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Life can be tough, couldn't it?

Posted by Lyle on April 14, 2003 at 04:28:45

It is easy to feel in the dumps (what a letter: legislating happiness) but sometimes it is too deep a hole to climb out of. I'm not prone to depression, quite the contrary, but some things get me down sometimes and I don't know how to climb out.

One poster below said it was in Daniel but it is in Isaiah (26:3) from the set: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." I have tried that but it only works temporarily until things get back to normal and that state (of mind?) just leaves me, eventually.

I thought that somebody here might have ways I can use to cope with this type of drawbacks, frustrations and other similar negative things we get bombarded with and just plain happen in daily life. What seems to work best for me is silence and separation from the source of problems but I am not sure it is healthy and even advisible all the time. In general, isolation is not good for me but only for short periods of time. Sometimes I have had to push myself into doing extreme things just to sort of give my mind a good jumpstart but I also wonder how healthy is that.

Comments or suggestions will be appreciated.