“If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling.”
– Dr. R. W. Shepherd
I like this quote, not really sure why, but maybe it’s because it reminds me of quotes by Sun Tzu in “The Art of War“. That’s really what I’m facing here isn’t it, a battle with depression, a war within myself over who or what has control. I have to wonder who is winning?
“You have to believe in yourself.”
I have to think I am gaining ground, making inroads, progressing toward a happy outcome. If I didn’t the war would be lost before it began.
“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” -Sun Tzu
It’s an ongoing struggle, maybe one I’ll face for the rest of my life. Perhaps that’s why they call it “the battle with depression”.
I’m tired, I want it done. I need to be declared the victor.
Fighting is not something I’m known for. It’s not in my nature but if I must fight I will. Ultimately I must be declared victorious.
- A Few Favorite Sun Tzu Quotes, And Why… (chainringaction.blogspot.com)