“ Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. ” ~ Ambrose Redmoon
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise.
Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames.
And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”
Having Multiple Sclerosis can sometimes take on a life of its own. Sometimes, it may feel like it’s too much, especially in moments of relapse. But you are not your MS. You are so much more than that, and there’s always so much more life to live. Here are ten quotes that will hopefully help you overcome your battle with MS, one day at a time.
1.“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” –Buddha 2. “Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.” 3. “I have chosen to be happy, because it is good for my health.” –Voltaire 4. “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” 5. “Life is a one time offer. Use it well.” 6. “H.O.P.E. Hold on. Pain ends.” 7. “It’s a good day to have a good day.” 8. “On the other side of fear lies freedom.” 9. “It’s never too late in the day to start your day over.” 10. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”