31. A Pastor Bruce Story

When Napoleon was yet a boy, his father bought him a very spirited horse. None of the stable hands were ever able to control him; they were afraid of the horse.

One day Napoleon

approached the pen where his horse was jumping wildly and turning around abruptly in circles. He opened the pen door, mounted the horse, and rode off with him.

All who were watching, including his father, were dumbfounded. When Napoleon returned without incidence a few hours later, his father asked him, “How could you ride the horse everyone else was afraid of?”

Napoleon answered, “I watched the horse and observed that he was afraid of his own shadow, and that’s what made him so wild. I positioned him so the sun was before us, held his head high and straight ahead, and rode into the sun. When we came back with the sun behind us, he had been cured of his fear.”

The morale of this story is that if you are afraid of the shadow of your depression, turn to the positive things of life and walk toward them.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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