For many years, Depression battled me daily. It relentlessly consumed every hope and dream of mine. Consequently, this harmed my work, my happiness and every relationship I cared about. I saw others through this false and self-defeating lens. Ultimately I viewed myself through this lens as well and it nearly cost me all that I was born to be.
But in a moment of true transparency and deepest self reflection, I saw the carnage. I reviewed the history of the emotional destruction I had caused. I looked at it several times and firmly decided…to change my viewpoint. To get rid of the lens in front of me that I had not asked for but had tolerated. To end the cycle of despair that had caused great pain to myself and all those I love and respect.
Yes, that day changed everything! In that moment, I put on new glasses and lived with a new heart. At that instant I forever knew I was never going back to those shadows ever again.
So my hate has turned to happiness, my loathing has turned to love, my wandering has turned to winning and my pain has transformed into prayer!