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Self Help Ideas  - Overcoming Depression

Have you lost interest in day-to-day activities, perhaps with a disturbed sleep pattern and a feeling of clinging heavy blackness? If so, it could be that you are experiencing depression.

So often, the depressed person will say, "It’s such an effort just to get out of bed. I don’t seem to want to do anything." This heavy-hearted inertia weighs on us like an unfair penalty. Yet, strange as it may sound, there can be real benefits coming to us when the pace of living is forcibly slowed down in this way. When depression comes, we have time at last to reflect, to reconsider what is really important to us in life, to let go of old hurts and resentments.

All human emotions have their parallel in Nature around us. For example, if we examine a shadow, any shadow, we will see that it is not real – it is simply an absence of light. What is also obvious is that every shadow points back towards a light. Something is blocking this light, causing the shadow. So too, in our human condition, how we think can block our ‘inner light’. So we need to change how we think.

So what to do? How can we survive and prosper in the midst of this oppressive blackness? In brief, here are a few suggestions:

 

    1. Change those things which need to be changed in your life, and accept those which cannot be changed.
        This rejuvenates the tired heart.

    2. Forgive others, forgive yourself, and ask for forgiveness, for everything, without exception.
        This softens the hardened heart.

    3.  Seek out those in need and give selflessly, without expecting gratitude. This opens the closed heart.

    4.  Activate your spiritual life, in any shape or form. This elevates the sinking heart.

For these and other guidelines you might like to try our CD ‘Overcoming Depression’. Poetic images, age-old wisdom and guided imagination lead you out of the darkness into a new way of living and relating.

 

Relevant CDs

  • Overcoming Depression
  • Nervous Breakthrough
  • Self Esteem
  • Relief from Stress