A Mantra is a slogan or phrase that is often repeated.
Still on that tough journey to becoming a better person.
Today, I am more than excited to share with you how a simple mantra amazingly saved my soul from the clutches of depression.
As a teenager, I went through emotional traumas and challenges that caused me to gradually fall into the sad and unhappy world of depression.
Bit by bit, a once happy child became melancholic and a deeply unhappy teenager. I had the world to struggle with. I grew to hate myself and wished I was someone else. Occasionally, I’d compare myself to several people and wonder why their life was perfect. In fact, I wanted to be someone else!
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Why Do People Get Depressed?
Several situations lead people to the part of depression and overtime, I blamed unfulfilled promises, financial incapabilities, unachieved goals, family limitations and the lot for leading me into the path of depression.
I once Googled “How To become happy”; It was definitely that bad.
Days grew into months and months into years, I got to make friends, physically and virtually and as time went on, I began sharing my story with people and the cravings for freedom from depression which had turned me to a teenager with a black and deep mind grew.
I kept on talking to people because I needed help. Once I thought, I was going to die unhappy but then help came from a friend whom I will be forever grateful to “Akolade”. I hope he gets to read this someday.
Akolade spelt out the need to overcome depression and live a normal life. He gave me a simple sentence to recite every time the feeling of unwantedness strolls in, the grip that depression brings and the negative thoughts of life comes. At first I saw it as just a collection of word and laughed over it, but the next few days of my life became amazing.
I AM WHOM I THINK I AM
Despite taking the sentence for granted the first time it was introduced to me, I found my self saying it in situations I had nothing else to do. Each day, I repeated “I AM WHOM I THINK I AM” and every moment it flows out of my mouth, I felt soothed and relived of a great burden. I began seeing myself positively. I started realizing how much sadness had overshadowed my beauty and oh! Depression suddenly began crawling away.
The sun was beautiful everyday, the rain drenching me became a gift. I stopped comparing myself to other people. I stopped blaming introversion for living in sadness. I stopped hating my pretty self and pictured life from the brighter side.
HAPPINESS ONCE AGAIN
Finally, I overcame depression in the easiest way after a great fight and a tiny solution. Suddenly, “I AM WHOM I THINK I AM” became more than just a sentence to me but my life saver. I won depression and I realized how beautiful I was in my own way. I dragged back my phlegmatic nature.
This girl stopped blaming everyone for everything! She walked away from depression and will never subject herself to such unhappy experience, ever again.