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    How to avoid attacks of depression?
Do not pay attention to the depression and act as if it was not there.
~ The Mother Words Of The Mother - II,
  let me do what I can ::: Never allow this idea I am not able, I am not doing enough to come and vex you; it is a tamasic suggestion and brings depression and depression opens the way to the attacks of the wrong forces. Your position should be, Let me do what I can; the Mothers force is there, the Divine is there to see that in due time all will be done.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother Letters On The Mother

   377. God made the infinite world by Self-knowledge which in its works is Will-Force self-fulfilling. He used
  ignorance to limit His infinity; but fear, weariness, depression, self-distrust and assent to
  weakness are the instruments by which He destroys what He created. When these things are turned on what is evil or
  harmful & ill-regulated within thee, then it is well; but if they attack thy very sources of life & strength, then
  seize & expel them or thou diest.
  ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human

   In all doubt and depression, to say 'I belong to the Divine, I cannot fail'; to all
  suggestions of impurity and unfitness, to reply 'I am a child of Immortality chosen by the Divine; I have but to
  be true to myself and to Him-the victory is sure; even if I fell, I would be sure to rise again'; to all impulses
  to depart and serve some smaller ideal, to reply 'This is the greatest, this is the Truth that alone can satisfy
  the soul within me; I will endure through all tests and tribulations to the very end of the divine journey.' This
  is what I mean by faithfulness to the Light and the Call.
  ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
  "purificaiton from depression which is the result of disappointed desires"


Jordan Peterson: How To Deal With Depression | Powerful Motivational Speech


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AUTH

BOOKS
Full_Circle
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_IV
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
Questions_And_Answers_1953
Questions_And_Answers_1954
Questions_And_Answers_1955
The_Archetypes_and_the_Collective_Unconscious
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Integral_Yoga

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1956-06-20_-_Hearts_mystic_light,_intuition_-_Psychic_being,_contact_-_Secular_ethics_-_True_role_of_mind_-_Realise_the_Divine_by_love_-_Depression,_pleasure,_joy_-_Heart_mixture_-_To_follow_the_soul_-_Physical_process_-_remember_the_Mother
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature
0.03_-_Letters_to_My_little_smile
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
0.06_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Sadhak
03.02_-_Yogic_Initiation_and_Aptitude
03.03_-_Arjuna_or_the_Ideal_Disciple
1.00c_-_DIVISION_C_-_THE_ETHERIC_BODY_AND_PRANA
1.00e_-_DIVISION_E_-_MOTION_ON_THE_PHYSICAL_AND_ASTRAL_PLANES
1.00_-_Gospel
1.00_-_Gospel_Preface
1.01_-_Archetypes_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.01_-_Necessity_for_knowledge_of_the_whole_human_being_for_a_genuine_education.
1.01_-_The_Science_of_Living
1.02_-_BEFORE_THE_CITY-GATE
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.038_-_Impediments_in_Concentration_and_Meditation
1.03_-_APPRENTICESHIP_AND_ENCULTURATION_-_ADOPTION_OF_A_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_True_and_False_Subjectivism
1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
1.08_-_Attendants
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.09_-_Equality_and_the_Annihilation_of_Ego
1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death
1.1.01_-_Seeking_the_Divine
1.10_-_Theodicy_-_Nature_Makes_No_Mistakes
1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi
1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature
1.11_-_The_Soul_or_the_Astral_Body
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.19_-_Life
1.2.01_-_The_Call_and_the_Capacity
1.2.03_-_Purity
1.2.05_-_Aspiration
1.2.07_-_Surrender
1.2.08_-_Faith
1.2.4_-_Speech_and_Yoga
1.25_-_The_Knot_of_Matter
1.3.01_-_Peace__The_Basis_of_the_Sadhana
1.3.03_-_Quiet_and_Calm
1.3.05_-_Silence
1.42_-_Treats_of_these_last_words_of_the_Paternoster__Sed_libera_nos_a_malo._Amen._But_deliver_us_from_evil._Amen.
1.439
1.450_-_1.500_Talks
1.63_-_Fear,_a_Bad_Astral_Vision
1915_03_08p
1929-04-14_-_Dangers_of_Yoga_-_Two_paths,_tapasya_and_surrender_-_Impulses,_desires_and_Yoga_-_Difficulties_-_Unification_around_the_psychic_being_-_Ambition,_undoing_of_many_Yogis_-_Powers,_misuse_and_right_use_of_-_How_to_recognise_the_Divine_Will_-_Accept_things_that_come_from_Divine_-_Vital_devotion_-_Need_of_strong_body_and_nerves_-_Inner_being,_invariable
1929-05-19_-_Mind_and_its_workings,_thought-forms_-_Adverse_conditions_and_Yoga_-_Mental_constructions_-_Illness_and_Yoga
1929-06-16_-_Illness_and_Yoga_-_Subtle_body_(nervous_envelope)_-_Fear_and_illness
1950-12-25_-_Christmas_-_festival_of_Light_-_Energy_and_mental_growth_-_Meditation_and_concentration_-_The_Mother_of_Dreams_-_Playing_a_game_well,_and_energy
1951-01-25_-_Needs_and_desires._Collaboration_of_the_vital,_mind_an_accomplice._Progress_and_sincerity_-_recognising_faults._Organising_the_body_-_illness_-_new_harmony_-_physical_beauty.
1951-02-05_-_Surrender_and_tapasya_-_Dealing_with_difficulties,_sincerity,_spiritual_discipline_-_Narrating_experiences_-_Vital_impulse_and_will_for_progress
1951-03-14_-_Plasticity_-_Conditions_for_knowing_the_Divine_Will_-_Illness_-_microbes_-_Fear_-_body-reflexes_-_The_best_possible_happens_-_Theories_of_Creation_-_True_knowledge_-_a_work_to_do_-_the_Ashram
1951-03-26_-_Losing_all_to_gain_all_-_psychic_being_-_Transforming_the_vital_-_physical_habits_-_the_subconscient_-_Overcoming_difficulties_-_weakness,_an_insincerity_-_to_change_the_world_-_Psychic_source,_flash_of_experience_-_preparation_for_yoga
1951-03-31_-_Physical_ailment_and_mental_disorder_-_Curing_an_illness_spiritually_-_Receptivity_of_the_body_-_The_subtle-physical-_illness_accidents_-_Curing_sunstroke_and_other_disorders
1951-04-21_-_Sri_Aurobindos_letter_on_conditions_for_doing_yoga_-_Aspiration,_tapasya,_surrender_-_The_lower_vital_-_old_habits_-_obsession_-_Sri_Aurobindo_on_choice_and_the_double_life_-_The_old_fiasco_-_inner_realisation_and_outer_change
1953-06-10
1953-09-09
1954-05-19_-_Affection_and_love_-_Psychic_vision_Divine_-_Love_and_receptivity_-_Get_out_of_the_ego
1954-12-22_-_Possession_by_hostile_forces_-_Purity_and_morality_-_Faith_in_the_final_success_-Drawing_back_from_the_path
1955-10-19_-_The_rhythms_of_time_-_The_lotus_of_knowledge_and_perfection_-_Potential_knowledge_-_The_teguments_of_the_soul_-_Shastra_and_the_Gurus_direct_teaching_-_He_who_chooses_the_Infinite...
1956-06-20_-_Hearts_mystic_light,_intuition_-_Psychic_being,_contact_-_Secular_ethics_-_True_role_of_mind_-_Realise_the_Divine_by_love_-_Depression,_pleasure,_joy_-_Heart_mixture_-_To_follow_the_soul_-_Physical_process_-_remember_the_Mother
1956-10-17_-_Delight,_the_highest_state_-_Delight_and_detachment_-_To_be_calm_-_Quietude,_mental_and_vital_-_Calm_and_strength_-_Experience_and_expression_of_experience
1957-06-19_-_Causes_of_illness_Fear_and_illness_-_Minds_working,_faith_and_illness
1959-01-14
1960-07-23_-_The_Flood_and_the_race_-_turning_back_to_guide_and_save_amongst_the_torrents_-_sadhana_vs_tamas_and_destruction_-_power_of_giving_and_offering_-_Japa,_7_lakhs,_140000_per_day,_1_crore_takes_20_years
1962-09-22
1962-11-30
1966-08-03
1968-11-13
1970_01_15
1970_03_09
1970-10-14
1973-04-14
1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_Out_of_the_Aeons
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Thing_on_the_Doorstep
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree
1f.lovecraft_-_Two_Black_Bottles
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1.jr_-_The_Guest_House
1.kbr_-_My_Body_And_My_Mind
1.srm_-_The_Song_of_the_Poppadum
1.whitman_-_Song_of_Myself
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_IV
1.ww_-_4_-_Trippers_and_askers_surround_me
1.ww_-_Scorn_Not_The_Sonnet
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IV-_Book_Third-_Despondency
2.01_-_The_Yoga_and_Its_Objects
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.07_-_On_Congress_and_Politics
2.07_-_The_Release_from_Subjection_to_the_Body
2.08_-_The_Release_from_the_Heart_and_the_Mind
2.09_-_On_Sadhana
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.1_-_The_Nature_of_the_Vital
2.12_-_On_Miracles
2.1.3.2_-_Study
2.1.3_-_Wrong_Movements_of_the_Vital
2.1.4_-_The_Lower_Vital_Being
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.17_-_December_1938
2.18_-_January_1939
2.2.01_-_The_Outer_Being_and_the_Inner_Being
2.2.01_-_Work_and_Yoga
22.08_-_The_Golden_Chain
2.2.2_-_Sorrow_and_Suffering
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
2.25_-_List_of_Topics_in_Each_Talk
2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.02_-_Opening,_Sincerity_and_the_Mother's_Grace
2.3.03_-_The_Mother's_Presence
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.05_-_Sadhana_through_Work_for_the_Mother
2.3.07_-_The_Mother_in_Visions,_Dreams_and_Experiences
2.3.07_-_The_Vital_Being_and_Vital_Consciousness
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
2.3.08_-_The_Physical_Consciousness
2.3.10_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Inconscient
2.3.1_-_Ego_and_Its_Forms
2.3.2_-_Desire
2.3.3_-_Anger_and_Violence
2.4.02_-_Bhakti,_Devotion,_Worship
2.4.2_-_Interactions_with_Others_and_the_Practice_of_Yoga
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.03_-_The_Four_Foundational_Practices
3.04_-_BEFORE_SUNRISE
3.05_-_The_Conjunction
3.05_-_The_Formula_of_I.A.O.
31.01_-_The_Heart_of_Bengal
3.1.02_-_Asceticism_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
3.2.2_-_Sleep
3.2.4_-_Sex
33.07_-_Alipore_Jail
3.3.1_-_Illness_and_Health
3.3.3_-_Specific_Illnesses,_Ailments_and_Other_Physical_Problems
3.4.1_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3-5_Full_Circle
3.7.2.05_-_Appendix_I_-_The_Tangle_of_Karma
4.04_-_Weaknesses
4.06_-_THE_KING_AS_ANTHROPOS
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.11_-_The_Perfection_of_Equality
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.1.3_-_Imperfections_and_Periods_of_Arrest
4.1.4_-_Resistances,_Sufferings_and_Falls
4.14_-_The_Power_of_the_Instruments
4.16_-_AMONG_DAUGHTERS_OF_THE_WILDERNESS
4.2.2_-_Steps_towards_Overcoming_Difficulties
4.2.3.04_-_Means_of_Bringing_Forward_the_Psychic
4.2.3.05_-_Obstacles_to_the_Psychic's_Emergence
4.2.3_-_Vigilance,_Resolution,_Will_and_the_Divine_Help
4.2.4.09_-_Psychic_Tears_or_Weeping
4.2.4.11_-_Psychic_Intensity
4.2.4.12_-_The_Psychic_and_Uneasiness
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.2_-_Karma
4.3.1_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_the_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.3.2_-_Attacks_by_the_Hostile_Forces
4.3.3_-_Dealing_with_Hostile_Attacks
4.3.4_-_Accidents,_Possession,_Madness
4.4.1.05_-_Ascent_and_Descent_of_the_Kundalini_Shakti
5.4.01_-_Notes_on_Root-Sounds
5.4.01_-_Occult_Knowledge
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
7.01_-_The_Soul_(the_Psychic)
Appendix_4_-_Priest_Spells
Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God
LUX.01_-_GNOSIS
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PRIMARY CLASS

difficulties
SIMILAR TITLES
depression

DEFINITIONS

depression, angle of: The measure of a plane angle from the horizontal towards the downwards direction.

depression ::: n. --> The act of depressing.
The state of being depressed; a sinking.
A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.
Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.
Dejection; despondency; lowness.
Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.


depression (unipolar disorder): a type of mood disorder, characterised by persistent feelings of great sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt and a loss of interest in activities.

Depression - A persistent period of very low economic with very high unemployment and high excess capacity.

Depression opens the way to the attack of the wrong forces.

DEPRESSION. ::: The rule in yoga is not to let the depression depress you, but to stand back from it, observe its cause and

adM-DM-1M-LM-^DnataM-LM-^D ::: freedom from depression; the opposite of dainyam.

alveolus ::: n. --> A cell in a honeycomb.
A small cavity in a coral, shell, or fossil
A small depression, sac, or vesicle, as the socket of a tooth, the air cells of the lungs, the ultimate saccules of glands, etc.


aM-LM-^DpanaM-LM-^D ::: the first stage of utthaM-LM-^DpanaM-LM-^D, consisting of the full force of laghimaM-LM-^D, mahimaM-LM-^D and an.imaM-LM-^D in the mind stuff and psychic praM-LM-^Dn.a "so that the mind rejects all exhaustion, weariness, depression of force etc.M-bM-^@M-^], extended also to the physical praM-LM-^Dn.a; exercise in the form of walking (often called "physical activityM-bM-^@M-^]) to develop this utthaM-LM-^DpanaM-LM-^D in the body.

and the power that perseveres and conquers. It is really a habit that one has to get of opening to these helpful forces and either passively receiving them or actively drawing upon them M-bM-^@M-^T for one can do either. It is easier if you have the conception of them above and around you and the faith and the will to receive them ; for that brings the experience and concrete sense of them and the capacity to receive at need or at will. It is a question of habituating your consciousness to get into touch and keep in touch with these helpful forces ; and for that you must accustom yourself to reject the impressions forced on you by the others, depression, self-distrust, repining and all similar disturbances.

anfractuosity ::: n. --> A state of being anfractuous, or full of windings and turnings; sinuosity.
A sinuous depression or sulcus like those separating the convolutions of the brain.


anti-depressants: a drug which is used to treat clinical depression, primarily by enhancing the activity of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

appallment ::: n. --> Depression occasioned by terror; dismay.

ARRESTS IN SADHANA. ::: A difficulty comes or an arrest in some movement which you have begun or have been carrying on for some time. Such arrests are inevitably frequent enough; one might almost say that every step forward is followed by an arrest. It is to be dealt with by becoming always more quiet, more firm in the will to go through, by opening oneself more and more so that any obstructing non-receptivity in the nature may diminish or disappear, by an affirmation of faith even in the midst of obscurity, faith in the presence of a Power that is working behind the cloud and the veil, in the guidance of the Guru, by an observation of oneself to find any cause of the arrest, not in a spirit of depression or discouragement but with the will to find out and remove it. This is the only right attitude and, if one is persistent in taking it, the periods of arrest are not abolished, - for that cannot be at this stage, - but greatly shortened and lightened in their incidence. Sometimes these arrests are periods, long or short, of assimilation or unseen preparation, their appearance of sterile immobility is deceptive ::: in that case, with the right attitude, one can after a time, by opening, by observation, by accumulated experience, begin to feel, to get some inkling of what is being prepared or done. Sometimes it is a period of true obstruction in which the Power at work has to deal with the obstacles in the way, obstacles in oneself, obstacles of the opposing cosmic forces or any other or of all together, and this kind of arrest may be long or short according to the magnitude or obstinacy or complexity of the impediments that are met. But here, too, the right attitude can alleviate or shorten and, if persistently taken, help to a more radical removal of the difficulties and greatly diminish the necessity of complete arrests hereafter.
On the contrary, an attitude of depression or unfaith in the help or the guidance or in the certitude of the victory of the guiding Power, a shutting up of yourself in the sense of the difficulties, helps the obstructions to recur with force instead of progressively diminishing in their incidence.


atoll ::: n. --> A coral island or islands, consisting of a belt of coral reef, partly submerged, surrounding a central lagoon or depression; a lagoon island.

bipolar disorder/depression: (manic depressive disorder) a mood disordercharacterised by extremes of mania and depression.

Brain fag is an example of a culture-bound syndrome. Once a common term for mental exhaustion, it is now encountered almost exclusively in West Africa. Seen predominantly in male students, it generally manifests as vague somatic symptoms, depression, and difficulty concentrating. Read the article for details.

Catatonia [from Greek kata down + tonos tension] Referred to as tension-insanity, this condition is marked with successive stages of psychological depression, excitement, and stupor; the typical symptoms are peculiar mannerisms, stereotyped movements, a cataleptoid muscular rigidity, and great mental and physical stubbornness. There may be hallucinations, depressing illusions, or fantastic religious ideas, or sudden impulsions of violence or indecency, and there is always a dulling of the higher emotional and ethical feelings. After an attack, the person often admits that he has been acting perversely, foolishly, or childishly, but explains that he could not help it. When analyzed in the light of composite human nature, and of the action of different principles during life and after death, the peculiar conditions are explainable. Evidently the sufferers are overcome by some besieging astral entity of kama-rupic nature; or in certain cases by aggregated or collected thought-impressions of former emotional and lower mental storms, excitements, or passion, which at times of ethical inattention flow back upon the brain-mind and affect the receptive body and its nervous system, so that these cases are really reactional effects of precedaneous causes which may even go back in time to a preceding life or lives.

condensation ::: n. --> The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed.
The act or process of reducing, by depression of temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam to water.
A rearrangement or concentration of the different constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and definite compound of greater complexity and molecular weight, often resulting in


Conditions essfntitd for meditation ::: There are no essential external conditions, but solitude and seclusion at the time of meditation as as stillness of the body arc helpful, sometimes almost necessary to the beginner. Bui one should not bound b' external conditions. Once the habit of meditation is formed, it should be mads possible to do it in all circumstances, l.ving. sitting, walking, alone, in company, in silettce or in the midst of noise etc. The first imeroal condition necessary is concentration of the will against the obstacles to meditation. i.e. wandermg of the mind, forgetfulness, sfeep, phjsieal and nervous impatience and restlessness etc. The second is an increasing purity and calm of the inner consciousness (citia) out of which thought and emotion arise, i.e. a freedom frona all disturb i ng reactions, such as anger, grief, depression, anxiet>' about w-orldly happenings etc. Mental perfection and moral are always closely allied to each other.

console ::: v. t. --> To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe. ::: n. --> A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height.
Any small bracket; also, a console table.


Cosmecology: This title (meaning the ecology of the cosmic) was suggested by Harlan T. Stetson, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for a synthesis of the contemporary sciences of astronomy, electro-physics, geology and biology. He suggested that we trace the correlation between changes of a cosmic origin that affect our terrestrial environment, and periods of optimism and depression in the psychology of the human race.

countersink ::: v. t. --> To chamfer or form a depression around the top of (a hole in wood, metal, etc.) for the reception of the head of a screw or bolt below the surface, either wholly or in part; as, to countersink a hole for a screw.
To cause to sink even with or below the surface; as, to countersink a screw or bolt into woodwork. ::: n.


courtesy ::: n. --> Politeness; civility; urbanity; courtliness.
An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness.
Favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a title given one by courtesy.
An act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women, consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body, with bending of the knees.


dainyam ::: depression; timidity.

damp ::: n. --> Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.
Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind.
A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pints, etc.
To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.
To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to


dejection ::: n. --> A casting down; depression.
The act of humbling or abasing one&


dent ::: n. --> A stroke; a blow.
A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc. ::: v. t. --> To make a dent upon; to indent.


despondency ::: n. --> The state of desponding; loss of hope and cessation of effort; discouragement; depression or dejection of the mind.

dimple ::: n. --> A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin.
A slight indentation on any surface. ::: v. i. --> To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.


disanimation ::: n. --> Privation of life.
The state of being disanimated or discouraged; depression of spirits.


discouragement ::: n. --> The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection.
That which discourages; that which deters, or tends to deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of anything; a determent; as, the revolution was commenced under every possible discouragement.


disheartenment ::: n. --> Discouragement; dejection; depression of spirits.

dispiritment ::: n. --> Depression of spirits; discouragement.

Divine, rejecting what has to be rejected, opening oneself to the true Light and true Force, calling it down quietly, steadfastly, without tiring, without depression or impatience, until one feels the Divine Force at work and the obstacle beginning to give way.

downthrow ::: n. --> The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault. See Throw, n.

elasticity ::: n. --> The quality of being elastic; the inherent property in bodies by which they recover their former figure or dimensions, after the removal of external pressure or altering force; springiness; tendency to rebound; as, the elasticity of caoutchouc; the elasticity of the air.
Power of resistance to, or recovery from, depression or overwork.


electroconvulsive shock treatment (ECT): the use of passing small amounts of electric current through the brain, inducing a convulsion or epileptic seizure, as an effective treatment for severe depression.

ENDURANCE. ::: TIic cap.iciiy of bearing without depression.

ephippium ::: n. --> A depression in the sphenoid bone; the pituitary fossa.
A saddle-shaped cavity to contain the winter eggs, situated on the back of Cladocera.


Epinephrine ::: A neurotransmitter involved in energy and glucose metabolism.M-BM- Too little has been associated with depression.^M

erect ::: a. --> Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect.
Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
Watchful; alert.
Standing upright, with reference to the earth&


evenly ::: adv. --> With an even, level, or smooth surface; without roughness, elevations, or depression; uniformly; equally; comfortably; impartially; serenely.

Faithfulness to the Light and the Call M-bM-^@M-^T to refuse to listen to any suggestions, impulses, lures and to oppose to them all the call of the Truth, the imperative beckoning of the Light. In all doubt and depression, to say, M-bM-^@M-^\ I belong to the Divine, I cannot fail M-bM-^@M-^] ; to all suggestions of impurity and unfitness, to reply, M-bM-^@M-^\ I am a child of Immortality chosen by the Divine ; I have but to be true to myself and to Him M-bM-^@M-^T the victory is sure ; even if I fell, I would rise again " ; to all impulses to depart and serve some smaller ideal, to reply, "This is the greatest, this is the Truth that alone can satisfy the soul within me ;

filling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Fill ::: n. --> That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity in a tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between exterior and interior walls of masonry, the pores of open-grained wood, the space between the outer

flatness ::: n. --> The quality or state of being flat.
Eveness of surface; want of relief or prominence; the state of being plane or level.
Want of vivacity or spirit; prostration; dejection; depression.
Want of variety or flavor; dullness; insipidity.
Depression of tone; the state of being below the true pitch; -- opposed to sharpness or acuteness.


Flight Tax ::: Tax levied in December 1931 on all emigrating German nationals in an attempt to deter flight during the depression.

follicle ::: n. --> A simple podlike pericarp which contains several seeds and opens along the inner or ventral suture, as in the peony, larkspur and milkweed.
A small cavity, tubular depression, or sac; as, a hair follicle.
A simple gland or glandular cavity; a crypt.
A small mass of adenoid tissue; as, a lymphatic follicle.


fortitude ::: n. --> Power to resist attack; strength; firmness.
That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble.


fossa ::: n. --> A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth; as, the temporal fossa on the side of the skull; the nasal fossae containing the nostrils in most birds.

fovea ::: n. --> A slight depression or pit; a fossa.

foveola ::: n. --> A small depression or pit; a fovea.

foveolate ::: a. --> Having small pits or depression, as the receptacle in some composite flowers.

glen ::: n. --> A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills.

glenoid ::: a. --> Having the form of a smooth and shallow depression; socketlike; -- applied to several articular surfaces of bone; as, the glenoid cavity, or fossa, of the scapula, in which the head of the humerus articulates.

gloom ::: total or partial darkness; dimness often used to describe depression or melancholy. gloom"s, glooms, gloomy.

gronked ::: 1. Broken. The teletype scanner was gronked, so we took the system down.2. Of people, the condition of feeling very tired or (less commonly) sick. I've been chasing that bug for 17 hours now and I am thoroughly gronked! Compare broken, which means about the same as gronk used of hardware, but connotes depression or mental/emotional problems in people.

gronked 1. Broken. "The teletype scanner was gronked, so we took the system down." 2. Of people, the condition of feeling very tired or (less commonly) sick. "I've been chasing that bug for 17 hours now and I am thoroughly gronked!" Compare {broken}, which means about the same as {gronk} used of hardware, but connotes depression or mental/emotional problems in people.

incavation ::: n. --> Act of making hollow; also, a hollow; an exvation; a depression.

indentation ::: n. --> The act of indenting or state of being indented.
A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
The act of beginning a line or series of lines at a little distance within the flush line of the column or page, as in the common way of beginning the first line of a paragraph.
The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one


infrasternal ::: a. --> Below the sternum; as, the infrasternal depression, or pit of the stomach.

introcession ::: n. --> A depression, or inward sinking of parts.

iodism ::: n. --> A morbid state produced by the use of iodine and its compounds, and characterized by palpitation, depression, and general emaciation, with a pustular eruption upon the skin.

ishwarabhava) ::: non-depression, swiftness, steadiness, mastery: the second general formula of the sM-LM-^Aakti catus.t.aya, consisting of qualities needed for the perfection of all parts of the psycho-physical system.

It is not easy to overcome gloom, depression, grief and suffer- ing, because something in the human vital clings to it and almost needs it as part of the drama of life.

lacuna ::: n. --> A small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus.
A small opening; a small depression or cavity; a space, as a vacant space between the cells of plants, or one of the spaces left among the tissues of the lower animals, which serve in place of vessels for the circulation of the body fluids, or the cavity or sac, usually of very small size, in a mucous membrane.


lake ::: n. --> A pigment formed by combining some coloring matter, usually by precipitation, with a metallic oxide or earth, esp. with aluminium hydrate; as, madder lake; Florentine lake; yellow lake, etc.
A kind of fine white linen, formerly in use.
A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth&


law-fall ::: n. --> Depression of the jaw; hence, depression of spirits.

loneliness ::: n. --> The condition of being lonely; solitude; seclusion.
The state of being unfrequented by human beings; as, the loneliness of a road.
Love of retirement; disposition to solitude.
A feeling of depression resulting from being alone.


lonely ::: superl. --> Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell.
Alone, or in want of company; forsaken.
Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood.
Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome.


long-term depression ::: A persistent weakening of synapses based on recent patterns of activity.

manic depressive disorder: see bipolar disorder/depression

melancholia ::: n. --> A kind of mental unsoundness characterized by extreme depression of spirits, ill-grounded fears, delusions, and brooding over one particular subject or train of ideas.

melancholia: originally first described by the Greeks and Romans, and characterised by a deep and persistent sadness and now corresponds closely to depression.

melancholy ::: n. --> Depression of spirits; a gloomy state continuing a considerable time; deep dejection; gloominess.
Great and continued depression of spirits, amounting to mental unsoundness; melancholia.
Pensive maditation; serious thoughtfulness.
Ill nature. ::: a.


mood disorders: a mood disturbance, characterised by emotional extremes, alternating between extreme depression and mania.

mouse "hardware, graphics" The most commonly used computer {pointing device}, first introduced by {Douglas Engelbart} in 1968. The mouse is a device used to manipulate an on-screen {pointer} that's normally shaped like an arrow. With the mouse in hand, the computer user can select, move, and change items on the screen. A conventional {roller-ball mouse} is slid across the surface of the desk, often on a {mouse mat}. As the mouse moves, a ball set in a depression on the underside of the mouse rolls accordingly. The ball is also in contact with two small shafts set at right angles to each other inside the mouse. The rotating ball turns the shafts, and sensors inside the mouse measure the shafts' rotation. The distance and direction information from the sensors is then transmitted to the computer, usually through a connecting wire - the mouse's "tail". The computer then moves the mouse pointer on the screen to follow the movements of the mouse. This may be done directly by the {graphics adaptor}, but where it involves the processor the task should be assigned a high {priority} to avoid any perceptible delay. Some mice are contoured to fit the shape of a person's right hand, and some come in left-handed versions. Other mice are symmetrical. Included on the mouse are usually two or three buttons that the user may press, or click, to initiate various actions such as running {programs} or opening {files}. The left-most button (the {primary mouse button}) is operated with the index finger to select and activate objects represented on the screen. Different {operating systems} and {graphical user interfaces} have different conventions for using the other button(s). Typical operations include calling up a {context-sensitive menu}, modifying the selection, or pasting text. With fewer mouse buttons these require combinations of mouse and keyboard actions. Between its left and right buttons, a mouse may also have a wheel that can be used for scrolling or other special operations defined by the software. Some systems allow the mouse button assignments to be swapped round for left-handed users. Just moving the pointer across the screen with the mouse typically does nothing (though some CAD systems respond to patterns of mouse movement with no buttons pressed). Normally, the pointer is positioned over something on the screen (an {icon} or a {menu} item), and the user then clicks a mouse button to actually affect the screen display. The five most common "gestures" performed with the mouse are: {point} (to place the pointer over an on-screen item), {click} (to press and release a mouse button), {double-click} {to press and release a mouse button twice in rapid succession}, {right-click} (to press and release the right mouse button}, and {drag} (to hold down the mouse button while moving the mouse). Most modern computers include a mouse as standard equipment. However, some systems, especially portable {laptop} and {notebook} models, may have a {trackball}, {touchpad} or {Trackpoint} on or next to the {keyboard}. These input devices work like the mouse, but take less space and don't need a desk. Many other alternatives to the conventional roller-ball mouse exist. A {tailless mouse}, or {hamster}, transmits its information with {infrared} impulses. A {foot-controlled mouse (http://footmouse.com/)} is one used on the floor underneath the desk. An {optical mouse} uses a {light-emitting diode} and {photocells} instead of a rolling ball to track its position. Some optical designs may require a special mouse mat marked with a grid, others, like the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer, work on nearly any surface. {Yahoo! (http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Companies/Computers/Hardware/Peripherals/Input_Devices/Mice/)}. {(http://peripherals.about.com/library/weekly/aa041498.htm)}. {PC Guide's "Troubleshooting Mice" (http://pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/mice.htm)}. (1999-07-21)

mouse ::: (hardware, graphics) The most commonly used computer pointing device, first introduced by Douglas Engelbart in 1968. The mouse is a device used to mouse in hand, the computer user can select, move, and change items on the screen.A conventional roller-ball mouse is slid across the surface of the desk, often on a mouse mat. As the mouse moves, a ball set in a depression on the underside processor the task should be assigned a high priority to avoid any perceptible delay.Some mice are contoured to fit the shape of a person's right hand, and some come in left-handed versions. Other mice are symmetrical.Included on the mouse are usually two or three buttons that the user may press, or click, to initiate various actions such as running programs or opening files. scrolling or other special operations defined by the software. Some systems allow the mouse button assignments to be swapped round for left-handed users.Just moving the pointer across the screen with the mouse typically does nothing (though some CAD systems respond to patterns of mouse movement with no buttons icon or a menu item), and the user then clicks a mouse button to actually affect the screen display.The five most common gestures performed with the mouse are: point (to place the pointer over an on-screen item), click (to press and release a mouse succession, right-click (to press and release the right mouse button}, and drag (to hold down the mouse button while moving the mouse).Most modern computers include a mouse as standard equipment. However, some systems, especially portable laptop and notebook models, may have a trackball, touchpad or Trackpoint on or next to the keyboard. These input devices work like the mouse, but take less space and don't need a desk.Many other alternatives to the conventional roller-ball mouse exist. A tailless mouse, or hamster, transmits its information with infrared impulses. A marked with a grid, others, like the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer, work on nearly any surface. . . . (1999-07-21)

nadir ::: n. --> That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
The lowest point; the time of greatest depression.


