During my last major depression, there was a song that gave me a sense of peace and it was Pachelbel’s Canon in D. This time around during my depression relapse, I listened to Celine Dion’s “The Power of The Dream” repeatedly while I was searching very hard deep inside to rise again.
Last depression, I picked up tennis. This depression, I picked up yoga.
During my visit to Chengdu, the place I loved most was Leshan Giant Buddha. It’s as tall as 24 stories. It was just huge and amazing. (Did I tell you that I once told my fiancé that I just want to sleep floors in the temple?) The tour guide whom we signed up with on the spot made a statement that is still vividly imprinted in my mind. She said it is by letting go that we would be able to receive more. Imagine holding on to two bottles, that’s going to be what you’ll be having but if you put them down, you’ll be able to pick up another two bottles.
Today I want to practise giving instead of receiving. I’ve been receiving a lot from my dear family and friends so it’s time to give some back.