The thought pattern of people who suffer from depression does not contain positive words. The simple intention of integrating positive words in their thoughts would gradually convince the brain to give up depression patterns. However, this integration process causes a lot of resistance as the brain is very attached to this negative, destructive structure. By negative structure I mean the tendency to interpret an event by linking it to a negative affirmation, thus drawing conclusions or making generalizations which usually lead towards an unfavorable state of mind and spirit.
Are words important in depression?
The depressive people notice very easily the negative comments in a conversation or a text and they do something that is even more dangerous for the brain: they keep these negative words in their mind for longer periods of time. The memorized negative words are reinforced once in a while, either by being formulated again as a thought or by being said to the people around. This rethinking of profound negative words is one of the pillars of the foundation that gives depression its huge power. The other pillar is the resistance to incorporate strong positive words into their thinking.
Depressive people have a high resistance towards considering positive words as extremely powerful for their well-being and happiness. They consider negative words more accurate in expressing the reality and positive words as a lie to oneself. The word “gratitude” for example is highly rejected by the brain of the people who suffer from depression. There are also other positive words with a high degree of optimism that can blast the negative energy of the brain in a couple of seconds: awesome, blissfulness, magic, serenity. These words are missing from their vocabulary and whenever someone expresses them, depressive people consider them a lie, as belonging to a different reality than the one perceived by them. This proves that positive words are not a part of the awareness of depressive people and incorporating such words in their conscious thinking until they become comfortable with using them, will cure these people of depression. Still, this is not an easy task, because depressive people tend to have the brain very attached to their depressive thinking patterns.
How do positive words help depression?
A realistic solution would be to rewire the brain, starting from the level of rational thinking. The best way to do that is by following a therapy such as REBT promoted by Albert Ellis in his book of self-therapy “Guide to a rational living”. Through this type of therapy, the person will have to put under question their most profound negative beliefs, which most of the time are simple sentences that contain an exaggerated negative word. This will give to the person a period in which he will diminish the power of those negative words over his brain and body. Then, the person can incorporate more easily positive words in his thinking until they don’t feel so strange and separated and slowly these words will start to feel very true and comfortable to be used.
As the best known and popular energy clearer and healer Christie Marie Sheldon said: „Truth is light and lies are heavy”, positive words feel light and negative words feel heavy. It was even scientifically demonstrated that negative words contain more information that positive words, but words with more information do not mean that the information reflects the truth. Usually, the lies are scenarios full of alembicated and complex details. People give such complex details when lying because they feel the need to misguide the listener so as to cover the feeling that the story is a lie. But people who are in touch with their intuition will feel very quickly the lie and tell it like it is. Truth feels light, no heaviness around it.
Depressive people are very attached to this pattern of digging through a lot of information to find the truth. Most of them are not people who base their decisions on intuition. They are not in touch with their intuition and do not consider it to be real and worthy to be taken into consideration when judging things and making decisions. When faced with a situation, they block their intuition that would help them distinguish between truth and lie faster and easier. Thus, they start searching for the truth by analyzing the lies. They find the truth eventually, but the process is heavy, very emotional and the price paid is depression.
How can they find the truth by analyzing the lie?
It happens because they use the duality law, one of the universal laws that govern planet Earth. Lies and truth are two faces of the same coin. Analyzing one side, resolving the puzzle of one side, makes you see the other side, as a reflection of the first side. So the purpose of analyzing the negative side of the coin by depressive people is to find the truth. It is the same purpose as the one that everyone has, to see the truth. Positive thinking people find the same truth but use positive thinking. The only difference is in the way they feel. They feel happiness, not depression. Depressive people do not trust this way of perceiving the truth. And it is understood because only a few years ago science started analyzing how to think positively (See PERMA, the science of happiness, the science of gratitude, the science of blissfulness and awesomeness).
Because people do not know exactly how to think positively, the rules are not clear, they have resistance towards depending on this way of thinking in their day to day activities. At the end of the day, it is about results and finding the truth. If you do not know how to think positively, you cannot reach your purpose and find the truth. So the price of depression is paid for the awareness of the truth.
But this agreement with the Source (Source is a term used very often in spirituality) will soon come to an end. A new price will be negotiated: the price of happiness. People all around the world are beginning to pay the happiness price more and more. You need to be happy and offer happy energy in order to get things. This will be the new order on Earth.
Why do we have this price to pay if the Source is good?
This is an agreement made only for the planet Earth. The „rule” is incorporated only in the matrix of planet Earth, is not a universal rule. Once you enlarge yourself more than Earth’s barriers you become aware that is only on Earth.
Anyway, we got into more spiritual debates than planned, so to conclude, here are some practical solutions.
If you suffer from depression or you know someone who suffers from depression take this into consideration:
- The state called “depression” has 2 main components;
- If you eliminate these 2 components you will cure yourself of depression;
- The 2 components are usage of negative words and lack of positive words;
- Practical solutions: question very hard your negative words and incorporate positive words in your thinking.
How to question your negative words?
Notice the negative words that you use. Write down the sentences that contain that negative word. Ask yourself: Why is this true? Where is this written? Where do I know it from? Must this be true? Am I obliged to think that this is true?
How to incorporate positive words in your thinking?
You incorporate them by learning. Here is a list of positive words to start from.
Comment below and let me know about your struggles with depression, either you were or still are depressed. Or maybe you know someone who is depressed, maybe someone from your family.
My personal experience with depression
In my case, (Elena, the founder of Positive Words Research) I suffered from depression and someone from my family is under treatment for depression, my mother. One reason for which I stated so many times in this article that depressive people are very resistant to positive words is because I have the experience with my mother. Her brain is very resistant to positive words. She finds positive words useless in life, the same as she finds a lot of beautiful things in this world as being useless. One of the things that depression deprives you of is seeing the beautiful things around you. Depressive people cannot become aware of the beautiful things that surround them in every moment of the life. They are blind to beauty. From time to time they spot beauty and enjoy it but they don’t consider it as a long-lasting reality. For them, beauty lasts for a short period of time.
But we live in abundance! As Wayne Dyer used to say, may he rest in peace: „Abundance is not something we acquire, it’s something we tune into.” And also “Abundance is not the destination, abundance is the way”, similar to what Buddha said, „Happiness is not the purpose, happiness is the way.”
Thank you, reader, for using positive words in your thinking. I love you for this. You do not let depression manifest in your body. You are awesome!
My biggest dream is to introduce the study of positive words in schools all around the planet to be learned by kids before going to faculty. Why? Because positive words are the key ingredient for positive thinking!
Simple and very practical: memorize positive words and start making sentences with them.
Even the negative sentences created with a positive word are powerful. This is one of the reasons why people even give their lives in masses when they incorporate this sentence in their brain: „War for peace”. As peace is a very powerful positive word, the brain focuses more on peace and less on war, paying the price. But as Mother Theresa said: „I will never participate in anti-war demonstrations, but I will always participate in pro-peace demonstrations.” For peace, people will pay the ultimate price, which is their life, through war. The purpose is the same for all people: the peace, the good, the happiness. Only that the ways to reach these goals are different.
Something that I treasure very much and that I learned from my profession as a financial auditor was: Achieve results because you are evaluated based on your results, but achieve them by doing the right things, with integrity, hard work, and personal ethics.
Happiness will be the right thing to do. Happiness and abundance are the way to do it right. You are worthy to live your life like this!