Nanda. (T. Dga' bo; C. Nantuo; J. Nanda; K. Nanda M-iM-^[M-

navel ::: 1. The scar in the centre of the abdomen, usually forming a slight depression, where the umbilical cord was attached. 2. The centre point or middle of something. navel"s, navel lotus.

navel ::: n. --> A mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen; the umbilicus. See Umbilicus.
The central part or point of anything; the middle.
An eye on the under side of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.


navelwort ::: n. --> A European perennial succulent herb (Cotyledon umbilicus), having round, peltate leaves with a central depression; -- also called pennywort, and kidneywort.

Norepinephrine ::: A neurotransmitter associated with eating and alertness. Too little has been associated with depression and too much has been associated with schizophrenia.^M

Norepinephrine or 'noradrenaline': a neurotransmitter that is important in the regulation of mood; disturbances in its tracts have been implicated in depression and mania.

oppression ::: n. --> The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.
That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny.
A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.
Ravishment; rape.


papillulate ::: a. --> Having a minute papilla in the center of a larger elevation or depression.

pothole ::: n. --> A circular hole formed in the rocky beds of rivers by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water in what was at first a natural depression of the rock.

prosternation ::: n. --> Dejection; depression.

prostration ::: n. --> The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying fiat; as, the prostration of the body.
The act of falling down, or of bowing in humility or adoration; primarily, the act of falling on the face, but usually applied to kneeling or bowing in reverence and worship.
The condition of being prostrate; great depression; lowness; dejection; as, a postration of spirits.
A latent, not an exhausted, state of the vital


refresh ::: a. --> To make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit, animation, or the like, to; to relieve from fatigue or depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to reanimate; as, sleep refreshes the body and the mind.
To make as if new; to repair; to restore. ::: n.


refreshment ::: n. --> The act of refreshing, or the state of being refreshed; restoration of strength, spirit, vigor, or liveliness; relief after suffering; new life or animation after depression.
That which refreshes; means of restoration or reanimation; especially, an article of food or drink.


reserpine ::: An antihypertensive drug that is no longer used due to side effects such as behavioral depression.

revival ::: n. --> The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature.
Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature.
Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest.
Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; --


revive ::: v. i. --> To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
To raise from coma, languor, depression, or


scooped ::: hollowed out with or as with a scoop (a utensil, usually in the form of a ladle or a concave shovel with a straight handle) to form a concavity or depression in. Also with out.

scurvy ::: n. --> Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy.
Vile; mean; low; vulgar; contemptible.
A disease characterized by livid spots, especially about the thighs and legs, due to extravasation of blood, and by spongy gums, and bleeding from almost all the mucous membranes. It is accompanied by paleness, languor, depression, and general debility. It is occasioned by confinement, innutritious food, and hard labor, but especially by


Sensitiver beziehungswahn, is an alternate term for ideas of reference. In this the person thinks as people are talking about him or observing him or a talk is going on about him on television or radio. Seen in social phobia, depression, delusional disorder F22.0 and in schizophrenia where they are often present up to a delusional extent.

Serotonin ::: A neurotransmitter involved in mood, sleep, appetite, and impulsive and aggressive behavior. Too little has been associated with depression and some anxiety disorders (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder). Many antidepressants attempt to reduce the amount of serotonin that is taken back (reuptake) into the sending neuron (e.g., Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors [SRI]).^M

shallow-waisted ::: a. --> Having a flush deck, or with only a moderate depression amidships; -- said of a vessel.

sinus ::: pl. --> of Sinus ::: n. --> An opening; a hollow; a bending.
A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore.
A cavity; a depression.
A cavity in a bone or other part, either closed or with a


slot ::: n. --> A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat.
A bolt or bar for fastening a door.
A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind. ::: v. t.


slouch ::: n. --> A hanging down of the head; a drooping attitude; a limp appearance; an ungainly, clownish gait; a sidewise depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.
An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow. ::: v. i. --> To droop, as the head.


sordes ::: n. --> Foul matter; excretion; dregs; filthy, useless, or rejected matter of any kind; specifically (Med.), the foul matter that collects on the teeth and tongue in low fevers and other conditions attended with great vital depression.

Suffering in yoga ::: There are two ways to meet ::: first that of the Self, calm, equality, a spint, a will, a mind, a vital, a physical consciousness that remain resolutely turned towards the Divine and unshaken by all suggestion of doubt, desire, attachment, depression, sorrow, pain, inertia. This is possible when the inner being awakens, when one becomes conscious of the Self, of the inner Mind, the inner Vital, the inner Physical, for that can more easily attune itself to the divine Will, and then there is a division in the being as if there were two beings, one within calm, strong, equal, unperturbed, a charmel of the Divine Consciousness and

Symptoms can include intense "hysteria" (screaming, uncontrolled wild behavior), depression, coprophagia, insensitivity to extreme cold and more. This condition is most often seen in dogs and Eskimo women.

synaptic depression ::: A short-term decrease in synaptic strength resulting from the depletion of synaptic vesicles at active synapses.

teshu kshiprata, sthairyam, adinata cheshwarabhava) ::: in all of these (elements of sM-LM-^Aakti there must be) swiftness, steadiness, non-depression and mastery (the four terms of the second general formula of the sM-LM-^Aakti catus.t.aya).

The hostiles when they cannot break the yoga by positive means, by positive temptations or vital outbreaks, are quite will- ing to do it negatively ; first by depression, then by refusal at once of ordinary life and of sadhana.

The omega sign is the occurrence of a fold (like the Greek letter omega, ? ) in the forehead above the root of the nose produced by the excessive action of the corrugator muscle. It is sometimes seen in depression.

The right attitude is neither to worry always about the sex weakness and be obsessed by its importance so as to be in constant struggle and depression over it, nor to be too careless as to allow it to grow'. It is perhaps the most difficult of all to get rid of entirely ; one has to recogjise quietly its importance and its difficulty nod go quietly and steadily about the control of it.

The selective functions of these creative and destructive microorganisms are impersonally, and as it were automatically, directed by the invisible hierarchy of intelligences which guide the nature forces and so affect us physically and metaphysically as we have merited. The whole process is as natural as the analogous way in which a personM-bM-^@M-^Ys trillions of body cells are dominated by, and react to, the stimulation or depression of his harmonious or discordant state of mind and emotions. Both cells and bacteria are living entities, sentient but not intelligent in the human sense. The typical appearance of bacteria in certain diseases gives them a place as diagnostic signatures of physical conditions. But to regard them as the primal cause of the disease is mistaking the phenomena for the noumena which is working out karmic effects.

The subconscient is not the whole foundation of the nature; it is only the lower basis of the Ignorance and affects mostly the lower vital and physical exterior consciousness and these again affect the higher parts of the nature. While it is well to see what it is and how it acts, one must not be too preoccupied with this dark side or this apparent aspect of the instrumental being. One should rather regard it as something not oneself, a mask of false nature imposed on the true being by the Ignorance. The true being is the inner with all its vast possibilities of reaching and expressing the Divine and especially the inmost, the soul, the psychic Purusha which is always in its essence pure, divine, turned to all that is good and true and beautiful. The exterior being has to be taken hold of by the inner being and turned into an instrument no longer of the upsurging of the ignorant subconscient Nature, but of the Divine. It is by remembering always that and opening the nature upwards that the Divine Consciousness can be reached and descend from above into the whole inner and outer existence, mental, vital, physical, the subconscient, the subliminal, all that we overtly or secretly are. This should be the main preoccupation. To dwell solely on the subconscient and the aspect of imperfection creates depression and should be avoided. One has to keep a right balance and stress on the positive side most, recognising the other but only to reject and change it. This and a constant faith and reliance on the Mother are what is needed for the transformation to come. P.S. It is certainly the abrupt and decisive breaking that is the easiest and best way for these thingsM-bM-^@M-^Tvital habits.
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To be always observing faults and wrong mo>M-bM-^@M-^Yements brings depression and discourages faith. Turn your eyes more to the incoming light and less to any immediate darkness.

To dwell solely on the subconsclent and the aspect of imper- fection creates depression and should be avoided. One has to keep a right balance and stress on the positive side most, recog- nising the other but only to reject and change it.

To yield to depression when things go wrong is the worst way of meeting the difficulty There must be some desire or demand within, conscious or subconscious, that gets excited and revolts against its not being satisfied. The best way is to be conscious of it, face it calmly and steadily throw it out.

trough ::: n. --> A long, hollow vessel, generally for holding water or other liquid, especially one formed by excavating a log longitudinally on one side; a long tray; also, a wooden channel for conveying water, as to a mill wheel.
Any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc.


TUBERCULOSIS. ::: T.B. Is the result of a strong psychic-vitaf depression. Sex cannot directly cause T.B. though it may be a factor in bringing about a fall of the vital forces and withdrawal of the psychic supporting forces leading to T.B. The lact of vitality which easily comes as a result of modem civilisation is therefore a very strong contributing force. Modems have not the solid nervous system and the natural (as opp>osed to the artificial and morbid) zest of life that their ancestors had.

TumahM-BM- (ritual &

umbilication ::: n. --> A slight, navel-like depression, or dimpling, of the center of a rounded body; as, the umbilication of a smallpox vesicle; also, the condition of being umbilicated.

umbilicus ::: n. --> The depression, or mark, in the median line of the abdomen, which indicates the point where the umbilical cord separated from the fetus; the navel.
An ornamented or painted ball or boss fastened at each end of the stick on which manuscripts were rolled.
The hilum.
A depression or opening in the center of the base of many spiral shells.


umbo ::: n. --> The boss of a shield, at or near the middle, and usually projecting, sometimes in a sharp spike.
A boss, or rounded elevation, or a corresponding depression, in a palate, disk, or membrane; as, the umbo in the integument of the larvae of echinoderms or in the tympanic membrane of the ear.
One of the lateral prominence just above the hinge of a bivalve shell.


unipolar depression: see depression

VIRAHA.* A transitional experience on the plane of the vital seeking for the Spirit. The pure feeling of viraha is psy- chic ; but if rajasic or tamasic movements come in (such as depression, complaint, revolt, etc.) then it becomes tantasic or rSjasic.

visada ::: [depression, despondency].

vis.aM-LM-^Dda (vishada) ::: despondency, depression. visada

warchalk ::: (networking) A system of runes and annotations chalked on walls or other surfaces to indicate to interested parties the presence of a wireless network node in the vicinity.Warchalking was inspired by hobo language - the signs used by American itinerants during the Depression years to indicate where they might find a meal. .(2002-06-26)

warchalk "networking" A system of runes and annotations chalked on walls or other surfaces to indicate to interested parties the presence of a {wireless} network {node} in the vicinity. Warchalking was inspired by "hobo language" - the signs used by American itinerants during the Depression years to indicate where they might find a meal. {(http://blackbeltjones.com/warchalking/)}. (2002-06-26)

whirlpool ::: n. --> An eddy or vortex of water; a place in a body of water where the water moves round in a circle so as to produce a depression or cavity in the center, into which floating objects may be drawn; any body of water having a more or less circular motion caused by its flowing in an irregular channel, by the coming together of opposing currents, or the like.
A sea monster of the whale kind.




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1:Depression is your avatar telling you it's tired of being the character you're trying to play.
   ~ Jim Carrey,
2:Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
   ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
3:The tongue is always an easily erring member. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
4:A depression is always unreasonable as it leads nowhere. It is the most subtle enemy of the Yoga.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
5:Look at the simplicity of the Truth with a straight and simple gaze. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
6:Pain and suffering are necessary results of the Ignorance in which we live. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
7:Repentance even helps provided it does not bring discouragement or depression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
8:How to avoid attacks of depression?

   Do not pay attention to the depression and act as if it was not there.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
9:Throwing away the life does not improve the chances for the next time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
10:However or from wheresoever it came, the only thing to do with a depression is to throw it out. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
11:The proper way to deal with a wrong movement is to look quietly at it and put the consciousness right at that point. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
12:Disquietude and depression create an unhelpful atmosphere for one who is ill or in difficulties. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Interactions with Others and the Practice of Yoga,
13:The mind that becomes elated also is subject to depression. Don't identify yourself with either! Go beyond! Somehow touch the feet of the Lord. Then you are no longer subject to the opposites of life. ~ Swami Turiyananda, @srkpashramam
14:If one throws away the body wilfully, one suffers much in the other worlds, and when one is born again, it is in worse, not in better conditions. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
15:Let us remember that the automatic machine is the precise economic equivalent of slave labor this will produce an unemployment situation in comparison with which the depression of the thirties will seem a pleasant joke.
   ~ Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings, 1954,
16:Force yourself to study and your depression will go away. Can you imagine a student in college coming and telling his teacher, Sir, I didn't do my homework today because I felt depressed? Surely the teacher would punish him most severely.
   ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother,
17:Never allow this idea I am not able, I am not doing enough to come and vex you; it is a tamasic suggestion and brings depression and depression opens the way to the attacks of the wrong forces. Your position should be, Let me do what I can; the Mothers force is there, the Divine is there to see that in due time all will be done.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, Letters On The Mother,
18:To be miserable may remind you of the defects of your external nature, but I do not see how it is going to cure them. I am not asking you to be frivolously happy, but to be quiet and quietly confident, rejecting these old movements, but for the rest trusting not in a restless self-torturing personal effort but to the Divine Force to change the external nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
19:There is no magic drug which will by itself have the required effect. Rather drugs can be used in small doses to heighten the effect of excitation caused by the method already discussed. In all cases a large dose leads to depression, confusion and a general loss of control. Inhibitory drugs must be considered with even more caution because of their inherent danger. They often simply sever the life force and body altogether.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null, Liber LUX, Gnosis [34-35],
20:377. God made the infinite world by Self-knowledge which in its works is Will-Force self-fulfilling. He used ignorance to limit His infinity; but fear, weariness, depression, self-distrust and assent to weakness are the instruments by which He destroys what He created. When these things are turned on what is evil or harmful & ill-regulated within thee, then it is well; but if they attack thy very sources of life & strength, then seize & expel them or thou diest.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human,
21:These questionings and depressions are very foolish movements of the mind. If you were not open to the Grace, you would not have had these descents or experiences and there would have been no such progress as you have made. You have not to put such questions but to take it as a settled fact, and with full faith in the Mother and her working in you go on with your sadhana. Whatever difficulties there may be, will be solved in time by the natural progress of the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
22:the philosophic second period of indifference :::
   There is next a period of high-seated impartiality and indifference in which the soul becomes free from exultation and depression and escapes from the snare of eagerness of joy as from the dark net of the pangs of grief and suffering. All things and persons and forces, all thoughts and feelings and sensations and actions, one's own no less than those of others, are regarded from above by a spirit that remains intact and immutable and is not disturbed by these things.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Equality and the Annihilation of Ego,
23:In all doubt and depression, to say 'I belong to the Divine, I cannot fail'; to all suggestions of impurity and unfitness, to reply 'I am a child of Immortality chosen by the Divine; I have but to be true to myself and to Him-the victory is sure; even if I fell, I would be sure to rise again'; to all impulses to depart and serve some smaller ideal, to reply 'This is the greatest, this is the Truth that alone can satisfy the soul within me; I will endure through all tests and tribulations to the very end of the divine journey.' This is what I mean by faithfulness to the Light and the Call.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
24:I am again feeling that depression, but I cannot find out its cause. I feel a burning pain inside me and then some part in me becomes very hostile. There is also some inertia in the nature.

These are the two difficulties, one of the vital dissatisfaction and restlessness, the other of the inertia of the physical consciousness which are the chief obstacles to the sadhana. The first thing to do is to keep detached from them, not to identify yourself mentally with these movements - even if you cannot reject them - next to call on the Mother's force quietly but steadily for it to descend and make the obstacles disappear. 31 January 1934 ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
25:Why do you indulge in these exaggerated feelings of remorse and despair when these things come up from the subconscient? They do not help and make it more, not less difficult to eliminate what comes. Such returns of an old nature that is long expelled from the conscious parts of the being always happen in sadhana. It does not at all mean that the nature is unchangeable. Try to recover the inner quietude, draw back from these movements and look at them calmly, reducing them to their true proportions. Your true nature is that in which you have peace and ananda and the love of the Divine. This other is only a fringe of the outer personality which in spite of these returns is destined to drop away as the true being extends and increases. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
26:What you write is no doubt true and it is necessary to see it so as to be able to comprehend and grasp the true attitude necessary for the sadhana. But, as I have said, one must not be distressed or depressed by perceiving the weaknesses inherent in human nature and the difficulty of getting them out. The difficulty is natural, for they have been there for thousands of lives and are the very nature of man's vital and mental ignorance. It is not surprising that they should have a power to stick and take time to disappear. But there is a true being and a true consciousness that is there in us hidden by these surface formations of nature and which can shake them off once it emerges. By taking the right attitude of selfless devotion within and persisting in it in spite of the surface nature's troublesome self-repetitions one enables this inner being and consciousness to emerge and with the Mother's Force working in it deliver the being from all return of the movements of the old nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
27:It is necessary to observe and know the wrong movements in you; for they are the source of your trouble and have to be persistently rejected if you are to be free.
But do not be always thinking of your defects and wrong movements. Concentrate more upon what you are to be, on the ideal, with the faith that, since it is the goal before you, it must and will come.
To be always observing faults and wrong movements brings depression and discourages the faith. Turn your eyes more to the coming Light and less to any immediate darkness. Faith, cheerfulness, confidence in the ultimate victory are the things that help, - they make the progress easier and swifter. Make more of the good experiences that come to you; one experience of the kind is more important than the lapses and failures. When it ceases, do not repine or allow yourself to be discouraged, but be quiet within and aspire for its renewal in a stronger form leading to still deeper and fuller experience. Aspire always, but with more quietude, opening yourself to the Divine simply and wholly. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
28:But before entering into the details of I. A. O. as a magical formula it should be remarked that it is essentially the formula of Yoga or meditation; in fact, of elementary mysticism in all its branches. In beginning a meditation practice, there is always a quiet pleasure, a gentle natural growth; one takes a lively interest in the work; it seems easy; one is quite pleased to have started. This stage represents Isis. Sooner or later it is succeeded by depression-the Dark Night of the Soul, an infinite weariness and detestation of the work. The simplest and easiest acts become almost impossible to perform. Such impotence fills the mind with apprehension and despair. The intensity of this loathing can hardly be understood by any person who has not experienced it. This is the period of Apophis.
   It is followed by the arising not of Isis, but of Osiris. The ancient condition is not restored, but a new and superior condition is created, a condition only rendered possible by the process of death. The Alchemists themselves taught this same truth. The first matter of the work was base and primitive, though 'natural.' After passing through various stages the 'black dragon' appeared; but from this arose the pure and perfect gold
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick, Part 3, The Formula of I. A. O. [158-159],
29:the great division :::
   Secondly, with regard to the movements and experiences of the body the mind will come to know the Purusha seated within it as, first, the witness or observer of the movements and, secondly, the knower or perceiver of the experiences. It will cease to consider in thought or feel in sensation these movements and experiences as its own but rather consider and feel them as not its own, as operations of Nature governed by the qualities of Nature and their interaction upon each other. This detachment can be made so normal and carried so far that there will be a kind of division between the mind and the body and the former will observe and experience the hunger, thirst, pain, fatigue, depression, etc. of the physical being as if they were experiences of some other person with whom it has so close a rapport as to be aware of all that is going on within him. This division is a great means, a great step towards mastery; for the mind comes to observe these things first without being overpowered and finally without at all being affected by them, dispassionately, with clear understanding but with perfect detachment. This is the initial liberation of the mental being from servitude to the body; for by right knowledge put steadily into practice liberation comes inevitably
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Renunciation, 345,
30:Sometimes when an adverse force attacks us and we come out successful, why are we attacked once again by the same force?
   Because something was left inside. We have said that the force can attack only when there is something which responds in the nature - however slight it may be. There is a kind of affinity, something corresponding, there is a disorder or an imperfection which attracts the adverse force by responding to it. So, if the attack comes, you must keep perfectly quiet and send it back, but it does not necessarily follow that you have got rid of that small part in you which allows the attack to come.
   You have something in you which attracts this force; take, for example (it is one of the most frequent things), the force of depression, that kind of attack of a wave of depression that falls upon you: you lose confidence, you lose hope, you have the feeling you will never be able to do anything, you are cast down.
   It means there is in your vital being something which is naturally egoistic, surely a little vain, which needs encouragement to remain in a good state. So it is like a little signal for those forces which intimates to them: "You can come, the door is open." But there is another part in the being that was watching when these forces arrived; instead of allowing them to enter, the part which... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953,
31:A creative illness succeeds a period of intense preoccupation with an idea and search for a certain truth. It is a polymorphous condition that can take the shape of depression, neurosis, psychosomatic ailments, or even psychosis. Whatever the symptoms, they are felt as painful, if not agonizing, by the subject, with alternating periods of alleviation and worsening. Throughout the illness the subject never loses the thread of his dominating preoccupation. It is often compatible with normal, professional activity and family life. But even if he keeps to his social activities, he is almost entirely absorbed with himself. He suffers from feelings of utter isolation, even when he has a mentor who guides him through the ordeal (like the shaman apprentice with his master). The termination is often rapid and marked by a phase of exhilaration. The subject emerges from his ordeal with a permanent transformation in his personality and the conviction that he has discovered a great truth or a new spiritual world.
Many of the nineteenth and twentieth century figures recognized unquestionably as "great" - Nietzsche, Darwin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Freud, Jung, Piaget - were all additionally characterized by lengthy periods of profound psychological unrest and uncertainty. Their "psychopathology" - a term ridiculous in this context - was generated as a consequence of the revolutionary nature of their personal experience (their action, fantasy and thought). It is no great leap of comparative psychology to see their role in our society as analogous to that of the archaic religious leader and healer. ~ Henri Ellenberger,
32:separating from the heart and mind and the benefits of doing so :::
   Therefore the mental Purusha has to separate himself from association and self-identification with this desire-mind. He has to say I am not this thing that struggles and suffers, grieves and rejoices, loves and hates, hopes and is baffled, is angry and afraid and cheerful and depressed, a thing of vital moods and emotional passions. All these are merely workings and habits of Prakriti in the sensational and emotional mind. The mind then draws back from its emotions and becomes with these, as with the bodily movements and experiences, the observer or witness. There is again an inner cleavage. There is this emotional mind in which these moods and passions continue to occur according to the habit of the modes of Nature and there is the observing mind which sees them, studies and understands but is detached from them. It observes them as if in a sort of action and play on a mental stage of personages other than itself, at first with interest and a habit of relapse into identification, then with entire calm and detachment, and, finally, attaining not only to calm but to the pure delight of its own silent existence, with a smile at thier unreality as at the imaginary joys and sorrows of a child who is playing and loses himself in the play. Secondly, it becomes aware of itself as master of the sanction who by his withdrawl of sanction can make this play to cease. When the sanction is withdrawn, another significant phenomenon takes place; the emotional mind becomes normally calm and pure and free from these reactions, and even when they come, they no longer rise from within but seem to fall on it as impression from outside to which its fibers are still able to respond; but this habit of reponse dies away and the emotional mind is in time entirely liberated from the passions which it has renounced. Hope and fear, joy and grief, liking and disliking, attraction and repulsion, content and discontent, gladness and depression, horror and wrath and fear and disgust and shame and the passions of love and hatred fall away from the liberated psychic being.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Release from the Heart and the Mind, 352,
33:There is no invariable rule of such suffering. It is not the soul that suffers; the Self is calm and equal to all things and the only sorrow of the psychic being is the sorrow of the resistance of Nature to the Divine Will or the resistance of things and people to the call of the True, the Good and the Beautiful. What is affected by suffering is the vital nature and the body. When the soul draws towards the Divine, there may be a resistance in the mind and the common form of that is denial and doubt - which may create mental and vital suffering. There may again be a resistance in the vital nature whose principal character is desire and the attachment to the objects of desire, and if in this field there is conflict between the soul and the vital nature, between the Divine Attraction and the pull of the Ignorance, then obviously there may be much suffering of the mind and vital parts. The physical consciousness also may offer a resistance which is usually that of a fundamental inertia, an obscurity in the very stuff of the physical, an incomprehension, an inability to respond to the higher consciousness, a habit of helplessly responding to the lower mechanically, even when it does not want to do so; both vital and physical suffering may be the consequence. There is moreover the resistance of the Universal Nature which does not want the being to escape from the Ignorance into the Light. This may take the form of a vehement insistence on the continuation of the old movements, waves of them thrown on the mind and vital and body so that old ideas, impulses, desires, feelings, responses continue even after they are thrown out and rejected, and can return like an invading army from outside, until the whole nature, given to the Divine, refuses to admit them. This is the subjective form of the universal resistance, but it may also take an objective form - opposition, calumny, attacks, persecution, misfortunes of many kinds, adverse conditions and circumstances, pain, illness, assaults from men or forces. There too the possibility of suffering is evident. There are two ways to meet all that - first that of the Self, calm, equality, a spirit, a will, a mind, a vital, a physical consciousness that remain resolutely turned towards the Divine and unshaken by all suggestion of doubt, desire, attachment, depression, sorrow, pain, inertia. This is possible when the inner being awakens, when one becomes conscious of the Self, of the inner mind, the inner vital, the inner physical, for that can more easily attune itself to the divine Will, and then there is a division in the being as if there were two beings, one within, calm, strong, equal, unperturbed, a channel of the Divine Consciousness and Force, one without, still encroached on by the lower Nature; but then the disturbances of the latter become something superficial which are no more than an outer ripple, - until these under the inner pressure fade and sink away and the outer being too remains calm, concentrated, unattackable. There is also the way of the psychic, - when the psychic being comes out in its inherent power, its consecration, adoration, love of the Divine, self-giving, surrender and imposes these on the mind, vital and physical consciousness and compels them to turn all their movements Godward. If the psychic is strong and master...
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Resistances, Sufferings and Falls, 669,
34:The Two Paths Of Yoga :::
   14 April 1929 - What are the dangers of Yoga? Is it especially dangerous to the people of the West? Someone has said that Yoga may be suitable for the East, but it has the effect of unbalancing the Western mind.

