Should we talk about it or not?
I've been searching for the reasons for Depression
for many years. I get strangely unmotivated from time to time.
One by one, layer by layer, I've been discovering the issues I've shelved because I couldn't see answers, yet.
Most importantly, I decided to only look for what is better.
It is too easy to keep talking about the errors, magnifying them, and feeling awful.
In looking for what is better, I've discovered that there is ALWAYS a happy answer to "What shall I do now?"
Have you read Jane Goodall's 'Four Reasons for Hope'? http://www.janegoodall.org/jane/essay.asp
It's a beautiful point-of-view.
I've also found that I believe that at the end of our lives, all our questions are answered and we are all whole, and content.
It's been really helpful to realize that this state of wholeness exists all the time, all of our lives, and forever...and that it is available to us at any time.
Nor do we have to do anything to earn this comfort, this peace. All we need do is acknowledge it, embrace it; and wait for what is better to be revealed. Though it exists all the time, we worry, and miss the point...we don't always 'get it', yet.
A year ago I couldn't have written in this forum. I felt too badly about this subject.
Somehow, my current Depression
led me to read here, and I wrote and discovered how I really do feel about it. Maybe there really are alternatives.
Yesterday afternoon, I felt Depression
lift, just from writing here and searching the Net.
Talking thoughtfully about this subject is a huge step forward for the whole world. Somehow we'll find ways to do better, one person at a time.
Today, it occurred to me that we can't make blanket decisions for all mankind on any subject. We can only understand, one person at a time. And, in the meanwhile, keep everything as near to whole and wholesome as possible.
Maybe our own quiet optimism helps others.