I want my writing to come from truth, therefore, I have to be willing to dig deep to the root of my recent reluctance to write . I can only weave the words into meaningful beauty if they have a foundation of truth to stand on.
The truth is that depression rears its ugly head and leads to inertia and feeling overwhelmed, which is really the root of the procrastination I talked about yesterday.
I have had a history of what I would call mild to moderate depression most of my life. Sometimes, change, like our recent move, can trigger an episode. The time of year (late summer into early fall) can also trigger deeper depression. In my case the season followed on the heels of the move.
Once the movers left and the boxes were unpacked, I finally sat down to rest and realized that once again, I was in a bluesy funk. So, I just slowed way down and sank into it. I did need rest – the move followed an 18 month period in my life that was fraught with illness and recuperation, which also probably contributed to the depression
I have accepted the fact that I cycle through depression, but I don’t have to accept it as a condemnation. I can trust God in spite of it; I can choose to wallow in it or learn from it. Sometimes, in our darkest hours our faith grows the strongest.
This journey I’ve invited you to take with me is all about doing something positive in spite of the funk. It’s living even though my heart feels trampled; trusting, even when my soul feels crushed. It’s giving voice to the dream; weaving beautiful words from truth.
Living in Grace,
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