• Michael Dahdal

Seeing The Light

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

If you simply look up the definition of depressed, you’ll get something that resembles ‘a state of unhappiness or despondency’.

Like everything, there are levels to this thing.

There’s feeling depressed and then there’s being depressed, with 'being' striking much deeper at your core, hijacking your entire identity.

To feel depressed is to carry with you a great despair

A sadness

A heaviness

A dark cloud

A sense of oppression

A sense of helplessness

You see no beauty when feeling depressed, nothing seems meaningful

You’re more inclined to just go through the motions;

doing the bare minimum - if you do anything at all.

It’s a spiral downwards that suggests no end in sight,

Getting out seems like a mountain to climb, there's that complete loss of will, a kind of death to your human spirit.

It begins consuming your entire being, very soon becoming enslaved to it, like living in bondage.

Reality is, like joy, sadness is a part of the human experience, so rather than fighting it, it may actually be worthwhile recognising it, and learning to appreciate it for what it is.