We all agree that depression is bad. Depression makes us feel unworthy, alone and isolated. We suffer. When they become chronic, depression undermines our quality of life and our potential. On the other hand, depression is one of the most treatable mental health problems. Whether with medication, with psychotherapy or a combination of both, you can get rid of the symptoms of your depression and return to a “normal” life.
But what is the goal of our life? Is it just to live without depression or is it to live as happily as possible and increase our potential as much as possible?
Turn depression into something positive
What if I tell you that you can turn your depression into a golden opportunity to discover your inner strength and the hidden power of your mind and that you can change your life, unfold your wings, and realize your potential?
Turning depression into something positive is not easy. If you see your depression as an opportunity to immerse yourself in your soul and try to understand what is happening in your feelings and thoughts. Depression is no coincidence. It has causes. All symptoms of depression are small “messages” that you have to decipher.
While it is very common today for psychotherapy and medication to help alleviate the symptoms of depression, such as the relief of headache from aspirin, one rarely works deeply on the psyche. That is a pity, because a profound work on one’s own mind usually leads to better and above all long-term effects. Just relieving the symptoms of depression and returning you to the exact same environment and habits is only a temporary improvement. After a while or other life events, your body sends you different signs and sometimes stronger messages to make you aware that something is really wrong with your life. Ignoring these signs is like ignoring your life and trying to live someone else’s life.
Depression: an opportunity for a new life?!
Why does a severe and long depression sometimes lead to suicide? Maybe because the individual does not know that he could change his life radically. That is what I am talking about here. By carefully understanding the signs of your depression and the deep causes, it will become an opportunity for you to rediscover yourself and implement radical changes in your life, beliefs, and relationship with your entire environment.
Instead of just having the goal to get rid of your suffering, you should rather aim to develop a much deeper joy, satisfaction and mindfulness. From there you can realize yourself and really become who you want to be. Not only are you worth living a “normal” life, your life can be extraordinary, meaningful, enjoyable and beautiful.
Did not you have that dream when you were a child?