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We talk a lot about depression...of course we do...this is what our community is about. And if you come to my blog it is probably because you are a fellow depression sufferer. Here I can get a little more personal and get deeper into things.
One of the core ways which I have found to combat my depression is to know my values. I think a lot of times we get out of sorts because we are living a life which is not congruent with who we are or what we value and cherish. And sometimes this is very hard to walk the walk. Sometimes life is easier if we ignore things like integrity in our daily life.
Yet a simple life...of living true to yourself...can be that road towards peace, serenity, and loving yourself.
Sometimes I get so disillusioned. It seems so many people are about ego and promoting themselves and creating this facade to cover up the fact that they are so empty inside. The fakers take away from what is real in life...real caring...real compassion...and real community.
I guess my childhood experiences have made me this way. Growing up in the inner city...with a mom who could not take care of herself due to her mental illness...let alone me...I learned early on to judge people not by what they say but by what they do. I watched very carefully as some people would say they cared...but then do nothing to help or even cause more harm. I carry that baggage with me. But in some ways it has taught me some very valuable lessons. I have learned a lot about trust and how very special it is when you can find those special people in your life to trust.
My bullshit detector is very strong and actually very good. One way I have kept my sanity all these years is to listen to my gut about people. So many times in life we don't listen to that gut feeling and then we pay the price. I know I have.
I hope you learn easier than I have about who to trust and who...you would give anything to turn back time and never have come into contact with the person. If only this were possible.