Growing up in Surrey, BC, I had BIG dreams. Dreams that would yield me a lot of success and in turn provide me with that lasting happiness that society had indirectly promised me. However, that was not the case at all. It led me down a path of destruction, internal failure and unhappiness. All of this resulted in deep depression and anxiety.
Depression and anxiety can be generally characterized by “the obsession of self”. The mind has a tendency of getting stuck in worrying about the future (anxious/anxiety) or the past (dwell/depression). The primary issue being the lack of control one feels over life itself (primarily on external factors).
Where did I go wrong…
The most critical developmental stages in one’s emotional growth are in the earlier years. I failed to learn, or be taught, the life skills that would be required for me to cope with the challenges ahead.
Despite the fact that I was given pretty much everything that I wanted at home, society itself (school, tv, music, friends, family, relatives etc) had encouraged me to overlook and not work out the internal struggles at hand. My environment shouted out, get a career, business, wife, house, kids and all the money in the world. These distractions and obsessions kept me away from dealing with reality and my emotions around it. Furthermore, medications, alcohol, vacations, relationships, more work, etc., were always promoted to cope with all these factors, all of which I take full blame for.
It wasn’t until I did a full program of action, that I was able to work out the mind’s troubles. I was able to gain a better understanding of the past, process the emotions attached and finally experience that internal stillness or what we call “happiness.”
If you can relate and are sick and tired of being sick and tired, then I encourage you to take action! Don’t further put your trust in things that have not worked in the past. Chances are if it didn’t work yesterday, it won’t work tomorrow. Change occurs when you try something new!
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