   Yoga is not more dangerous to the people of the West than to those of the East. Everything depends upon the spirit with which you approach it. Yoga does become dangerous if you want it for your own sake, to serve a personal end. It is not dangerous, on the contrary, it is safety and security itself, if you go to it with a sense of its sacredness, always remembering that the aim is to find the Divine.
   Dangers and difficulties come in when people take up Yoga not for the sake of the Divine, but because they want to acquire power and under the guise of Yoga seek to satisfy some ambition. if you cannot get rid of ambition, do not touch the thing. It is fire that burns.
   There are two paths of Yoga, one of tapasya (discipline), and the other of surrender. The path of tapasya is arduous. Here you rely solely upon yourself, you proceed by your own strength. You ascend and achieve according to the measure of your force. There is always the danger of falling down. And once you fall, you lie broken in the abyss and there is hardly a remedy. The other path, the path of surrender, is safe and sure. It is here, however, that the Western people find their difficulty. They have been taught to fear and avoid all that threatens their personal independence. They have imbibed with their mothers' milk the sense of individuality. And surrender means giving up all that. In other words, you may follow, as Ramakrishna says, either the path of the baby monkey or that of the baby cat. The baby monkey holds to its mother in order to be carried about and it must hold firm, otherwise if it loses its grip, it falls. On the other hand, the baby cat does not hold to its mother, but is held by the mother and has no fear nor responsibility; it has nothing to do but to let the mother hold it and cry ma ma.
   If you take up this path of surrender fully and sincerely, there is no more danger or serious difficulty. The question is to be sincere. If you are not sincere, do not begin Yoga. If you were dealing in human affairs, then you could resort to deception; but in dealing with the Divine there is no possibility of deception anywhere. You can go on the Path safely when you are candid and open to the core and when your only end is to realise and attain the Divine and to be moved by the Divine. There is another danger; it is in connection with the sex impulses. Yoga in its process of purification will lay bare and throw up all hidden impulses and desires in you. And you must learn not to hide things nor leave them aside, you have to face them and conquer and remould them. The first effect of Yoga, however, is to take away the mental control, and the hungers that lie dormant are suddenly set free, they rush up and invade the being. So long as this mental control has not been replaced by the Divine control, there is a period of transition when your sincerity and surrender will be put to the test. The strength of such impulses as those of sex lies usually in the fact that people take too much notice of them; they protest too vehemently and endeavour to control them by coercion, hold them within and sit upon them. But the more you think of a thing and say, "I don't want it, I don't want it", the more you are bound to it. What you should do is to keep the thing away from you, to dissociate from it, take as little notice of it as possible and, even if you happen to think of it, remain indifferent and unconcerned. The impulses and desires that come up by the pressure of Yoga should be faced in a spirit of detachment and serenity, as something foreign to yourself or belonging to the outside world. They should be offered to the Divine, so that the Divine may take them up and transmute them. If you have once opened yourself to the Divine, if the power of the Divine has once come down into you and yet you try to keep to the old forces, you prepare troubles and difficulties and dangers for yourself. You must be vigilant and see that you do not use the Divine as a cloak for the satisfaction of your desires. There are many self-appointed Masters, who do nothing but that. And then when you are off the straight path and when you have a little knowledge and not much power, it happens that you are seized by beings or entities of a certain type, you become blind instruments in their hands and are devoured by them in the end. Wherever there is pretence, there is danger; you cannot deceive God. Do you come to God saying, "I want union with you" and in your heart meaning "I want powers and enjoyments"? Beware! You are heading straight towards the brink of the precipice. And yet it is so easy to avoid all catastrophe. Become like a child, give yourself up to the Mother, let her carry you, and there is no more danger for you.
   This does not mean that you have not to face other kinds of difficulties or that you have not to fight and conquer any obstacles at all. Surrender does not ensure a smooth and unruffled and continuous progression. The reason is that your being is not yet one, nor your surrender absolute and complete. Only a part of you surrenders; and today it is one part and the next day it is another. The whole purpose of the Yoga is to gather all the divergent parts together and forge them into an undivided unity. Till then you cannot hope to be without difficulties - difficulties, for example, like doubt or depression or hesitation. The whole world is full of the poison. You take it in with every breath. If you exchange a few words with an undesirable man or even if such a man merely passes by you, you may catch the contagion from him. It is sufficient for you to come near a place where there is plague in order to be infected with its poison; you need not know at all that it is there. You can lose in a few minutes what it has taken you months to gain. So long as you belong to humanity and so long as you lead the ordinary life, it does not matter much if you mix with the people of the world; but if you want the divine life, you will have to be exceedingly careful about your company and your environment.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
35:Depression, unless one has a strong will, suggests, "This is not worth while, one may have to wait a lifetime." As for enthusiasm, it expects to see the vital transformed overnight: "I am not going to have any difficulty henceforth, I am going to advance rapidly on the path of yoga, I am going to gain the divine consciousness without any difficulty." There are some other difficulties.... One needs a little time, much perseverance. So the vital, after a few hours - perhaps a few days, perhaps a few months - says to itself: "We haven't gone very far with our enthusiasm, has anything been really done? Doesn't this movement leave us just where we were, perhaps worse than we were, a little troubled, a little disturbed? Things are no longer what they were, they are not yet what they ought to be. It is very tiresome, what I am doing." And then, if one pushes a little more, here's this gentleman saying, "Ah, no! I have had enough of it, leave me alone. I don't want to move, I shall stay in my corner, I won't trouble you, but don't bother me!" And so one has not gone very much farther than before.
   This is one of the big obstacles which must be carefully avoided. As soon as there is the least sign of discontentment, of annoyance, the vital must be spoken to in this way, "My friend, you are going to keep calm, you are going to do what you are asked to do, otherwise you will have to deal with me." And to the other, the enthusiast who says, "Everything must be done now, immediately", your reply is, "Calm yourself a little, your energy is excellent, but it must not be spent in five minutes. We shall need it for a long time, keep it carefully and, as it is wanted, I shall call upon your goodwill. You will show that you are full of goodwill, you will obey, you won't grumble, you will not protest, you will not revolt, you will say 'yes, yes', you will make a little sacrifice when asked, you will say 'yes' wholeheartedly."
   So we get started on the path. But the road is very long. Many things happen on the way. Suddenly one thinks one has overcome an obstacle; I say "thinks", because though one has overcome it, it is not totally overcome. I am going to take a very obvious instance, of a very simple observation. Someone has found that his vital is uncontrollable and uncontrolled, that it gets furious for nothing and about nothing. He starts working to teach it not to get carried away, not to flare up, to remain calm and bear the shocks of life without reacting violently. If one does this cheerfully, it goes quite quickly. (Note this well, it is very important: when you have to deal with your vital take care to remain cheerful, otherwise you will get into trouble.) One remains cheerful, that is, when one sees the fury rise, one begins to laugh. Instead of being depressed and saying, "Ah! In spite of all my effort it is beginning all over again", one begins to laugh and says, "Well, well! One hasn't yet seen the end of it. Look now, aren't you ridiculous, you know quite well that you are being ridiculous! Is it worthwhile getting angry?" One gives it this lesson cheerfully. And really, after a while it doesn't get angry again, it is quiet - and one relaxes one's attention. One thinks the difficulty has been overcome, one thinks a result has at last been reached: "My vital does not trouble me any longer, it does not get angry now, everything is going fine." And the next day, one loses one's temper. It is then one must be careful, it is then one must not say, "Here we are, it's no use, I shall never achieve anything, all my efforts are futile; all this is an illusion, it is impossible." On the contrary, one must say, "I wasn't vigilant enough." One must wait long, very long, before one can say, "Ah! It is done and finished." Sometimes one must wait for years, many years....
   I am not saying this to discourage you, but to give you patience and perseverance - for there is a moment when you do arrive. And note that the vital is a small part of your being - a very important part, we have said that it is the dynamism, the realising energy, it is very important; but it is only a small part. And the mind!... which goes wandering, which must be pulled back by all the strings to be kept quiet! You think this can be done overnight? And your body?... You have a weakness, a difficulty, sometimes a small chronic illness, nothing much, but still it is a nuisance, isn't it? You want to get rid of it. You make efforts, you concentrate; you work upon it, establish harmony, and you think it is finished, and then.... Take, for instance, people who have the habit of coughing; they can't control themselves or almost can't. It is not serious but it is bothersome, and there seems to be no reason why it should ever stop. Well, one tells oneself, "I am going to control this." One makes an effort - a yogic effort, not a material one - one brings down consciousness, force, and stops the cough. And one thinks, "The body has forgotten how to cough." And it is a great thing when the body has forgotten, truly one can say, "I am cured." But unfortunately it is not always true, for this goes down into the subconscient and, one day, when the balance of forces is not so well established, when the strength is not the same, it begins again. And one laments, "I believed that it was over! I had succeeded and told myself, 'It is true that spiritual power has an action upon the body, it is true that something can be done', and there! it is not true. And yet it was a small thing, and I who want to conquer immortality! How will I succeed?... For years I have been free from this small thing and here it is beginning anew!" It is then that you must be careful. You must arm yourself with an endless patience and endurance. You do a thing once, ten times, a hundred times, a thousand times if necessary, but you do it till it gets done. And not done only here and there, but everywhere and everywhere at the same time. This is the great problem one sets oneself. That is why, to those who come to tell me very light-heartedly, "I want to do yoga", I reply, "Think it over, one may do the yoga for a number of years without noticing the least result. But if you want to do it, you must persist and persist with such a will that you should be ready to do it for ten lifetimes, a hundred lifetimes if necessary, in order to succeed." I do not say it will be like that, but the attitude must be like that. Nothing must discourage you; for there are all the difficulties of ignorance of the different states of being, to which are added the endless malice and the unbounded cunning of the hostile forces in the world.... They are there, do you know why? They have been.... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
36:The Science of Living

To know oneself and to control oneself

AN AIMLESS life is always a miserable life.

Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life.

   Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others.

   But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself.

   To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. For man's nature, especially his mental nature, has a spontaneous tendency to give a favourable explanation for everything he thinks, feels, says and does. It is only by observing these movements with great care, by bringing them, as it were, before the tribunal of our highest ideal, with a sincere will to submit to its judgment, that we can hope to form in ourselves a discernment that never errs. For if we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavour.

   As you pursue this labour of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all the movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection.

   All this can be realised by means of a fourfold discipline, the general outline of which is given here. The four aspects of the discipline do not exclude each other, and can be followed at the same time; indeed, this is preferable. The starting-point is what can be called the psychic discipline. We give the name "psychic" to the psychological centre of our being, the seat within us of the highest truth of our existence, that which can know this truth and set it in movement. It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us, to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it.

   In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perception and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realise. This discovery and realisation should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think.

   To complement this movement of inner discovery, it would be good not to neglect the development of the mind. For the mental instrument can equally be a great help or a great hindrance. In its natural state the human mind is always limited in its vision, narrow in its understanding, rigid in its conceptions, and a constant effort is therefore needed to widen it, to make it more supple and profound. So it is very necessary to consider everything from as many points of view as possible. Towards this end, there is an exercise which gives great suppleness and elevation to the thought. It is as follows: a clearly formulated thesis is set; against it is opposed its antithesis, formulated with the same precision. Then by careful reflection the problem must be widened or transcended until a synthesis is found which unites the two contraries in a larger, higher and more comprehensive idea.

   Many other exercises of the same kind can be undertaken; some have a beneficial effect on the character and so possess a double advantage: that of educating the mind and that of establishing control over the feelings and their consequences. For example, you must never allow your mind to judge things and people, for the mind is not an instrument of knowledge; it is incapable of finding knowledge, but it must be moved by knowledge. Knowledge belongs to a much higher domain than that of the human mind, far above the region of pure ideas. The mind has to be silent and attentive to receive knowledge from above and manifest it. For it is an instrument of formation, of organisation and action, and it is in these functions that it attains its full value and real usefulness.

   There is another practice which can be very helpful to the progress of the consciousness. Whenever there is a disagreement on any matter, such as a decision to be taken, or an action to be carried out, one must never remain closed up in one's own conception or point of view. On the contrary, one must make an effort to understand the other's point of view, to put oneself in his place and, instead of quarrelling or even fighting, find the solution which can reasonably satisfy both parties; there always is one for men of goodwill.

   Here we must mention the discipline of the vital. The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most difficult part to discipline in the human being. It is a long and exacting labour requiring great patience and perfect sincerity, for without sincerity you will deceive yourself from the very outset, and all endeavour for progress will be in vain. With the collaboration of the vital no realisation seems impossible, no transformation impracticable. But the difficulty lies in securing this constant collaboration. The vital is a good worker, but most often it seeks its own satisfaction. If that is refused, totally or even partially, the vital gets vexed, sulks and goes on strike. Its energy disappears more or less completely and in its place leaves disgust for people and things, discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress that has been made during months of regular effort. These crises are shorter and less dangerous for those who have established a contact with their psychic being which is sufficient to keep alive in them the flame of aspiration and the consciousness of the ideal to be realised. They can, with the help of this consciousness, deal with their vital as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses may be frequent, but if a courageous will is maintained, one is sure to triumph one day and see all difficulties melt and vanish before the radiance of the truth-consciousness.

   Lastly, by means of a rational and discerning physical education, we must make our body strong and supple enough to become a fit instrument in the material world for the truth-force which wants to manifest through us.

   In fact, the body must not rule, it must obey. By its very nature it is a docile and faithful servant. Unfortunately, it rarely has the capacity of discernment it ought to have with regard to its masters, the mind and the vital. It obeys them blindly, at the cost of its own well-being. The mind with its dogmas, its rigid and arbitrary principles, the vital with its passions, its excesses and dissipations soon destroy the natural balance of the body and create in it fatigue, exhaustion and disease. It must be freed from this tyranny and this can be done only through a constant union with the psychic centre of the being. The body has a wonderful capacity of adaptation and endurance. It is able to do so many more things than one usually imagines. If, instead of the ignorant and despotic masters that now govern it, it is ruled by the central truth of the being, you will be amazed at what it is capable of doing. Calm and quiet, strong and poised, at every minute it will be able to put forth the effort that is demanded of it, for it will have learnt to find rest in action and to recuperate, through contact with the universal forces, the energies it expends consciously and usefully. In this sound and balanced life a new harmony will manifest in the body, reflecting the harmony of the higher regions, which will give it perfect proportions and ideal beauty of form. And this harmony will be progressive, for the truth of the being is never static; it is a perpetual unfolding of a growing perfection that is more and more total and comprehensive. As soon as the body has learnt to follow this movement of progressive harmony, it will be possible for it to escape, through a continuous process of transformation, from the necessity of disintegration and destruction. Thus the irrevocable law of death will no longer have any reason to exist.

   When we reach this degree of perfection which is our goal, we shall perceive that the truth we seek is made up of four major aspects: Love, Knowledge, Power and Beauty. These four attributes of the Truth will express themselves spontaneously in our being. The psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love, the mind will be the vehicle of infallible knowledge, the vital will manifest an invincible power and strength and the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and harmony.

   Bulletin, November 1950

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
1:Depression is rage spread thin. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
2:Comedy is a camouflage for depression. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
3:Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
4:The way out of the depression is to start spending and doing things. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
5:Depression is melancholy minus its charms - the animation, the fits. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
6:The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
7:Before any great achievement, some measure of depression is very usual. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
8:It's almost worth the Great Depression to learn how little our big men know. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
9:The worst forms of depression are cured when Holy Scripture is believed. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
10:If this depression stays with us, the loser Tuesday is going to be the winner. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
11:A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
12:I've never had a single moment of depression, because I know my cause will triumph.   ~ nelson-mandela, @wisdomtrove
13:Every depression is a challenge to every manufacturer to put more brains into his business. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
14:That specific remedy for the worldwide epidemic of depression is a gift called the blues. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
15:That specific remedy for the worldwide epidemic of depression is a gift called the blues. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
16:creative people always suffer from depression because we're so super sensitive and special? ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
17:Happiness is the most important thing in the world, without it, you live a life of depression. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
18:The depression was just a state of mind. It is over for everyone who has changed his state of mind. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
19:My problem is that I don't get the same exhiliration from success as I get depression from failure. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
20:I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
21:Ten cures for depression are to go out and do something for someone else and repeat it nine times. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
22:Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
23:Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
24:That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
25:Oh, sure, we have another world war coming, and another great depression, but where are the leaders this time? ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
26:Our generation has had no Great Depression, no Great War. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
27:If you're fighting moodiness and depression you don't want to hang around a bunch of other moody and depressed people. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
28:It is regrettable that people think about our monetary system, and of our economic structure, only in times of depression. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
29:Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
30:Depression, I have argued, stems partly from an overcommitment to the self and an undercommitment to the common good. This ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
31:happiness level is entirely in your hands, that your unhappy genes do not doom you to unhappiness or, worse, to depression. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
32:I've had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I'd rather not talk about it, because it's over. But depression is real. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
33:Only where there is disillusionment and depression and sorrow does happiness arise; without the despair of loss, there is no hope. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
34:Optimism is a tool with a certain clear set of benefits: it fights depression, it promotes achievement and produces better health. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
35:all that has changed, in my opinion, is that, thanks to television, we can hide a great depression. we may even be hiding a third world war ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
36:Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
37:A depression is a large-scale decline in production and trade... there is nothing in the nature of a free-market economy to cause such an event. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
38:[The Return of the Prodigal book] came out of my emotional and spiritual journey during the four months I was gone from Daybreak because of depression. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
39:Your incredible brain can take you from rags to riches, from loneliness to popularity, and from depression to happiness and joy - if you use it properly. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
40:Depression might have chosen you, but you don't have to choose it back. Sometimes happiness comes with bootstraps, but so what? Pull 'em up. Choose joy. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
41:Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
42:When I diagnose my depression now, I think it was partially about saying goodbye to these kids that I always expected to have but already knew that I wouldn't. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
43:Our whole Depression was brought on by gambling, not in the stock market alone but in expanding and borrowing and going in debt... all just to make some easy money quick. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
44:The spiritual life is a life beyond moods. It is a life in which we choose joy and do not allow ourselves to become victims of passing feelings of happiness or depression. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
45:I had been practicing for the Depression a long time. I wasn't involved with loss. I didn't have money to lose, but in common with millions I did dislike hunger and cold. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
46:If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
47:All depressions are caused by government interference and the cure is always offered to take more of the poison that caused the disaster. Depressions are not the result of a free economy. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
48:Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
49:In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. ... My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known - no wonder, then, that I return the love. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
50:Positive emotion alienated from the exercise of character leads to emptiness, to inauthenticity, to depression, and, as we age, to the gnawing realization that we are fidgeting until we die. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
51:If war production should remain the only way out of a long-term depression, industrial society would be reduced to the choice between suicide through total war or suicide through total depression. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
52:You're spending your life without renewing it. You've got to be amused, properly healthily amused. You're spending your vitality without making any. Can't go on you know. Depression! Avoid depression! ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
53:I believe that everyone experiences depression to some degree at some time in their lives. And there are probably millions of people who live with a low level of sadness and heaviness day in and day out. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
54:but a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression. it soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
55:One of my worries about America is the epidemic of depression we've been in. One of the possibilities about that is that the &
56:Sunday neurosis, that kind of depression which afflicts people who become aware of the lack of content in their lives when the rush of the busy week is over and the void within themselves becomes manifest. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
57:On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
58:No one can possibly have lived through the Great Depression without being scarred by it. No amount of experience since the depression can convince someone who has lived through it that the world is safe economically. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
59:No sin is necessarily connected with sorrow of heart, for Jesus Christ our Lord once said, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death." There was no sin in Him, and consequently none in His deep depression. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
60:We don't have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
61:Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
62:These joys were so trifling as to be as imperceptible as grains of gold among the sand, and in moments of depression she saw nothing but the sand; yet there were brighter moments when she felt nothing but joy, saw nothing but the gold. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
63:Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
64:I feel so often that depression is a signal of more that wants to be expressed within you. There is an innate impulse in everyone to express more of who they truly are, and you get depressed when you don't feel you're able to do that. ~ barbara-marx-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
65:Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not always vigorous, the wise not always ready, the brave not always courageous, and the joyous not always happy. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
66:Every time there are losses, there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
67:Feelings are constantly changing. None is dependable for long. You can love someone intensely today, and tomorrow or next month not feel a thing. Except perhaps for the feeling of doubt or depression that what was so beautiful could change so quickly. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
68:Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat... Never take yourself too seriously. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
69:Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
70:Fella says today, &
71:We live in a world where most people still subscribe to the belief that shame is a good tool for keeping people in line. Not only is this wrong, but it's dangerous. Shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
72:When you're an addict, you can go without feeling anything except drunk or stoned or hungry. Still, when you compare this to other feelings, to sadness, anger, fear, worry, despair, and depression, well, an addiction no longer looks so bad. It looks like a very viable option. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
73:They flank me - Depression on my left, loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show their badges. I know these guys very well. …then they frisk me. They empty my pockets of any joy I had been carrying there. Depression even confiscates my identity; but he always does that. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
74:They flank me - depression on my left, loneliness on my right. They don't need to show their badges. I know these guys very well. ... Then they frisk me. They empty my pockets of any joy I had been carrying there. Depression even confiscates my identity; but he always does that. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
75:In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
76:I enjoy almost everything. Yet I have some restless searcher in me. Why is there not a discovery in life? Something one can lay hands on and say This is it‚Äù? My depression is a harassed feeling. I’m looking: but that’s not it that’s not it. What is it? And shall I die before I find it? ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
77:The moment a man questions the meaning and value of life, he is sick, since objectively neither has any existence; by asking this question one is merely admitting to a store of unsatisfied libido to which something else must have happened, a kind of fermentation leading to sadness and depression. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
78:Say, this new home building idea of President Hoover's sounds good. They are working out a lot of beneficial things. The only thing is it took 'em so long to think of any of 'em. We ought to have plans in case of depression, just like we do in case of fire, &
79:When you become successful and a depression or any other unfavorable circumstance arises which causes you a loss or defeat, act on the self-motivator: Success is achieved by those who try and maintained by those who keep trying with a positive mental attitude. This is the way to avoid being crushed. ~ w-clement-stone, @wisdomtrove
80:The solution to depression, among other things, is to go within and see if you can tune into more of what might want to come forth out of you. Then take action to follow the path of what attracts you. Reach out, read a book, call a friend, join an organization. Go toward that which attracts you. ~ barbara-marx-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
81:Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more - it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
82:An underpaid man is a customer reduced in purchasing power. He cannot buy. Business depression is caused by weakened purchasing power. Purchasing power is weakened by uncertainty or insufficiency of income. The cure of business depression is through purchasing power, and the source of purchasing power is wages. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
83:Poor human nature cannot bear such strains as heavenly triumphs bring to it; there must come a reaction. Excess of joy or excitement must be paid for by subsequent depressions. While the trial lasts, the strength is equal to the emergency; but when it is over, natural weakness claims the right to show itself. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
84:My parents, like others of "The Greatest Generation" who lived through the Great Depression and World War II, wanted to provide the best possible life for their children. My mother and father both attended college but dropped out to earn a living during the Depression, working the rest of their lives at blue-collar work. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
85:This depression comes over me whenever the Lord is preparing a larger blessing for my ministry; the cloud is black before it breaks, and overshadows before it yields its deluge of mercy. Depression has now become to me as a prophet in rough clothing, a John the Baptist, heralding the nearer coming of my Lord's richer benison ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
86:I find myself frequently depressed - perhaps more so than any other person here. And I find no better cure for that depression than to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and seek to realize afresh the power of the peace-speaking blood of Jesus, and His infinite love in dying upon the cross to put away all my transgressions. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
87:I'm here. I love you. I don't care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There's nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
88:I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
89:I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you... There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
90:I know, perhaps as well as anyone, what depression means, and what it is to feel myself sinking lower and lower. Yet at the worst, when I reach the lowest depths, I have an inward peace which no pain or depression can in the least disturb. Trusting in Jesus Christ my Savior, there is still a blessed quietness in the deep caverns of my soul. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
91:Your body does not eliminate poisons by knowing their names. To try to control fear or depression or boredom by calling them names is to resort to superstition of trust in curses and invocations. It is so easy to see why this does not work. Obviously, we try to know, name, and define fear in order to make it “objective,” that is, separate from “I. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
92:Obviously, the real issue has nothing to do with fear itself, but, rather, how we hold the fear. For some, the fear is totally irrelevant. For others, it creates a state of paralysis. The former hold their fear from a position of power (choice, energy, and action), and the latter hold it from a position of pain (helplessness, depression, and paralysis). ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
93:You are innately designed to use your personal power. When you don't, you experience a sense of helplessness, paralysis, and depression-which is your clue that something is not working as it could. You, like all of us, deserve everything that is wonderful and exciting in life. And those feelings emerge only when you get in touch with your powerful self. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
94:Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does-humans are a musical species. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
95:Another way to look at meditation is to view the process of thinking itself as a waterfall, a continual cascading of thought. In cultivating mindfulness we are going beyond or behind our thinking, much the way you might find a vantagepoint in a cave or depression in a rock behind a waterfall. We still see and hear the water, but we are out of the torrent. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
96:But he [Depression] just gives me that dark smile, settles into my favorite chair, puts his feet on my table and lights a cigar, filling the place with his awful smoke. Loneliness watches and sighs, then climbs into my bed and pulls the covers over himself, fully dressed, shoes and all. He's going to make me sleep with him again tonight, I just know it. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
97:I was 21 and looking for work in 1932, one of the worst years of the Great Depression. And I can remember one bleak night in the thirties when my father learned on Christmas Eve that he'd lost his job. To be young in my generation was to feel that your future had been mortgaged out from under you, and that's a tragic mistake we must never allow our leaders to make again. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
98:When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they're not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the shower drain. They're upset because they've gone from supervisor of a child's life to a spectator. It's like being the vice president of the United States. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
99:All problems, depressions, wars, disasters, assassinations, all of them were planned, caused, instigated, and implemented by the International Bankers and their attempt to establish a central bank in every country in the world, which they have now done, thanks to corrupt politicians who have been bought and paid for. This is all you need to know about the history of the world. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
100:The Great Depression was going on, so that the station and the streets teemed with homeless people, just as they do today. The newspapers were full of stories of worker layoffs and farm foreclosures and bank failures, just as they are today. All that has changed, in my opinion, is that, thanks to television, we can hide a Great Depression. We may even be hiding a Third World War. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
101:Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind, which is to say as long as you are unconscious, physically speaking.  I am talking here primarily of emotional pain, which is also the main cause of physical pain and physical disease.  Resentment, hatred, self-pity, guilt, anger, depression, jealousy, and so on, even the slightest irritation, are all forms of pain.   ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
102:Anti-rumination strategy is vital to breaking out of depression and other emotional ruts. Become aware of those times you dwell on the negatives in your life – both real or imagined – and stop them. It takes work and persistence but if you constantly tell yourself to ‘stop it’ when you start to go over and over the negatives, then you are building a positive habit that will change your life for the better. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
103:None of us needs instruction in how to recognize what your heart is saying. We do need guidance, however, on how to have the courage to follow those feelings, since they will force us to change our lives in any case. But consider the consequences of not listening to the heart's guidance: depression, confusion, and the wretched feeling that we are not on our life's true path, but viewing it from a distance. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
104:None of us needs instruction in how to recognize what your heart is saying. We do need guidance, however, on how to have the courage to follow those feelings, since they will force us to change our lives in any case. But consider the consequences of not listening to the heart's guidance: depression, confusion, and the wretched feeling that we are not on our life's true path, but viewing it from a distance. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
105:In my eighty years, I prefer to call that the forty-first anniversary of my thirty ninth birthday, I've seen what men can do for each other and do to each other, I've seen war and peace, feast and famine, depression and prosperity, sickness and health. I've seen the depth of suffering and the peaks of triumph and I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph and that there is purpose and worth to each and every life. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
106:Depression is now ten times as prevalent as it was in 1960, and it strikes at a much younger age. The mean age of a person’s first episode of depression forty years ago was 29.5, while today it is 14.5 years. This is a paradox, since every objective indicator of well-being—purchasing power, amount of education, availability of music, and nutrition—has been going north, while every indicator of subjective well-being has been going south. How is this epidemic to be explained? ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
107:You can tell by the way you feel if you are in alignment. When you feel eagerness, you’re on your path. When you feel enthusiasm, you’re on your path. When you feel anger, you’re off your path. When you feel frustration, you’re off your path. When you feel despair; when you feel depression, you’re really off your path. The Art of Allowing is deliberately choosing thoughts that cause me to offer a vibration that causes me to allow myself to receive the things that I’ve been asking for. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
108:Paradoxically, I have found peace because I have always been dissatisfied. My moments of depression and despair turn out to be renewals, new beginnings. If I were once to settle down and be satisfied with the surface of life, with its divisions and its cliches, it would be time to call in the undertaker... So, then, this dissatisfaction which sometimes used to worry me and has certainly, I know, worried others, has helped me in fact to move freely and even gaily with the stream of life. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
109:You have a class of young strong men and women, and they want to give their lives to something. Advertising has these people chasing cars and clothes they don't need. Generations have been working in jobs they hate, just so they can buy what they don't really need. We don't have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
110:I am the subject of depression so fearful that I hope none of you ever get to such extremes of wretchedness as I go to. But I always get back again by this-I know that I trust Christ.  I have no reliance but in Him, and if He falls, I shall fall with Him.  But if He does not, I shall not.  Because He lives, I shall live also, and I spring to my legs again and fight with my depressions of spirit and get the victory through it.  And so may you do, and so you must, for there is no other way of escaping from it. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
111:People who have life-challenging experiences who choose to remain invested in a consistent catastrophic interpretation are not the ones I meet. I have met many more people who have recognized how vital it is to their healing and to the quality of their life to interpret their experiences differently. That is why some of the people I've met who have life-challenging illnesses are much happier than some people I've known who are physically quite healthy and yet who live lives of greater desperation and depression. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
112:One of the best ways to properly evaluate and adapt to the many environmental stresses of life is to simply view them as normal. The adversity and failures in our lives, if adapted to and viewed as normal corrective feedback to use to get back on target, serve to develop in us an immunity against anxiety, depression, and the adverse responses to stress. Instead of tackling the most important priorities that would make us successful and effective in life, we prefer the path of least resistance and do things simply that will relieve our tension, such as shuffling papers and majoring in minors. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
113:Never identify with that feeling. It has nothing to do with the ‘I.’ Don’t define your essential self in terms of that feeling. Don’t say, ‘I am depressed.’ If you want to say, ‘It is depressed,’ that’s all right. If you want to say that depression is there, that’s fine; if you want to say gloominess is there, that’s fine. But not: I am gloomy. You’re defining yourself in terms of the feeling. That’s your illusion; that’s your mistake. There is a depression there right now, but let it be, leave it alone. It will pass. Everything passes, everything. Your depressions and your thrills have nothing to do with happiness. Those are swings of the pendulum. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
114:Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don't know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. If there is anything unhealthy in your reactions, just bear in mind that sickness is the means by which an organism frees itself from what is alien; so one must simply help it to be sick, to have its whole sickness and to break out with it, since that is the way it gets better. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
115:As you can see, your brain has a built-in &

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1:Develop a depression. ~ Jeff Hardy,
2:Depression is inertia. ~ Wayne Dyer,
3:Depression starts slow. ~ Ned Vizzini,
4:depression. WellDoc makes ~ Anonymous,
5:Anger is a form of depression, ~ C D Reiss,
6:Depression is anger turned inward. ~ Sapphire,
7:Perspective is the cure for depression. ~ Bono,
8:depression is a disease of thoughts. ~ Matt Haig,
9:Depression is sadness gone wrong ~ Lewis Wolpert,
10:Depression is a side effect of dying ~ John Green,
11:Loneliness turned into depression ~ Nicole Krauss,
12:Depression is a physical illness. ~ Terry Bradshaw,
13:Depression is rage spread thin. ~ George Santayana,
14:Sometimes depression triggers anxiety. ~ Matt Haig,
15:depression haunts the lives of many ~ Paul B Gilbert,
16:Depression is always in the details. ~ Julia Alvarez,
17:Depression is the enemy of action. ~ John Ironmonger,
18:I know depression is anger turned inward. ~ M J Rose,
19:I grew up in the heart of the Depression. ~ Bob Cousy,
20:I had a lot of depression as a kid. ~ Sarah Silverman,
21:All monsters have their fits of depression. ~ Rachilde,
22:Depression is pain in its purest form. ~ J A Redmerski,
23:Manic depression is a frustratin' mess. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
24:depressions in the ground.” “I’ll mark ~ Faye Kellerman,
25:Creative people are more prone to depression. ~ Adam Ant,
26:The proper verb for depression is sink. ~ David Levithan,
27:Depression Is Anger Without Enthusiasm. A ~ Mario Acevedo,
28:Depression is melancholy minus its charms. ~ Susan Sontag,
29:Depression is the evangelist for emptiness. ~ Hannah Hart,
30:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer ~ John Green,
31:Comedy is a camouflage for depression. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
32:I still get awful depression. It's who I am. ~ Marian Keyes,
33:Nothing good comes out of depression. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
34:Nothing is quite as depressing as depression. ~ Claire Weekes,
35:Work is always an antidote to depression. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
36:Depression hangs over me as if I were Iceland. ~ Philip Larkin,
37:Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. ~ Steven Wright,
38:Depression is the inability to construct a future. ~ Rollo May,
39:I lost everything in the post-natal depression. ~ Erma Bombeck,
40:The depression bleeds into all aspects of her life. ~ K Webster,
41:Depression lives and grows in the swamp of need. ~ Bryant McGill,
42:Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind. ~ James Hillman,
43:How can depression be real if our eyes arent real? ~ Thomas Szasz,
44:What made me empathic was my depressions. ~ Alice Weaver Flaherty,
45:Depression...so mysteriously painful and elusive. ~ William Styron,
46:I cling to depression, thinking it a form of truth. ~ Mason Cooley,
47:The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression. ~ Jane McGonigal,
48:Depression manifests itself in a lack of will. ~ Richard Brookhiser,
49:The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
50:Depression has descended like a bell jar around me. ~ Kristin Hannah,
51:Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn't been. ~ Claire Forlani,
52:Depression is to me as daffodils were to Wordsworth. ~ Philip Larkin,
53:He didn't understand depression. To him it was weakness. ~ Mitch Albom,
54:the Great Depression ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints,
55:Depression thrives in secrecy but shrinks in empathy. ~ Seth Adam Smith,
56:I'd like to see a slasher movie set in the depression. ~ Robert Englund,
57:I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression. ~ Winona Ryder,
58:[The blues] is the antidote for sadness and depression. ~ Warren Haynes,
59:Avoiding depression with large daily doses of television. ~ Paulo Coelho,
60:Depression is the reward we get for being 'good'. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
61:If I'm not writing a thing, depression might be looming. ~ Sarah Manguso,
62:A depression is a situation of self-fulfilling pessimism. ~ Joan Robinson,
63:And depression settled over the kitchen like a wet fog. ~ Jeanne Birdsall,
64:Happiness is a lot more frightening than depression. ~ Fr d ric Beigbeder,
65:She lapsed into “melancholia,” a sweet name for depression. ~ Erik Larson,
66:They should prescribe you for depression instead of pills ~ Cecelia Ahern,
67:Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression. ~ Karen Horney,
68:Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. ~ Janet Fitch,
69:Grief comes and goes, but depression is unremitting ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
70:Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. ~ Dodie Smith,
71:The opposite of happiness is unhappiness, not depression. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
72:we came through the depression by the skin of our teeth; ~ Thornton Wilder,
73:Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time. ~ Helen Reddy,
74:We're in a political depression - a great political depression ~ Chuck Todd,
75:Would you carry a razor, in case, just in case of depression? ~ David Bowie,
76:You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession. ~ Phil Gramm,
77:Depression frequently destroys the power of mind over mood. ~ Andrew Solomon,
78:doldrums, n.

