’s – “Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior”. 

It continues with…”No matter how dark it may seem, whatever the pain or emptiness we may feel — the sense of despair, the loss of hope or meaning — our dark night will be followed by a new dawn if we just endure. So take no desperate action; face the fear. Let the ego die, but protect the body. Allow this “death” to become a rebirth And as day follows night: the dark tunnel will lead to a  greater light”. 

Having recently also read the book called “A thousand little pieces” a brilliant and compelling semi-autobiography about James Frey and his battle to overcome major drug and alcohol addiction – one of the conversations he has was between him and an old gangster who saved his life by observing him leave the rehab center on his way to end it all. The old man follows him and grabs him and asks where he’s going and he tells the old man he’s done with trying and the old man says:

“Why? 

James: I’ve tried before. I can’t do it. 

Old man: Why? 

James: It’s too hard. 

Old man: Life is hard kid, you gotta be harder. You gotta take it on and fight for it… I don’t know what I think about Higher Powers and Twelve Steps and all the rest of what they talk about in here, but I do know that when things are tough, and when I don’t think I can last another minute, if I just hold on, hold on tight and with everything I got, the shit gets better”.

For those struggling out there. Hold on tight. You don’t know what’s around the corner, who is about to drop into your life or what tomorrow might bring. This is why I devoted a chapter in my book to Hope.

Always hold hope as an inner candle flame 🔥 that never wavers “even if the worst goes before you”.

And remember that tomorrow is a blank page. You get to choose what will be written on it. 

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David Fox is an author, speaker and registered psychologist with a masters degree in psychology. He believes that overcoming issues like anxiety and depression are best tackled on multiple fronts such as exercise, supplements, working with your thoughts and beliefs, watching your diet and talking to someone who can provide empathy and support while you figure things out. His goal is teach people individually and within organisations in how to help themselves thrive. In addition, David supports patients who would like to eventually reduce or potentially stop taking anti-depressant medication if they are finding major negative side effects from remaining on the medications and looking for alternative routes to a better quality of life. This is not for everyone, and yes some people may need to remain on some amount of medication – especially those with bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia. However, for those whose issues began as anxiety and/or depression, there may certainly be another way to healing other than medication. David is the author of the book Change your Life! Hope and Healing for Anxiety and Depression.

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