Depression reminds me of a slow drizzle on a gray day.
Depression feels like a slow drizzle.
I mean it isn’t something you would associate with a down pour.
Depression is more like an endless gloomy day.
We have had an unusual number of gray drizzly days. Every time I look out my window I feel a bit depressed.
When I get out in the drizzle, I pull my coat around me tightly and hurry through my daily walk.
Well today, I looked up at the sky from my desk and wondered what kind of a walk I would have today.
Intermittent clouds threatened to make it soggy, and after the pounding rains last night, I wondered if I might need an umbrella.
By the time I put my shoes on and leashed up the dogs, it looked like the sun was going to shine down on us.
We hit the road with the cool trade winds blowing a light drizzle in our faces, and the sun warming our backs.
Right away I was struck by the loud sound of flowing water from a stream that had accumulated where there isn’t normally a stream.
“What a treat!”
Just the sound seemed to wash away my dark mood.
When we reached a part of the road where the flowing water traveled through the tall grass and splashed down small unseen water falls, it seemed like the sound was all around us.
The little stream that runs beside our daily walk had come to life during the down pour last night.
Where the new road is being plowed at the end of the pavement, there was glistening beauty, and sparkling playful waterfalls where the bare earth lie exposed yesterday.
I took the time to be still and breathe in the wonderful peaceful feeling the stream had created.
The flowing water seemed to have made the world pure and clean again.
My light mood was a gift from the storm.
Your symptoms of depression really can give way to an emotional storm that can wash away the wounds of the past if you allow it.
Mother Nature’s dramatic storm had washed the world clean. When you let your emotions RIP… they are capable of washing YOU clean.
Whether it is excitement or intense grief, the shear power of the emotion can be felt in your gut, and often causes you to feel like if you don’t move or make some kinda noise, you will just burst. Powerful emotions get your juices flowing.
If you suppress an intense emotion you can feel it rot your gut and climb up your throat.
Did you get the message when you are very young that it is not okay to express unpleasant emotions?
Stuffing your emotions will cause you much suffering.
Emotions are your spiritual compass. They are meant to give direction in the moment they arise.
It is your choice to follow the direction your emotions point you, or ignore them.
When you choose to deny an emotion you prevent the release of that energy so it stays in you and harms you.
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