Whatever we may say, unkind words or even words that were not meant unkindly, can often hurt us. Belonging, approval, and being part of a group or tribe is important to us because it enhances our survival. Therefore, we feel good when we get approval from others and feel bad when we get their disapproval. Here, we try to understand why words hurt and how we can build emotional resiliency.
How do we escape from this life of quiet desperation? How do we recover from despair? So began my journey for self-discovery.
Love is not simple. As soon as there is love or an attachment, loss enters the picture. Rejecting loss or the pain of loss means rejecting love and the pain of love. They are one and the same.
One of the most frustrating and depressing things about depression is that nobody knows what it really is and nobody knows how to “fix” it. This article is about my own experience with depression, and my own framework for understanding it.