Let me set something straight. Too many people are relying on pills to adjust their so called depression. Maybe what you think is depression is really sadness. There is a difference. Depression carries a sense of despondency. You’ll just mope around without crying. If you are sad chances are you will shed tears, sometimes constantly. Tears are an extreme reaction to pain in the heart.
The older we get the more pain accumulates in our hearts. The pain of theft is quite different from the pain of death. Death of loved ones creates a chasm in the heart which cannot be filled. We can add love to our lives, but we cannot replace the love that is lost. A heartrending love affair will leave us devastated. We deny our pain to others, but not to ourselves. The inner sanctum is private and open to us alone; there is no one that can really understand. Others can relate to us, but not fully comprehend the pain we go through as an individual. Tears relieve heart pain. Do not stop your tears.
If you can’t get a job, that will get you depressed. If you can’t loose weight, that may get you depressed. There are certain pharmaceutical chemicals, like serotonin, which is naturally produced by the brain, that will lighten your spirits and help you tackle your problems. If someone close to you dies, that will make you sad. If war breaks out, some people will get sad and depressed. Sometimes there is a combination of the two. Sadness will eventually diminish with time, but never go away. Distancing the event that caused pain will eventually take the edge off. Gradually, as life progresses, we will build a tolerance to sadness and miraculously be strengthened. Each subsequent event is new and piercing, but the mind will buffer better with each new experience.
Depression is usually constant and can go away. If you want to go to the doctor and get a prescription to “fight” this depression, FINE! BUT IF YOU ARE SAD, THERE IS NO PILL IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE THAT WILL RELIEVE YOUR SADNESS! NONE! Pills don’t do much good and the side effects are depressing. Medication helps a lot of people, but not everyone.
Now let me tell you something…the Creator created grapes and subsequently wine. He gave us wine to cheer our hearts. He gave us wine to ease the pain. He gave us wine to put roses in our cheeks. He gave us wine to help digest our food. HE DID NOT GIVE US WINE SO WE CAN GET DRUNK! ABSOLUTELY NOT!! The Creator gave us wine for our emotional and physical well-being. He recommends any type of wine for our physical health, BUT, for a broken heart, whether it’s from death or unrequited love, He highly recommends SWEET RED WINE. Don’t drink the whole bottle, mind you, just a glass a day and you will soon feel better. The Creator guarantees it!! Time is a great healer of sadness, but in the meanwhile, until time heals, have a glass of SWEET RED WINE.