200. Reality

Reality is not what happens to you. It’s what you think happens to you. If you change the way you think, it can make a profound difference in your outlook on life.

For example, when I was deep in depression I thought God had abandoned me, and the more I thought that way, the worse my depression became. Through cognitive behavioral therapy and inner healing, I came to see that God had not only not abandoned me but had in fact intervened in my life in an extraordinary and dramatic way in the summer of 1975 to bring me out of a dark crisis into the light of His salvation.

If He chose to intervene in my life then, surely He would intervene in my life again. When the thought that He would never leave me nor forsake me flooded my thinking, I was on the path to the healing of my depression.

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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