Live Anyway

While on vacation last week, I watched A Beautiful Mind with Russell Crow. (Amazing actor.)

The story is of John Nash--a brilliant mathmetician who suffers with schizophrenia. Basically, the drugs which control the halucinations, also inhibit his ability to think. He gets off the drugs and simply lives with the schizophrenia. Though there are often imaginary people in his world--he refuses to acknowlege them. Every day. And he carves out a life for himself.

I wonder how many of us have the courage to do the same?

Which parts of your life do you have on hold because there are "imaginary people" you have to ignore?

Understand they aren't literal...but you probably do hear voices. You know. The ones that tell you that you aren't good enough. That you aren't attractive. That you aren't smart. Or fun. Or whatever your particular voices happen to say.

It takes a stunningly brave person to ignore them. To "live anyway."

I love it that John Nash did. And his were louder than most.

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