A note from Rulik
Sweet Darkness by David White is a good prescription for a certain kind of depression. The kind that comes from ongoing attacks on the self. Initially, these might have come from a judgmental parent. Later, that judgment was internalized, turning into a self-made prison where nothing can be rewarding or valued because “I am of no value.” When such thoughts become part of one’s identity, they are hard to change.
The poem points one back to the very source: What brings you alive? Can you first consider and later learn that distinction? Then, have the courage to let go of all the other things that are Too Small for YOU.