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originally posted by: eisegesis
You are going to feel better.
The dream about being a person
originally posted by: March of the Fire Ants
I've started to think that depression and anxiety are signs of the ego losing its power, that one is edging closer to a balance of ego and true self. From experience, those who seem to be the most ego driven rarely suffer from these conditions. And why would they? With the ego firmly in control there is no need to question their place in the world or second guess their actions, ego knows best. But throw in a little self doubt and introspection, perhaps a realisation that the ego has a silent partner.. The illusion starts to crumble and the internal monologue goes into overdrive trying to reassert its authority by shouting over the subtler true self and convincing you that only it can navigate this illusory world.
That being said, while ego death may seem like a good idea, I believe it is only useful in the short term. Sure, its great to be entirely yourself, to feel the strength, clarity and wisdom of that Zen like state but it isn't practical in this life. Without balance you are likely to become psychotic and distant from reality.
This is a newish line of thought for me, hope I'm making sense!
originally posted by: pronto
originally posted by: FriendOfTheAliens
Without a doubt depression is caused by demonic possession. When you are depressed you are experiencing the recorded thoughts of a demon or demons that is in another dimension.
you may very well be correct
may i add somewhat tongue in cheek
Australians get depressed when the beer fridge is empty
it is also depressing if the neighbors fridge is empty
desperation then sets in if the pub is shut
resulting in a sad state of depression