is a natural reaction to awakening to see the way
But we can either become depressed and lost in our
or decide to use this awakening to inspire us
to work to change things to the way we wish they could
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
think people are genuinely seeking spirituality. There's
a simple reason for this. In the midst of the daily
grind of life, it's easy to forget we have a spirit,
and we can get depressed, even sick. We are spirits
as well as bodies, and spirits need nourishment.
are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes
you want to live. I know my music has saved my life.
cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your
but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair”
-- Chinese Proverb
I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I've
treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I've
found that to be a tremendous help.
often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather
than on the things that are possible. So often we are
depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be
thankful for all that has been done.”
sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass.
-- Chuck T. Falcon
I think being depressed is absolutely part of the
human condition, it has to be, if there's joy there's
its opposite, and it's something you ride if you possibly
But if somebody dies, if something happens to you,
there is a normal process of depression, it is part
of being human, and some people view it as a learning
Common sense dictates that we evaluate our beliefs on
the basis of how they affect us. If they make us more
loving, creative, and wise, they are good beliefs. If
they make us cruel, jealous, depressed and sick, they
cannot be good beliefs.
we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are
unemployed it's called a depression.
our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather
-- Gerald Jampolsky
must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
-- Jackie Kennedy
should drive us into action and not into a depression.
No man is free who cannot control himself.
saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing,
back to a place of innocence.
-- Jeanette Winterson