My depression was such a gift. After 29yrs of trauma, not liking myself, stress, anxiety, and heartbreak, my body finally gave up on me and I was a crying mess. The gift was feeling this qualitative difference, knowing my life can not continue the way it was, and seeing what experiences hurt the most.
And, do you know what hurt the most? - Hearing that people actually cared about me.
I needed to take medication to lift myself out of this state, but the time I spent crying over everything helped me cleanse my emotional body of everything that I could not cry about in the past.
I also made some major life changes in the 10yrs that I was on medication. I stopped trying to conform, I started respecting my limits, I stepped into delivering my gifts, and I started to function in a way that allowed me to feel appreciated, instead of judged.
All of the work I do is about self-understanding, self-acceptance, engaging with our life lessons, knowing that we are all a work in progress, and that we each have unique ways to be more or less successful when engaging with life and others.
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