Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Depression Can Be Healthy!

Do you know that depression can be healthy? Yes it is, if it leads to giving up parts of the "old self" that produce blockage in one's spiritual growth and balance. It may be a shortcut to change! ... In successful psychotherapy and healing, growing spurts happen only when one decides to give up certain pathologic, negative patterns of thinking and behavior to experience rebirth and recovery. Examples of these are: distorted images of one's parents, dependency of childhood, the illusion of control, the symbols and potency of youth, and various forms of temporal pleasure and power. Until one gives up cherished but dysfunctional notions and old ways of doing and looking at things, suffering and pain continues ...

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