That Chain Around Your Heart + Depression

There is a chain around your heart.
You may know who cast it, in metal stronger than iron,
and you may have even cast it yourself,
but it doesn’t matter who put it there.

The chain around your heart
Strangles your heart
Robbing you of vital oxygen
Choking off your essence
Until you are short of breath,
Panicked at the slightest mishap,
Unable to draw full breath

Imagine it, see it, feel it.
Materialize the metaphor.

And the next time you’re hurting,
Stressing, panicking,
See it, feel that chain around your heart.
And then go inside…

Use that amazing mind you have,
And go inside until you can put your hands
Around that chain around your heart….

Take a deep breath, and lift it off.