LoveandPurpose

is spirituality the best way to deal with depression?

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Should you deal with it on a psychological level, e.g. change thought patterns, or is consciousness work the better way to do it?

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Both. Also:

Antidepressants

Magnesium + fish oils

Samatha/concentration meditation practice

Loving-kindness meditation 

Psychedelics 

Avoid stress at all costs


Equanimity, Stillness, Non-Reactivity, Cessation, Emptiness, Void, Disenchantment, Nothingness

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Love, Joy, Infinite Goodness, Intelligence, Consciousness, Beauty, God, The Absolute, Divine Nature, Grace

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@LoveandPurpose Doing dry ‘consciousness work’ won’t work (most likely) because your depression will hit you in huge waves, and you must deal with them quickly. They will not wait for you to become enlightened! 

But you can do both at the same time with The Work of Byron Katie. I became enlightened only with this technique. Perfect if you suffered a lot like me. 


"God is good, God is everything - the end. You go on with your illusion that something is not okay, and you lose, and you lose, and you lose.” — Byron Katie

 

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Change your lifestyle patterns completely, the subconscious will have no choice but to overwrite old patterning. Meditation or whatever you can do to be mindful and silence the mind as much as possible as well as new experiences on a daily basis will help a lot because depression is mostly caused by a mind that is stuck in the past even if its slightly. Find what you can do that keeps you in the "present moment". The more you do this, the less you will feed/excite the mind and eventually everything calms down and makes perfect sense. Sooner or later you will see the illusory nature of these psychological issues, cause that is what they ultimately are.


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