Quick Thoughts: Overwhelmed

Have you ever been slammed with so much negativity at one period in time that it drives you into depression? I have, more times than I care to count. Although, my personal life is running smooth, negativity from outside creeps up to attack you. This form of negativity is something – I think – comes from being part of the ‘other’ in this nation. And the bad vibes coming in are due to the echo chamber of mainstream society.

As I’ve said before in one article, I am not the most cheerful blogger. So, I understand completely if you want to discontinue following me. That notice will always stand. As a side note, I hate using the word ‘following’. It makes me sound like a cult leader or something, but you know what I mean. Anyway, if you want to leave, it’s cool. But if you want to stay, please know that this won’t be the last time you see this wolf extraordinarily depressed.

I usually get into depression mode whenever so much bad press sweeps in. I shouldn’t feel this way, I know. I understand that it’s a trick to lure you into a false since of insecurity, not to mention that it internalizes society’s hatred of what you are. Yet, I still can’t prevent such a reaction to occur, nor can I figure out why I allow it to happen.

Those of you who follow me (Ugh!) on Twitter know some of my tweets have been, shall we say, dismal. Let’s just say that I do that to cope and vent my colossal frustrations. Also, if you choose not to follow me there as well, it’s still okay. But like here, if you want to continue, prepare yourself for some tweets that are melancholy, to say the least.

As always, I will be okay. This will pass, until something or several things happen. This wolf will carry on like he always do, even with a 2,000 ton load on his mind.


22 thoughts on “Quick Thoughts: Overwhelmed

  1. No need to explain or apologize on behalf of yourself. That’s not nor ever will be your job. It’s better to speak your mind, because as the end of the day your intentions were always to enlighten and provoke thought. I myself find that this negativity overwhelms my compulsive thoughts and I post accordingly… I don’t mean harm to anyone but it is what it is..

  2. @ Brothawolf:

    I know where you are coming from. Sometimes I don’t watch the news because it is so depressing. Hopefully, this can cheer you up:

  3. After being on the internet and reading and participating in online discussions where there are virulent racist and trolls. And many times some hateful black folks. Then listening to the news and reading the news paper. That just depresses me to know end. I empathize. It’s trite and cliche but i am a true believer of whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

  4. Brothawolf

    Do you meditate?

    It really does help. That and lots of sunlight. Get sun. Walk in the fresh air. Talk to Nature and allow Her to talk to you. Drink plenty of fresh water and eat fruits. It does help.

    Believe me.

    Oh and stop following the media. Tune them OUT. Cut them off.

  5. Hi Brothawolf,

    I learned this meditation technique where you visualize all of the negative energy and thoughts leaving out of your solar plexus. If you believe in God or some creator you take these negative energies and thoughts and put it before him. I guess it makes it easier to deal with the pain and not feel so overwhelmed. I’ve had a rough week and was having trouble sleeping at night. I did this exercised and was able to fall asleep within fifteen minutes.

    I also began practicing mindfulness. It’s basically being present and aware of things, at least that is how I interpret things. As a people, I believe we need to develop our mental toughness and incorporate a routine to keep everything in check. When done on a regular basis, meditation will help you to see things in a different perspective and lower blood pressure while reducing stress. I also find when I meditate I sleep more soundly.

    Please know you are not alone in feeling overwhelmed!

    Hope these suggestions are helpful.

  6. Dear Brothawolf, I am really touched by reading this post..it is one the many, many reasons why I love reading your blog-as it takes a very brave, honest man to allow himself to open up and share his thoughts of sadness with others, everyone can stand to learn from your example, myself included as there are times when I hold in a lot of things instead of letting them out to someone, and it not good for us emotionally or even physically-so I will use this as a reminder to practice venting (appropriately) more often. Please do me a favor and don’t ever change your true, open self as this is one of the things that make you so cool, k? * Internet Hugs* šŸ˜€

  7. P.S. I didn’t see this post until today, but then again I was in Canada around that time-anywho, I’m gonna continue looking at (and enjoying) some of your other posts that I may have had the misfortune of not being able to catch up with, as I Finally have a day off from school before finals this week! lol

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