I originally wrote this in 2012. I am amazed to see how relevant it still is.
A Challenging Time
Today was an interesting day for me. I hung out with friends. Laughed a lot, fought depression.
I have been told that depression is anger turned inward. This might be the case, however, just because you know something is broken doesn’t mean you have the tools to repair it-especially when you aren’t sure what it is which needs fixing.
I can’t really put my finger on specifics; I only know that I need to make some changes. I find it interesting that sometimes my mood is the most accurate gage best indicator of how I am doing emotionally. . For instance, when I am feeling good I get that things are either where †hey need to be, or (if they aren’t) they are fixable. The I Ching (or book of changes) states that ‘an obstacle lasts only as long as necessary’. In the same vein, Mother Theresa (re the idea of burdens) indicated God (or your concept of a Supreme Being) never gives one more than they cn handle (then she stopped, sighted and said ‘I only wish he didn’t think I could handle so much’. My point is that we all have burdens and challenges, which we get to deal with. Sometimes they seem insurmountable, and it is during these times when I am called to really rely on my faith that things are going according to plan. that they are going to be ok.