A Blog A Day

It\’s a blog where I write about the extraordinary and the ordinary things going on in my life.

Hope

It seems so sad that a seemingly happy and funny man like Owen Wilson would attempt to take his own life. One would have looked at him and never would have guessed that he’d try to commit suicide. But that’s what depression does. Basically, depression is spiritual death. And I’ve been there.

No one recognizes a depressed person. A depressed person is the most cunning person of all. They make you believe that they are all right but deep inside they are not. They are the funniest people you know. They never look depressed. Depressed people usually prioritize other people. They don’t want to feel like a burden to anyone. And so, they keep their darkest secret– that life has become unbearable for them.

Before I became a Buddhist, I was so unhappy and so depressed. I went to see a psychiatrist. I knew that at one point in my life, I would take my own life. That’s why I sought help. But going to a psychiatrist wasn’t enough.

A psychiatrist could prescribe mood enhancers and anti-depressants, but the doctor can’t cure a dying soul or a dying spirit. Luckily, I found Buddhism.

But it has been tough. Now there are bad days and good days. But I keep on chanting, meditating and reading. Soon, my negative tendencies would dissolve and I’ll be left with the will and the joy to live.

I don’t know what chanting does but it does help cure depression and sadness. And yes, it’s even a cure for heartbreak.

There is hope that a spirit or a soul can come back to life again. As long as a person is willing to believe that things will get better, that there’s a rainbow at the end of a stormy day. As long as a person believes that there are clear skies on a cloudy day. Nothing is impossible. Belief is key. And hope is everything.

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