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Oscar K

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Oscar K last won the day on August 18 2018

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  1. Welcome friend to our forum. Many of us have hit "rock bottom" and understand the debilitating effects of depression . To me depression is a natural formation/ resource. I need to daily "anchor" myself outside my deep , dark, dangerous depression cave. There is never a need for anyone to be lost and trapped within oneself. Please keep posting your concerns and we will try to help as best we can. Oscar
  2. Depression is a metaphorical cave. A cave is a natural formation/resource. Trying to fill the vast emptiness of the depression cave only creates a hole or depression somewhere else. Personally I must "anchor" myself outside my deep , dark dangerous depression abyss. If we are clever with powerful metaphors we can strategize a way out of the depression cave. Maybe this is food for thought. Oscar
  3. Thanks for your thoughts. Keep your chins up everyone. Survive so thrive can arrive. Oscar
  4. Welcome new friend from across the pond. Yes there is a way out of the "pit of rotten depression". My experience reveals depression to be a natural formation / resource. I invoke a cave metaphor to strategize my way out of the deep, dark, dangerous depression abyss. I must metaphorically "anchor" myself outside the depression cave . My depression cave is always there so I might as well put it to use. Anyway we are here to help each as best we can. Please keep posting your concerns and check out other posts. My motto: DESPAIR not/ REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  5. Welcome new friend to our forum family. We come from all walks of life and all ages. We are here to listen and help as best we can. Please keep posting. My motto is : DESPAIR not/REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  6. I would just comment on "the light at the end of the tunnel" metaphor. Metaphors only exist when we imagine, pretend and make believe them into existence. Personally I invoke a cave metaphor for my depression. I need to metaphorically "anchor" myself outside my deep , dark, dangerous depression cave. There is never really a need for anyone to be lost and trapped within a cave or as you mentioned a "tunnel". We CAN find the EXIT/ENTRANCE and keep ourselves in the "light". Maybe this can help a little. Oscar
  7. Okay first welcome to our forum. We are here to help. Obviously you DO want to be helped or you wouldn't have signed up and spilled your guts so to speak. You need to focus on yourself and not on friends. Your "dark" existence is understandable. Sometimes I think of my depression cave as a secret hideaway. A TEMPORARY secret hideaway. Please stick with us and most importantly stick with yourself. My motto: DESPAIR not/REPAIR a lot.I Oscar
  8. Welcome new friend to our forum family. I have zero experience with antidepressants so I can't comment. I have a different perspective and approach to my depression cave. Hopefully other members will give you some guidance. We are here for each other. Oscar
  9. Welcome new friend to our forum. That "yuck" you want to get out is a worthy goal. We can be creative and clever with powerful metaphors to strategize solutions to plenty of "yuck". We are here to help each other so make yourself at home and feel free to post your concerns. Oscar
  10. Welcome new friend to our forum family. Our goal is to not leave anyone behind in their depression cave. There is never a need for anyone to be lost and trapped within oneself. Please make yourself at home here and check out some other posts for support and insights. My motto: DESPAIR not/REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  11. Welcome Mr. BrainRot. I hope you will find a supportive home here. We all have unique perspectives on depression so please check out some other posts. We are all here to listen and help each other as best we can. Oscar
  12. My approach is to metaphorically "anchor" myself outside my deep, dark depression cave. My depression cave is always there so I may as well put it to use. I give myself permission to take temporary shelter near the ENTRANCE/EXIT. I know I can find metaphorical pits in my depression cave to consign troubling memories and useless emotional baggage. Maybe this can help a little. Oscar
  13. You are absolutely right about the mind being infinitely mysterious below the surface. Metaphorical tools can help. I like my "Clever Lever Forever" metaphorical tool to unlock or maybe lock-up some of that infinite mystery. Anxiety is a tough customer. Perhaps we need to "disguise" the anxiety with a courageous "face lift'. After all "Disguise the Limit". I really don't know if this is any help or not but let's keep posting and experimenting with clever tricks. Oscar
  14. Thanks for the response. I have been working on my metaphorical approach for problems for many years. I have made up the cave metaphor along with the bold boulders and a few more. Anyone can be clever and creative. Sometimes I think I have a tool box of powerful metaphors and actually better yet I have a giant hardware store full of tools and gadgets to employ to strategize my daily struggle for a balanced existence. Remember those "demons" are all yours and all metaphorical . They can be consigned to that metaphorical depression cave. Anyway, I am here along with everyone else in this forum to help solve problems. My motto: DESPAIR not/REPAIR a lot. Oscar
  15. Thank you for your response and interest. I have learned that depression is a natural condition/ formation/resource. The question about "stuff" popping up is always extremely challenging. I'm constantly conjuring bold boulders to force that "stuff" back down in my vast, dark cavern. There is so much responsibility we have in trying to be more or less FUNctional. "Old Man Depression" and "Old Maid Anxiety" play the most awful tricks on our psyches. My approach is to try to play some clever tricks right back. Clever and powerful metaphors or as I like to call them "CLEVERFUL MEDaphors" can counteract the debilitating effects of depression and anxiety . Maybe this is some food for thought. Anyway I am always happy to respond and discuss metaphors. Oscar
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