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The Sound of Sunshine

The Sound of Sunshine

“On difficult days

when the storm is ragging within me

I sit


and listen

for the sounds of sunshine”

Most mornings are like this for me.

I wake struggling to breathe.

Trying to catch a breath.

Needing to stop the world spinning and emotions swirling.

I used to fight those feelings. I used to have programs, systems, drugs in place to combat them and help me level out.

Now I have found that the most effective thing to do is anticipate the emotions, the blackness, the rage and sit. Quietly. And wait. And listen. Within about 45 mins of rising, calm rolls in, like waves.

This has become known to me as “..the sound of sunshine.”

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  • melissaanne83
    July 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I think you are incredibly brave and strong…to anticipate the emotions instead of using medications, or other types of treatment.I think more people would benefit from some type of meditation, whether on meds or not. I also love that you refer to it as ‘the sound of sunshine.’ I should give it a try..I wake-up with a huge burst of adrenaline a lot. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • theAuthor
      July 13, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you. Your really kind

  • stephentaylor48
    July 18, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    You can always write to me. I admire your grit and will to live. I will always listen to you and think it an honor to do so.

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