“Life is going to be fine”, is what everyone tells us while we go through a rough patch in life – how many of you agree to that?
I do! Even I have told this to people couple of times.
But the truth is when a person goes through a rough patch they want, someone to listen before bombarding them with the generic statement like – “Life is going to be fine”. I did not realize this until I was at the receiving end.
There came a time in my life when my world fell apart and nothing seemed right. I would talk to people and they would advise me but that would bring no improvement. Gradually I started sinking into the pool of sadness. I cut myself out from everyone, even the near and dear ones. The feeling of worthlessness started creeping inside me with the passage of days. And it was unending, I felt exhausted throughout.
While reading something on the internet I came across an article about depression, I started researching more and I took help. During this experience, all I realized was that I just wanted to speak what was in my heart to someone who would listen to me. It was a bliss. I made myself my priority, started doing things I love, started connecting to my inner self by meditation.
And since then there is no looking back. If sometimes I feel a bit tensed I make it a point to talk to a close one in my life and speak up, I make them listen. Also whenever I see someone around who is sad, I approach them and ask them to speak up. Because it is important to speak what we feel, that lessens some of the burdens we carry.
This year World Health Organization chose the theme “depression” on – World Health Day – “Let’s Talk”! It is a great step in making the world realize that they must listen as well as speak. Depression is something which is very common these days and we must all pledge to curb it by simply “listening” and “speaking”.
I am always there for the people who want to speak – “Speak up – I am listening”
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