a reply to: fusiondoe
After reading through all the replies, I just thought I'd offer how I go about easing the tendencies of a depressive state of mind. Its tough to say
the best method for you as an individual, being that we barely know each other from this site and light interactions.
For me, I use practices of meditation to focus on being in the present moment. Its seemingly a common trait of human brains to look for the outside
influences to provide mending to inner dilemmas. Over time, I re-trained my brain to use positive reinforcement to attract such things at higher
rates that I was experiencing then. It took a bit of imagination and redefining the methods of energy I expelled, but learned that I am in control of
what my brain processes into emotion. An example... a bill that may have been overwhelming in past times, turned into an opportunity to move as much
money as possible through my possession each month... bills are now a welcome asset to my life.
I try to keep things simple, by going back to a foundation of basic inner development when stresses bulk up. Meditation has helped drastically, but
Float Therapy has taken meditation to another level of not only enjoyment but a life long devotion as well. Float Therapy has really been one of the
most amazing and simple healing paths I have taken, and there is next to nobody that it doesn't benefit.
I simplify my thoughts into feeling peaceful in chaos as the world around me wants to find ease within the crumbling paths of tradition. Reflection
of life and mind is severely under valued in these over stimulated times. Why do we see toddlers soak up knowledge at rates that seem magical
sometimes, while those skills diminish as we age??? Because toddlers are stuck in the 'present' moment... plain and simple. Healing is a much
tougher road when dragging 'outside' influence with us.
Mind operates on a simple set of rails anymore... because gratification of all life and opportunity to share time with life and time is reflected upon
first thing upon waking, and the tone of the day gets set quickly. I will not allow myself a step to the bathroom at 1st waking, without telling my
brain something I am thankful for... if I take 11 steps to the bathroom, I will expel thankfulness for 11 parts of life. It gets kind of tough to
dwell negatively on the opportunity to overcome obstacles when the tone of the mind is set to the frequency we want to operate on.
I keep 3 tight 'must do' thoughts/actions for each waking session of life. I go through list of what I am thankful for in life, while asking myself
what 'good' I am going to do today... that's the 1st. The 2nd is to spend a designated amount of time with 'inner' reflection. The 3rd... to ask
myself what 'good' I accomplished in my time awake.
The funny thing about it all to me is: that I am still in an internal debate as to whether I actually took control of my own mind, or if I simply
allowed the heart to have more authority than the ego and brain previously had control of. Regardless, I am satisfied with the results of being
gifted gratification, and it was the 'inner' that sourced the most successes in states of mental depression.
Best wishes to peaceful processes of successes for yourself and all others as well!!! I'd be glad to be a lending ear if that's all that's lacking