Your Depression Doesn’t Define You

Hello loves, ❤

Just so you know, your depression doesn’t define you.

It might feel like it does. Sometimes it might even feel like it consumes you completely, and I understand that. Because sometimes my depression does the same thing to me. It swallows me whole and drowns me in self-doubt. Then, it strangles me with poisonous thoughts and convinces me I’m unworthy of love, and sometimes even life. But I’m not unworthy, and neither are you.

Depression is just pure evil that convinces you everything is wrong, including yourself. It gets inside your body, and your mind, and your soul, and it cuts you down to your very core. Depression is lonely because it’s only understandable to the people who have fought through it themselves. It’s an unexplainable nightmare you keep waking up from, but you never actually get out of.

It’s inescapable and when the people around you urge you to bring yourself out of it, you only fall in deeper.

It steals your drive of passion and takes away your will to love. It leaves you stranded all alone, feeling like a mess whose only contribution to the world is their sadness. It swallows you, and it consumes you, and then it makes you believe all you are is your depression. But you’re not. You are more, and you always have been.

You are a human being. A human who has made someone smile, and someone laugh, and someone feel. You’ve impacted people with your own smile, and your own laugh, and your own feelings. You have beliefs and passions and a journey to a destination you are destined to reach. You have your own path in life that is only meant for you and your mind to conquer. 

You’re a human who has made a difference in the world, whether you realize it or not.

You’re a friend who is needed, and a family member who is loved deeply. You’re a person who can understand something as devastating as depression and help other people who struggle with it by simply letting them know they are not alone.

You are powerful, and compassionate. You are caring, beautiful, and one of a kind. There is only one person on this planet who has everything you’ve got, and that’s you. And that makes you important, and needed, and rare.

You are an incredibly strong human being, and never try to say that you aren’t. I know you are, because you’ve felt the type of lowness that has left people utterly broken, and yet you’re still here.

You’re here, and you’re still fighting. You are not your depression. You are a warrior who fights a daily battle within yourself and survives it every single day.

You are a survivor. A human who has felt pure emptiness and lived through it. And most of all, you are someone who deserves love and the life you live, because what defines you could never be minimized to a single word, unless that word is more.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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45 thoughts on “Your Depression Doesn’t Define You

  1. I’m a little troubled when depression is described as a nightmare you keep awaking from, but never actually get out of.

    As one who has overcome in this area and so many others, I hate the thought of anyone feeling stuck in any negativity. I do believe there is a way out of all of it, not through the traditional methods, but there is a way out.

    I’ve found that all of these seemingly inescapable troubling and controlling factors in our lives are spiritual overlays. The way out, from my experience anyway, is to apply a Higher Power in any area that is holding us back from realizing our full joy, potential, and freedom.

    That may sound like mumbo-jumbo, idk, but I’m willing to work with anyone who is willing to give the spiritual way a chance. I’ve helped souls heal at any distance across the world a time or two.

    I’m not asking for anything, just saying there is a way beyond all of this if you’re willing to give it a shot.

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  2. These words this post is amazing…it really touched my heart and soul…Keep bringing good encouragement to others..because we all can use it sometimes…when you can’t find it in love ones sometimes….

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  3. Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
    – Psalm 143:7-8

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  4. honestly one of the most beautiful posts I have read since joining this! Thank you! You’re a beautiful and inspiring writer 🙂 Can I repost?

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