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Re: Depression as a gift

Posted by Tabitha on May 12, 2009, at 22:41:30

In reply to Re: Depression as a gift, posted by chumbawumba on May 11, 2009, at 22:04:08

It's a cool idea, but I can't think of it as a gift. Yes, maybe I can make the best of it, as with any form of suffering, it can awaken compassion. I think it humbled me, which is good. It showed me I'm not in perfect control of this brain or this body. I'll get that lesson as I age for sure, but depression brought it home sooner. It showed me "I am not my thoughts or my mood", because I had to learn to separate my Self from my depressed thoughts and mood.

Hmm, so I guess there are some gifts. But that doesn't make it a gift. It's a brain disorder.

Interesting question: "what does depression ask of me"? I have no answer right now.




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