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Unread 09-13-2017, 04:40 PM   #1
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I've recently realized that for as long as I can remember, I've had this deep depression.. It developed so early on I've learned to see it as part of me - 'just who I am'. But it's not! This depressed mind is not who I am, it's a result of things that have happened in my life. I don't have to be imprisoned by it forever!

I've decided to deal with it.. And I've recognized that at least some of the depression comes from the thought that 'I cannot influence things in my own life', that I can't change things. This used to be true - as a kid, I was so scared of my dad I wanted my mom to leave him, but since she didn't, I was trapped with him as well. That was then - this is now

Now that I'm an adult, I CAN influence things. If I find myself with a bad person again, I can leave. I need to sort my life out in a way that I don't have to suffer anymore - and I CAN do it! It's all about making the right choices, and about changing direction if I take a wrong turn.. The most important thing I need to realise is that I'm not that child anymore, trapped without options, without any real opportunity to influence my life - now, I'm free..
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I've recently realized that for as long as I can remember, I've had this deep depression.. It developed so early on I've learned to see it as part of me - 'just who I am'. But it's not! This depressed mind is not who I am, it's a result of things that have happened in my life. I don't have to be imprisoned by it forever!

I've decided to deal with it.. And I've recognized that at least some of the depression comes from the thought that 'I cannot influence things in my own life', that I can't change things. This used to be true - as a kid, I was so scared of my dad I wanted my mom to leave him, but since she didn't, I was trapped with him as well. That was then - this is now

Now that I'm an adult, I CAN influence things. If I find myself with a bad person again, I can leave. I need to sort my life out in a way that I don't have to suffer anymore - and I CAN do it! It's all about making the right choices, and about changing direction if I take a wrong turn.. The most important thing I need to realise is that I'm not that child anymore, trapped without options, without any real opportunity to influence my life - now, I'm free..


Yes, we CAN choose to have control over out life and actions which influences the quality of life.
Navigating through life while suffering from depression is awful and t is a lot of hard work.
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It gave me a boost just reading this! If you havent heard of Byron Katie and "the work", check her out on YouTube!
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