The Terrible Beast and Me
“The terrible beast that no one may understand, came to my side, and put down his head in love.” – Louise Rogan
There are times when it seems easier to give in to despair than to fight my way out of it. I’m learning that the trick is to catch myself before I become so depressed that I’m incapable of acting. For starters, I can ask, “What am I feeling? Am I angry, sad, resentful or feeling sorry for myself?” There usually is real pain beneath my despair – pain that must be expressed so that I can let go of it.
I can also take good care of myself. I can eat right, get some exercise, get out of the house more and seek kind and understanding people. Talking through what’s bothering me and asking for what I need are good antidotes to despair. Most of all, I can reach out for the consolation and strength of the Universe.
I may feel unworthy or hopeless and too tired to even care. I may believe that nothing matters. But things do matter. I matter. Life matters. I don’t have to keep struggling with despair and depression alone. I am grateful for this spark of hope within me that can never die. Things will get better.
- The Mother of all Depressions (christophersmark.wordpress.com)
- On Depression & Getting Help (robdelaney.tumblr.com)
- Girl Talk: Explaining Depression (thefrisky.com)
Posted on December 29, 2010, in Fear, Honesty, Life, Personal Growth, Positive Thinking, Relationships, Spirituality and tagged Adversity, Consolation, Depression, despair, Disorders, Facebook, Fear, Honesty, Life, Mental Health, mood, Pain, Personal Growth, Positive Thinking, Relationships, Spirituality, Strength. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.