DEPRESSION IS A LIARby EnRichment Place Clinicians on 01/09/16
For many individuals that are challenged by depression (notice I didn't say suffer with) it can be difficult to notice the difference between messages sent by your reasonable mind and your depressed mind. So often I've said that "your depression speaks to you". It tells you that situations are hopeless or you are worthless. It maximizes things that would reasonably be far less significant and it minimizes as many of the positives as it can. Depression tells you that sleep or eating, or not eating, will help you to cope with things. It tells those who are challenged by it that others do not care or are out to get them. It will say that those who appear to love us, just don't understand. Depression speaks boldly and loudly, as if it has a right to do so.
But, I am declaring today that Depression is a LIAR! It doesn't want you to know the TRUTH. Which is that you are valuable, no matter what you've been through. No Matter What. The positive things that are said and done in our lives are the things that will renew us and bring us through any situation if we choose to see them. The enemy of Depression is Hope and it doesn't want those that are dealing with it to know that. So today and every day, every moment necessary, declare Depression the LIAR it is and state that in this moment I will not be challenged by depression but be challenged by hope. Take it one moment at a time. Get out of bed, open the blinds in this moment. Call a friend, read a good book in the next moment. Meditate and go for a walk in the moment after that. Let hope tell the truth where depression once lied.