The proper verb for depression is sink. ~ David Levithan,
79:From now on, depressions will be scientifically created. ~ Charles Lindbergh,
80:Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise. ~ Rumi,
81:Depression is a democratic sickness: it afflicts everyone. ~ Indro Montanelli,
82:I'm not the type of person to go into depression after defeat. ~ Kevin Keegan,
83:I was in a self-induced depression. Welcome to me Real World. ~ Natsuo Kirino,
84:Someone doesn’t need an inciting incident to have depression. ~ Kendra Elliot,
85:Suicide isn't the only way you can lose someone to depression. ~ Adib Khorram,
86:can take the child out of the Depression, but you can’t ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee,
87:From now on, depressions will be scientifically created. ~ Charles A Lindbergh,
88:If you raise taxes during a recession, you head to depression. ~ George W Bush,
89:Imbalanced kapha can lead one into a prolonged state of depression. ~ Om Swami,
90:You can’t quell depression by making love. But we tried. But ~ Yrsa Daley Ward,
91:Frequently it is said that depression is anger turned inward. ~ David R Hawkins,
92:The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls. ~ Carrie Fisher,
93:We all know pain doesn't exist without some coexisting depression. ~ Jerry Hall,
94:Worse, she never hesitated to play the depression card to ~ MaryJanice Davidson,
95:Is all this depression simply a sign of an evolutionary mismatch? ~ Kelly Brogan,
96:The rosary is a weapon against depression and hopelessness. ~ Benedict Groeschel,
97:The weather of Depression is unmodulated, its light a brownout. ~ William Styron,
98:You can have manic depression without having an ounce of creativity ~ Patty Duke,
99:Depression can be the sand that makes the pearl. Most of my best ~ Joni Mitchell,
100:Depression is anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up. ~ Ann Marie MacDonald,
101:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Almost everything is, really) ~ John Green,
102:Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking. ~ Douglas Coupland,
103:Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary. ~ Dolly Parton,
104:I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life. ~ Patrick Swayze,
105:I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness. ~ Adam Ant,
106:The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Bren Brown,
107:The way out of the depression is to start spending and doing things. ~ Henry Ford,
108:Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner. ~ Joe Dunthorne,
109:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Almost everything is, really). ~ John Green,
110:My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression, ~ Philip K Dick,
111:My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression. ~ Philip K Dick,
112:The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Brene Brown,
113:truth is, thinking about depression depresses the shit out of me. ~ David Levithan,
114:Unlike a book or a film depression doesn’t have to be about something. ~ Matt Haig,
115:Depression is a place that you have a key but you don't look for it. ~ Kevin Hearne,
116:Depression is melancholy minus its charms - the animation, the fits. ~ Susan Sontag,
117:Depression isn't a side effect of cancer. It's a side effect of dying. ~ John Green,
118:Depression is the price we pay for our imagination and intelligence. ~ Stefan Klein,
119:Isolation and loneliness are central causes of depression and despair. ~ Bell Hooks,
120:Isolation and loneliness are central causes of depression and despair. ~ bell hooks,
121:It is in the nest of disappointment where depression lays its eggs. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
122:Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. ~ Ned Vizzini,
123:came of age in the Great Depression, when economic despair hovered over ~ Tom Brokaw,
124:Most people live somewhere on the spectrum of anxiety and depression. ~ Harold Ramis,
125:The difference between conceding and accepting is depression. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
126:Anxiety and depression are the price you pay for a well-lived life. ~ George Vaillant,
127:Depression is not absence of happiness. It is absence of life and of will. ~ Om Swami,
128:I think other people's depression is frightfully dreary, don't you? ~ Julian Fellowes,
129:It’s what depression does to a person; it changes them completely. ~ Melina Marchetta,
130:So they made us smarter. The anxiety and depression were side effects. ~ Martha Wells,
131:Conscious breathing is the best antidote to stress, anxiety and depression. ~ Amit Ray,
132:Gentleman, you have come sixty days too late. The depression is over. ~ Herbert Hoover,
133:I don't see any significant recession or depression in the offing. ~ George M Humphrey,
134:Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
135:After all, the seeds of depression cannot take root in a grateful heart. ~ Andy Andrews,
136:Anxiety is depression’s good friend, and sometimes they party together ~ Amulya Malladi,
137:Depression, if it's an unconsciously elected experience, is a luxury. ~ Jesse Eisenberg,
138:Depression only happens to people who don't know how to be sad. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
139:depression only happens to people who don’t know how to be sad. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
140:Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals. ~ Clarence Darrow,
141:Eating, drinking, and depression disorders are really thinking disorders. ~ Byron Katie,
142:I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope. ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
143:Misery, depression, elation all mine, refine confinement all my design. ~ Henry Rollins,
144:Nostalgia is a form of depression both for a society and an individual. ~ Abbie Hoffman,
145:noise. Adding anxiety to depression is a bit like adding cocaine to alcohol. ~ Matt Haig,
146:Suicide is what the death certificate says when one dies of depression. ~ Peter D Kramer,
147:Badass Russians only have three emotions: revenge, depression, and vodka. ~ Larry Correia,
148:Gentlemen, a depression is for capitalism like a good, cold douche. ~ Joseph A Schumpeter,
149:If writing did not exist, what terrible depressions we should suffer from. ~ Sei Sh nagon,
150:Perhaps depression is a perfectly natural reaction to the human condition. ~ Dov Davidoff,
151:We had a threesome
You, me and my depression
Depression fucks hard ~ Benedict Smith,
152:At times of the severest depression, humor is what binds people together. ~ Robert Carlyle,
153:Before any great achievement, some measure of depression is very usual. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
154:Depression doesn't take away your talents - it just makes them harder to find. ~ Lady Gaga,
155:Depression is a very sensible reaction to just about everything we live in now. ~ Chrystos,
156:Depression is very bad illness. This will be the toughest fight of my life. ~ Ricky Hatton,
157:I didn't feel the Depression at all. I always had a pocketful of money. ~ Walter Annenberg,
158:Out of everything the depression stole from me... I miss my books the most. ~ Frank Warren,
159:The Christian's chief occupational hazards are depression and discouragement. ~ John Stott,
160:unfailingly accurate and unfiltered self-perception is linked to depression. ~ Sam Sommers,
161:Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
162:Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
163:Depression to me is urine yellow. Washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss. ~ Gillian Flynn,
164:My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. ~ Patty Duke,
165:Researchers say that marital distress raises the risk for depression tenfold! ~ Sue Johnson,
166:The worst forms of depression are cured when Holy Scripture is believed. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
167:depression, which can be as serious a medical affair as diabetes or cancer. ~ William Styron,
168:One basic explanation for depression is that it is anger turned inward. ~ Candace R M Gorham,
169:We have been systematically misinformed about what depression and anxiety are. ~ Johann Hari,
170:...depression is a failure to imagine a plausible desirable future for oneself ~ Mohsin Hamid,
171:depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. ~ John Green,
172:It's almost been worth this depression to find out how little our big men know. ~ Will Rogers,
173:Maybe he’s suffering from a psychotic condition? Bipolar disorder? Depression?” My ~ R S Grey,
174:This, I realized, was what real depression felt like. What madness felt like. ~ Richelle Mead,
175:Ben didn't want to lose money. He had had a rough time during the depression. ~ Walter Schloss,
176:Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is. ~ Atticus Poetry,
177:Depression is evil. Before you know it, it takes over and there's no escaping it. ~ E L Montes,
178:Everything I learned about the Great Depression was from a college textbook. ~ Ralph Abernathy,
179:Indecision leads to inaction, which leads to low energy, depression, despair. ~ George Leonard,
180:Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions. ~ Miriam Toews,
181:Depression is having a crowd of dementors live in your head twenty-four/seven. ~ Heidi Cullinan,
182:I bet if you cut open my stomach, the black slug of depression would slide out. ~ Jasmine Warga,
183:periodic bouts of depression. Some of these episodes were brought on by his family’s ~ Kai Bird,
184:Why depression is hard to understand IT IS INVISIBLE. It is not “feeling a bit sad. ~ Matt Haig,
185:Depressed people think they know themselves, but maybe they only know depression. ~ Mark Epstein,
186:...depression is a failure to imagine a plausible desirable future for oneself... ~ Mohsin Hamid,
187:Depression is like … when you don’t want cheese anymore. Even though it’s cheese. ~ Jenny Lawson,
188:Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect. ~ Siobhan Fahey,
189:Funk, gospel, blues is all out of slavery times, out of depression, out of sorrow. ~ Nina Simone,
190:I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him. ~ Herbert Hoover,
191:I'm the only person of distinction who's ever had a depression named after him. ~ Herbert Hoover,
192:They say that depression is anger you turn on yourself, and I think women do that. ~ Mary Harron,
193:Depression is a reality with everyone. What’s important is the ability to move on. ~ Pawan Mishra,
194:Depression is a response to past loss, and anxiety is a response to future loss. ~ Michael Pollan,
195:depression is like a guest who shows up just when I’ve managed to forget about him ~ Haemin Sunim,
196:I thought by masking the depression with silence, the feelings might disappear. ~ Sharon E Rainey,
197:Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy. ~ Matt Lucas,
198:Depression is being color blind and constantly told how
colorful the world is. ~ Atticus Poetry,
199:Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean you are working against yourself. ~ Jaggi Vasudev,
200:one in ten adults will attempt suicide, and one in five will suffer from depression. ~ Russ Harris,
201:We are a gutted generation, born in the depression and obsessed with prosperity. ~ Paddy Chayefsky,
202:When depression visits
I shall hang myself
to the sound of my lover's breathing ~ Sarah Kane,
203:exercise is as effective as certain medications for treating anxiety and depression. ~ John J Ratey,
204:The Depression taught me what frugality means and the importance of not losing money. ~ Irving Kahn,
205:When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. ~ Ray Bradbury,
206:both the Great Depression and World War II directly contributed to the Great Leap. ~ Robert J Gordon,
207:Every experience feeds an actor, and I've learned that depression is all around us. ~ Bryan Cranston,
208:It's really easy to slide into a depression fueled by the pointlessness of existence. ~ Robert Smith,
209:I've never had a single moment of depression, because I know my cause will triumph. ~ Nelson Mandela,
210:Pain was better than anxiety any day of the week and sweat was better than depression. ~ Sue Grafton,
211:The Great War proved how confused the world is. Depression is proving it again. ~ Anne Sullivan Macy,
212:We face a far greater risk of psychological depression than of economic recession. ~ Todd G Buchholz,
213:Well, I never lived through the Great Depression, sometimes I feel as though I did. ~ Kasey Chambers,
214:You can't quell depression by making love. But we tried. But we tried, oh, we did. ~ Yrsa Daley Ward,
215:A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. ~ Ronald Reagan,
216:She was molten in my bed, but she also suffered depressions that were very dear to her. ~ Wells Tower,
217:The 24% unemployment reached at the depths of the Great Depression was no picnic. ~ Barry Eichengreen,
218:Depression is a prison to which you have the key except you never think to look for it. ~ Kevin Hearne,
219:Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement ~ Herbert Hoover,
220:I still believe that sketch may be a cure for low-level depression if watched regularly. ~ Amy Poehler,
221:I take medication every day for mental illness and depression and don't feel bad about it. ~ Lady Gaga,
222:It takes a level of creative depression to hear 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and weep. ~ Sloane Crosley,
223:What would I do without you? I'd die of stress and depression before nature killed me. ~ James Dashner,
224:Anything that instills a sense of hope will at least temporarily help treat depression. ~ Irving Kirsch,
225:Depression is a deep, black wave—so powerful, building from a swell and rising … rising ~ Tarryn Fisher,
226:Depression isn't a disease; depression is a normal response to abnormal life experiences! ~ Johann Hari,
227:Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. ~ Herbert Hoover,
228:The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it. ~ William Styron,
229:To the deficit commission, a depression is the solution to the problem, not a problem. ~ Michael Hudson,
230:Anything that tends to make us elated is inevitably going to throw us into depression. ~ Eknath Easwaran,
231:As Stuart Brown says, “The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Bren Brown,
232:Every depression is a challenge to every manufacturer to put more brains into his business. ~ Henry Ford,
233:she pulled herself out of depression by escaping into the other worlds books offered. ~ Elizabeth Hunter,
234:Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting. ~ Siri Hustvedt,
235:The American People in the Great Depression Freedom from Fear Part One DAVID M. KENNEDY ~ David M Kennedy,
236:The more choices we give patients affected by depression, the better we will serve them. ~ Carlos Santana,
237:But in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. ~ John Green,
238:Depression is boring, I think and I would do better to make some soup and light up the cave. ~ Anne Sexton,
239:I don’t know where to put myself. I succumb to lethargy and depression. I put things off. ~ Sabine Durrant,
240:It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. ~ Harry S Truman,
241:The scientific evidence is clear that exercise significantly reduces depression and anxiety. ~ Johann Hari,
242:This may surprise you, but there were a large number of valuable buys during the Depression. ~ Irving Kahn,
243:A SIDE EFFECT OF depression is sometimes to become obsessed with the functioning of your brain. ~ Matt Haig,
244:But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. ~ John Green,
245:Depression comes from not accepting the way things are - and seeing no way too change them. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
246:It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own. ~ Harry Truman,
247:It was impossible to sleep. Anxiety stopped me from falling asleep; depression woke me up. ~ David Walliams,
248:present tense of mild depression envisages no alleviation because it feels like knowledge. ~ Andrew Solomon,
249:We're in the money, the skies are sunny; old man depression, you are through, you done us wrong! ~ Al Dubin,
250:Depression, in its insidious way, acts as a degenerative disease, harming nerve cells. Like ~ Peter D Kramer,
251:He’d grown up with parents who’d survived the Depression. He was generous, but not deranged. ~ Jacob M Appel,
252:It was paranoia and it was part of her special gift of depression, along with sadness and fear. ~ Sonali Dev,
253:I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible. ~ Tony Curtis,
254:Jealousy. Depression. Love. They pretty much demonstrate the whole range of human emotion. ~ Brandon Stanton,
255:Please don’t look at me as inspiration on how to handle depression. God, I’ve been a mess. ~ Elizabeth Reyes,
256:Mania is fun. I won't lie, it's fun. But it's usually followed by a soul-crushing depression. ~ Chris Gethard,
257:Processing other people’s energy is a huge, hidden cause of much anxiety and depression. ~ Catherine Carrigan,
258:Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” (Prov. 12:25) or ~ Brian Houston,
259:At best, in such depression times, monetary policy is a feeble reed on which to lean. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
260:Contemplation of this banal maxim increased the depression that had suddenly descended on me. ~ Anthony Powell,
261:Depression is your avatar telling you it's tired of being the character you're trying to play.
   ~ Jim Carrey,
262:The attitude that depression is necessary strikes me as destructive, inhuman, and victimizing. ~ David D Burns,
263:There is no right or wrong way to have depression, or to have a panic attack, or to feel suicidal. ~ Matt Haig,
264:This is depression, it comes when your blocking. This is expression it comes when you're rocking ~ Grace Jones,
265:You have good days and bad days, and depression's something that, you know, is always with you. ~ Winona Ryder,
266:creative people always suffer from depression because we're so super sensitive and special? ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
267:Happiness is the most important thing in the world, without it, you live a life of depression. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
268:Her initial elation had given way to something unexpected: a heightened sadness. Even depression. ~ Mitch Albom,
269:It was so dry in Saskatchewan during the Depression that the trees were chasing the dogs. ~ John Robert Colombo,
270:Many an attack of depression is nothing but the expression of regret at having to be virtuous. ~ Wilhelm Stekel,
271:The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression. ~ Gary Larson,
272:The depression brought everybody down a peg or two. And the Negroes had but few pegs to fall. ~ Langston Hughes,
273:The most likely cause of a man's depression is his failure to be the man he thinks he should be ~ Frank Pittman,
274:The reasons for depression are not so interesting as the way one handles it, simply to stay alive. ~ May Sarton,
275:The truth is, I've always been wracked with self-loathing and terrible, paralysing depression. ~ Shirley Manson,
276:What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. ~ Jasmine Warga,
277:Depression is boring, I think
and I would do better to make
some soup and light up the cave. ~ Anne Sexton,
278:Depression isn't just being a bit sad. It's feeling nothing. It's not wanting to be alive anymore. ~ J K Rowling,
279:Despair is a concern of the Adult, while in depression it is the Child who has the executive power. ~ Eric Berne,
280:Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. ~ Murray Gell Mann,
281:One good thing about New York is that most people function daily while in a low-grade depression. ~ Mindy Kaling,
282:The depression was just a state of mind. It is over for everyone who has changed his state of mind. ~ Henry Ford,
283:The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself. ~ Emanuel Celler,
284:The tongue is always an easily erring member. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
285:When a depression comes, what should one do? Shake it off, as you shake off the dust from your feet ~ The Mother,
286:Another curious thing about the slow progression out of depression: you begin to crave routine. ~ Douglas Kennedy,
287:He who hasn't experienced a full depression alone and over a long period of time--he is a child. ~ Jens Bj rneboe,
288:In most cases the only difference between depression and disappointment is your level of commitment. ~ Marc Maron,
289:It has been said that depression is a failure to imagine a plausible desirable future for oneself, ~ Mohsin Hamid,
290:It's not only the event itself, but the way we explain it to ourselves that causes depression. ~ Karen Salmansohn,
291:Rapid increases in the quantity of money produce inflation. Sharp decreases produce depression. ~ Milton Friedman,
292:That's what depression had wrought inside me: one, vast, barren rock garden-without the garden ~ Peter McWilliams,
293:creative people always suffer from depression because we're so
super sensitive and special? ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
294:My problem is that I don't get the same exhiliration from success as I get depression from failure. ~ Steve Martin,
295:There are no windows within the dark house of depression through which to see others, only mirrors. ~ Miriam Toews,
296:The recurring theme which predisposes people to depression is rejection and lack of self-esteem. ~ Richard Winters,
297:When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression. ~ Jesse Jackson,
298:You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it. ~ Albert Ellis,
299:and dangerous depths of the labyrinth that was her depression. It had prevented her from slipping ~ Gilly Macmillan,
300:Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
301:He wondered if this was what clinical depression felt like, a total numbness, a weary lack of hope. ~ Dennis Lehane,
302:I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
303:I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. ~ Henry Rollins,
304:Impression without expression causes depression. Study without service leads to spiritual stagnation. ~ Rick Warren,
305:It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression years and a youth during the war years. ~ Martin Lewis Perl,
306:The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and my life, as I write this, is vital. ~ Andrew Solomon,
307:Depression is about as close as you get to somewhere between dead and alive, and it's the worst. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel,
308:Es gibt fünf Phasen der Trauer: Verleugnung, Wut, Verhandeln, Depression und schließlich Akzeptanz. ~ Colleen Hoover,
309:For some reason she couldn’t seem to grasp that depression wasn’t something you just snapped out of. ~ Emily Bleeker,
310:Sadness is more or less like a head cold - with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
311:The major motivation theories by which most men live can lead them only to depression and cynicism. ~ Abraham Maslow,
312:Hope grows in us, despite our moments of darkness, regardless of our regular bouts of depression. ~ Joan D Chittister,
313:I imagine there's a market for total depression. I grew up on George Jones and that really dark stuff. ~ Brad Paisley,
314:I think about seventy percent of my depression was my seventeenth-century warrior trying to get out. ~ Louise Erdrich,
315:Loneliness, he concluded, is causing a significant amount of the depression and anxiety in our society. ~ Johann Hari,
316:Nikolai's a badass Russian. Badass Russians only have three emotions: revenge, depression, and vodka. ~ Larry Correia,
317:Rebuilding of the self in and after depression requires love, insight, work, and, most of all, time. ~ Andrew Solomon,
318:Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. ~ Pythagoras,
319:During the Great Depression, the philosophy of grin-and-bear-it became a national coping mechanism. ~ Maureen Corrigan,
320:Excessive rural credit was one of the important causes of bank failure during the Great Depression. ~ Raghuram G Rajan,
321:For some reason I am one of those people who act like they were born and raised during the Depression. ~ Kirstie Alley,
322:I do find working with people in the entertainment industry hard. It can cause anxiety and depression. ~ Tavi Gevinson,
323:I suffered from severe depression for over a decade. My condition deteriorated steadily. I was suicidal. ~ Byron Katie,
324:My films are therapy for my debilitating depression. In institutions people weave baskets. I make films. ~ Woody Allen,
325:Om began to feel the acute depression that steals over every realist in the presence of an optimist. ~ Terry Pratchett,
326:The formation of a herd is a significant victory and advance in the struggle against depression. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
327:But that’s the thing with depression. Sometimes there is no controlling it. Sometimes it sneaks up on you. ~ Kelly Oram,
328:Depression gets you nowhere but tangled in an overgrown garden that can choke the life out of you. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
329:..depression still kept guard on him, and chased after him like a shadow - or like a faithful wife. ~ Alexander Pushkin,
330:Love is not an antidote of depression or loneliness, but it itself is a cause of depression and loneliness. ~ Raj Singh,
331:My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
332:national panic and depression, and it had been Voss’s desire to put his personal finances on a sounder ~ M Louisa Locke,
333:The worst of depression lies in a present moment that cannot escape the past it idealizes or deplores. ~ Andrew Solomon,
334:Depression wasn’t an endless grey sky, it was no sky at all. I’ve got to go somewhere. I’ve got to go. It ~ Neil Hilborn,
335:depression was to be feared—and he could feel it sniffing around outside his door, looking for a way in. ~ John Sandford,
336:Everything was usual. That was depression: being stuck, clinging to an out-of-date version of oneself. ~ Edward St Aubyn,
337:It's very important to distinguish between chemical depression that requires medication and talk therapy. ~ Jodie Foster,
338:My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
339:shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying ~ Bren Brown,
340:Yet people still don't think depression really that bad. If they did, they wouldn't say the things they say. ~ Matt Haig,
341:All your quirks and all your problems - even your depressions and your failures - that’s what makes you you. ~ Gerard Way,
342:As I've gotten older, I find I am able to be nourished more by sorrow and to distinguish it from depression. ~ Robert Bly,
343:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer is also a side effect of dying. Almost everything is, really.) ~ John Green,
344:Manic depression's touching my soul. I know what I want, but I just don't know how to go about getting it. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
345:Rumination can also make the depression stronger by creating conditions that are, well, more depressing. ~ Daniel Goleman,
346:Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. ~ Andrew Solomon,
347:In religious circles, depression is often deemed to be a spiritual condition that can be cured with prayer. ~ Tony Campolo,
348:Ten cures for depression are to go out and do something for someone else and repeat it nine times. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
349:Underneath he has on jeans and a baggy beige jumper that’s twenty quids’ worth of knitted depression. “Let’s ~ Tana French,
350:Whatever their occupation, almost all organization people feel their particular job is depression-proof. ~ William H Whyte,
351:I have deep feelings of depression... What can I do about this?'
'Snap out of it! Five cents, please. ~ Charles M Schulz,
352:Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. ~ Oliver Sacks,
353:People with depression have something very valuable to teach us... how to live when it doesn't ever feel good. ~ Kay Warren,
354:Consistent failure to attain goals throughout life results in defeatism, low self-esteem or depression. ~ Theodore Kaczynski,
355:That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
356:The more you become a connoisseur of gratitude, the less you are a victim of resentment, depression, and despair. ~ Sam Keen,
357:The World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as effective in treating mild to moderate depression. ~ Andrew Weil,
358:To be able to hear our own feelings and needs and to empathize with them can free us from depression. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
359:depression generally involves a problem with how the thinking and feeling circuits in the brain get out of whack. ~ Alex Korb,
360:Existential depression has always annoyed me; it is one of the world's most pointless forms of suffering. ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky,
361:I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel,
362:Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. ~ J K Rowling,
363:Stop putting it off! Procrastination breeds guilt, guilt breeds depression, and depression breeds failure. ~ Barbara Corcoran,
364:abnormal levels of norepinephrine were associated with depression, and of dopamine with schizophrenia, ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
365:And this of course, was the simplest definition of depression that he knew of: strongly disliking yourself. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
366:For some, especially young people, irritability is a more prominent experience than sadness in depression. ~ J Mark G Williams,
367:I'm not a stranger to depression and desperation. I can be kind of tortured but I do like to have a lot of fun. ~ Brett Gelman,
368:Maybe this is the ideal remedy for depression: a gun that can read your mind and is forever pointed at your head. ~ Hugh Howey,
369:My habitual mood of humiliation, self-doubt, forlorn depression, fell damp on the embers of my decaying ire. ~ Charlotte Bront,
370:Our generation has had no Great Depression, no Great War. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
371:Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
372:So much depression is down to people not doing what they want to with their lives and suffering because of it. I ~ Marisa Peer,
373:So the fact that this book exists is proof that depression lies. Depression makes you think things that are wrong. ~ Matt Haig,
374:The intermittent depression that had shadowed him throughout his adult life was about to envelop him once again. ~ Erik Larson,
375:There is a strange depression that hangs over every little town that is no longer in the mainstream of life. ~ Margaret Craven,
376:the symptoms of depression cause depression. Loneliness is depressing, but depression also causes loneliness. ~ Andrew Solomon,
377:Whatever our frame of mind, whether ecstasy or depression, David has exactly described our emotions. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
378:All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously. ~ Tom Robbins,
379:Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer
is also a side effect of dying. Almost
everything is, really.) ~ John Green,
380:Depression is not generalized pessimism, but pessimism specific to the effects of one's own skilled action. ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
381:[Depression is] useful for stripping off ways of getting through life that prevent you from having to think. ~ Margaret Drabble,
382:Perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life-paralysis. ~ Bren Brown,
383:Rebuilding of the self in and after depression requires love, insight, work, and, most of all, time. Diagnosis ~ Andrew Solomon,
384:The intermittent depression that had shadowed him throughout his adult life was about to envelop him once again. ~ Erik Larson,
385:We have the worst revival of an economy since the Great Depression. And believe me: We're in a bubble right now. ~ Donald Trump,
386:Dealing with depression isn't about trying to run away from the feeling; it's about learning to walk alongside it. ~ Hannah Hart,
387:My depression was mild, and I could treat it by myself and pick myself up again. But some people aren't that lucky. ~ David Haye,
388:One friend told me that she always knew her depression was lifting when she felt her sense of time expanding again ~ Johann Hari,
389:The simple solution for disappointment depression Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going. ~ Peter McWilliams,
390:tragic and painful state of being separated from his true self, to which doctors refer offhandedly as depression. ~ Alice Miller,
391:...you are my Lady of Shalott lost in a dream of isolation - I care too much for you - I romanticize depression... ~ John Geddes,
392:Actually travel is the opposite of depression. Depression is a curling inward, and travel is an opening outward. ~ Andrew Solomon,
393:Common issues in low-income families include depression, chemical dependence, and hectic work schedules—all factors ~ Eric Jensen,
394:Depression is when you think there's nothing to be done. Fortunately I always think there's something to be done. ~ Siri Hustvedt,
395:Depression: the healthy suspicion that modern life has no meaning and that modern society is absurd and alienating. ~ Neel Burton,
396:it is a very common root cause of depression, which can then lead to a host of other problems such as addictions. ~ Stephen Guise,
397:Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
   ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
398:The artist's personality, built upon strong desires and compassionate vision, is by its nature prone to depression. ~ Eric Maisel,
399:Attaching meaning to a depression allows an emotional participation which unblocks the flow of psychic energy. ~ M. Esther Harding,
400:Depression is our way of telling ourselves that something is seriously wrong and needs working through and changing. ~ Neel Burton,
401:I've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
402:Stigma is particularly cruel for depressives, because stigma affects thoughts and depression is a disease of thoughts. ~ Matt Haig,
403:As affluence and urbanization rise in a society, rates of depression and suicide tend to go up rather than down. ~ Sebastian Junger,
404:But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. - Hazel Grace Lancaster ~ John Green,
405:Depression and despair accompanied the physical symptoms, and before the end “death is seen seated on the face. ~ Barbara W Tuchman,
406:I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
407:It is not the imperative only to belong to oneself, but the pressure to achieve that causes exhaustive depression. ~ Byung Chul Han,
408:To wage war on depression is to fight against oneself, and it is important to know that in advance of the battles. ~ Andrew Solomon,
409:A terrible depression yesterday. Visions of my life petering out into a kind of soft-brained stupor from lack of use. ~ Sylvia Plath,
410:If you're fighting moodiness and depression you don't want to hang around a bunch of other moody and depressed people. ~ Joyce Meyer,
411:Manic-depression is a disease that both kills and gives life. Fire, by its nature, both creates and destroys. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
412:No man bears more responsibility for the present worldwide financial crisis and coming depression than Alan Greenspan. ~ Bill Bonner,
413:Non-expectation and acceptance. Because expectation leads to resentment and depression, so I have no expectations. ~ Anthony Hopkins,
414:An annoying thing about depression is that thinking about life is inevitable. Depression makes thinkers out of all of us. ~ Matt Haig,
415:Depression means self-loathing, self-disgust, and the kind of emotional numbness that feels like psychic death. ~ William Deresiewicz,
416:Philip Martin has written a wise, compassionate, and nurturing guide through the self-oppression of depression. ~ Harold H Bloomfield,
417:she realized what she’d really been doing was giving in to the kind of depression that would’ve probably killed her. ~ Tamara Monteau,
418:The depression was there, some hereditary sickness of the brain, and it swamped her like quicksand whenever it wanted to. ~ Toby Neal,
419:We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. [Referring to the theory that over-production caused the Depression] ~ Winston Churchill,
420:You probably don't remember that, do you? Depression has a way of vaporizing big parts of your memory. Important parts. ~ Drew Magary,
421:A lot of people have so many issues like depression, obesity or chronic illness that has to do with gut health. ~ Rachele Brooke Smith,
422:And an inky-colored despair of rejection enveloped me like the black tortilla of depression around a pain burrito. ~ Christopher Moore,
423:Bernanke has cultivated this idea that he is a brilliant scholar of The Great Depression, but that’s not true at all. ~ David Stockman,
424:The only reason I've shared my story is to take that tiny baby step of breaking down the stigma attached to depression. ~ Clara Hughes,
425:Until you've experienced depression, or a form of depression, you can't ever really know how strongly it controls you. ~ Kathryn Perez,
426:Depression is the ultimate state of disconnection, not just between people but between one's mind and one's feelings. ~ Parker J Palmer,
427:It is regrettable that people think about our monetary system, and of our economic structure, only in times of depression. ~ Henry Ford,
428:Look at the simplicity of the Truth with a straight and simple gaze. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
429:She has been excessively cheery. In a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, that is always a sign of a fairly severe depression. ~ Susan Isaacs,
430:The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression. ~ William Vickrey,
431:By virtue of depression, we recall those misdeeds we buried in the depths of our memory. Depression exhumes our shames. ~ Emile M Cioran,
432:Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
433:Depression was what happened to Americans, with their self-absolving need to turn everything into an illness. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
434:I'm constantly having doubts and moments of depression and then excitement and then back into the slough of despond. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
435:In one sense, depression can feel even worse than cancer, because most cancer patients feel hope as well as self-esteem. ~ David D Burns,
436:I once read that more millionaires per capita were created during the Great Depression than at any other time in history. ~ Harry S Dent,
437:I will do my best to dodge tonight's depression Hide in sleep Damage myself in dreams Wake up older, slightly more used. ~ Henry Rollins,
438:Living faith is above circumstances; no delays can discourage it, no loss of friends or depression in trade can touch it. ~ Rees Howells,
439:The Lord created depression to test our resolve, to forge strength and faith. It was not meant to be cured with a pill. ~ Tony Bertauski,
440:weltschmerz. it's the depression you feel when the world as it is does not line up with the world as you think it should be ~ John Green,
441:weltschmerz: its the depression you feel when the world as it is does not line up with the world as you think it should be. ~ John Green,
442:A depression is always unreasonable as it leads nowhere. It is the most subtle enemy of the Yoga.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
443:Anger, depression, guilt, and shame are the product of the thinking that is at the base of violence on our planet. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
444:I think that most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life. And if they don't, I think that's weird. ~ Kirsten Dunst,
445:Maybe depression is the most reasonable response to all the crap around us. Maybe it's the happy people who need medication. ~ Marc Maron,
446:The stunning thing was that loneliness is not merely the result of depression,” he told me. “Indeed—it leads to depression. ~ Johann Hari,
447:When we get waylaid from our walk with God by busyness, depression, family problems, or worse, God does not abandon us. ~ Brennan Manning,
448:Annual per capita sugar consumption in the depth of the Great Depression was sixteen pounds higher than it had been in 1920. ~ Gary Taubes,
449:Even in the worst depression, 25% of businesses are booming - in your industry find out what they’re doing and do it. ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
450:Like alcoholism, depression is a lifelong condition that can be cured only by a deliberate effort to change our selves. ~ Richard O Connor,
451:It was pretty rocky last month but I didn’t want to depress you with my depressions. I lack contentment. No. I lack a mother. ~ Anne Sexton,
452:Jens Bjorneboe wrote that “he who hasn’t experienced a full depression alone and over a long period of time—he is a child. ~ Thomas Ligotti,
453:The next day I woke up in a sullen simmer, as if sleep had catalyzed my depression into a general state of pissed-offedness. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
454:World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man. ~ Jon Meacham,
455:You are no more at fault for having depression than if you had asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or any other illness. ~ Harold H Bloomfield,
456:EMDR, in which EMDR had better long-term results than Prozac in treating depression, at least in adult onset trauma. ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
457:I never thought getting older would be so great. But when it comes to depression, I have experienced less the older I've gotten. ~ Amy Grant,
458:The weird thing about depression is that, even though you might have more suicidal thoughts, the fear of death remains the same. ~ Matt Haig,
459:You see, I'm not mad, I suffer from depression. It's not like ordinary misery. It's like dying of boredom. It's black. ~ Iris Murdoch,
460:Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there's nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression. ~ Jasmine Warga,
461:As we consider the causes of depression, those of us in the church must face the ways we might be responsible for creating it. ~ Tony Campolo,
462:Depression is the sickness of a society that suffers from excessive positivity. It reflects a humanity waging war on itself. ~ Byung Chul Han,
463:Depression years come back to me now as the happy times, even though we were all struggling. We were happy and didn't know it. ~ Fannie Flagg,
464:I'm in denial in its lesser state. It will take me a second. People around me will notice my mania first. And, my depression. ~ Carrie Fisher,
465:Se volete sapere che aspetto abbia la depressione, tutto ciò che dovete fare è guardare negli occhi una persona depressa. ~ Christina Dalcher,
466:The Great Depression." What better way to control a free society than to take away their ability to buy, save, and grow? ~ Donald Allen Kirch,
467:This was my first hint of the truism that depression is anger turned inward; thus women are twice as likely to be depressed. ~ Gloria Steinem,
468:To evade insanity and depression, we unconsciously limit the number of people toward whom we are sincerely sympathetic. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
469:When blacks are unemployed, they are considered lazy and apathetic. When whites are unemployed, it's considered a depression. ~ Jesse Jackson,
470:You can turn a tendency toward a downward spiral of depression and anxiety into an upward spiral of joy and clarity in your life. ~ Alex Korb,
471:Brown argues that play is not an option. In fact he writes, “The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Bren Brown,
472:For those wondering how to deal with anxiety and depression, the first thing to consider is what you're putting into your mouth. ~ John Cleese,
473:Pain and suffering are necessary results of the Ignorance in which we live. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
474:Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his. ~ Ronald Reagan,
475:Studies conducted around the world have shown a close correlation between materialist values, depression, and substance abuse. ~ Jeremy Rifkin,
476:the symptoms of depression, despair or melancholy, and lethargy were considered by the Church the sin of accidia or sloth. ~ Barbara W Tuchman,
477:The true opposite of depression is not gaiety or absence of pain, but vitality: the freedom to experience spontaneous feelings. ~ Alice Miller,
478:We fall. We get back up. We kick. We push. Again and again. Because the joy of success is greater than the depression of failure. ~ Jay McLean,
479:What got us out of the depression was capitalism, and we would have gotten out a lot quicker had the government not intervened. ~ Peter Schiff,
480:[H]e could feel his unshakable enemy, depression, blooming in him like a pernicious flower that could never quite be ripped out. ~ Andrea Speed,
481:I wanted to tell people, "My depression is acting up today" as an excuse for not seeing them, but I never managed to pull it off. ~ Ned Vizzini,
482:Raised by an irresponsible mother during the Great Depression in the Jim Crow south, my father was on his own from the age of 13. ~ Larry Elder,
483:Sometimes, I get so consumed by depression that it is hard to believe that the whole world doesn't stop and suffer with me. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel,
484:Annual per capita sugar consumption in the depth of the Great Depression was sixteen pounds higher than it had been in 1920. Candy ~ Gary Taubes,
485:Depression, I have argued, stems partly from an overcommitment to the self and an undercommitment to the common good. This ~ Martin E P Seligman,
486:Depression is a grim and blinding curse: you can’t see outside it. You can’t see hope, or love, or how spring will follow winter. ~ Nicci French,
487:Boredom is a blessing when it leads you to wisdom. And boredom is a curse when it leads you to frustration and depression. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
488:happiness level is entirely in your hands, that your “unhappy genes” do not doom you to unhappiness or, worse, to depression. ~ Sonja Lyubomirsky,
489:Hopelessness is the root of anxiety, mental illness, and depression. It is the source of all misery and the cause of all addiction. ~ Mark Manson,
490:If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself. ~ Rollo May,
491:In Britain, doctors now use exercise as a first-line treatment for depression, but it’s vastly underutilized in the United States, ~ John J Ratey,
492:I've had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I'd rather not talk about it, because it's over. But depression is real. ~ Henri Nouwen,
493:I will do my best to dodge tonight's depression
Hide in sleep
Damage myself in dreams
Wake up older, slightly more used. ~ Henry Rollins,
494:My manic depression was ravaging my life, but because nobody could see it, many people thought it was a figment of my imagination. ~ Andy Behrman,
495:Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. ~ Socrates,
496:Repentance even helps provided it does not bring discouragement or depression. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
497:The first thing I had to start with was, you know, we don't have a war. We don't have a depression, we don't have a Cold War. ~ William J Clinton,
498:The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on depressions will be scientifically created. ~ Charles Lindbergh,
499:The research that my colleagues and I have done suggests that, not surprisingly, maximizers are prime candidates for depression. ~ Barry Schwartz,
500:A lazy part of us is like a tumbleweed. It doesn’t move on its own. Sometimes it takes A lot of Depression to get tumbleweeds moving. ~ Robert Bly,
501:But Brown argues that play is not an option. In fact he writes, “The opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression. ~ Bren Brown,
502:Her condition isn’t quite what it seems,” explained Klein. “It’s a form of overcompensation, an overreaction to depression. ~ William Peter Blatty,
503:In some cases, some people do get depressed in the middle of their grief and they really need to be treated for depression. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
504:It is a fact that one man can be deliriously happy in the exact situation that causes another man to wither from depression. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
505:Loss in all of its manifestations is the touchstone of depression—in the progress of the disease and, most likely, in its origin. ~ William Styron,
506:There's been moments of depression in my life, moments when I was in situations that I thought I wouldn't be able to get out of. ~ Stephen Baldwin,
507:Depression, contrary to what we normally believe, is not sadness but an inability to fully feel sadness. Depression is sorrow denied. ~ Eric Weiner,
508:I, I don't think anybody's continually happy, uh, except idiots, you know. You know, you have to have little moments of depression. ~ Rube Goldberg,
509:It is by all odds the loftiest of cities. It even managed to reach the highest point in the sky at the lowest moment of the depression. ~ E B White,
510:Once you start down the slippery slope of depression, it's hard to climb off of it. And sometimes you don't want to climb off of it. ~ Keary Taylor,
511:So June´s idea was that if one dog was a personal depression, two dogs were a kind of cultural depression, civilisation´s worst moods. ~ Ian McEwan,
512:These disorders - schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, depression, addiction - they not only steal our time to live, they change who we are. ~ Edward Boyden,
513:We may feel genuinely concerned about world conditions, though such a concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. ~ Karen Horney,
514:a rounded, knotty depression in the center of a person's belly caused by the detachment of the umbilical cord after birth; ~ Oxford University Press,
515:Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. ~ Anonymous,
516:Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. ~ William Gibson,
517:I want to tell people that I had post-natal depression because there is so much stigma around the subject and there shouldn't be. ~ Jennifer Ellison,
518:Only where there is disillusionment and depression and sorrow does happiness arise: without the despair of loss, there is no hope. ~ Haruki Murakami,
519:Only where there is disillusionment and depression and sorrow does happiness arise; without the despair of loss, there is no hope. ~ Haruki Murakami,
520:Optimism is a tool with a certain clear set of benefits: it fights depression, it promotes achievement and produces better health. ~ Martin Seligman,
521:Patient reluctant to be with people when depressed because she feels her depression is such an intolerable burden on others”; ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
522:anxious HSPs almost all had troubled childhoods. Non-HSPs with troubled childhoods do not show nearly as much depression and anxiety. ~ Elaine N Aron,
523:During the Depression years, I began to identify to some extent with the unemployed, the organization for the unemployed at that period. ~ Ella Baker,
524:During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one. ~ Jerry Stiller,
525:I admire President Obama. He inherited the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. That was a terrible time for America. ~ Hillary Clinton,
526:I never define depression, clinical or otherwise. It's the basis of most life. It seems to be the modern world: we all are depressed. ~ Terry Gilliam,
527:Issues deals with the issues I had, the fears I had and it isn't a 'nice' album but fears and depressions are not particularly nice. ~ Jonathan Davis,
528:I think people who suffer from depression, unless it's post-traumatic, are probably going to struggle with it for their whole life. ~ Christina Ricci,
529:Things can break down, a depression can wipe out your money, your house can be repossessed, but you, you can be a rock of self-esteem. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
530:three types of effective treatment for depression: antidepressant medications, individual and group psychotherapy, and bibliotherapy. ~ David D Burns,
531:When she holds that thought up to the light and sees how pathetic it is, how cravenly equivocating, she sinks into black depression. From ~ M R Carey,
532:After the war, Prohibition was passed, and with liquor no longer legally available the nation plunged headlong into the Great Depression. ~ Dave Barry,
533:Do research. Feed your talent. Research not only wins the war on cliche, it's the key to victory over fear and it's cousin, depression. ~ Robert McKee,
534:His most productive period, in 1857–8, resulted from his mistaking an economic depression for the onset of the final crisis of capitalism. ~ Anonymous,
535:I’m a walking economy. My hairline’s in recession,my waist is a victim of inflation, and together they’re putting me in a deep depression! ~ Anonymous,
536:make us vulnerable to others’ negativity, so that we respond to their anger with fury or are dragged down by their depression. ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
537:Throwing away the life does not improve the chances for the next time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
538:Eventually, the depression went away of its own accord, but only long enough for it to regroup and mobilize for the next attack. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
539:I began to beg the heavens that this wasn't some depression-drenched fantasy- yet if it were, I hoped to never find reality again. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
540:loss. Loss in all of its manifestations is the touchstone of depression—in the progress of the disease and, most likely, in its origin ~ William Styron,
541:Spiritual depression or unhappiness in the Christian life is very often due to our failure to realize the greatness of the gospel. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones,
542:The depths of the Depression. You didn't ask what the job was, what the pay was, you didn't ask about stock options, or - you said yes ~ Art Linkletter,
543:A lazy part of us is like a tumbleweed.
It doesn’t move on its own. Sometimes it takes
A lot of Depression to get tumbleweeds moving. ~ Robert Bly,
544:And besides, I'm not a writer. I don't go to coffeehouses and smoke, wear black, and analyze Sylvia Plath to the point of depression. ~ Megan McCafferty,
545:Depression is a sign of strength – because it means no matter how weak your mind might be to you, your heart is still strong enough to feel. ~ Emma Hart,
546:Everybody wanted to be depressed. But your depression was supposed to be funny, too, and that was what had proved too much for Dolores. ~ Mary Gaitskill,
547:How to avoid attacks of depression?

