Hope – What a Wonderful World

From time to time, I struggle with depression and its sister, anxiety.  This month is one of those times, the first time in at least 6 years and not very severe.  I wake in the middle of the night worried.  I start to feel hopeless about change in situations I have been trying to change.  Depression feels like some internal screen appears to block my normally hopeful mind that includes visions of possible futures and a reality where my best self resides.  Suddenly I can’t see a future, only darkness, and it feels scary.  Mindfulness of the present is the best antidote, but sometimes even that feels like too much work.  Then, a little burst of hope crosses my path, and it reminds me all is well, at least somewhere, which is better than nowhere.

 

About Erin W

A sensitive plant, bamboo strong.
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