We all have to do it.
We all get it.
It is the biggest thing that they will never truly understand about us.
It is the thing we most need acknowledged.
It is impossible to explain. It is impossible to describe. It is impossible to understand unless you are one of us.
The majority of the experience of Bipolar is not public. Not external.
The majority of the Bipolar experience is Silent. Hidden. Invisible. Internal.
It is our own private battle.
It is the daily fight to maintain balance.
And it is the all out war in the midst of a true episode.
And no matter how hard they try to encourage us to learn “skills” to cope
The truth is
We don’t have any true weapons
All we have
is our supernatural ability to withstand the beatings.
I don’t want to try to put it in words because it is something too raw for us.
But also because I don’t really have any words for it.
You didn’t lose the fight if you are sobbing beyond control
You didn’t lose because you can’t stop drinking the racing thoughts away
You didn’t lose because you hate yourself
You ARE withstanding the beatings.
When you are Bipolar your only choice is to fight for your balance, your wellness,
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
We all do it.
EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. US.
The good stuff matters enough.
It just does.
Don’t let Bipolar lie to you.
We win every day
We are here