Depression abhors light. Depression wants to hide away in the darkness. It wants to stay undercover. It doesn’t want to be seen. Depression feels embarrassing. It doesn’t want anyone to pay attention to it. Why do you think that is? Why does depression hide away in the corner sulking and feeling horrible? Why does depression not want to talk about what is going on?
Answer: because when depression is seen, it loses its power. Depression simply cannot survive in the sunlight. It cannot continue to live in a light environment. If there is sunlight coming into the room, depression will seek the dark shadows. If a sunny, happy person walks into the room, depression wants to sneak away, leave the party early. Stare at a picture on the wall until the sunny person has gone. Depression is like a seed that doesn’t want to push up through the soil and get born into a beautiful flower. Depression is like a stone turning its face towards the dirt. Depression is like a gnarled tree unable to grow into the light and just giving up.
Today, go into the sunlight. Whether it means you move your chair into a sunny place, or walk into the sunshine at your break time, or watch a sunny movie that wakes up the laughter within you, whatever means and method you can employ today—make time to be in the sunlight. And like I said, if it is not sunny outside, or you cannot get to a sunny place; make it happen anyway. Meditate on the sun. Close your eyes and imagine a beautiful golden sun above you. Feel the golden rays of sunshine radiate throughout your mind, body and spirit. Feel the warmth and the golden light of that beautiful golden ball of sunlight and bring that sunlight into your soul. Fill yourself with light. Allow the light to open your heart and feel the golden warmth radiate within you. Then, spread the light out. Feel it spreading out to your room, to your building, to your town, your city, your country and to all other parts of the globe. Now you are the center of the sunshine and you are spreading it across the planet. That is how powerful you are my friend. So powerful.
I just tested that myself, to make sure it still works and you know what? It does. I feel incredible and you will too. Now I want to go clean something!!! LOL