Janet Jackson Speaks About The Conquest Of The Depression In New Open Letter
"Thank god, I found my way through it," the symbol of the united states, reveals.
Iconic artist Janet Jackson wrote an intimate new letter to Black women for Essence magazine for the first time of the "Happiness", which will hit newsstands this Friday.
Titled "Letter From My Heart", the 52-year-old legendary singer — who, thanks to the publication of the month of July/August-cover — sets his journey to find true happiness.
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The essay is a collection of lessons learned, detailing early struggles with depression, self-esteem and — ultimately — their embrace of the love of God.
"I was not happy with the way he looked at me," Jackson revealed about his childhood and adolescence. "I was happiest when I was pleasing others and not myself. An older, and wiser, Janet could have said, 'True happiness is to know that you're doing the best you can."
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According to Jackson, his 30 years is when she began to suffer one of its most severe episodes of depression. "These were difficult years," she says. "The fight was intense. I could analyze the source of my depression ... Low self-esteem can be rooted in childhood feelings of inferiority. You can refer to not meet impossibly high standards."
"Thank god, I found my way through it," he continues. "Now, the greatest joy is the celebration of my son in my arms and listening to the director of operations, or when I look into your smiling eyes and see him respond to my tenderness."
"Happiness is everywhere. Happiness is in gratitude to God", he concludes.
The full letter will be released through the Essence of the web site and both traditional and digital kiosks come June 22.