   Do not pay attention to the depression and act as if it was not there.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
548:I know of people who don't believe it, but depression is an illness, but unlike, say, a broken leg, you don't know when it'll get better. ~ Marian Keyes,
549:I never define depression, clinical or otherwise. It's the basis of most life, it seems to me, in the modern world. We're all depressed. ~ Terry Gilliam,
550:In the Age of Aquarius, the depression and stress on mankind will tear up people who do not have the technical knowledge of self. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
551:Much of the deep depression that surrounds us in life has to do with this one thing — that we can’t even see the smallest plainest objects. ~ Jesse Ball,
552:No matter how often we fail in any endeavor, we never get used to the feeling of depression that assails us after each successive failure. ~ Jim Corbett,
553:Only those with skin as thick as elephant hide can hope to sail through their teens unscathed by self-doubt and bouts of depression. ~ Mariella Frostrup,
554:Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently. ~ Dick Cavett,
555:Telling someone with depression to pull themselves together is about as useful as telling someone with cancer to just stop having cancer ~ Ricky Gervais,
556:Unfortunately, people with depression tend to create nebulous goals that are poorly defined, which makes progress and achievement difficult. ~ Alex Korb,
557:A guy I interviewed for Hard Times says, "What do I remember about the Great Depression? That I was hungry, that's all." Elemental things. ~ Studs Terkel,
558:Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. ~ William Gibson,
559:It's hard to accept that depression is an illness, that moping around from day to day with no will for so many years is not my fault. ~ Francisco X Stork,
560:I've had this problem since I was in my 20s. They don't call it manic depression anymore. They call it a bipolar disorder, and I'm a Type 2? ~ Ned Beatty,
561:They come upon me all silent and menacing like Pinkerton Detectives, and they flank me—Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
562:As much as any of the old-timers, he regarded the Depression as not over and done with but merely absent for a while, like Halley’s comet. ~ Wendell Berry,
563:Credit expansion can bring about a temporary boom. But such a fictitious prosperity must end in a general depression of trade, a slump. ~ Ludwig von Mises,
564:Depression effects all of us in different ways, people even kill themselves, but why? You gain no satisfaction and you ruin people's lives. ~ Shannon Leto,
565:Depression is a fracture of not just your mind, it’s a fracture of your very being – everything you thought you were or stood for feels broken. ~ Om Swami,
566:Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
567:he was beginning to feel that depression caused by the repetition of the same kind of life, when no interest inspires and no hope sustains it. ~ Anonymous,
568:I do not know what horrified me most [during the depression]: the economic misery of my companions [or] their moral and ethical coarseness. ~ Adolf Hitler,
569:Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable. ~ James Hillman,
570:Nowadays my brain no longer races compulsively in either elation, grandiosity, or depression. I have been given a quiet place in bright sunshine. ~ Bill W,
571:People don't know how to deal with stress and depression, so they're nasty to other people because it makes them feel better about themselves. ~ Kate Nash,
572:The more these readjustments are delayed ... the longer the depression will have to last, and the longer complete recovery is postponed. ~ Murray Rothbard,
573:all that has changed, in my opinion, is that, thanks to television, we can hide a great depression. we may even be hiding a third world war ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
574:Anxiety has now surpassed depression as the most common mental health diagnosis among college students, though depression, too, is on the rise. ~ Anonymous,
575:Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, simply surrounded by assholes. ~ William Gibson,
576:Bullies judge. Victims take it in. Sometimes it remains inside and can lead to depression and suicide. Sometimes it explodes into violence. ~ Carol S Dweck,
577:But she also knew that he was a man, and men need to feel that they are doing something significant or they wither and fade into depression. ~ Brian Godawa,
578:many space psychology experiments these days focus on ways to detect stress or depression in a person who doesn’t intend to tell you about it. ~ Mary Roach,
579:Something was not dead within me, in the depths of my heart and conscience it would not die, and it showed itself in acute depression. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
580:To combat the depression by a forced credit expansion is to attempt to cure the evil by the very means which brought it about. ~ Friedrich August von Hayek,
581:Anger is remembered pain, fear is anticipated pain, guilt is self directed pain, depression is depletion of energy. Cure-return to love& joy ~ Deepak Chopra,
582:Anxiety, depression, and suicide don't discriminate based on how much money you have - though it might make it easier for you to get help. ~ Chelsea Manning,
583:As a sufferer of depression for many years, I know the importance of trying to find positive experiences in each day, no matter how small. ~ Sharon E Rainey,
584:But surely if you loved someone it was your job to stick with him? To help him through the depression? In sickness and in health, and all that? ~ Jojo Moyes,
585:Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood. If I know anything about it, this is what I know: It’s impossible to escape. ~ Jasmine Warga,
586:Depression leads him close to his wounds, but only the mourning for what he has missed, missed at the crucial time, can lead to real healing. ~ Alice Miller,
587:Low self-esteem is not possible when you understand the nature of everything. Depression is not possible. The universe is absolutely friendly. ~ Byron Katie,
588:...not with the Depression walking around outside the prison walls like a dangerous criminal, one that couldn't be caged as our charges were. ~ Stephen King,
589:The perceived meaninglessness of work is often part of depression. It usually, however, is a sign of depression rather than a cause. Death. ~ Edward T Welch,
590:I know I need to stay strong, but just like rust can weaken even the strongest of metals, depression can weaken even the strongest of people. ~ Kathryn Perez,
591:Perhaps depression can best be described as emotional pain that forces itself on us against our will, and then breaks free of its externals. ~ Andrew Solomon,
592:Please, people, do not f- with depression. It's merciless. All it wants is to get you in a room alone and kill you. Take care of yourself. ~ Harvey Fierstein,
593:He says the blues can’t drive depression clear out of a house, but they can drive it into the corners of any room where they are being played. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
594:In 1945 music had a serious purpose; to defy post war depression & revitalize the romantic & hopeful aspirations of an exhausted ppl. ~ Pete Townshend,
595:I never like to see someone hurting, but I admit whenever I heard someone play the depression card, I'd roll my eyes and go about my business. ~ J A Redmerski,
596:I think that when the education system started to be dismantled during the first Great Depression in the 1930s, we didn't recover from that. ~ Wynton Marsalis,
597:It is well known that panic, despair, depression, hate, rage, exasperation, frustration all produce negative biochemical changes in the body. ~ Norman Cousins,
598:It were depression, too. They cut my wages down once at the foundry. They cut my wages down again. Then they cut my wages out, also the job. ~ Langston Hughes,
599:Materialistic people, who think happiness comes from accumulating stuff and a superior status, had much higher levels of depression and anxiety. ~ Johann Hari,
600:That is the way we are to resist Satan when he comes to tempt us into condemnation, depression or any other wrong thing he is trying to give us. ~ Joyce Meyer,
601:With great profundity I note the pleasure one gets or takes in pushing wheeled objects, as opposed to the depression involved in pulling them. ~ Michael Cisco,
602:A person with power has control of their emotions. A person with power can stop fear, stop depression, or they can augment a positive emotion. ~ Frederick Lenz,
603:For its international complement, see B. Eichengreen, Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939 (Oxford, 1992), 230-46. ~ Anonymous,
604:It's interesting to watch people go through it in something like this. I mean, what other then Melancholia films do they portray depression in? ~ Kirsten Dunst,
605:Not since the Depression has the state been this dry, have our rivers been this low, our water table this low, and our reservoirs this low. ~ Parris Glendening,
606:Please, people, do not fuck with depression. It's merciless. All it wants is to get you in a room alone and kill you. Take care of yourself. ~ Harvey Fierstein,
607:There was a time when I was 19 when I really, really, really thought I was going crazy. I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression. ~ Winona Ryder,
608:THE SECOND SPEAKER, ANITA SALTMARCHE, focused specifically on studies of light therapy used for traumatic brain injury, stroke, and depression. ~ Norman Doidge,
609:You can be healed of depression if every day you begin the first thing in the morning to consider how you will bring a real joy to someone else. ~ Alfred Adler,
610:...Even to me, a sufferer, 'depression' seems like a fetid load of weaselly claptrap, a cheap and easy excuse for not participating in life. ~ Michael Ian Black,
611:I found out that depression doesn't necessarily mean a person is miserable or suicidal all the time. Indifference is also a sign of depression. ~ Colleen Hoover,
612:Knowing you are protected from condemnation will cause you to reign over that sin, addiction or depression that is holding you in bondage today. ~ Joseph Prince,
613:Le depressioni, l'inflazione galoppante o la guerra civile possono rendere un paese povero, ma solo l'aumento di produttività può renderlo ricco. ~ Paul Krugman,
614:People of each generation in the twentieth century "were three times more likely to experience depression" than people of the preceding generation. ~ Max Lucado,
615:That’s the problem with depression—it discourages its own treatment. It’s like a virus, almost, perfectly adapted against its only natural predator. ~ Dan Wells,
616:The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy. ~ Pete Wentz,
617:This is Michelangelo, and I think it’s pretty fucked-up you don’t even know which one is yours anymore. You’ve probably sent Raphael into a depression. ~ J Lynn,
618:Depression is not always feeling sad. Most of the time it is feeling nothing.

