The Truth of How You Feel Keeps You Free
I do have some strong feelings about this! I have had so many people with varying degrees of depression come through my practice. And personally, if I had not had access to a few stellar colleagues to support me periodically over the years since I have been a practitioner myself, I would not be in the position I am now. I definitely attribute my professional and personal success to the “reality” of depression, anxiety, and mental illness. I don’t have depression, but I struggle hard against anxiety. I’ll have it for weeks, sometimes months on end, work with it, and work around it, manage it in all the ways I can, and then one day I wake up and it’s gone. The “whatever” it was is resolved.
I’ll keep this to a dull roar. I definitely agree that the person who is experiencing depression is not at all weak. The depression is a “stop” to a life journey in a direction that person does not want to go. It takes all of a person’s strength to go in an “unaccustomed” direction! I have so respected you on your journey, It is incredible to see how you have successfully come through it and you are building the life of your dreams – what ever that means!
Thank you so much for sharing what you have started to share lately, your process through and out of your depression. People need to be able to read that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It IS possible to be happy again – and how to get there!
How you feel is a direct result of the choices that we make – not about stopping (or hiding) the negative affects of being unhappy.
Wow Sabine! Thank you for sharing! I wish more people could openly talk about this like you to make it easier to figure this life out. I went through a depression. I was even on meds. My family has a history of depression. I found great people to help me see why this was happening and the good that would come from it. It was one of the hardest things I went through and it has made me the strong and happy person I am today. I am grateful for every single happy moment in my life because I fully understand the power our minds can have over us negatively. I must say though that as much as the mind can so powerfully deplete us it is also fully capable of allowing us to live high on life. Glad you are on your way!