This is not an article on living beyond your means, that is a bad thing to do because it keeps you in debt.
What I mean is by living beyond your circumstances os overcoming your present situation by a shift in your attitude.
It took me such a long time to realise that perception is reality and sometimes I even need to remind myself is this sage phrase. It does only mean that people view the world from their own assumptions, but the way you phrase or accept a situation actual dictates the outcome.
If you are following my blog, you will know I am bipolar. But this is more than being Moody as I kid with my title as the Moody Catholic Economist; I actual lose control and rationality during a mania… I have done things from punching a priest in that state to almost undressing in public or have I (my family claims my memory of the situation is not always accurate)?
Take sometime to imagine being fearless but also impulsive and not being able to be concentrate or be rational.
But that is not even the worst part or the most dangerous.
When in a depression…I lose my motivation, my drive, my interest in all the things I love, my empathy is replaced with apathy.
It is so debilitating that your own mind betrays you because of some chemical imbalance in your brain and genetic expression/predisposition.
But, we must all live beyond our struggles. We must accept them but not be restricted or defined by them. This maybe why some people prefer not to be so vocal. However I think the benefits of speaking about it outweigh the stigma and cost. After all I would rather people be informed and be a community that can help me monitor my warning signs and are aware of my triggers and coping mechanisms, than for an episode to occur and something irreversible should happen.
Therefore, I would like to enjoin anyone reading this to accept their current situation but not surrender to it, realise that you are more than the present and can transcend anything.