Overcoming Depression With Hope and Gandhi
“I’ve always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there.” Bob Hope – British – American comedian and actor
One of the most important things anyone can learn in life is to not lay on others the blame for things that happen to us. However, we are addicted to it as a people and as a nation. You see that is only a form of avoiding taking responsibility for what goes on in our own lives.
Even if there are things that happen to us that we cannot control, the responsibility should always lay on our shoulders for letting it happen, as it’s the only way we can enter a mindset that will lead us onto our goals.
Fully accepting that whatever happens to you, good or bad is the result of how you interact with the world is the first step towards beating depression. That is the definitive attitude blueprint to reaching where you want to be.
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
Mahatma Gandhi – Political and Ideological Leader of India
Depression quotes like these are very important in the sense that they communicate to you that no matter how hard things may look right now, it’s always up to you to crawl out of the hole. Don’t throw away that power, don’t give to someone else. It is your biggest strength. Most of us were thrown by society or our parents in the way of following a straight line in life; take this degree, marry that girl, get that high paid job, get kids, a mortgage, get fat and die. If you want that for your life, that is fine, but there are quite a lot of others that want to do things a little bit differently.
If that is your case, there comes a time, when you’ll have to say enough and stand up for what you think is right for you, choosing your own path as the result, or live forever on your knees.
Relating this to overcoming depression, it’s imperative that you want it badly enough. That alone is enough to get you through it. It’s not enough for the people around you to want it, they can show you the path, but you’ll have to walk it yourself.
When you can gather the necessary commitment to see it through, that’s when you realize that you can’t fail, as you’ll know that no matter how long it takes, you’ll get there.
The way to beating depression is at first and foremost to take responsibility for your own life and get a strong grip on it. These are the natural remedies for depression provided by the Mother Earth and the structure of the Universe.