Class Struggle and Mental Health: Live to Fight Another Day ~ Various,
619:Every obstacle is unique to each of us. But the responses they elicit are the same: Fear. Frustration. Confusion. Helplessness. Depression. Anger. ~ Ryan Holiday,
620:Feelings of depression; feelings of frustration; feelings of emptiness in the face of all this randomness - done down by the haphazard, yet again. ~ William Boyd,
621:Grief is a humble angel who leaves you with strong, clear thoughts and a sense of your own depth. Depression is a demon who leaves you appalled. ~ Andrew Solomon,
622:People don't know I've got a deep social conscience. I'm a child of the Depression, born in 1933. My parents were very liberal in their social views. ~ Eli Broad,
623:She compares the deepest wells of depression to gestation, to a time enclosed, a secluded lightlessness in which, unknown and unforced, we grow. ~ Louise Erdrich,
624:Sometimes I just think depression's one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. ~ Ned Vizzini,
625:The greatest benefit of depression is the fact that when I have talked about it, every so often someone comes up and says, you saved my dad's life. ~ Dick Cavett,
626:Work and learn in evil days, in insulted days, in days of debt and depression and calamity. Fight best in the shade of the cloud of arrows. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
627:Depression can seem absurdly self aggrandizing to those who do not experience it, But that does not make it any less painful to those who do. ~ Richard Brookhiser,
628:Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
629:Greedhas no satiation point, since its consummation does not fill the inner emptiness, boredom, loneliness, and depression it is meant to overcome. ~ Erich Fromm,
630:However or from wheresoever it came, the only thing to do with a depression is to throw it out. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
631:One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don't have prior awareness, you don't have any idea what hit you. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
632:So much hate and depression is making me feel sick, although that could also be attributed to the Pringles that I sandwiched between two Oreos. ~ Melina Marchetta,
633:You can overcome and control depression and anxiety—some scientists are showing you can even control and overcome schizophrenia and OCD. You don’t ~ Caroline Leaf,
634:A depression is a large-scale decline in production and trade...there is nothing in the nature of a free-market economy to cause such an event. ~ Nathaniel Branden,
635:Depression is something that has always figured in my life but now I'm dealing with it. I wish I'd done this years ago because it's been really helpful. ~ Jack Dee,
636:Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. ~ Sivananda,
637:I just hope the film [Aquarius] doesn't feel overly nostalgic because too much nostalgia for me leads to depression. I think Clara is very pragmatic. ~ Sonia Braga,
638:National decline can be precipitated not only or principally by sentimental optimism, but also by a version of media-induced clinical depression. ~ Alain de Botton,
639:When depression economics prevails, the usual rules of economic policy no longer apply: virtue becomes vice, caution is risky and prudence is folly. ~ Paul Krugman,
640:Boys who have been shamed tend to act out, while girls turn their shame inward, often creating depression, eating disorders, or perfectionism. ~ Christiane Northrup,
641:Depression is hard to describe not just because it is complex and abstract but also because it occupies the part of us capable of describing things. ~ Sarah Manguso,
642:depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. (Cancer is also a side effect of dying. Almost everything is, really.) ~ John Green,
643:Depression was an old coat I sometimes wore. It fit too tight in the shoulders and pinched as I moved, but taking it off required herculean effort, ~ Hailey Edwards,
644:I do a lot of research on the placebo effect, not just in depression but in irritable bowel syndrome, pain, arthritis of the knee, migraine, asthma. ~ Irving Kirsch,
645:If placebo effects were this good, they should just make placebos the way to treat depression—maybe that’s what they did; maybe Zoloft was cornstarch. ~ Ned Vizzini,
646:More young people are experiencing not just symptoms of depression, and not just feelings of anxiety, but clinically diagnosable major depression... ~ Jean M Twenge,
647:some psychiatrists believe that exercise (aerobic or anaerobic) can be as effective in healing depression as psychotherapy or antidepressant drugs.14 ~ Helen Fisher,
648:depression, when it finally came to me, was in fact no stranger, not even a visitor totally unannounced; it had been tapping at my door for decades. ~ William Styron,
649:Get away from the place that makes you feel comfortable with your depression. The reality is it's never as bad as the insanity you've created in your head. ~ Ben Huh,
650:I might always feel some form of this, a depression that did not lift but grew compact and familiar, a space occupied like the sad limbo of hotel rooms. ~ Emma Cline,
651:Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
652:The ascetic remembrance of death is opposed to akedia, to anxiety, to depression, and becomes a powerful reminder of eternity, its joyful nostalgia. ~ Paul Evdokimov,
653:With chronic stress the nucleus accumbens is depleted of dopamine, biasing rats toward social subordination and biasing humans toward depression. ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
654:One might say that depression is nature’s way, God’s way, and our own psychology’s way of saying to us that the way we look at our life is not okay. ~ David R Hawkins,
655:Our present predicament comes from the fact that running the economy on blood is no longer fashionable. We can't end this depression with another war. ~ Louis O Kelso,
656:simply interacting with others—playing a game, for example—offers new stimuli and helps prevent the depression that can come with solitude. ~ Hector Garcia Puigcerver,
657:Such widespread phenomena as depression, aggression and addiction are not understandable unless we recognize the existential vacuum underlying them. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
658:The modern societies are encouraging exclusiveness. Exclusiveness will naturally lead to depression. People are depressed like never before on this planet. ~ Sadhguru,
659:[The Return of the Prodigal book] came out of my emotional and spiritual journey during the four months I was gone from Daybreak because of depression. ~ Henri Nouwen,
660:The years of the economic depression have been years of political reaction, and that is why the economic crisis has generated a world peace crisis. ~ Arthur Henderson,
661:While I don't equate the dark night with depression, I do think our depressive moods could be imagined spiritually rather than only psychologically. ~ Juan de la Cruz,
662:Being Negative and Lazy is a disease that leads to pain, hardship, depression, poor health and failure. Be pro active, and give a damn to achieve success! ~ Phil Heath,
663:Depression is so treacherous - it can be so alluring as well as punishing. After all, it's yours and yours alone - no one else can interfere with it. ~ Margo Jefferson,
664:Es sagt viel über die Welt aus, mein Kind,
sagte der Vater zu dem Knaben,
dass die Dummen glücklich sind
und die Schlauen Depressionen haben. ~ Marc Uwe Kling,
665:I guess the best way to describe that would be to connect with the fact that I came out of college just before the big Depression, and I came to New York. ~ Ella Baker,
666:It is reported that about 30% of the world's population is unemployed. That's worse than the Great Depression, but it's now an international phenomenon. ~ Noam Chomsky,
667:Never once, during any of my bouts of depression, had I been inclined or able to pick up a telephone and ask a friend for help. It wasn't in me. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
668:Using tax payers' money to provide liquidity to Wall Street so that the country wouldn't head into a depression was the right decision, in my judgment. ~ George W Bush,
669:Your depression is exhaustion. Like Atlas, you try to carry this world on your own shoulders. This was never my intention. Allow me to carry the world. ~ Julia Cameron,
670:Your thoughts always create your emotions. Understanding the significance of this fact is the first step in escaping from unhappiness and depression. ~ Richard Carlson,
671:Depression is useful. It signals that you need to make changes in your life, it challenges your tendency to withdraw, it reminds you to take action. ~ Gloria E Anzaldua,
672:Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning. ~ Johan Huizinga,
673:If we can boondoggle ourselves out of this depression, that word is going to be enshrined in the hearts of the American people for years to come. ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
674:If you suffer from depression, anything that makes you feel has to the most important thing in your life, because it's the only thing that can save you. ~ Siobhan Fahey,
675:I've had a lot of struggles with depression. It's very easy for me to go to a bleak place, or for me to doubt humanity, myself, the world, my choices. ~ Melanie Lynskey,
676:The Eskimos have a word for the depression that often afflicts humans during the perpetually dark months of winter in the polar regions: perlerorneq. It ~ Michael Smith,
677:Were cricket and football abolished, it would bring upon the masses nothing but misery, depression, sloth, indiscipline and disorder. ~ F E Smith 1st Earl of Birkenhead,
678:Allen Barbour, an internist at Stanford University, had said that depression isn’t a disease; depression is a normal response to abnormal life experiences. ~ Johann Hari,
679:Among all the tragic consequences of depression and war, this suppression of personal self-expression through one's life work is among the most poignant. ~ Henry Wriston,
680:I suppose I'm interested in sorrow, which is very different from depression or despair. Sorrow is continuous with the world; it allows for creativity. ~ Aleksandar Hemon,
681:Perhaps this was depression, a murkiness that distorted and disabled connection. I drifted in and out of this darkness, pulled away, then reappeared. ~ Carrie Brownstein,
682:This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason. ~ Siobhan Fahey,
683:We would go down to Riverside, California, which is very poor now, but that's where my grandfather grew up. He grew up during the Depression in Riverside. ~ Greta Gerwig,
684:Women who put on a few pounds after starting lithium sometimes say the cure is worse than the disease. The weight gain shoots them straight into depression. ~ Patty Duke,
685:You are no less or more of a man or a woman or a human for having depression than you would be for having cancer or cardiovascular disease or a car accident. ~ Matt Haig,
686:You’ve got a resilient temperament, Mister Morgan,” Sally said. “I have to compensate for a woman who lives in constant anxiety, depression, and alarm. ~ Wallace Stegner,
687:A lot of people would wear anger, depression or aggravation as their first layer, and they don't. They very much understand what's really important in life. ~ Emmy Rossum,
688:Besides which, she was feeling much better–and she didn’t have postnatal depression–she’d always been a grumpy, bitchy type of person. That was just her. ~ Liane Moriarty,
689:Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies—loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt—every time they come around. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
690:Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our future for the first time since the Great Depression. I don't care whose fault it is, it's the truth. ~ John Mellencamp,
691:I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English. ~ Alfred Nobel,
692:Out of the welter of rapture and anger and heartbreak and hurt pride that he had left, depression emerged to sit upon her shoulder like a carrion crow. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
693:The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by a period of worry and depression.’ John Harvey Jones ~ Peter Taylor,
694:When we realize, really get to know what stinkers we are, it takes only a little depression to tip the scales in favor of suicide. - Dr. Walter Freeman (62) ~ Howard Dully,
695:You had five sisters and you were still lonely?” “Yes. That’s the thing with depression. You can be in a crowd and still feel like you’re completely alone. ~ Tammy Falkner,
696:Dr. Rupert thinks the group will help me move from denial to anger to bargaining to depression to acceptance to hope to lingerie to housewares to gift wrap. ~ Lolly Winston,
697:Hesse in his mature years suffered from the tragic and painful state of being separated from his true self, to which doctors refer offhandedly as depression. ~ Alice Miller,
698:It still amazes him how they could have been misled by her personality in Year Eleven. It's what depression does to a person, it changes them completely. ~ Melina Marchetta,
699:The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape. ~ Leonard Cohen,
700:They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow. Washed out, exhausted ~ Gillian Flynn,
701:depression should be categorized with other inflammatory disorders including heart disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cancer, and dementia. And ~ Kelly Brogan,
702:Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future. ~ Sivananda Saraswati,
703:inept or inflexible monetary policy in the wake of a sharp decline in asset prices can turn a correction into a recession and a recession into a depression. ~ Niall Ferguson,
704:The ongoing successful treatment of my depression is the single most important positive step I have taken in my life, hence my enthusiasm for the subject. ~ Peter McWilliams,
705:When I came out of the Depression, I came out of it with a different point of view as to what constituted success. And that was even just even personal success. ~ Ella Baker,
706:Who are the 20% of people who produce 80% of your enjoyment and propel you forward, and which 20% cause 80% of your depression, anger, and second-guessing? ~ Timothy Ferriss,
707:Depression might have chosen you, but you don't have to choose it back. Sometimes happiness comes with bootstraps, but so what? Pull 'em up. Choose joy. ~ Marianne Williamson,
708:Much of what we called "depression" was really dissatisfaction, a result of setting a bar impossibly high or expecting treasures we weren't willing to work for. ~ Mitch Albom,
709:Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I feel as if nature is in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul. ~ Paulo Coelho,
710:That was when Leonard realized something crucial about depression. The smarter you were, the worse it was. The sharper your brain, the more it cut you up. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
711:The authority of depression is horrifying. I felt like my brain was busted and that I could never feel good again. I really thought that I was never gonna heal. ~ Dick Cavett,
712:To the Africans throughout the Congo conscripted to work on these and other new enterprises, the Great Depression, paradoxically, brought lifesaving relief. ~ Adam Hochschild,
713:Holding on to the depression I’ve had since my mom died has been hard; it’s made me feel heavy. But right now, standing in front of the angel, I feel weightless. ~ Lola St Vil,
714:I'm currently in the middle of a depression. I couldn't really tell you what set it off, but I think it stems from my cowardice, which confronts me at every turn. ~ Anne Frank,
715:Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I felt as if nature was in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul. ~ Paulo Coelho,
716:The periods of unemployment accompanying depression in the business cycle . . . present a challenge to all our claims to progress, humanity, and civilization. ~ Samuel Gompers,
717:There was something superficial in attributing anything so awful as the Great Depression to anything so insubstantial as speculation in common stocks. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
718:I believe there is a reason such as autism, severe manic-depression, and schizophrenia remain in our gene pool even though there is much suffering as a result. ~ Temple Grandin,
719:No pill can help me deal with the problem of not wanting to take pills; likewise, no amount of psychotherapy alone can prevent my manias and depressions. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
720:Oddly enough, I never used to suffer from depression on cold, grey, cloudy days like this. I felt as if nature was in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul. ~ Paulo Coelho,
721:the more addicted you become to your phone, the more prone you are to depression and anxiety, and the less able you are to concentrate at work and sleep at night. ~ Tony Reinke,
722:With depression, you can go in and out of it and not really know whether it's still there or not. Sometimes I'd find myself bursting into tears for no reason. ~ Keisha Buchanan,
723:Asked whether history had ever seen anything like the Depression, John Maynard Keynes replied: “Yes. It was called the Dark Ages, and it lasted four hundred years. ~ Jon Meacham,
724:Being in good physical shape is the best way to combat depression. You just have endorphins running around your body. It is the best anti-depressive that there is. ~ Chris Pratt,
725:Bevor man bei Sich eine Depression oder geringes Selbstwertgefühl diagnostiziert...
sollte man sicher gehen, dass man nicht nur von Arschlöchern umgeben ist. ~ William Gibson,
726:DEPRESSION IS THE flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair. ~ Andrew Solomon,
727:Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair. ~ Andrew Solomon,
728:From a public health point of view, still the overwhelming problem is that people are not treated enough for depression; depression remains under treated. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
729:Neal fished around in a bag, removed something and handed it to me. It was a forky thing, but with a round depression. “What the fuck is this?” “It’s a spork. ~ Douglas Coupland,
730:One of the first symptoms of depression, even before your mood drops to new lows, is sleep disturbance. Either you can’t get up or you can’t get to sleep or both. ~ John J Ratey,
731:That was when Leonard realized something crucial about depression. The smarter you were, the worse it was. The sharper your brain, the more it cut you up. As ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
732:A genetic/neurochemical disorder requiring a strong environmental trigger whose characteristic manifestation is an inability to appreciate sunsets. Depression ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
733:Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It's a product of stress and in my case over-work. ~ Adam Ant,
734:Depression-era memories. They could easily recall events—and spoke of them in earnest detail—that occurred before electricity, telephones, and interstate highways. ~ David Rhodes,
735:Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
736:Huey Long of Louisiana and Father Charles Coughlin of Royal Oak, Michigan, were influential voices of populist discontent in the turbulence of the Great Depression. ~ Jon Meacham,
737:Lerner outlines the various ways in which constant pretense and lying alienate women from their true feelings, how it leads to depression and loss of self-awareness. ~ bell hooks,
738:Many will have suffered depression as teenagers or young women, so they’ll be familiar with that stigma, the way treatment involves judgement. It shouldn’t, but it ~ Sarah Hilary,
739:Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain. ~ William Styron,
740:That’s the odd thing about depression and anxiety. It acts like an intense fear of happiness, even as you yourself consciously want that happiness more than anything. ~ Matt Haig,
741:The hero archetype is present in us all. It is the inherent capacity to mobilize the energies which serve life, to overthrown the demons of despair and depression. ~ James Hollis,
742:The more you research the science of depression, the more you realise it is still more characterised by what we don’t know than what we do. It is 90 per cent mystery. ~ Matt Haig,
743:The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. ~ William Styron,
744:As I mentioned, things were particularly hard during the Depression. My paternal grandfather was frequently out of work, and the family was evicted from their home. ~ Samuel Alito,
745:I feel a bit like my grandmother. She lived through the Great Depression and some real hard times. Once you’ve been through that, it stays with you for a long time. ~ Ashlee Vance,
746:My brother and I laughed a lot as kids. We came up in the middle of the Depression, and neither one of us knew we were poor. We had nothing, but we didn't know it. ~ Dick Van Dyke,
747:No joy, no communion, no love. Only where there is disillusionment and depression and sorrow does happiness arise; without the despair of loss, there is no hope. ~ Haruki Murakami,
748:So sometimes one has simply to endure a period of depression for what it may hold of illumination if one can live through it, attentive to what it exposes or demands. ~ May Sarton,
749:The thing that impresses me most about this country is its hopefulness. It is this which distinguishes it from Europe, where there is hopeless depression and fear. ~ Aldous Huxley,
750:When I diagnose my depression now, I think it was partially about saying goodbye to these kids that I always expected to have but already knew that I wouldn't. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
751:As deep and meaningful connection with another becomes more available and frequent, the survivor increasingly experiences the shrinking of his abandonment depression. ~ Pete Walker,
752:During the Great Depression African Americans understood that Republicans championed citizenship and voting rights, but they became impatient for economic emancipation. ~ Rand Paul,
753:I certainly have a very colorful nature, filled with great highs and great lows... in my early adulthood I probably was grappling with some serious depression issues. ~ Sally Field,
754:I decided that I needed to take a new direction in my life, because any change was better than staying in the pit of depression. I actually visualised it as a pit. ~ Graeme Simsion,
755:It is too often the quality of happiness that you feel at every moment its fragility, while depression seems when you are in it to be a state that will never pass. ~ Andrew Solomon,
756:My father had a couple of kids at the beginning of the Depression. There was not much employment. Not much welfare. People barely got by. People were tougher then. ~ Clint Eastwood,
757:That is, perhaps, the greatest revelation I have had: not that depression is compelling but that the people who suffer from it may become compelling because of it. ~ Andrew Solomon,
758:There is clearly a biochemical component to depression, and medication can be helpful for many people, but medication alone is not sufficient treatment for most. ~ Richard O Connor,
759:This shows up as symptoms of alexithymia (the inability to describe or elaborate feelings due to a deficiency in emotional awareness), depression and somatization. ~ Peter A Levine,
760:When my supply of success at this egotistic autonomy ran out, I became depressed. And with the depression, by means of grace, came a chance for spiritual openness. I ~ Gerald G May,
761:Within the human frequency of perception, what you see is what you get. I would classify the bottom of the band as severe unhappiness, depression and alimentation. ~ Frederick Lenz,
762:Acting might bring on emotional exhaustion, but writing tired your brains out. Writing led to depression and insomnia and walking around all day with a haggard look. ~ Richard Yates,
763:Depression is very real. It'll back you into a dark room, slap you across the face, spit in your eyes, scream in your ears, and punch you in the gut - Until you give in. ~ Anonymous,
764:Hundreds of versts of desolate, monotonous, sun-parched steppe cannot bring on the depression induced by one man who sits and talks, and gives no sign of ever going. ~ Anton Chekhov,
765:I did the only thing I knew how to do: I built my own walls of silence to disguise my desperation and what later came to be recognized and diagnosed as depression. ~ Sharon E Rainey,
766:It's a scary thing going into the workforce with a $50,000 debt and you've been trained as a classical theatre actor. There's always a depression in the theatre. ~ Frances McDormand,
767:L'America era diventata troppo complicata e un uomo non contava più nulla. Troppi negozi, troppe depressioni, troppe ansie. Cosa aveva voluto fuggire, venendo qui? ~ Bernard Malamud,
768:Massage therapy has been shown to relieve depression, especially in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome; other studies also suggest benefit for other populations. ~ Andrew Weil,
769:Needless to say, banks and bondholders do not want to promote any arguments explaining the limits to how much can be paid without pushing economies into depression. ~ Michael Hudson,
770:They thought depression was like bieng 'depressed'. They thought it was like being in a bad mood, only worse. Therefore, they tried to get him to snap out of it. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
771:… when you blame any outside force for any of your experience of life, you are literally giving away all your power and thus creating pain, paralysis and depression. ~ Susan Jeffers,
772:All behavioral or mood disorders - including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction - have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them. ~ Jeffrey Kluger,
773:Depression, we had learned in the group, loves a vacuum. Far better to be doing, or at least planning. Sometimes the illusion of happiness could inadvertently create it. ~ Jojo Moyes,
774:It was well after college that I learned about depression. I got my first job for Jack Paar. I realized I was sleeping 14 hours a day and just living for the Paar show. ~ Dick Cavett,
775:Research shows that those who believe in a wrathful God are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety disorders than those who believe in a loving, merciful God. ~ Tony Jones,
776:Would they have recognized clinginess, hypochondria, and sleep disturbances as possible symptoms of depression in their own kids? Not one of them would have. Would you? ~ Sue Klebold,
777:You’re no longer a slave, you’re a son. You used to be a slave to fear, to addictions, to poverty, to depression, but you’ve been born into a new family and a new life. ~ Joel Osteen,
778:For Alex to be enveloped into one of New York State's blue-ribbon families helped put to bed a lifetime of doubts and depression about his own dubious birthright. ~ Melissa de la Cruz,
779:I like thought which preserves a whiff of flesh and blood, and I prefer a thousand times an idea rising from sexual tension or nervous depression to empty abstraction. ~ Emil M Cioran,
780:In October of 2000 researchers from Duke University made the New York Times with a study showing that exercise is better than sertraline (Zoloft) at treating depression ~ John J Ratey,
781:I've had a very productive life. I've worked very hard, I've never fallen prey to depression. I'm not sure I could have done all of that without being in psychoanalysis. ~ Woody Allen,
782:Language doesn't fit their experiences. Protest is called delinquency, frustration is called bitchiness, withdrawal is called depression and despair is labeled hormonal. ~ Mary Pipher,
783:Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself. ~ Herbert Hoover,
784:The message I wanted to deliver to those battling with depression is to know that they are not the only ones, it is not easy, but you can come out of it and help someone else. ~ Tweet,
785:The most striking development of the great depression of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary society among large sections of the American people. ~ C L R James,
786:The proper way to deal with a wrong movement is to look quietly at it and put the consciousness right at that point. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Depression and Despondency,
787:You almost had to live through it to really know the gut ripping misery of the depression during the early thirties which led to labor's bloodiest and most violent days. ~ Jimmy Hoffa,
788:You don't have to pay me to tell you this but this a dream born of depression. That's all it is.

So what do I do?

No idea. Stay awake.

