touch of madness

None of us are sane. Or at least, we are all a little insane. Sanity after all is not truly binary, black or white; sanity is more like a continuum, a range of values based upon our ability to see and cope with the reality we find ourselves occupying. We all have a dark side, we all struggle with our own private internal issues, moods, and emotions. 

Everyone’s exterior appears much more together than their interior truly is; recognizing this can be a source of tremendous peace. Once we accept that we are all human and that we are all flawed, it takes a lot of the pressure off. We certainly do not cease attempting to grow and improve but we do take a lot more in stride and we become more relaxed and effective.

Closing Quotes:

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain

“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.” – Tim Burton 

“If you think anyone is sane you just don’t know enough about them.” – Christopher Moore, Practical Demonkeeping

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” – Edgar Allan Poe 

As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier