History has been made by people who faced mental illness. With their greatness came suffering. The ages would remember how they fought for the collective good. These were not perfect people, but they kept going in spite of their suffering. Just when they thought that they could go no further, they took one more step. Oftentimes they failed, and other times they didn’t. In spite of their personal pain they kept going, inspiring others to do the same.
Their greatness came from overcoming obstacles, not avoiding them. We too are destined for greatness, but our journey will not be free from struggle either. In fact it may be harder than it is easy.
There is a greatness in each one of us that needs to be acknowledged, that yearns to be loved–a deep knowing that we have inside of us. We reach inward for the wisdom that is ours. As we reach out for hope, we let go of fear. We are part of something greater than ourselves. This life is about you and me finding our way back home–where we began with our perfect self.