Depression: Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

August 11, 2014 8:53 PM

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Depression: Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

"Free your mind, the rest will follow. Before you can read me you gotta learn to see me." Lyrics from a song that carry great truth. Things are not always what they seem on the surface. I have learned that expectations carry a kind of "knowingness." Tomorrow will come as sure as yesterday has passed. I expect the weather forecaster when the 10-day looks like days of fun in the sun, and I'm surprised when days four through eight are cloudy. This summer I had expectations that I wasn't even consciously in touch with until I sat back this weekend and asked myself why life seemed so upside down and inside out. This idea of expectation kept surfacing. However, expectation was not surface: It was the surface. It was indeed the tip of the iceberg.

It's great to plan, but planning has not been my strong suit. I've never understood five-year plans or long-term strategies. A born "one day at a time" person, I seem to have taken that strategy to a whole new level. Introduced to the concept of intent, it made more sense for me to set my intent eac...

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