My Secret Place

I have a very private secret place that I go to whenever I’m overwhelmed, feeling powerless, and pissed off. No one but me can go there and no one else has a clue that it exists.

I can go there in the twitch of a cat’s tail and stay as long as I wish. I make all the rules, break them whenever I want, and change locations at my whim.

Daydreaming can be a positive escape from RA

In other words I ‘daydream’; the best escape on my personal planet.

Quite a few people consider it childish and a waste of time. They are, of course, sadly mistaken. All of us watch TV, got to see movies, read books and maybe attend plays. But actually, all of these methods of entertainment are nothing more than someone else’s ‘daydream’; something they made up.

But my creations don’t require permission, aren’t observed and judged by others, have no limits, and can be changed, modified, recreated.

A rich inner life can be powerful

When the pain and limits that come with multiple immune diseases are overwhelming I just leave! I may not have control over my body, but my mind is all mine.

And anything that helps me cope is a definite plus in my (not so) humble opinion. A good imagining is, for me, a wonderful attitude adjustment. And it’s totally free!

Some of you reading this are nodding your head in agreement and understanding. For those of you who haven’t considered developing a rich fantasy life give it a try.

After all no one has to know about your delightful secret. They may notice that small smile of contentment and wonder what you’ve been up to.

Do you have a personal secret place?

Any of you who also have a secret place give me (and the rest of us) a shout-out and a knowing wink.

“Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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