If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest.— Corrie Ten Boom
Bashful Depression Inspirational quotations
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.
A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone.
Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds.
Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment.
This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru.
True art is alive and inspired by humanity.
I believe that art helps us to be free from aggression and depression.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Don't get upset with your imperfections.
It's a great mistake because it leads nowhere - to get angry because you are angry, upset at being upset, depressed at being depressed, disappointed because you are disappointed. So don't fool yourself. Simply surrender to the Power of God's Love, which is always greater than our weakness.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Once you choose hope, anything's possible
Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.
Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers.
It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
People cry, not because they're weak. It's because they've been strong for too long.
Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.
Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst.
We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression.
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear.
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.
Never react emotionally to criticism.
Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Beautiful people do not just happen
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world -- making the most of one's best.
Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Onions make me sad. A lot of people don't realize that.
Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
The worst forms of depression are cured when Holy Scripture is believed.
In my experience the best way to beat depression is to get involved in something inspiring.
Depression tends to turn us away from the everyday things of God’s creation.
But whenever God steps in, His inspiration is to do the most natural, simple things- things we would never have imagined God was in, but as we do them we find Him there.