I want to be happy . This is a statement that comes from the lips of some of the depressed people that I have encountered.I want to laugh from my heart not the shallow kind of laughter that you laugh only with your face showing your teeth yet there’s no joy within , I crave a hearty laughter .I crave peace, the child like kind of peace the kind that you don’t have a worry in the world. Not having to over think stuff or how my actions are interpreted by people around me . I want to be me ,I miss the person I was prior to all this madness the carefree person without a single worry .
Depression does have a tendency of letting someone feel lost in a sea of emotions. Its like a cloud of heaviness that shadows every move you make there to remind you that you don’t deserve to be happy . A constant reminder of what happened it sort of pulls you back every time you try to wiggle out of the feeling.
According to research there are many possible causes of depression, including faulty mood regulation by the brain, genetic vulnerability, stressful life events, medications, and medical problems. It’s believed that several of these forces interact to bring on depression . Good news is you can manage the depression it doesn’t have to rule over your life.You can take back the reigns and be the captain of your ship. It might not be easy but it can be done
A person who is born with his both his eyes fully functional then , unfortunately loses his eye sight can learn to move around using his ears . Using echo produced by still objects he can estimate how close or far away an object is .He was not using this part of the brain even though it was always there prior to losing his sight .Am sure he did not even know it was possible to move around using his ears . This goes to prove that an old dog can indeed learn new tricks. We often hear that the brain cannot grow or change this right here proves otherwise.
In this line of thought I think its only fair to say that the brain can unlearn the unhealthy thought patterns that lead to depression. Whether the depression has been caused by genetic predispositions or stressful life events. Am not saying it is easy all I am saying is if a blind man can learn to use his ears to move round then there is hope for you to learn or relearn how to be happy . You can learn to spot out the unhealthy thought patterns that lead to the feelings of depression .