This is really the place most of us want to be, at the end of the rainbow where we either find our pot of gold or that place we call home.
But on a real journey, this is what life looks like some of the time. Very little color and a feeling of impending or overwhelming darkness.
Sometimes life feels heavy no matter who we are.
In this midst of great crisis the demands of the moment will most often keep you going. There's just no time to think about loss, grief, sadness, or fear. You just keep going.
But eventually there comes a time in every form of every journey where things slow down and it is then that a depression can hit.
In today's world we take an anti-depressant, drink, smoke, distract, or do a number of other things to not feel the sadness. In the world where these options don't exist, what will we all do?
Or, what can we do in today's world that doesn't involve some sort of destructive path?
Most of us think of a warrior as one who will fight against the evil or darkness - but here is the great irony in depression. The more you fight or resist it, the greater its grip will be on your body and mind.
True warriors learn that the internal mastery of mind and self is the ultimate journey they will take.
It is also the hardest.
And the least glamourous.
And the most unrecognized.
But it is also the most rewarding for with it comes a true understanding of power and that was the whole reason the warrior began their journey, was it not?
Many may or may not think of themselves as warriors, not care about depression, and be unconcerned about survival.
But all three are aspects of each of our lives at some point. Our power comes in what we choose to do at that time by who we will choose to be.
I write this today because I am reminded of just such a moment. Things we can't control. Choices we don't want to make. Options we don't have to choose from.
There are highs and lows on every journey - the highs make great stories and entertain others. The lows are often kept silent and secret. But, they are there.
They do not however have to stay. What can you do? Here are a few ideas on how to be prepared to manage the lows and become the warrior you have within you!
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!