A More Comprehensive Guide To Overcoming Depression -- Be A Free Thinker!

January 15, 2015

There's Nothing Wrong With You, My Dear!

You've had a rough time in your life, haven't you?

Me too, by the way, if it makes you feel any better.

But, what's even worse is that you haven't been able to enjoy the few things that did go wright in your life because of the burden that you've been caring in your mind.

You were told from the very beginning that there was something not quite wright about you.

You may even still recall as a kid being asked: "What's wrong with you???!"

Now, as an adult you keep "raping" yourself with that same kind of inquiry...

You are hurting yourself this way and you need to stop doing that.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with you, my dear!

Do I need to repeat that? OK then: YOU are PERFECT just the way you are, and the only thing that's wrong with you is that you think that there's anything wrong with you...

Your depression, your mood-swings and whatever the hell else that you think is undesirable about you - is just as perfect too.

Let me tell you something: you didn't come to this world to obtain sainthood. You came already as a saint. Yes, it takes a saint person to renounce the total freedom that your Soul is made of, and to take on this enormous challenge of being trapped in a physical body!

So then give yourself a well deserved break, would you?

Stop beating yourself up with that nonsense that's been piled upon you since you were little. You are simply magnificent, and I'm here to remind you about that. You are priceless, and it's time that your outside world starts to reflect that.

And yes, you ARE the center of the universe! Don't let anyone make you feel otherwise.

What, you think because you get angry, for example, that you don't "qualify" for perfection? My dear, your anger is what makes you perfect. Your anger is a beautiful emotion that's been misunderstood, and therefore mistreated by pretty much everyone. Your anger is like a fire, or a hot volcanic lava that burns whatever needs to be destroyed, so the new life, the new beginning can form.

From now on stop apologizing for getting mad. 

Oh, so you think you're lazy? Can you explain to me then how is it that your entire body, including your precious mind, is working full time, 24/7? What, you doubt that it takes a lot of energy for your heart to pump that blood throughout your entire body? Or, do you think it's easy for your liver to keep sorting between the nutrients and all the other crap that needs to be expelled?

Have you ever tried cleaning your house, especially your bathroom?... When you were done, were you exhausted from it or did you feel like you were ready to take on the world...?

If your body ain't lazy (if you're reading this, I assume you're alive, so it means it didn't quit working) and you are part of your body, then why do you insist on proving to the world that you're anything but lazy?

Fire the word "laziness" from your dictionary. Or give it a new meaning...

The list can go on and on.

Stop trying to change yourself. Change your perception of who you think you are. 

 Little bit about me:

Now residing in Honolulu, Hawaii, Polish-born Elzbieta Pettingill is a former fashion model, author and survivor of depression. She suffered abuse and rape in her childhood, and was subsequently diagnosed with a depression that followed her from childhood through to adulthood. Let down by the medical and psychological establishments, and realizing that only she could change her mind, Elzbieta overcame her depression in her 30’s through a process of conscious spiritual awakening, a story that forms the basis of her book: “Life Realized” – available now on


I admire your courage and zeal. Continue to inspire. Thank you.

Thank you Derrick! I will. :)

Reading this and some other articles here, I would swear you were in my mind with these thoughts that my mind pushes out and says yes you are lazy and incompetent.... Good for nothing... Etc... Thank you for this reminder, bless you!

Glad l could help Jasper. :)

Wise words from an inspiring person thank you :)

Hi Elzbieta,
i just read your article on my Facebook page "Being too nice can contribute to depression"
I can relate to that myself. I worked on that problem for the past few years with a great success.
By the way I am from Poland and I just moved to Honolulu...

Hmm...interesting that we haven't run into each other yet then...

I just came here June 3 and still adjusting to my new home after being in NYC for almost 20 years...

You should message me. Maybe we can grab a coffee one of these days. :)

Message sent. Let me know. Agnieszka

You are truly an inspiration, keep up the good work! Every article you write, I relate to and its so helpful & encouraging. I have gad quite a few blows this year. From May to now an emotional journey, finding it hard to get motivated to do things due to depression and losing 'friends' along the way.

I'm new at reading what you write (new as in yesterday). I so wish that I'd found your words earlier in life, you are just amazing! Thank you.

I just got lucky to find your wonderful blog Elzbieta and I must say you are blessed with amazing quality, Quality to improve others lives. Regards Prashant from India.

Thank you Prashant. You're very kind. :)

What if there is actually something wrong with me? What if I am lazy? Does this blog mean that i should continue with my habits and not do anything to feel better? I loved all your articles but just wanted to ask this one thing.

Great point about being nice and pleasing people. I'm currently way deep in this. Just to let you know we read this. We need this.

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