Depression and mental illness is one of the most challenging medical condition anyone will ever have to face. How do you explain to someone who has never experienced depression just how torturous it can be? What is it about our human condition that we can go to bed one night feeling just fine and then wake up the next morning with the onslaught of depression that will affect our life for years to come?
The easiest way I explain it is with this sentence… I have lost my happy.
While suffering depression it doesn’t matter how many good things happen around you or how great your family and friends are you just can’t find happiness. You know there have been plenty of things in your life that have made you happy in the past but when you try to think of them you can’t even think of one. You are in a constant state of unhappiness and to such a degree it can only be compared with mourning the death of a loved one.
Remember for a moment the most terrible thing that has ever happened to you and the pain and sorrow it caused. Now imagine a movie of that event with all of it’s associated pain being replayed in your mind every micro-second of every second of every minute of every hour, 24 hours every day over and over and over again.
It is the worse torture any one has to endure. Your brain speeds up and if left untreated you become so mentally tired from trying to stop the torture and of course you feel so angry about the event or person involved in those mental images being replayed in your mind. Medical treatment should be a priority and the right drugs can slow the brain down again to a level where you can begin to cope again, enough to progress further in treatment.
One of the greatest weapons you can use to fight this stage of depression is to apply one simple concept into your life. Be warned it is a lot easier said then done however if you can master it, you will be well on your way to recovery.
What is it?
Forgiveness… really think about what forgiveness involves and how it can totally free you of those mental images, because if you can forgive the worse thing that has happened to you then those torturous images start to lose there power over you.
Like I said, it is way easier said then done. One of the best ways is to collect every Bible scripture there is about forgiveness and read them, and re-read them over and over again. Go for walks and meditate upon the same scriptures and continually sow into your inner most being as much about forgiveness as you can. Eventually the torture will start to diminish and forgiveness will then take you on a journey where you will find other things like peace, rest, love and the ultimate of all unconditional love.
Having those things in your life will help you find your happy again.
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