ABSTRACT: existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence
REALITY: the state or quality of having existence or substance
This is a perfect example of the paradoxes that a depressed mind creates. My world is still real; there are trees and birds and mountains and lakes, but there is another part of me that exists only in the abstract. This is when I hear one thing and see another, or when my mind comes up with thoughts that are not real – people, places, emotions, ulterior motives… the list is long. It is a daily balancing act and I don’t always succeed. But if I can get through one more day, one more hour, if I can muster up one more positive thought… I’m on the right track.
How do you experience abstract reality?