I’ve never felt a depression anywhere near this deep before. The depression keeps me from being able to do simple things in life. Wash the dishes. Take out the trash. Make my bed. Wash my clothes.
It just doesn’t seem that there’s any way out of it. I hesitate to write, to even post, because it consumes me so entirely.
It used to be, there was a reason to be depressed. Now it’s just — constantly happening. I keep telling myself that maybe if something changes for the better, I will feel better, and I can start anew once again. Or I tell myself, I will just pick up where I left off, before I got so sidetracked. But nothing works. Nothing helps.
I used to be able to rely on this person, this Andy, who was always motivated, who always gritted his teeth and faced whatever adversity there was, and endured it.
Now I can’t rely on him anymore. He’s missing, he’s vacant, he’s gone astray – he doesn’t know where he is. He can’t do the things he used to do, and enjoy doing them.
I’ve been writing music for several days. But I don’t like the music. It’s lousy. I don’t enjoy it. I don’t want to be writing it anymore.
I wrote this musical – but – how easily it came to appear to me to be useless. I can’t even put a demo together; I can’t find singers; I should not even try any more. All it does is increase the depression.
I just feel like – God blessed me so hugely in bringing me here, bringing me off the streets. Then I somehow transformed the blessing into a curse. It used to be the other way around, and it should be. I used to be able to transform curses into blessings. That was my strength.
I just don’t know what to do with myself anymore. I pray – but I feel so disconnected from God. I just can’t see a light at the end of this tunnel. It just goes on and on, winding in a way that I never can tell what’s ahead. All I know is what is ahead — is total darkness — and I am always, always in despair.
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I am sorry to read this post, I am wishing you could feel better.
My own experiences and what I’ve learned. I have been able to sit alone quiet in a chair during the light of day. I close my eyes and I explore all the feelings that come up. I try and ignore the thoughts and just feel the feelings.
I embrace the feeling of fear or anxiety, the depression and unease. I allow those feelings to have a place and to give them my full attention. I don’t try to fix them or explain them … I just feel them. Where do I feel it, how does it feel, a tingling in my stomach, a pain in my chest, nauseous or whatever and where-ever it appears in my attention; I explore it all fully.
Accepting that everything happening is part of the “I AM” experience of life … I embrace and try to love whatever feelings I experience without judgment, they are a part my journey worthy of exploration and focused attention. I have learned to enjoy the discovery.
~ Peace to you my friend
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