Category Archives: Depression

Behind a Farting Camel

  Hafez or Hafiz was a Persian poet who lived in the 1300′s. His work has been influential since that time even though little is actually known today about him and his life. His work made deep impressions on writers such … Continue reading

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Memories of Better Days

If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness,lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be … Continue reading

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Extremes of Despair and Gladness

I wish some of my past could be erased; those parts I dislike most. Some were done to me, but many are things I did to others. It’s a hundred times harder to forgive myself than it is find forgiveness … Continue reading

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Light Into the Darkness

I thought depression had mostly been put behind me. Things were looking up. Reclaiming my life for my complete own was arriving. I was happier than I have been in a long time ever. Having reduced my stress load and … Continue reading

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Like Quicksand

Depression… removes the color from the colorful… reduces the difference between day and night… crowds out self-esteem with self-loathing… takes away the pleasing taste from everything… creates a sense of being UN-loveable… brings all past mistakes to present-moment… shades life … Continue reading

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Only the Dead Don’t Feel It

My supposition is that life would be boring if things were always good. Fact or delusion, that’s a mantra that rings in my head to help me keep going. Life just gets damned difficult sometimes. There’s a well-worn phrase that … Continue reading

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