Learn To Fight Depression With A Ray Of Hope!
Unless you are pathologically I’ll, depression is mostly self created due to the non fulfilment of your expectations.
Unless you are pathologically I’ll, depression is mostly self created due to the non fulfilment of your expectations. Of course chemistry is involved as well, because everything has a chemical basis, but if you remain in a certain level of mental alertness and awareness, chemistry will fall into its place by itself. However, right now you do not have the capacity to maintain that level of alertness.
Having great expectations!
At present, if the stock market gets depressed, many people will go into depression as well. Many of them may never even have touched that money, it is just every day they saw the graphs rising and their mood ascended correspondingly. But when they see the graph falling, their mood too falls. This is because things didn’t turn out as expected.
Depression and your mood
The word depression is used only with reference to your mood and not to your mind. It is only the mood and not to your mind. It is only the mood, which has gone into depression. People can cause depression in your mood in so many ways. If you take away what they think is precious, their mood will be depressed. The tragedy of most people, especially those in affluent societies is that they have everything and yet have nothing.
The missing Ray of hope
If you visit some poor village in India, you will see joyful faces around you, even though they are impoverished. This is because they are hopeful about tomorrow. In affluent societies, this kind of hope is missing. Hence, when one feels depressed, it means that certain hopelessness has set in. So even though there is food, there is housing, there is clothing, there is everything, but there is still a feeling that something is wrong! But they just do not know what.
A poor man may simply think to himself, if I get a new pair of shoes tomorrow, everything will be fine, and if he happens to get it, he will walk like w King with great joy on his face m! This is because he has hope! So, all we have to do is strive to achieve success by generating hope, only then the world be beautiful.
The spiritual process is not just about fixing the objective aspect of your life, but also about taking care of the subjectivity of who you are. Or else, you will have everything and yet have nothing!