Good idea. ~ Padgett Powell,
789:If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It's so sad. We know what to do. We just don't do it. ~ Rosalynn Carter,
790:It was not the Great Depression that brought the Nazis to power in Germany but rather hyperinflation, which destroyed the middle class by making its savings worthless. ~ Fareed Zakaria,
791:So people have been hurting, and I understand that, and it doesn't give them comfort or solace for me to tell them, you know, but for me we'd be in a worldwide depression. ~ Harry Reid,
792:Actually, depression can be exacerbated by things being all right externally, because the gulf between what you are feeling and what you are expected to feel becomes larger. ~ Matt Haig,
793:Ah, but depression - that is what we all hate. We the afflicted. Whereas the relatives and shrinks, the tribal ring, they rather welcome it: you are quiet and you suffer. ~ Kate Millett,
794:An older generation, chastened by one depression, is afraid to be optimistic; and a younger generation, accustomed to security, is inexperienced at being pessimistic. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
795:But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc. ~ Bob Geldof,
796:I feel like schizoid is a precursor to schizophrenia or manic depression. I feel like I'm manic. I have parts of schizoid, parts of Asperger's. I'm a smorgasbord of neuroses. ~ Jim Shaw,
797:It can be hard to differentiate between someone who is genuinely getting out of a cycle of depression, and someone who feels relief because they know they’re going to die. ~ Sue Klebold,
798:Medication cannot cure you of depression. Like a seatbelt, it can save your life—but a seatbelt never brought joy to anyone’s heart. A seatbelt never put a skip in a step. ~ Lee Gutkind,
799:She had thought it would descend over her like a fog, turning things fuzzy, coloring them gray. But depression was active, it paced back and forth wringing its hands. ~ Elin Hilderbrand,
800:That kind of monotony that running generates - the one soundtracked by heavy breathing and the steady rhythm of feet on pavements - became a kind of metaphor for depression. ~ Matt Haig,
801:The time when I had desire to go to the United States I didn't have a penny. It was in the middle of the depression, you know. I couldn't get as far as Hoboken at that time. ~ Ben Shahn,
802:Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day. ~ Richard Louv,
803:What if depression is, in fact, a form of grief—for our own lives not being as they should? What if it is a form of grief for the connections we have lost, yet still need? ~ Johann Hari,
804:When a woman loses her resolve to speak up and stand firmly behind her position, she may be vulnerable to depression, anxiety, headaches, chronic anger, and bitterness. ~ Harriet Lerner,
805:A friend of mine once said that there were only two truly national events in the history of the United States. One was the Civil War and the other one was the Depression. ~ Arthur Miller,
806:bane n. [usu. in sing.] a cause of great distress or annoyance: the bane of the decorator is the long, narrow hall; the depressions that were the the bane of her existence. ~ Erin McKean,
807:Depression - it falls into that small category of things like combat that, if you haven't been in it, you can say you can imagine it all you like. But it's truly different. ~ Dick Cavett,
808:Disquietude and depression create an unhelpful atmosphere for one who is ill or in difficulties. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Interactions with Others and the Practice of Yoga,
809:Manic depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too often erodes the desire and will to live. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
810:simply, depression is a sign for us to stop and figure out what’s causing our imbalance. Another way to appreciate this perspective is to say depression is an opportunity. ~ Kelly Brogan,
811:The Great Depression in the United States was caused - I won't say caused, was enormously intensified and made far worse than it would have been by bad monetary policy. ~ Milton Friedman,
812:The money cost of the reservoir plan literally fades into insignificance when it is compared with the financial burden which the great depression imposed on the nation. ~ Benjamin Graham,
813:The spiritual life is a life beyond moods. It is a life in which we choose joy and do not allow ourselves to become victims of passing feelings of happiness or depression. ~ Henri Nouwen,
814:During the next four years...unless drastic steps are taken by Congress, the U.S. will have nearly 8,000,000 unemployed and will stand on the brink of a deep depression. ~ Henry A Wallace,
815:His spirits were too elastic to know the meaning of depression, and the setback had intriguing angles to it which he was broad-minded enough to appreciate as an artist. ~ Leslie Charteris,
816:I had been practicing for the Depression a long time. I wasn't involved with loss. I didn't have money to lose, but in common with millions I did dislike hunger and cold. ~ John Steinbeck,
817:I love whenever they downgrade a hurricane to a tropical depression, because I always think of a tropical depression as how I feel three songs into a Jimmy Buffett concert. ~ Andy Kindler,
818:one loves and is loved in great pain, and one is alive in the experience of it. It is the walking-death quality of depression that I have tried to eliminate from my life; ~ Andrew Solomon,
819:The authorities in the United States confiscated private gold holdings in the Depression of the 1930's. They may seek to do so again in the Depression of the 1990's. ~ James Dale Davidson,
820:Depression comes back over time in about 90 percent of people on antidepressants. Studies show that relapses are far less common when people are treated with psychotherapy. ~ Irving Kirsch,
821:First and foremost, it's important to remember that, from my perspective at least, my most important legacy was making sure that the world didn't go into a Great Depression. ~ Barack Obama,
822:How do you feel about it?” In all of my depression and pulling away from him, we’d hardly discussed how he felt and I was mad at myself for not considering his feelings more. ~ Nina Levine,
823:If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. ~ Bren Brown,
824:negative emotions such as depression or anxiety can directly affect the cells of the immune system and either up- or down-regulate the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines ~ Chloe E Bird,
825:Theo awoke to a weight of vague unease, not heavy enough to be called anxiety, but a mild unfocused depression, like the last tatters of an unremembered but disagreeable dream. ~ P D James,
826:Even if medication relieves some of the burden of depression, it may be functioning like aspirin. That is, it takes away some of the symptoms but the root problems persist. ~ Edward T Welch,
827:If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. ~ Brene Brown,
828:Maybe this is the ideal remedy for depression: a gun that can read your mind and is forever pointed at your head. Gives you some good practice in bottling up those dark wishes. ~ Hugh Howey,
829:Other illnesses, from alcoholism to heart disease, mask depression when it causes them; if one takes that into consideration, depression may be the biggest killer on earth. ~ Andrew Solomon,
830:Remember that the key thing about life on earth is change. Cars rust. Paper yellows. Technology dates. Caterpillars become butterflies. Nights morph into days. Depression lifts. ~ Matt Haig,
831:The remedy [for the Great Depression] is to give the workers access to the means of production, and let them produce for themselves, not for others, . . . the American way. ~ Upton Sinclair,
832:We talked about not needing to identify with the thoughts so much, that they were not who she was, but simply thoughts that had been colored by the feelings of depression. ~ Andy Puddicombe,
833:If you know someone who's depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn't a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. ~ Stephen Fry,
834:Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career. ~ Lawrence Klein,
835:Depression is an illness that robs one of the meaning of life. Heal the illness. As the depression heals, enthusiasm, well-being, and a sense of life's purpose will return. ~ Peter McWilliams,
836:If you trade in your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. ~ Bren Brown,
837:Jobless, loveless, dogged by depression and incapable of making a constructive choice, Hazel sometimes wondered if Martha's problems were selfmade, or if they were genetics. ~ Inger Ash Wolfe,
838:Most of you guys can't see the potential in a nervous breakdown. A real collapse. There's more chance of finding yourself in a major depression than there is in a bottle Prozac. ~ Keith Ablow,
839:That's where depression hits you most - your home life. It doesn't affect your work. I can't do this zany, wacky, funny thing any more. I haven't been like that for a long time. ~ Lenny Henry,
840:We're the middle children of the history, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
841:Depression isn’t a thing that lifts or disappears just because of a change of scenery. The voice follows you no matter where you go, reminding you that you are worthless. ~ Jeanne Marie Laskas,
842:He knows what he'll find if he digs deeper. there's no rush to unpack my insides. he understands there is nothing special about emptiness, nothing interesting about depression. ~ Jasmine Warga,
843:People generally report higher levels of stress, depression, and tension after watching TV. It seems that TV's main virtue is that it occupies the mind undemandingly. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
844:The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy. ~ Milton Friedman,
845:The seven manifestations of broken bonding are psychosomatic illness, violence and aggression, addiction, depression, burnout, stress reaction, and organizational conflict. ~ George Kohlrieser,
846:They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow. Washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss. ~ Gillian Flynn,
847:They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow, washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss. ~ Gillian Flynn,
848:To get up in the morning, wash and then wait for some unforeseen variety of dread or depression. I would give the whole universe and all of Shakespeare for a grain of ataraxy. ~ Emile M Cioran,
849:You may feel depressed, but it can't be so depressing that you can't move. No, I would say that people create in moments when they are elated about expressing their depression! ~ Aaron Copland,
850:Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts, but I don't remember any depression, or needing to do anything, or to have someone bring me out of being depressed. ~ Julius Erving,
851:Eloise knew that it was so much more complicated than that. There are no trades in this life, and depression is a dark, dark doorway some people have no choice but to walk through. ~ Lisa Unger,
852:Ever since the Great Depression, we know that one of the key ways in which the US economy has stimulated growth is by manufacturing weapons and exporting war to other countries. ~ Arundhati Roy,
853:In a nutshell: Medical research has shown that Hypericum is an effective treatment for depression-as successful as prescription anti-depressions in a majority of patients. ~ Harold H Bloomfield,
854:Maximizers, according to a series of studies by Schwartz, are lower than satisficers in happiness, optimism, self-esteem, and life satisfaction, and higher in depression and regret! ~ Ed Diener,
855:Robert A. Emmons, PhD, has conducted multiple studies on the link between gratitude and well-being and confirms that practicing gratitude increases happiness and reduces depression. ~ S J Scott,
856:The Internet bubble circa 2000 is the most extreme in modern capitalism. In the 1930s, we had the worst depression in 600 years. Today is almost as extreme in the opposite way. ~ Charlie Munger,
857:Are you depressed or euphoric? The house, in its wisdom, seems to have taken advantage of your moments of euphoria to prepare itself to shelter you in your moments of depression. ~ Italo Calvino,
858:Depression is not 'anger turned inward'; if anything, anger is depression turned outward. Follow the trail of anger inward, and there you will find the small, still voice of pain. ~ Carol Tavris,
859:Depression," she heard the doctor say to her husband. "Sometimes it's provoked by the most banal things, for example, the lack of a chemical substance, serotonin, in the organism. ~ Paulo Coelho,
860:I hope we will never again see such a depression. But I am troubled by the huge consumer installment debt which hangs over the people of the nation, including our own people. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
861:Schizophrenia is without a doubt the most dreaded psychological disorder. If depression is the common cold of psychological disorders, schizophrenia is the cancer.” The cancer. ~ Heather Sellers,
862:..we are trained as children to get good grades, get a good job, get a good spouse, get children, get ahead. In all this getting we get something else: anxiety and depression. ~ Peter McWilliams,
863:We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
864:Why should you want to exclude from your life all unsettling, all pain, all depression of spirit, when you don’t know what work it is these states are performing within you? ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
865:Alcohol has its own well-know defects as a medication for depression but no one has ever suggested - ask any doctor - that it is not the most effective anti-anxiety agent yet known. ~ Joan Didion,
866:Even in my blackest depressions, I never regretted having been born. It is true that I had wanted to die, but that is peculiarly different from regretting having been born. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
867:If trading (or any other job or endeavor) is a source of anxiety, fear, frustration, depression, or anger, something is wrong—even if you are successful in a conventional sense, ~ Jack D Schwager,
868:Sometimes, depression isn’t even in the picture. In one study, 60 percent of college students who said they were thinking about ways to kill themselves tested negative for depression. ~ Anonymous,
869:There are still many people in America who regard depressions as acts of God. I think Keynes proved that the responsibility for these occurrences does not rest with Providence. ~ Bertrand Russell,
870:To get up in the morning, wash and then wait for some unforeseen variety of dread or depression.
I would give the whole universe and all of Shakespeare for a grain of ataraxy. ~ Emil M Cioran,
871:You always wrestle with depression, you always wrestle with those things, because the events and the experiences are still there, and the things that take place are still happening. ~ Lupe Fiasco,
872:A resistless feeling of depression falls slowly upon us, despite the gaudy sunshine and the green cotton-fields. This, then, is the Cotton Kingdom--the shadow of a marvelous dream. ~ W E B Du Bois,
873:Burns collaborated with pioneering cognitive psychologist Aaron T. Beck, who believed that most depression or anxiety was simply a result of illogical and negative thinking. He ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
874:Few things are strong enough to survive that deadly clash of mania and depression. Certainly not love. Love is far too fragile: it is a picture window, just begging to be shattered. ~ Terri Cheney,
875:It's intuition, isn't it? Depression is intuition that I don't express, and if I just express those feelings, no matter how nuts they seem, there's no need for depression. ~ S Kelley Harrell M Div,
876:My business was prospering, and I could keep control of myself during the day, but at night, I would plunge into black depression. I had lost a part of myself I could never recover. ~ Paulo Coelho,
877:Any increase in the relative size of government in the economy, therefore, shifts the societal consumption-investment ratio in favor of consumption, and prolongs the depression. ~ Murray N Rothbard,
878:But rules and regulations, laws and teachings, didn’t save my life that day; breaking the rules set me free from the bondage of depression. Sometimes breaking the rules is necessary. ~ Anna LeBaron,
879:But trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. ~ Allie Brosh,
880:Depression is like a headache or true love or any of those indefinable concepts. If you've never been there, you don't know what it's like until you're too far in to stop the process. ~ Tim Sandlin,
881:In the last 5 years, American employers have lost over $150 billion of productivity to depression alone. That is more than the GDP of 28 different States during the same period. ~ Patrick J Kennedy,
882:Mother had to support herself at age 18 because it was during the depression and when my grandfather lost the farm and there was no place for her; she worked as an assistant to a maid. ~ Peter Agre,
883:So things were coming together nicely for me to embark on a full-fledged depression. One good thing about New York is that most people function daily while in a low-grade depression. ~ Mindy Kaling,
884:suicide is a very serious problem in both depression and schizophrenia as estimates are that as many as one out of every ten persons with schizophrenia will take his life. ~ Xavier Francisco Amador,
885:All depressions are caused by government interference and the cure is always offered to take more of the poison that caused the disaster. Depressions are not the result of a free economy. ~ Ayn Rand,
886:During the Great Depression, African-American citizens were heard to say this, along with a lot of other stuff, of course: “Things are so bad white folks got to raise their own kids. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
887:I had some experience in dealing with people who have mental illness and depression, but I didn't see the signs in myself. I couldn't ask for help because I didn't know I needed help. ~ Clara Hughes,
888:I'm empty. I'm drained. And I can't move. Not that I'd want to. Because that's the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don't want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
889:Nonetheless, he was sensitive not just to the need for countercyclical economic policies to head off future depression, but also to the prudential virtues of ‘the social security state’. ~ Tony Judt,
890:One gets no sense of teenage angst, depression, or insecurity among the Pirahã youth. They do not seem to be searching for answers. They have them. And new questions rarely arise. ~ Daniel L Everett,
891:She still had her bad days, no question, when the black dog of depression sniffed her out and settled its crushing weight on her chest and breathed its pungent dog breath in her face. ~ Lev Grossman,
892:Whatever is keeping you down, be it frequent bouts of depression, self-doubt, or fear, there is a person Who has the power to turn everything around for your good. His name is Jesus. ~ Joseph Prince,
893:According to Dan Baker, coauthor of What Happy People Know, appreciation is the antidote to fear, and fear—of not having enough or not being enough—causes depression and anxiety. ~ Therese J Borchard,
894:According to Elizabeth Kubler Ross, there are fivestages of grief a person passes through after the death of aloved one: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. ~ Colleen Hoover,
895:A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it. ~ Jonathan Davis,
896:Great men suffer hours of depression through introspection and self-doubt. That is why they are great. That is why you will find modesty and humility the characteristics of such men. ~ Bruce Barton,
897:Inertia is depression's best friend. There's always a hump to get over before you can actually change. So pushing yourself over the hump is like opening a door to a new brain pattern. ~ Deepak Chopra,
898:The Federal Reserve the privately owned U.S. central bank definitely caused The Great Depression by contracting the amount of currency in circulation by one third from 1929 to 1933. ~ Milton Friedman,
899:When I closed in "King Lear" I went into a period of depression for about three weeks, and every actor I've talked to who's ever played a major, major Shakespeare role has done this. ~ Frank Langella,
900:According to them, it is better to have a calm mind free of desires than to have a restless mind full of unfulfilled ones, because non-fulfilment of desires leads to depression and sadness. ~ Om Swami,
901:Caution: If you trade in your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. ~ Bren Brown,
902:Congratulations to President Obama on being reelected president of the United States. Turns out it is not all bad news for the Republicans. It seems that depression is covered by Obamacare. ~ Jay Leno,
903:Depression is a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self—to the mediating intellect—as to verge close to being beyond description. ~ William Styron,
904:I believe that one of the great problems for us as individuals is the depression and the tension resulting from existence in a world which is increasingly less pleasing to the eye. ~ Lady Bird Johnson,
905:I do go through a mini depression because one minute there are people yelling and screaming for me on stage and the next I'm at home and it's dead quiet. So it takes a while to come down. ~ Carrot Top,
906:If war production should remain the only way out of a long-term depression, industrial society would be reduced to the choice between suicide through total war or suicide through total ~ Peter Drucker,
907:Strung himself up from the rafters in the barn,” she went on as we worked. “Was being treated for a drink problem and depression. More of the same. Unemployment, women, drugs. They ~ Patricia Cornwell,
908:And that's the most frustrating thing about depression. It isn't always something you can fight back against with hope. It isn't even something-it's nothing. And you can't combat nothing. ~ Allie Brosh,
909:If you like capitalism, you will positively love depressions, because they are one and the same, like manic-depressives and their cycles, like spouse-abusers and their storms of violence. ~ Kenny Smith,
910:Just as the Depression left a generation of dads feeling they never had enough money, so father deprivation is leaving a generation of sons and daughters with different psychic wounds. ~ Warren Farrell,
911:The more the government intervenes to delay the market's adjustment, the longer and more grueling the depression will be, and the more difficult will be the road to complete recovery. ~ Murray Rothbard,
912:We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years. ~ John Bright,
913:You know, there's nothing wrong with admitting you're depressed. Many, many people have suffered from depression. Having depression doesn't mean you're crazy, or a failure, or a bad person. ~ Meg Cabot,
914:and his momma never told him who his father was. But she left a clue: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got ~ Christopher Paul Curtis,
915:a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression. It soon flies over the present failure, and begins to ~ Jane Austen,
916:Biology is not destiny. There are ways to lead a good life with depression. Indeed, people who learn from their depression can develop a particular moral profundity from the experience, ~ Andrew Solomon,
917:I don't think that any economist disputes that we're in the worst economic crisis since the great depression. The good news is that we're getting a consensus around what needs to be done. ~ Barack Obama,
918:I think my real depressions started when I was about 16 and doing The Patty Duke Show. I would go to bed at about 10 o'clock on a Friday night and not get up again until 6:30 Monday morning ~ Patty Duke,
919:People with a history of depression often appear happiest right before they commit suicide. Not because their depression has passed, but because they’ve finally chosen a course of action. ~ Lisa Gardner,
920:The star-shreds that aggregated into the most improbable and miraculous explosion of your consciousness should be appreciated with more noble sentiments than resentment and depression. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
921:Yes, I suffer terribly from depression. I have to work at being happy, it's not my natural instinct. My natural instinct is, if something wonderful happens, to throw water in my own face. ~ Fannie Flagg,
922:And that's the most frustrating thing about depression. It isn't always something you can fight back against with hope. It isn't even something - it's nothing. And you can't combat nothing. ~ Allie Brosh,
923:Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! ~ Thomas A Edison,
924:How do you describe emptiness? Is it the air inside a bubble, the darkness in a pocket, snow? I think, yes, I was six when or seven when I first felt it, the dwindling that is depression. ~ Lauren Slater,
925:I could never have imagined that I - a slave terrorized by Hatsumomo's wickedness- had lived a relatively fortunate life through the Great Depression. But that day I realized it was true. ~ Arthur Golden,
926:In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
927:I think that much of our depression, anxiety, and addiction has to do with what John writes about: the soul's need and longing for transcendence. This need is instinctual and unavoidable. ~ Mirabai Starr,
928:Republicans don't like people to talk about depressions. You can hardly blame them for that. You remember the old saying: Don't talk about rope in the house where somebody has been hanged. ~ Harry Truman,
929:So I analyzed that and decided I didn't want to be the president during a depression greater than the Great Depression, or the beginning of a depression greater than the Great Depression. ~ George W Bush,
930:There is no question that modern life carries burdens incompatible with the brains we have evolved. Depression may, then, well be a consequence of our doing what we did not evolve to do. ~ Andrew Solomon,
931:Although millions more had jobs, the share of all German workers in the national income fell from 56.9 per cent in the depression year of 1932 to 53.6 per cent in the boom year of 1938. ~ William L Shirer,
932:It' hard to explain depression to people who haven’t suffered from it. It is like explaining life on Earth to an alien. The reference points just aren’t there. You have to resort to metaphors. ~ Matt Haig,
933:Neurotics, proceed with delusions of grandeur. Napoleon Bonaparte, take the lead. Jesus Christ, bring up the rear. Simulate severe depression. Non-communicative with repressed hostility. ~ Samuel R Delany,
934:One Saturday in 1984, I walked into my first AA meeting. I went regularly for six years and only stopped when I came to realize my underlying problem was not genuine alcoholism, but depression. ~ Jack Dee,
935:Symptoms like anxiety, depression, aggression, alcohol or drug use, are responses to physical and emotional pain that has its roots in traumatic experiences from childhood and later in life. ~ Jed Diamond,
936:The deepest fear we have, 'the fear beneath all fears,' is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It's this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
937:The good certainly cling to nothing. They do not talk aimlessly, concerned with personal gains. The wise, whether experiencing comfort or discomfort, show neither elation not depression. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
938:The key to happiness. Hm.... There are just so many factors. I think it's just a way of being. It's about.... every little thing in moderation. Whether it be stress, anger, joy, depression. ~ Jimmy Fallon,
939:A recession is when your neighbour has to tighten his belt. A depression is when you have to tighten your own belt. And a panic is when you have no belt to tighten and your pants fall down. ~ Tommy Douglas,
940:But depression wasn’t the word. This was a plunge encompassing sorrow and revulsion far beyond the personal: a sick, drenching nausea at all humanity and human endeavor from the dawn of time. ~ Donna Tartt,
941:By 2030, the World Health Organization predicts more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem. It already affects more people than all physical illnesses put together. ~ Ruby Wax,
942:In short, and this is a highly important point to grasp, the depression is the “recovery” process, and the end of the depression heralds the return to normal, and to optimum efficiency. ~ Murray N Rothbard,
943:I often make movies that involve depression or deep holes of sadness, although there are also these other great things in 'New Moon,' like this epic set-piece at the end of the film in Italy. ~ Chris Weitz,
944:My heart beats so fast I'm falling. I can't get up, I'm crawling. Depression is sickening. It tortures you so you don't even want to get out of bed. It makes everything worse than it really is. ~ Anonymous,
945:Republicans don't like people to talk about depressions. You can hardly blame them for that. You remember the old saying: Don't talk about rope in the house where somebody has been hanged. ~ Harry S Truman,
946:These past forty years have witnessed the twin epidemics of the negative extremes of both of these emotions: addiction (from too much pleasure) and depression (from not enough happiness). ~ Robert H Lustig,
947:tiny: but there is the word, this word phil wrayson taught me once: weltschmerz. it’s the depression you feel when the world as it is does not line up with the world as you think it should be. ~ John Green,
948:To me, the experience of having had manic depression can never be separated from my sense of who I am. It runs through me like wine through water: everything is coloured (or tainted) by it. ~ Jay Griffiths,
949:Being born in '31 was during the Depression and in my earlier youth World War II took place - so it was not the best of times, and yet I don't recall ever having experiences that were a burden. ~ Paul Smith,
950:Depression cannot be overcome by listing a series of good things in one's life, any more than a broken foot can be healed by thinking about all the other bones you have that aren't broken. ~ Mallory Ortberg,
951:depression is something that I’ve come to accept from my creative community and I realize that’s probably alien to most people. I don’t know why the funniest people I know are also depressed. ~ Mindy Kaling,
952:ECassChoosesPikachu: I’m not crying, I just have onions, pepper spray, and severe acute depression in my eye.
SeanCassinova: See you after work, I’ll be the bloke holding the sign: Free Hugs ~ L H Cosway,
953:Sometimes, if we can't find another person to dump our anger on, we turn it on ourselves. The textbook definition of depression is anger turned inward instead of being discharged outward. ~ Harold S Kushner,
954:I have too much free time. Free time makes people think; thinking makes people morbidly self-absorbed; and unless you are watertight and flawless, excessive self-absorption leads to depression. ~ Steve Toltz,
955:In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. ... My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known - no wonder, then, that I return the love. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
956:The Elephant of Depression wasn't just parked on my chest, it was relaxing there with the Walrus of Gloom and the Hippo of Bleak Friday Nights in Alone. They had beers. They were settling in. ~ Hester Browne,
957:I think there is universal agreement within the economics profession that the decline - the sharp decline in the quantity of money played a very major role in producing the Great Depression. ~ Milton Friedman,
958:Many of them, like him, would never grow old enough to understand that you only go from one hardship to another. And that the best we can hope from life is that it is a wonderful depression. ~ Heather O Neill,
959:The whole man is involved, the mind, the heart and the will, and a common cause of spiritual depression is the failure to realize that the Christian life is a whole life, a balanced life. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones,
960:What the Depression teaches us is that when the economy is so depressed that even a zero interest rate isn't low enough, you have to put conventional notions of prudence and sound policy aside. ~ Paul Krugman,
961:Burns notes the catch-22 nature of depression: The worse we feel, the more distorted our thoughts become, and this thinking plunges us even lower into black feelings about ourselves. Nearly ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
962:Depression always follows an act of betrayal--this is the psyche's way of allowing for self-reflection and many people come into analysis after an experience of feeling betrayed or of betraying. ~ Ann Casement,
963:Greatest generation came through some stuff that we can't even imagine - the Depression, World War I - and all they wanted after that was a breather and a calm and a quiet life, and they get us. ~ P J O Rourke,
964:I think a pretty good modus operandi is to believe that everything we know is wrong. The stomach will be the key to depression or consciousness or we'll realize ants are smarter than people. ~ Scott McClanahan,
965:I use the music to vent, and a lot of the stuff that I am writing about or was writing about contained a lot of anger and anxiety, stress and depression, so that's how the album came out so dark. ~ Vanilla Ice,
966:Postpartum depression is very, very common but a lot of people just don't recognize that they have it. A lot of physicians also don't ask (patients) about it, so it's a problem from both sides. ~ Jose Gonzalez,
967:When we misconceive reality it is very easy to become obsessed. And then, when our obsession lets us down, which will definitely happen sooner or later, we will experience anger and depression. ~ Tashi Tsering,
968:Eating chocolates or popping pills won't reduce depression.Instead, one must read Gita. This will help relieve the stress and depression in life. It will help in dealing with challenges of life. ~ Sushma Swaraj,
969:I had become a Great Depression buff in the way that other people are Civil War buffs, reading not only about the economics of the period but about the politics, sociology, and history as well. ~ Ben S Bernanke,
970:I think it's really hard to be joyful. I work hard at it. I always feel like it's a choice. You can be joyful or you can be depressed, and there just doesn't seem to be any future in depression. ~ Barbara Hamby,
971:My mind was bursting with depression and anguish. I muttered imprecations and murmuring as I passed along. I was full of loathing and abhorrence of life, and all that life carries in its train. ~ William Godwin,
972:At the root of all emotions patients of depression experience, there are three primary feelings: first, a sense of insecurity; second, a sense of vulnerability; and finally, a sense of isolation. They ~ Om Swami,
973:I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel,
974:It doesn’t occur to me that alcohol might be unhinging me, that drinking at the rate I am can induce depression, impulsive behaviour, and symptoms of bipolar and borderline personality disorder. ~ Koren Zailckas,
975:One of the most universal causes of self-doubt and depression: trying to impress people you don't like. Stressing to impress is fine, but do it for the right people - those you want to emulate. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
976:Other studies have shown how meditation can help preserve the aging brain, improve the symptoms of depression and anxiety, thicken the learning and memory areas of the brain, and help with addiction. ~ S J Scott,
977:Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth. ~ Richard Codey,
978:still in her pink flannel pajamas decorated with cute little rabbits, the ones she reserves for the aftermath of breaking up with boyfriends, for assorted illnesses, and for general moody depression. ~ E L James,
979:Water deficit is the primary cause of many other disease symptoms too. Chronic pain, digestive distress, migraines, depression—all may be attributed at least partly to a lack of cellular hydration. ~ Darin Olien,
980:Homosexuals die decades younger than heterosexuals, from a host of maladies. They suffer mental problems ranging from depression to psychosis, and have suicide rates many times that of heterosexuals. ~ David Duke,
981:I dont fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach. ~ Mary Roach,
982:We have to make these young people (of the Depression) feel that they are necessary. (They should be given) "certain things for which youth craves – the chance for self-sacrifice for an ideal. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
983:A stroke is a very difficult thing. You get depressed. . . . What I found was this: the cure for depression is to think of others, to do for others. You can always find something to be grateful for. ~ Kirk Douglas,
984:He thinks I suffer from depression. But I’m just quiet. Solitude and depression are like swimming and drowning. In school many years ago, I learned that flowers sometimes unfold inside themselves. ~ Simon Van Booy,
985:I blame the television, showing all the kids things they'll never have...biggest problem in this part of the world is poverty. Not the poverty we had in the Depression but something more [insidious]. ~ Neil Gaiman,
986:I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don't want to hold anything in so it festers and turns into pus - a pustule of emotion that explodes into a festering cesspool of depression. ~ Nicolas Cage,
987:I knew then that I would have to be careful. I would have to wear gloves, to leave no trace when I burgled the crammed house of feeling and took for my own use exuberance depression suspicion terror. ~ Janet Frame,
988:I prize the Depression, for instance, because I learned the value of things in the Depression that a way people who don't have to worry about such things never learned to prize it really, I believe. ~ Shelby Foote,
989:It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood. ~ Cynthia Hand,
990:I've learned what I can control is whether I am going to live a day in fear and depression and panic, or whether I am going to attack the day and make it as good a day, as wonderful a day, as I can. ~ Gilda Radner,
991:Our sense of the free market is variable, shifting from a more welfare-oriented model after the Great Depression to a capital-driven market after the collapse of socialism as a viable alternative. ~ Richard A Falk,
992:Psychological symptoms are God’s way of letting us know that something is wrong. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and compulsive behaviors are all symptoms of a deeper problem. ~ Henry Cloud,
993:tension coiled tightly in his neck, nothing else about today had been particularly agreeable. It was just one of those days that had no reason to be bad beyond the inexplicable fog of depression. ~ Suzie O Connell,
994:The truth is that for those 86 long years when the Red Sox went without a World Series win, fans were not only in a recession, but trapped in a longstanding, deeply entrenched sports depression. ~ Julianna Baggott,
995:After the depression, after the war, Freudian psychology became much more than a science of human behavior, a therapy for the suffering. It became an all-embracing American ideology, a new religion. ~ Betty Friedan,
996:a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression. It soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again. ~ Jane Austen,
997:Farm animals feel pleasure and sadness, excitement and resentment, depression, fear, and pain. They are far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined...they are individuals in their own right. ~ Jane Goodall,
998:I studied chemical engineering. I was a good student, but these were the hard times of the depression, my scholarship came to an end, and it was necessary to work to supplement the family income. ~ Jack Steinberger,
999:Mental health is such a complex thing and so difficult to diagnose. What is a mental problem? Who does have mental problems? What's the difference between mental problems and depression and sadness? ~ Tom Sturridge,
1000:Resentment, anger, jealousy, pain, hurt, and depression are poisons that you drink but expect someone else to die. Life does not work that way. Most people take lifetimes to understand this simple truth. ~ Sadhguru,
1001:There's the idea that you have to know how to solve the world's problems in order to feel that something is morally wrong. I'm always back and forth between optimism and depression about the situation. ~ Win Butler,
1002:Buddha was asked: “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied: “Nothing.” “However”, Buddha said, “let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old Age and Death. ~ Brian Tracy,
1003:Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead. ~ Bjork,
1004:continues: For Kit, the Depression has brought big changes: a houseful of boarders, tons of chores, and no birthday party. But when Kit’s taste for adventure gets her into trouble, she discovers that ~ Valerie Tripp,
1005:Drinking when you are depressed is like throwing kerosene on a fire", I read in another self-help book at the bookstore. What depression felt like a fire? I think, shoving the book back on the shelf. ~ Maggie Nelson,
1006:I felt quite frankly having been raised during the depression and looking back at the roaring twenties, the jazz age, which was a very magic timer in my mind because it was something that I had missed. ~ Hugh Hefner,
1007:If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I've found that to be a tremendous help. ~ Judy Collins,
1008:If I let myself sink into depression, I won't be able to get out. And then I'll be awfully unhappy. I just have to turn my face to the light and walk on. And trust that things will be all right. ~ Marianne Faithfull,
1009:I suffered from post-natal depression after Rowan was born. I had a healthy, beautiful baby girl and I couldn't look at her. I couldn't hold her, smile at her. All I wanted was to disappear and die. ~ Brooke Shields,
1010:New variety of depression It’s true what they say, that a baby gives you a reason to live. But also, a baby is a reason that it is not permissible to die. There are days when this does not feel good. ~ Rivka Galchen,
1011:You fall in love with it a little. Depression. It’s an abusive romance. It hurts like hell but you don’t want it to stop, because at least hurt is a feeling. At least it reminds you you’re still alive. ~ Leah Raeder,
1012:You're spending your life without renewing it. You've got to be amused, properly healthily amused. You're spending your vitality without making any. Can't go on you know. Depression! Avoid depression! ~ D H Lawrence,
1013:One is free from depression,” writes Alice Miller in The Drama of the Gifted Child, “when self-esteem is based on the authenticity of one’s own feelings and not on the possession of certain qualities. ~ John Bradshaw,
1014:The little depression I experienced during my manic-depression was not like depression as anyone else had ever described it. It was very violent and angry, and I was full of rage. I wasnt lying in bed. ~ Andy Behrman,
1015:This particularly tends to happen with depression and anxiety. With anxiety you tend to get hooked by stories about the future, about things that might go wrong and how badly you’re sure to handle them. ~ Russ Harris,
1016:Anger, stress, tension, depression, sorrow, hate, fear - these things start to retreat. And for a filmmaker, having this negativity lift away is money in the bank. When you're suffering you can't create. ~ David Lynch,
1017:In depression, the meaninglessness of every enterprise and every emotion, the meaninglessness of life itself, becomes self-evident. The only feeling left in this loveless state is insignificance. Life ~ Andrew Solomon,
1018:Often, we ignore the fact that our spiritual condition and psychological state of mind are highly affected by what is happening to us physically. Sometimes depression is simply the result of exhaustion. ~ Tony Campolo,
1019:Our society is so much about fidelity being this thing that's sacred, and people are miserable. They're suicidal. It brings more depression than anything else on earth, probably. Sorry to say that, guys. ~ Julie Delpy,
1020:People are more impulsive and they get slightly less impulsive as they get older and the impulsiveness interacting with the depression is particularly devastating and lethal, potentially lethal. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1021:THERE is widespread agreement among economists that abuse of credit constitutes one of the chief unwholesome elements in business booms and is mainly responsible for the ensuing crash and depression. ~ Benjamin Graham,
1022:but a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression. it soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again. ~ Jane Austen,
1023:During the Depression, my dad made radios to sell to make extra money. Nobody had any money to buy the radios, so he would trade them for dogs. He built kennels in the backyard, and he cared for the dogs. ~ Betty White,
1024:Every pain, addiction, anguish, longing, depression, anger or fear
is an orphaned part of us
seeking joy,
some disowned shadow
wanting to return
to the light
and home
of ourselves. ~ Jacob Nordby,
1025:I didn’t want to see how easy life was for him while I was being dragged through a mud of depression every minute of the day, my old friends, alcohol and coke, the only ones able to pick me up from the dirt. ~ L J Shen,
1026:Is everybody supposed to run current account surpluses? If so, with whom—Martians? And if everybody does indeed try to run a savings surplus, what else can be the outcome but a permanent global depression? ~ Mark Blyth,
1027:What worried me most was that she no longer seemed to be trying to find a way out of the maze of her depression. She had simply lain down and gone to sleep inside one of anxiety’s winding tentacle arms. I ~ Rufi Thorpe,
1028:every personal or behavioral problem one might wish to change (for example, bad temper, perverted sexual desires, depression, anxiety, overeating) results ultimately from violations of the command to love. ~ Larry Crabb,
1029:In depression, I feel I have been taken over and have lost my self entirely. Instead, a rude incumbent has slumped into my life, leaving half-eaten sardines under the sofa and stale smells in every room. ~ Jay Griffiths,
1030:unhappiness very much. Few can cope with the idea of depression divorced from external reality. Many would prefer to think that if you’re suffering, it’s with reason and subject to logical resolution. A ~ Andrew Solomon,
1031:You seem to look upon depression as the hand of an enemy trying to crush you…Do you think you could see it instead as the hand of a friend, pressing you down to the ground on which it is safe to stand? ~ Parker J Palmer,
1032:I had never been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, but Dr. Howell said that anxiety and depression often went hand in hand. Comorbidity, he called it. It was an ominous-sounding word. It made me anxious. ~ Adib Khorram,
1033:On a human level, helping people understand that they have a disease can free them from much of the guilt and self-blame that accompanies depression. They can learn different ways of reacting to stress ~ Richard O Connor,
1034:Place 5 percent to 10 percent of your total assets in gold bullion and selected gold and silver coins. No one knows with certainty whether the coming depression will be inflationary or deflationary. ~ James Dale Davidson,
1035:The essence of pop stardom is immaturity - a wretched little pseudo-musical gift, a development of the capacity to shock, a short-lived notoriety, extreme depression, a yielding to the suicidal impulse. ~ Anthony Burgess,
1036:the luxury vacations had come as a personal affront to a woman who had survived the Great Depression, a world war, the death of a husband, the loss of two children, and countless other hardships. Claire ~ Karin Slaughter,
1037:Depression is a cover version by a downbeat emo band, and anxiety is a cover version by a screaming heavy metal group, but the underlying sheet music is the same. They’re not identical, but they are twinned. ~ Johann Hari,
1038:Happiness and depression cannot blossom on the same vine. Some people affirm their woes and beg for sympathy. Others, unfortunately, cast gloom wherever they go. These poor souls were born sick and tired. ~ Louis Sullivan,
1039:In today's world, you would call my father mostly unaccessible. I'm not sure that isn't true of most fathers at that time. He went through the Depression. I don't know what that would have done to my psyche. ~ Bob Newhart,
1040:Research clearly tells us that being in a loving, healthy, affectionate relationship helps you be happier, live longer, have a better body, and even help to protect you from depression and memory problems. ~ Daniel G Amen,
1041:Scratch her arm? “No, she’s picking at her skin. It's a symptom," Reginald said. "One in the OCD family. It's called Dermatillomania or Excoriation. Often due to stress or anxiety, or depression." Or an STD. ~ Lucian Bane,
1042:We are increasingly pushed to see more patients in less time.”27 It’s a trend he fears is contributing to a loss of empathy among medical professionals (and in turn to scary rates of depression and burnout). ~ Jo Marchant,
1043:What's a depression? The dictionary says a depression is a dent. And what's a dent? Everybody knows a dent is a hole. And what's a hole? You tell me what's a hole! And I'll tell you that a hole is nothin'! ~ Jimmy Durante,
1044:A depression settled over me, encasing me in a gray haze. I couldn’t skip school anymore; my boyfriend came home from boot camp with another girl; my mother was still crying, and it was all my fault. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous,
1045:A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression. ~ Jane McGonigal,
1046:And in the background, behind everything he did or said or thought, like a low hum, was an unyielding sadness, an emotional blackness that threatened to bloom into depression should he pause to examine it. ~ Bentley Little,
1047:I think you can find a lot of joy and inspiration through food. I think when you find depression and sadness and hopelessness, many times it's connected to certain food and access to quality and nutrition. ~ Adrian Grenier,
1048:I've battled with that type of stuff, but what I've found is that by doing stand-up, I've actually learned about depression and how to combat it. I don't have clinical, but I've definitely had my bouts with it. ~ Bill Burr,
1049:People who kill themselves generally suffer from severe clinical depression,” I said. “Their reasons for choosing suicide are not always rational. It’s often a chemical imbalance that leads them to the choice. ~ Lisa Unger,
1050:Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure. ~ Joseph Heller,
1051:We can alleviate physical pain, but mental pain - grief, despair, depression, dementia - is less accessible to treatment. It's connected to who we are - our personality, our character, our soul, if you like. ~ Richard Eyre,
1052:We had just finished the world’s greatest depression and there were many bankrupt companies. But a war causes a demand for almost every product, so during a war almost every company will prosper again. So ~ Anthony Robbins,
1053:What I am feeling in myself, and what is happening to my physical body, to some extent, and what is happening to me mentally, is not a depression, is not a death. It is a transformation. It is a transcendence. ~ Glenn Beck,
1054:As a teenager, even as a younger girl, I had some depression but no one really noticed that it was depression nor did I know in those days that that's what it was but I did feel different from other people. ~ Linda Hamilton,
1055:Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. ~ Herbert Hoover,
1056:He didn’t have a companion, but he had the circus. He was alive with creativity. Long gone were the headaches and bouts of depression. He was in love with the creative process and that kept him warm at night. ~ Sarah Noffke,
1057:Join with those who sing, tell stories, talk pleasure in life, and have joy in their eyes, because joy is contagious, and can prevent others from becoming paralysed by depression, loneliness and difficulties. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1058:Sunday neurosis, that kind of depression which afflicts people who become aware of the lack of content in their lives when the rush of the busy week is over and the void within themselves becomes manifest. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
1059:The minimum wage is something that F.D.R. put in place a long time ago during the Great Depression. I don't think it worked then. It didn't solve any problems then and it hasn't solved any problems in 50 years. ~ John Raese,
1060:They come upon me all silent and menacing like Pinkerton Detectives, and they flank me—Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1061:I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse. ~ Leonard Cohen,
1062:mom says where did anxiety come from?
anxiety is the cousin visiting from out of town
depression felt obliged to bring to the party.
mom, i am the party.
only, i am a party i don't want to be at. ~ Sabrina Benaim,
1063:Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist—a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist—only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression. ~ Emil M Cioran,
1064:On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression. ~ Martin Seligman,
1065:Sunday neurosis,” that kind of depression which afflicts people who become aware of the lack of content in their lives when the rush of the busy week is over and the void within themselves becomes manifest. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
1066:The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression.”6 When we’re depressed, according to the clinical definition, we suffer from two things: a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity. ~ Jane McGonigal,
1067:Without noticing, I slip into a light yet lingering malaise. Not a depression, more like a fascination for melancholia, which I turn in my hand as if it were a small planet, streaked in shadow, impossibly blue. ~ Patti Smith,
1068:argued that depression is a terrible word for the affliction. Should be called something like mindstorm. Still, Lucas’s intuition told him that mindstorms didn’t just show up: they needed something to chew on. ~ John Sandford,
1069:If a physician of high standing, and one's own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency—what is one to do? ~ Unknown,
1070:If one throws away the body wilfully, one suffers much in the other worlds, and when one is born again, it is in worse, not in better conditions. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Dealing with Depression and Despondency,
1071:In depression, your capacity to feel just flattens and disappears and what you feel is pain and a kind of pain that you can't describe to anybody. So it's an isolating pain, a completely isolating pain. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1072:It’s hard to be sad when you’re being useful. And he liked that idea. That service to others brought happiness. It was self-involvement that led to depression, to spiraling questions about the meaning of things. ~ Noah Hawley,
1073:My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream. ~ Gregory Hines,
1074:Not a day passes when the eagle of dark depression doesn't take flight in my soul, said Sunay, infusing his words with mysterious pride. But I cannot catch myself. So hold yourself in. All's well that ends well. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
1075:Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist-a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist-only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression. ~ Emile M Cioran,
1076:People with depression, however, share a whole set of stories about the world that are highly distorted, and because their stories are self-fulfilling prophecies, they maintain and reinforce the depression. ~ Richard O Connor,
1077:The greatest and the best Christians when they are physically weak are more prone to an attack of spiritual depression than at any other time and there are great illustrations of this in the Scriptures. ~ D Martyn Lloyd Jones,
1078:Watching these channels all day is incredibly depressing. I live in a constant state of depression. I think of us as turd miners. I put on my helmet, I go and mine turds, hopefully I don't get turd lung disease. ~ Jon Stewart,
1079:If you are concerned for the future of our civilization, there is no more cheering sight than a boy or girl who is lost in a book. It's an image I cling to, in moments of depression: the absorbed child, reading. ~ Susan Cooper,
1080:I think depression creates in me an urgent need to write, but I also believe that daily stress, and even the positive stress of intense happiness, can compel me to express myself through the written word. ~ Francesca Lia Block,
1081:The only thing that feeling bad accomplishes is to plummet you into anxiety, despair, depression, and stress. In such situations, ask yourself in that moment what THOUGHT you can have that will make you feel GOOD! ~ Wayne Dyer,
1082:The singer-songwriter has always played music that was stylistically rooted in the '30s and the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. But the fact of the matter is that none of us remember the Depression firsthand. ~ Steve Earle,
1083:Antonin Artaud wrote on one of his drawings, "Never real and always true," and that is how depression feels. You know that it is not real, that you are someone else, and yet you know that it is absolutely true. ~ Andrew Solomon,
1084:grief is not like clinical depression, schizophrenia, or anxiety, which can be diagnosed and treated. The grieving need someone to say “I see you, I hear you, I understand you are hurting and you can tell me more. ~ Lee Gutkind,
1085:Illusions, distortions, and self-deception appear to be integral to the way normal, well-adjusted people perceive the world. Seeing things as they really are is associated with depression and low self-esteem. ~ Roy F Baumeister,
1086:In other periods of depression, it has always been possible to see some things which were solid and upon which you could base hope, but as I look about, I now see nothing to give ground to hope-nothing of man. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
1087:..Since depression is a genetic biological illness, like diabetes, or low thyroid, it wasn't lack of character, laziness, or something I could "snap out of"-it would be like trying to snap out of a toothache. ~ Peter McWilliams,
1088:those who looked at the pictures of cars, electronics, and jewelry rated themselves higher in depression and anxiety, less interested in social activities like parties, and more in solitary pursuits than the others. ~ Anonymous,
1089:World War victims, depression victims, psychopaths, drug addicts, perverts, criminals—they all needed Adolf a little more than Adolf needed them, and he welded them into something more powerful than themselves. ~ Upton Sinclair,
1090:Endings are like, I always say, like a women's pregnancy. When she has a child, she is happy to have the child, but there is a thing called postpartum depression, that is that she is no longer carrying the baby. ~ Peter Eisenman,
1091:[Franklin Delano] Roosevelt was the central world figure in the two great disasters of this century - the Great Depression and World War II. By contrast, JFK came in relatively peaceful, agreeable times. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
1092:I don't really know what depression is, I don't think I've felt it. I probably have. Things aren't the same when you're losing. You're not happy. That can happen. But I try to keep them separate as much as possible. ~ Chris Bosh,
1093:I felt like I was a good woman, a good person. But I was sinking deeper and deeper into depression, because my soul wasn't living. I was purposely holding down my soul and my spirit. It was dying inside of me. ~ Evangeline Lilly,
1094:I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn't love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression. ~ Albert Ellis,
1095:I hate depression. I am scared of it. Terrified, in fact. But at the same time, it has made me who I am. And if – for me – it is the price of feeling life, it’s a price always worth paying. I am satisfied just to be. ~ Matt Haig,
1096:Prior to the 1980s, David Burns writes, depression had been the cancer of the psychological world—widespread but difficult to treat—and the taboos associated with it made the problem worse for most people. As ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
1097:The Recovery Act, which helped saved the economy and prevented us going into the Great Depression, was the largest investment in green technology, the largest investment in education. We rebuilt roads and bridges. ~ Barack Obama,
1098:Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. ~ John Green,
1099:I can only speak from my own experience, and I would say that the depression I experienced feels like a chemical change. When it came over me, when it comes over me, it feels like it's coming over me like a flu. ~ Sarah Silverman,
1100:Unlived life will find its way out, whether in unconscious acts, projections upon others, psychological disturbances, such as anxiety or depression, or as somatic illness. ~ Robert A. Johnson, Jerry Ruhl, Living Your Unlived Life,
1101:Vitamin D: This is an essential nutrient for your brain and your skin. Low levels are associated with depression and memory problems, and problems with your skin like psoriasis. Get your vitamin D level optimized. ~ Daniel G Amen,
1102:For instance man feels the sensation of joy and depression in the center called solar plexus; however, this does not mean that joy or depression is there, but that this center is sensitive to such experiences. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
1103:In my experience, the more people have, the less likely they are to be contented. Indeed, there is abundant evidence that depression is a 'disease of affluence', a disorder of modern life in the industrialized world. ~ Andrew Weil,
1104:It is still possible to find people who believe that government policy did not end the Great Depression and undergird the Great Prosperity, just as it is possible to uncover people who do not believe in evolution. ~ Robert B Reich,
1105:On an incredibly simplistic level, you can think of depression as occurring when your cortex thinks an abstract thought and manages to convince the rest of the brain that this is as real as a physical stressor. ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
1106:Please allow me to offer a simple financial plan. Invest in chocolate. Buy bars. Lots of bars. If we do enter anything approximating a real financial depression, you will not be able to improve your mood with gold. ~ Anita Renfroe,
1107:During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn't have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books. ~ Bill Maher,
1108:Grief is born. Grief matures. Grief passes. Despair, on the other hand, which arrives in an instant, ferments into depression. And although depression was months away, at least, already he felt himself not caring. ~ Kevin Guilfoile,
1109:In the larger view the major forces of the depression now lie outside of the United States, and our recuperation has been retarded by the unwarranted degree of fear and apprehension created by these outside forces. ~ Herbert Hoover,
1110:Like most depressions that plague people who have been more fortunate than most, I was ashamed of mine because there appeared to me no convincing cause for it; I just felt as though I had come off the rails somewhere. ~ Nick Hornby,
1111:No one can possibly have lived through the Great Depression without being scarred by it. No amount of experience since the depression can convince someone who has lived through it that the world is safe economically. ~ Isaac Asimov,
1112:No sin is necessarily connected with sorrow of heart, for Jesus Christ our Lord once said, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death." There was no sin in Him, and consequently none in His deep depression. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1113:Psychotherapy and medication both produce similar changes in brain functioning.18 There is a biochemical process in depression, but the individual has been made susceptible to depression through life experiences. ~ Richard O Connor,
1114:That's why there is such alienation, depression, and despair in our society - because the means we're employing doesn't lead to the ends we desire, no matter how hard we work, nor how much "stuff" we accumulate. ~ Tim DeChristopher,
1115:Bipolar depression really got my life off track, but today I'm proud to say I am living proof that someone can live, love, and be well with bipolar disorder when they get the education, support and treatment they need. ~ Demi Lovato,
1116:I suffer from depression. Severe cases of it. Not one case of depression, not a severe case, but severe cases of depression. Music is my only outlet, it's therapeutic to me. It's a release. It's how I vent emotionally. ~ Kevin Gates,
1117:Research shows that negative feelings like anxiety and depression, unlike positive emotions, make us more self-centered.17 In contrast, positive emotions boost our inclination to connect with others in productive ways. ~ Emma Sepp l,
1118:To all who struggle with depression or suicidal thoughts: you are not alone. we are all on this journey together. I promise you that there is hope. Let us reach out to one another and walk together in the sunlight. ~ Seth Adam Smith,
1119:trauma on body, mind, and soul: the crushing sensations in your chest that you may label as anxiety or depression; the fear of losing control; always being on alert for danger or rejection; the self-loathing; ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
1120:When a human being takes his life in depression, this is a natural death of spiritual causes. The modern barbarity of 'saving' the suicidal is based on a hair-raising misapprehension of the nature of existence. ~ Peter Wessel Zapffe,
1121:You can disappear inside of yourself and become an empty shell with depression in mind. It's that feeling of being invisible. Sometimes when I wake up I don't feel like my head is attached to my body - there's nothing. ~ Elena Tonra,
1122:A company that can’t sell what it makes can’t stay in business. Eventually, inevitably, the marketplace will collapse and a global depression will hit that will make the last depression look like good times.” Kelly ~ Georgia Bockoven,
1123:A regular sitting practice has been shown to enhance concentration, lower blood pressure, and improve sleep. It is used to treat chronic pain, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive ~ Culadasa John Yates,
1124:I just think my body can't handle it any more. I did try a little drink a while back, and I was actually physically ill. I went into an immediate depression, and felt awful, just dreadful. So that's it. I'm over it now. ~ Ronnie Wood,
1125:I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about. ~ Richard Marx,
1126:I remembered that, at one point in my life, my own depression had felt so present, so much like a character in my life, that it had actually felt right to go ahead and give her a name. I named my depression Frances ~ Nadia Bolz Weber,
1127:Joy is not the opposite of depression. It is deeper than depression. Therefore, you can experience both. Depression is the relentless rain. Joy is the rock. Whether depression is present or not, you can stand on joy. ~ Edward T Welch,
1128:That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel,
1129:The solution probably doesn't look like the problem. If we have this propensity to worry, to be anxious, to be depressed, to be angry - focusing on the worry, anxiety, depression, and anger? Probably not gonna be the solution. ~ Moby,
1130:We call for a green New Deal, like the New Deal that got us out of the Great Depression, but in this case focusing on green jobs to create 100% clean renewable energy by 2030, which is exactly what the science calls for. ~ Jill Stein,
1131:All German painters have a neurosis with Germany's past: war, the postwar period most of all, East Germany. I addressed all of this in a deep depression and under great pressure. My paintings are battles, if you will. ~ Georg Baselitz,
1132:I clamp down on those memories. I embrace fresher torments. But my shrink warned me about this, how anger and depression get misassigned, and how if I don’t work through shit it’ll keep resurfacing in ways I don’t expect. ~ Hugh Howey,
1133:I grew up in a household in which we had a clock that we won at Revere Beach during the Depression - one of those brass clocks that didn't work - but it showed Franklin D. Roosevelt standing at the wheel of the New Deal. ~ Nat Hentoff,
1134:I had a horrible sense of loss for who I had been and where I had been. It was difficult to give up the high flights of mind and mood, even though the depressions that inevitably followed nearly cost me my life. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1135:I know that in everybody's life must come days of depression and discouragement when all things in life seem to lose savour. The sunniest day has its clouds;but one must not forget the sun is there all the time. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery,
1136:I presumably lost $150,000 in the depression of 1937—on my one stock investment—because I did everything Lehman Brothers told me. I said, well, this is a fool’s procedure . . . buying stock in other people’s businesses. ~ Studs Terkel,
1137:It said depression and anxiety were carried in your genes. I knew my mother had been depressed and highly anxious before I was born (and after), and that we had these problems in my family running further back than that. ~ Johann Hari,
1138:One of the leading theories of why electroconvulsive therapy is effective for most severe depressions is that it causes a loss of short-term memory - patients feel better because they can't remember why they were sad. ~ Daniel Goleman,
1139:yesterday
when I woke up
the sun fell to the ground and rolled away
flowers beheaded themselves
all that's left alive here is me
and I barely feel like living

