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

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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