i once heard this story of a man who diligently went to church everyday to pray. he made the same wish everyday “dear god, help me get rich”. by the time he was at his death bed, he had not become rich. The reason being he was hoping for a miracle to happen but he didnt lift a single finger to help himself move ahead.
i cant help but relate this story to myself.
i have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. and i keep trying to move ahead but i am stuck. is it because i am not trying hard enough? will my depression go away if i try hard enough? on the other hand, it is extremely hard for me to get anything accomplished.
do we use the mind power/ our will to get out of depression?
if we take medication, our cold disappears. you dont need will power to recover from a cold. then with depression shouldnt it be the same?
i really hate what my life has become, it really feels like a nightmare that has continued for too long.
– Do you need willpower to get out of depression? If so how is depression considered an illness anymore?