Depression: Through the Pain

You CAN make it through the pain.

Shame

on July 8, 2013

Good morning! 

Do you ever feel shame for being depressed?  Or anxious?  Or agoraphobic?  There is no need.  Having these conditions is no reason to feel ashamed.  They just are. 

Many times your illness has a biological cause.  Often it is combined with bad circumstances or poor decisions. 

There is also no reason to feel ashamed of your past, even if you made some foolish decisions, AS LONG AS YOU LEARN FROM THEM AND MOVE ON.  Each of us has a unique set of circumstances and decisions that make us who we are.  Like a tapestry, the threads of circumstance and choice are woven together to make you the beautiful creation that you are.  There may be some ugly knots underneath, but make sure you are focused on the finished product.  Slowly, patiently work each thread into the tapestry of your life.  Take the time to choose the most beautiful threads, the ones that are the strongest and most durable.  Imagine holding the needle and thread, working them in.  Your creation is all the more beautiful for having stronger threads redeeming those which are weak and frail.  The combination will be AMAZING!

Feel ashamed only if you choose to wallow in your illness or previous poor decisions.  Overcoming them, on the other hand, means triumph.  Wouldn’t life be far more boring if everything always rocked along smoothly and evenly?  Not that we don’t enjoy and long for those times in the midst of crisis!!!!  But your current heartache is your opportunity for a triumph moment that you will relish for the rest of your life.  Keep up the good work.  YOU’LL GET THERE!

I’ll be back on Thursday.

Blessings, Elizabeth

*** If you are new to this blog, it is best to start by reading “About” and the first entry that was posted on May 13, 2013.  Then read each consecutive entry, one per day.  Welcome!

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