reply to post by an0nThinker
I don't understand why people are still trying to overcome depression using meds, reminds me of that 'make
everything ok' magic button
Of course nutrition is also a vital part of getting out of depression, but what worries me the most is the lack of attention to the actual root cause
of depression. Every depression begins with a single thought, we are told we have got to be happy even though the whole doctrination of our modern
society is for misery in the first place. There are many reasons to be unhappy. Being stuck in a #ty job, a #ty relationship, having all your money
and rights taken away for the sake of failed institutions like banks, being poisoned by your own government, living in an emerging police state or a
new world order, but why would you be unhappy? Oh... it must be the meds you haven't taken. That means that if you're unhappy then it must be the
chemical reactions in your central nervous system, so if you'll excite the levels of serotonin in your brain than you'll be alright again.
me for raising the BS flag.
I studied Psychology and only after going through that
pathetic doctrination I finally realized how little they
know about people, and
it's not their fault anyway but they have been brought to the age of ignorance so they pass their "knowledge" to others. Psychology today is almost
like a fairy tale, where people believe that all these stories are true, and if someone has a degree or two in Psychology then it means he know
something about people.
Truth is that
knowledge is highly overrated, and I do not wish to speak for all the psychologists out there, but for many of them it's a
disgrace for humanity to call for aid for the human spirit, and in exchange being sent to the psychiatrist office to get meds for their "problems",
instead of facing them and overcome them with true human spirit.
Depression is not only trying to be cured by ignorant people whom lost touch with their own spirit, but is caused by ignorance of people who've lost
touch with their own spirit.
If only people reconnect to their soul and listen not to the wants of the ego (which wants a new car or more money or a new relationship) and listen
to the burn of their inner core Self, they will
be alright again. If you do as you feel to regardless of what society thinks whether it's right
or wrong, or what the people whom are close to you may criticize your acts, doesn't matter. If someone does as he/she really feel to then there's no
reason on Earth why someone should be unhappy, let alone depressed.
I was depressed once, I refused to take any meds even though my psychologist tried to make me believe I won't be able to overcome the depression fully
without using meds. I knew even then that it was sheer nonsense, and gladly I didn't modified or interrupted the very delicate balance that co-exists
The very root cause of depression is thoughts. All emotions, mental states, feelings are derived from thoughts. Pay attention to the thoughts, do not
work to change them or else you'll suffer, do not try to force your mind to 'think positive' or else you'll suffer, just pay attention to them.
Observe them with the light of consciousness which is the seer of all things, including all phenomena which is occurring within you. Pay attention to
the thoughts without going against them, without criticizing them, without being their slave by following wherever they go. You have no control
over your thoughts
, even the Buddha couldn't control his own thoughts. Pay attention to this noise, it is not who you really are. You are not your
thoughts, this noise will go on rumbling but this has nothing to do with the real you, which is beyond thoughts. The mind is a machine, a receiver of
the senses, through the senses it mixes with the ego which is another false identity and forms the thought patterns. Only pay attention, the more you
pay attention to this mechanism the lesser you are depressed since then Realization comes, and realization burns everything. All which is untrue,
false, fraud. That includes depression. The more you pay attention, the more you realize, the lesser you'll be depressed now and in the future because
you have finally understood how your own Self works. No meds required.
Just my 0.02$ on depression, I hope this wasn't off topic.
edit on 7-4-2013 by Shuye because: (no reason given)