“Make lists of positive aspects. Make lists of things you love—and never complain about anything. And as you use those things that shine bright and make you feel good as your excuse to give your attention and be who-you-are, you will tune to who-you-are, and the whole world will begin to transform before your eyes. It is not your job to transform the world for others—but it is your job to transform it for you. A state of appreciation is pure Connection to Source where there is no perception of lack.” — Abraham-Hicks
I have lived along side of depression for 15 years, I openly share I still take medication for depression because I hold the belief it is of benefit to me. I do not know if it will go away completely because I live moment to moment, day to day but I no longer fear, worry or judge it. Certainly I may have an off day or moment, I still know how to complain but do my best to make it a rare moment. There is a difference between feeling discomfort and wondering if you will feel it forever or feeling discomfort and recognizing it will be short-lived. I have felt its suffocation and know from that feeling of despair, I prefer JOY. I believe we all would prefer feeling wonderful to discomfort but many of us have practiced feeling badly for so long, we have forgotten what happiness, true happiness feels like.
There is so much variety life offers each of us, sometimes it is easy to feel overwhelmed, I appreciate the ability to recognize this within my children as well. Each time they/I may feel overwhelmed, it is ALWAYS in response to thinking about the past, which we cannot change or the future which has not occurred yet OR, this one is big, looking at our own life through the eyes of another.
Leave others out of your quiet moments, no matter who they are, lovers, spouse, children, parents, boss, friends, whomever. Focus solely upon all of those things you appreciate. It truly is the path to living a life that feels wonderful.
My LOVE and APPRECIATION, Tracie