This is by way sharing my (our) friend Wendy’s post: https://picnicwithants.com/2020/01/28/why-am-i-so-sad/
[ As it seems to happen to me often, either there is ‘no’ reblog button on blogs, or it does not load on mine. Hence once again, c and v. ]
First of all, to me Wendy is a Very Courageous person. Evinced by the things she shares.
Given that, as I have entitled mine, When I am sad, here’s what I do.
As background, please understand that I had, as Indians quaintly put it, gone half mad (perhaps more than half). Consider:
I had taken the step of Resigning from my Priesthood, – to which I have come back, – and am Yet NOT accepted by my community.
Living the life of a Diocesan priest, have had the experience of what North Indians call: The Walls coming to bite me (दीवार काटने को दौड़ते हैं).
I am of the opinion that the Western Medicine/Doctors, or the doctors of today, Blame it (All) on Rio. There I go again (intentionally), on lightening things up! 🙂
Okay, they blame it on the Bodily Chemistry. ‘She said, “It’s not what’s on the outside that’s bothering you, it’s your brain chemistry that’s out of balance.”’ This is a direct quote from Wendy’s post.
So it becomes medicines, medicines, and more medicines.
What I do:
I spend a little time on considering What Food, Activity or Lack thereof might have brought out this situ, and try to correct it.
AND I COME OUT OF MYSELF.
NO questions of WHY is this happening to me, etc, etc.
I – MAKE – my – Mind – DWELL – On:
Thoughts and Memories
That Help me and Lift me Up.
I have a whole collection of graphics, many of them based on the Bible, which I use as Desktops and Screensavers.
Sure, writing the things that You see, filled with Mourning, my life, You would accept, is not an easy one. And the Body reacts by producing its Chemicals. But Chronic or of the Instant, the Chemicals have a Reason for being there.
But Different Thoughts Produce Different Chemicals!
It has helped me. …Over to You! 🙂 …All the Best.