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"One cannot reach the dawn save by the path of night."

Kahil Gibran


psychospiritual depression

Signs of Desperation

The Demoralized Mind

The Sanity of Hopelessness

The Diet That Might Cure Depression


"Loss of heart arises from a basic sense of grief and defeat. Specific losses may be involved: loss of a loved one, a career, cherished illusions, material possessions, or self-esteem. Or there may be a more global sense of defeat carried over from childhood. In either case, the depressed person feels a sense of powerlessness and loss of control." - John Wellwood

"The clinically depressed are less susceptible to basic cognitive errors. The clinically depressed recognize the illusion for what it is. Unhappy people have the more accurate view of reality." - Daniel Gilbert

Most of the time depression has two facets: a physical element tied to brain inflammation which may be due to diet, injury or toxins and a spiritual element.

Many times when lost in depression the psychospiritual aspects keep an individual from taking the proper steps to heal the actual physical damage.

Each individual develops a worldview over the course of their lifetime. We may fall into psychospiritual depression when expectations of reality clash with the actual facts of one's place in the overall scheme of things.

The inability to recognize one's place in the greater scheme of things is an inability to except life for what it is and a failure of imagination which are both tied to agency - a desire to control circumstances.

Psychospiritual depression may serve as an important catalyst in a larger living process that, when correctly understood, affords an individual the opportunity to deepen, empty, and open one's heart.

From a materialistic viewpoint depression is the nemesis of happiness indicating a fundamental failure in living.

None of the circumstances that we struggle to achieve will last and they do not provide the depth of freedom we desire for any length of time.

People are trapped in the endless task of securing things they believe will make them happy but in the long run we all face the reality of the end of everything we so dearly cherish.

People have a hard time releasing the belief that the only way to be happy is to have life work out according to unrealistic expectations.

True liberation means a surrender of unattainable, unrealistic and egotistical desires rather than a victory over situations and conditions.

True surrender becomes possible as we shift from cognitive dominance, the need to control, to submission, the ability to accept, to directly experience, to immerse oneself, in the joy of living.

In the heart of happiness, peace and contentment interrupt the assumption that we must escape or change our present situation to become whole.

We can never be entirely safe, secure, or free of discomfort as only the dead are entirely free from emotional pain, sadness or loss but emotional pain, especially that based on a false understanding of reality, provides the motivation and ultimately the inspiration to discover and live a life based on the truth.

Psychospiritual depression is a sign that a psychospiritual rebirth is immanent and necessary marking a potentially significant spiritual break from one's old life - beliefs, opinions and attitudes.

The present moment can be experienced as whole in and of itself but this requires a clean break from culturally conditioned expectations.



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gene theory of depression debunked


2009

A new study debunks the flawed original study that concluded that a single gene determined one's risk of depression in response to a divorce, a lost job or another serious life reversal.

The original study followed 847 people from birth to age 26 and found that those most likely to sink into depression after a stressful event - job loss, sexual abuse, bankruptcy - had a particular variant of a gene involved in the regulation of serotonin.

In the original study those with another variant of the same gene, orginally claimed to be more resilient, was found to be no different.



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