#14 – How Risk-Taking Promotes Recovery from BPD

This is eloquent, chock full of real insight and so inspiring.

BPD Transformation

Reflecting on the last 10 years, several key decisions accelerated my recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. In these moments, I took risks that moved me further along the road to becoming well.

At the time, these actions did not stand out as turning points. Today, their importance is obvious.

Below is a scene from the movie The Dark Knight Rises that illustrates this type of decision. Bruce Wayne has been imprisoned in a pit-like prison from which escape seems impossible. The jump to freedom is too far. Bruce Wayne fails on his first attempt to escape, but he eventually triumphs:

Short 1-minute version – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BNW2By7ppo

Longer 3-minute version – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdQFRf-KqNw

It’s notable that Bruce Wayne has to feel anger about his horrible situation before he can make the leap. The feelings of doubt, uncertainty, hope and determination which we can imagine in Bruce Wayne as he looks across the gap…

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