Depression, a state of hopelessness, failure, a rebel to accept things and sometimes an agent for self realization. Often we come across the term depression and people use it even without knowing the true meaning of it. Most of the times it becomes an alibie to escape change, challenges, growth, being productive and growing up.
I happen to read an account of personal experiences of my collegue who is a father of a young boy just entering his teens. He has been updating to a close group of friends and wellwishers about the status of his son who is going thru cancer treatment for a very long time. He narrates each and every treatment the kid undergoes, all that he undergoes during the treatment in detail. I could realize that this was the only way he could vent his emotions and source all his strength for the days to come.
I have met this vibrant and a talented child as charming boy many years ago. On reading his account the very thought of suffering the child is going thru because of the illness and also because of the treatment was heart-wrenching.
The worst of suffering is to see someone suffer. I could not even imagine what all the parents could be going through and their state of mind. But the most impressive thing was the day they approached this situation with courage, clarity and patience. Every step they take, it is a bomb ticking moment.
Reading through it and observing them for a long time, there could not be anything more tragic, challenging and nightmarish than this.
When people with so much agony and uncertainity put up with life with utmost courage, responsibility, staying positive and not succumbing with emotions even for a second. What we face are all just miniscule. We do not have the right to feel offended, upset or as a victim in anyway.
Everything that we do out of emotions, crying, fighting, hating, worrying, being suicidal looks cliche.
It becomes our choice and responsibility to manage our emotions and control our mind. While it is not a mistake to feel depressed, as humans we experience various emotions at various junctures of life. But, it becomes our responsibility not to live in it. Bouncing back is in your DNA, just that we have to realize our powers, practice patience, learn from mistakes, accept we are not super humans but with effort can become human.
Learn self love to groom yourself but practice love for everything around you. Love is often refered to express a romantic relationship, but the true meaning is larger than that.
Where there is a will, there is always a way !
Love – Prasha 👑