- depression is a shadow living inside me ~ Rupi Kaur,
1140:As Beck and other cognitive therapists have emphasized, much of what constitutes a depression is centered around responding to one awful thing and overgeneralizing from it—cognitively distorting how the world works. ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
1141:As the conditions of our world worsen, Jesus said we shouldn’t hang our heads in depression or shake our heads in confusion. We should lift up our heads in expectation, for our redemption draws near (Luke 21:28). After ~ David Jeremiah,
1142:He tried to kill himself in grade ten, when a kid who still had his mom and dad had the audacity to tell him ‘Get over it’. As if depression is something that can be remedied by any of the contents in a first aid-kit. ~ Shane L Koyczan,
1143:It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling. ~ J K Rowling,
1144:I was born January 6, 1937, eight years after Wall Street crashed and two years before John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath, his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the plight of a family during the Great Depression. ~ Lou Holtz,
1145:My parents, products of the Great Depression, were successful people, but lived in a state of constant fear that my sister and I, and they, would sink into the kind of economic insecurity that their generation knew so well. ~ Ben Stein,
1146:There were nine children in my fathers family and eight in my mothers. My grandparents did the best with what they had. After the Depression, they were scratching out a living and working hard. They kept the family going. ~ Cheryl Ladd,
1147:The words “Ask Your Doctor” parked across the top of the screen, as if the advertisers had anticipated everyone turning off the sound. Franny wondered if the drug was for depression, an overactive bladder, thinning hair. ~ Ann Patchett,
1148:I have a life, goddamit. One life. I've seen too many people give theirs up, to drugs or suicide or even depression... fuck, even just lazinesss. I've seen lives wasted.
I'll be damned if I'm going to waste mine. ~ Christopher Golden,
1149:People who have at least three or four very close friendships are healthier, have higher wellbeing, and are more engaged in their jobs. But the absence of any close friendships can lead to boredom, loneliness, and depression. ~ Tom Rath,
1150:Some people who are recovering from depression want to use the lessons they're learned in coping with depression and their empathy for people with depression. Others want their career to have nothing to do with depression. ~ Marty Nemko,
1151:There is a basic emotional spectrum from which we cannot and should not escape, and I believe that depression is in that spectrum, located near not only grief but also love. Indeed I believe that all the strong emotions ~ Andrew Solomon,
1152:When fear is your dominant mood over a long period of time, the constant release of stress hormones, specifically cortisol, triggers a domino effect of chemicals that lead to heart disease, weight gain, and depression. As ~ Louise L Hay,
1153:You don’t think in depression that you’ve put on a grey veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you’re seeing truly. ~ Andrew Solomon,
1154:In the Great Depression, employment was not low because investment was low. Employment and investment were low because labor market institutions and industrial policies changed in a way that lowered normal employment. ~ Edward C Prescott,
1155:It is the sincere horror of it that gets others motivated, so say Watson and Andrews; the dysfunction caused by the onset of depression may serve a useful function in that it is “a device for the elicitation of altruism. ~ Andrew Solomon,
1156:No matter how I'm doing financially, the Depression has never disappeared from my consciousness. To this day, I hate waste. When neckties went from narrow to wide, I kept all my old ones until the style went back to narrow. ~ Lee Iacocca,
1157:Excitement and depression, fortune and misfortune, pleasure and pain are storms in a tiny private, shell-bound realm - which we take to be the whole of existence. Yet we can break out of this shell and enter a new world. ~ Eknath Easwaran,
1158:It’s so difficult to describe [depression] to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling — that really hollowed-out feeling. ~ J K Rowling,
1159:Joy is not the opposite of depression. It is deeper than depression. Therefore, you can experience both. Depression is the relentless rain. Joy is the rock. Whether depression is present or not, you can stand on joy. Does ~ Edward T Welch,
1160:After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America. ~ Russ Carnahan,
1161:For His love is never, never, never based on our performance, never conditioned by our moods—of elation or depression. The furious love of God knows no shadow of alteration or change. It is reliable. And always tender. So ~ Brennan Manning,
1162:It is an essential part of the interpretive work that it should keep in step with fluctuations between love and hatred, between happiness and satisfaction on the one hand and persecutory anxiety and depression on the other. ~ Melanie Klein,
1163:I was literally fabricated over in France and born about six months after the boat landed at Ellis Island. This was the heart of the Depression. For the first 12 years of my life we lived in a terrible ghetto on the East River. ~ Bob Cousy,
1164:I went from being very popular and the head of the clique in the sixth grade to having, like, kid depression in the seventh grade. Not leaving the house. Not looking people in the eye... My body made me feel bad at everything. ~ Tyra Banks,
1165:Jefferson’s extraordinary efforts to defend the rights of neutrals to trade freely drove the country into a deep depression and severely damaged his presidency. He ended up violating much of what he and his party stood for. ~ Gordon S Wood,
1166:Perhaps all our troubles - all the violence, obesity, illness, depression, and greed we can't overcome - began when we stopped living as Running People. Deny your nature, and it will erupt in some other, uglier way. ~ Christopher McDougall,
1167:Your friend is convinced she is unlovable, unreachable. Depression can do that to a person. She thinks no one can understand her. She ignores all evidence to the contrary, and it has led her to make some very tragic decisions. ~ Sarah Fine,
1168:American political discourse had framed the Jewish problem as an immigration problem. Germany's persecution of Jews raised the specter of a vast influx of Jewish refugees at a time when America was reeling from the Depression. ~ Erik Larson,
1169:As we saw in chapter 5, research on schoolyard and workplace bullying shows that people who ruminate about getting even, rather than letting it go, suffer negative effects including anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. ~ Robert I Sutton,
1170:From anger results delusion, from delusion results confusion of memory ...’ Not only anger, but a scroll of other unhappy emotions can fog your mind: fear, depression, self-pity, envy, grief, hatred, restlessness, anxiety. ~ Shakuntala Devi,
1171:His clients ranged from the IRS to the mob.On one occasion the oil industry hired him to kill the inventor of a car which was fueled by depression. The moguls didn't know how to profit from such a cheap and abundant resource. ~ Steve Aylett,
1172:History gets named afterwards: The Age of Enlightenment, the Depression. Which is not to say that people sometimes aren't depressed with all the enlightenment around them, or strangely elevated during otherwise grey times. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1173:It’s another reason I fight. When you’re someone like me, there’s nowhere to go for depression. Hell, I don’t need some fucking head shrink to call a spade a spade. My wiring is fucked up and fighting cures all my evils. A ~ Holly S Roberts,
1174:DEPRESSION MEANS AN EMOTIONAL SECLUSIVE FRIGIDITY PERSPECTIVE. LACK OF KNOW-HOW ABOUT THE FACTS AND SITUATIONS ACCORDING TO MODERN HI-FI GLOBE LIFE ENACTS ONE INDIVIDUAL FACING 3600/24/7 DUE TO TREMULANT EXCITED AQUIVER WILL-POWER. ~ Various,
1175:I think the biggest challenge I have faced is that I have struggled most of my life with often crippling depression which has sometimes if not keeping me off stage kept me from writing regularly and with any kind of confidence. ~ Gary Gulman,
1176:NVC enhances inner communication by helping us translate negative internal messages into feelings and needs. Our ability to distinguish our own feelings and needs and to empathize with them can free us from depression. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
1177:Human beings have a deep and fundamental desire for control. Not having it—because of stressors such as uncertainty, lack of choices, coercion, or micromanagement—reliably leads to feelings of helplessness, apathy, and depression. ~ Anonymous,
1178:The American Psychosomatic Society published a study showing how Michael Babyak and a team of doctors found that three thirty-minute brisk walks or jogs even improve recovery from clinical depression. Yes, clinical depression. ~ Neil Pasricha,
1179:The reaction that takes place in the body in response to this high intake of various forms of sugar is called reactive hypoglycemia, which can masquerade as a number of different symptoms consistent with depression and anxiety. ~ Kelly Brogan,
1180:Unlike depression, melancholy does not have a specific cause. It is an aspect of temperament, perhaps genetically based. One may emerge from the hypo, as Lincoln did, but melancholy is an indelible part of one's nature. ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
1181:If you want to make a real difference for psychiatric illness like depression, you have to do something before the kids get sick in the first place,” Kovacs commented. “The real solution is a psychological inoculation.” EATING ~ Daniel Goleman,
1182:We had a booming stock market in 1929 and then went into the world's greatest depression. We have a booming stock market in 1999. Will the bubble somehow burst, and then we enter depression? Well, some things are not different. ~ Jeffrey Sachs,
1183:As affluence and urbanization rise in a society, rates of depression and suicide tend to go up rather than down. Rather than buffering people from clinical depression, increased wealth in a society seems to foster it. Suicide ~ Sebastian Junger,
1184:. Most mental health problems don’t look like we expect. People with crushing depression still laugh and clap their hands. People with bipolar depression still go to work, order coffee at Starbucks, tread in dog shit, get married. ~ Lee Gutkind,
1185:Most of the unhappiness and the sometimes-severe depression I've dealt with throughout my life have come not from the losses and injuries I have suffered but rather from my incessant, bone-deep need to make sense of the suffering. ~ Tyler Dilts,
1186:My parents were both in the army for 20 years and then worked in government departments; but they had gone through the Great Depression and known lean times. They always remained extremely frugal and lived far below their means. ~ Veronica Webb,
1187:When you reign in life, you reign over sin, you reign over the powers of darkness, and you reign over depression, over poverty, over every curse, and over every sickness and disease. You REIGN over the devil and all his devices! ~ Joseph Prince,
1188:But we are now starting to realize that traumatic stress is almost as common as depression. More than 12 percent of U.S. women in a recent large survey reported having significant post-traumatic stress at some point in their lives. ~ Sue Johnson,
1189:Every few years when it's been another five years that have passed and I haven't made a film and the depression starts taking over totally, I allow myself to do a commercial. And then I feel really dirty and get to work promptly. ~ Terry Gilliam,
1190:Everyone in Senate is a hurdle, but everyone in there has children. Everyone in there has grandchildren. No one wants to see our kids continue to gain weight, have high blood pressure high cholesterol, diabetes, and depression. ~ Richard Simmons,
1191:When the results came back and were all calculated out, Tim was struck by the results: materialistic people, who think happiness comes from accumulating stuff and a superior status, had much higher levels of depression and anxiety. ~ Johann Hari,
1192:Comedian Robin Williams was grappling with severe depression when he committed suicide Monday, and on Thursday we learned that he also was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease. Sadly, the two conditions are often found together. ~ Anonymous,
1193:Everyone can relate to depression. It touches so many. Suicide is the leading cause of death among teenagers. Statistics show that women suffer from depression more than men, but that is probably because men don't report it as much. ~ Ashley Judd,
1194:Examples one finds in the philosophical literature are somebody who's seen the trial of a child of theirs, where they're being proved guilty of some crime that would drive the parent into a depression, maybe a suicidal depression. ~ Robert Nozick,
1195:Facts are facts: No president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Great Depression inherited a worse economy, bigger job losses or deeper problems from his predecessor. But President Obama is moving America forward, not back. ~ Martin O Malley,
1196:I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don't realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side. ~ Parker Posey,
1197:If a friend is sick with the flu, or God forbid, something worse like cancer, everyone is sympathetic. But depression? Fear of being in your own head? Folks just want you to get over it and if you can’t, you’re a weak-ass sadsack. ~ Jen Frederick,
1198:I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life. When you dance, things just go away, things don't seem so bad. There's no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance. ~ Patrick Swayze,
1199:Religious participation also has relatively greater favorable impact on both positive affect and stress reduction than on life evaluation. Surprisingly, however, religion provides no reduction of feelings of depression or worry. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1200:Rest and a complete change,” said George.  “The overstrain upon our brains has produced a general depression throughout the system.  Change of scene, and absence of the necessity for thought, will restore the mental equilibrium. ~ Jerome K Jerome,
1201:The idea that depression and all of its relatives are manifestations of glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways—not a neurochemical deficiency disorder—is a topic we will explore at length throughout this book. This ~ Kelly Brogan,
1202:The review of studies of seasonal patterns for peak months of occurrence for episodes of mania and depression indicates that there is a consistency of findings despite the methodological problems intrinsic to such research. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1203:To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
1204:We don't have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1205:When the results came back4 and were all calculated out, Tim was struck by the results: materialistic people, who think happiness comes from accumulating stuff and a superior status, had much higher levels of depression and anxiety. ~ Johann Hari,
1206:Cognitive therapists, like Aaron Beck of the University of Pennsylvania, even consider depression to be primarily a disorder of thought, rather than emotion, in that sufferers tend to see the world in a distorted, negative way. ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
1207:Despair is a concern of the Adult, while in depression it is the Child who has the executive power. Hopefulness, enthusiasm or a lively interest in one's surroundings is the opposite of depression; laughter is the opposite of despair. ~ Eric Berne,
1208:I know of no severe depression, in any country or any time, that was not accompanied by a sharp decline in the stock of money, and equally of no sharp decline in the stock of money that was not accompanied by a severe depression. ~ Milton Friedman,
1209:In his talk, Suzuki Roshi says that meditation and the whole process of finding your own true nature is one continuous mistake, and that rather than that being a reason for depression or discouragement, it's actually the motivation. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
1210:My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian government. ~ Idi Amin,
1211:Possessiveness and attachment occur as a consequence of pride. Attachment is, therefore, a potential cause for suffering, because attachment brings about fear of loss and, with loss, we go back into apathy, depression, and grief. ~ David R Hawkins,
1212:After years of near suicidal depression, Eckhart Tolle experienced a collapse of ego that permanently ended his depression. He then abandoned his secure life and lived simply and anonymously on the streets of London for several years. ~ Ken Dickson,
1213:Debbie Downer" was one of the few sketches where I broke, and I remember watching Heratio Sanz laugh so hard that tears squirted out of his eyes. I still believe that sketch may be a cure for low-level depression if watched regularly. ~ Amy Poehler,
1214:He was able (this being the Depression) to buy used desk calculators cheaply from ailing banks and to hire a group of young people, through the New Deal’s National Youth Administration, to do computations at fifty cents an hour.44 ~ Walter Isaacson,
1215:In all modern depressions, recessions, or growth-correction, as variously they are called, we never miss the goods that are not produced. We miss only the opportunities for the labour - for the jobs - that are not provided. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
1216:It was the drive-in restaurant, a product of the Great Depression’s crimp on the free-wheeling lifestyle that had grown up around movie-happy Hollywood. Drive-ins sprouted in city parking lots and spread along highways and canyon drives. ~ Ray Kroc,
1217:Loneliness is difficult to confess; difficult too to categorise. Like depression, a state with which it often intersects, it can run deep in the fabric of a person, as much a part of one’s being as laughing easily or having red hair. ~ Olivia Laing,
1218:Sometimes I just think depression's one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there's so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it. ~ Ned Vizzini,
1219:There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
1220:But these abnormal emotions feel just as valid and realistic as the genuine feelings created by undistorted thoughts, so you automatically attribute truth to them. This is why depression is such a powerful form of mental black magic. ~ David D Burns,
1221:Depression isn't sadness;
It's the muting of a spirit,
Applause for life held indefinitely.
It's the fatigue of young bones,
The bitterness of new blood,
The sadness is just the wilting garnish
on this empty plate ~ Bunmi Laditan,
1222:Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated. ~ Martin Seligman,
1223:In the hero stories, the call to go on a journey takes the form of a loss, a depression, an error, a wound, an unexplainable longing, or a sense of a mission. When any of these happens to us, we are being summoned to make a transition. ~ David Richo,
1224:In the old days the worst part of my depression used to be the astonishment it caused me, the scandalized way in which I fought against it. Nowadays, on the other hand, I accept it cheerfully enough, like an old familiar friend. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
1225:There has always been a display of wealth and always will be, until the depression comes, which it always does. And let me tell you, a display is a good thing. It shows people that you can be successful. It can show you a way of life. ~ Donald Trump,
1226:These joys were so trifling as to be as imperceptible as grains of gold among the sand, and in moments of depression she saw nothing but the sand; yet there were brighter moments when she felt nothing but joy, saw nothing but the gold. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1227:And now I was older, and the wishful props of future selves had lost their comforts. I might always feel some form of this, a depression that did not lift but grew compact and familiar, a space occupied like the sad limbo of hotel rooms. ~ Emma Cline,
1228:And the greatest support you can extend to a patient of depression is acceptance. Accept and understand that she is not intentionally behaving in a dysfunctional manner. Something deep within is broken which is making her behave like this. ~ Om Swami,
1229:Burlesque thrived during the Great Depression, and by extension, so, too, did Gypsy [Rose Lee]. Men could no longer afford to pay $5.50 to see a show on Broadway, but they could scrape together $1.00 for a matinee at a burlesque house. ~ Karen Abbott,
1230:Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job. ~ Victor Hugo,
1231:I didnt have any knowledge of the music industry when I first got to L.A., and I really didnt know on a creative level what I wanted to sound like, so I had to do a lot of experimenting. It led to a spiral of depression and being broke. ~ Skylar Grey,
1232:In depression, all that is happening in the present is the anticipation of pain in the future, and the present qua present no longer exists at all. Depression is a condition that is almost unimaginable to anyone who has not known it. ~ Andrew Solomon,
1233:In depression this faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come—not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. ~ William Styron,
1234:I wondered if I was like a drug addict going through withdrawal. I had all the symptoms, my physical dependence on Lila showing its ugly self.
My depression and anxiety spiked, and I craved her more than I ever had before. I needed her. ~ K I Lynn,
1235:But Hitler’s government has helped the people. He’s built up our nations again. Made them great after the depression of our childhood. My father told me stories about the Great War. How terrible it all was. We’ve been saved from that. ~ Kristy Cambron,
1236:I felt a great depression, probably because I never believed that anything would continue, would hold. I never thought my advance would maintain its ground. I always thought there would be a collapse immediately after the advance. ~ Tennessee Williams,
1237:If I had to define a major depression in a single sentence, I would describe it as a "genetic/neurochemical disorder requiring a strong environmental trigger whose characteristic manifestation is an inability to appreciate sunsets. ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
1238:If your intuitive channel is open but your tuner isn’t dialed to your Higher Self, you may accidentally pick up on that negative energy without even knowing it. You may unconsciously tune in to another’s anxiety, depression, or fear, ~ Sonia Choquette,
1239:I'm not leaving, bub. Because you're going to wallow. You're going to put on that playlist. What's it called?'

'The Great Depression,' I mutter. It's all Elliott Smith and Nick Drake and the Smiths. I already have it cued up. ~ Becky Albertalli,
1240:you can’t put something as dumb as a hauler bot in charge of security for anything without spending even more money for expensive company-employed human supervisors. So they made us smarter. The anxiety and depression were side effects. ~ Martha Wells,
1241:All of our systems will inevitably fall short, accumulate errors, and crash. And this remains true whether the crash is immediate and obvious and leads to a great depression, or whether it is monotonous, laborious, and even perpetual. ~ Daniel Schwindt,
1242:Curiously, it turned out emotional abuse was more likely12 to cause depression than any other kind of trauma—even sexual molestation. Being treated cruelly by your parents was the biggest driver of depression, out of all these categories. ~ Johann Hari,
1243:Even if we take Nietzsche figuratively (which he would have much preferred anyway), fifty years of research on stress shows that stressors are generally bad for people,3 contributing to depression, anxiety disorders, and heart disease. ~ Jonathan Haidt,
1244:I know that some poor immigrants from that era had unrealistic expectations and were disappointed, but I don't think my grandparents were disappointed at all, even though they experienced some very hard times during the Great Depression. ~ Samuel Alito,
1245:I was born illegitimately and almost immediately, as I understand it, placed in an orphanage. So my very earliest memories were in an orphanage. It was the tag end of the Great Depression when I was born. People were desperately poor. ~ Bryce Courtenay,
1246:I would go into periods of depression in my life, and I would feel so alone. I felt that there was no one who understood how I felt, either on TV or in music, and writing really helped me change what I thought and how I felt about myself. ~ Brie Larson,
1247:Our brains are subject to either sudden or gradual decline with age, to self-destructive addictive behaviors, to depression and anxiety disorders, and to many other limitations, not to mention potentially catastrophic lapses of judgment. ~ Ray Kurzweil,
1248:What would happen if I felt the feelings and moved through the depression? I couldn’t ask myself what was on the other side of that pain, because the pain itself felt so drastic; I’d rather sit in a burning fire than face those demons. ~ Shannon Kaiser,
1249:If real experience has triggered your descent into depression, you have a human yen to understand it even when you have ceased to experience it; the limited of experience that is achieved with chemical pills is not tantamount to a cure. ~ Andrew Solomon,
1250:I sincerely envy anyone who grew up during the Great Depression sometimes. Can you imagine what it must have been like, living without fear that some power-mad politician would drop a hydrogen bomb down over millions of innocent people? ~ Rebecca McNutt,
1251:Julian thought he could have stood his lot better if she had been selfish, if she had been an old hag who drank and screamed at him. He walked along, saturated in depression, as if in the midst of his martyrdom he had lost his faith. ~ Flannery O Connor,
1252:Men were taught to have so much pride, to go out into the world and make something of themselves. This Depression was deeply humiliating. Since women were taught that they were worthless, they took poverty and hardship less personally. ~ Heather O Neill,
1253:Milan and colleagues41 examined adolescents' experiences with their own parents, finding that adolescents who perceived their mothers as more unavailable and their fathers as both more unavailable and more hostile experienced more depression ~ Anonymous,
1254:The idea of storage as a solution of economic problems at least has the support of common sense.It is diametrically opposed to the topsy-turvy Alice-in-Wonderland reasoning that has marked so much of our depression thinking and policy. ~ Benjamin Graham,
1255:We're all well-acquainted with depression, we all know what the low moods are, but the mania was not something I knew much about. I didn't know that it would make someone dress extravagantly or start to pun, and to stay up and drink. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
1256:Cognitive therapy’s revolutionary idea is that depression is not an emotional disorder. The bad feelings we have in depression all stem from negative thoughts, therefore treatment must be about challenging and changing those thoughts. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
1257:I should perhaps warn you that I am about to faint from anxiety and general depression, though. The film I saw last night was especially grueling, a teen-age beach musical. I almost collapsed during the singing sequence on surfboard. ~ John Kennedy Toole,
1258:I suffer depression only in the sense that I am a writer. We don't have proper jobs to go to. We are on our own all day. Show me a writer who doesn't get depressed: who has a completely stable mood. They'd be a garage mechanic or something. ~ Mark Haddon,
1259:I wondered how this misery would end. I was full of fear. I was afraid to tell others what I felt lest they would think I was insane. I was terribly lonely, full of self-pity, and terrified. Most of all, I was in a deep depression. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous,
1260:The risks for heart disease, stroke, depression, diabetes, asthma, and even many cancers are all affected by trauma-related changes in the stress response system. Empathy and connection affect physical—not just mental—wellness and health. ~ Bruce D Perry,
1261:Depression was, indeed, the hand of a friend trying to press me down to ground on which it was safe to stand—the ground of my own truth, my own nature, with its complex mix of limits and gifts, liabilities and assets, darkness and light. ~ Parker J Palmer,
1262:It's interesting what former presidents do when they leave office. Bush is now working as a motivational speaker. And if you want to be motivated, who better to turn to than the guy who invaded the wrong country and started a depression. ~ David Letterman,
1263:It's like you asked me about the depression thing: you grope towards an understanding of whatever it is your going through, and it's not personal, there are forces in play around you, and you seek to understand them and that way you can go on ~ Bob Geldof,
1264:Power as a beneficial tool for aspiring achievers is primarily made up into four folds;
1. Power to control emotions,
2. Power to make right decisions,
3. Power to stand against depression,
4. Power to excel in innovations. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1265:Put yourself in the shoes of one of these oligarchs who has been given a gift of $10 billion. Russia is in a deep depression. Nobody's investing. There is a widespread political consensus that the way you got your wealth is illegitimate. ~ Joseph Stiglitz,
1266:Yet despite my depression and my fear for the future, I could not quite succumb to the prevailing despair. The worst had happened, but that meant that I no longer had anything much to lose, and increasingly I found that quite liberating. ~ Karen Armstrong,
1267:I'd go on runs [on cocaine ], four and five days without sleep. Then I'd crash and sleep about 18 hours a day for seven to ten days. Then it would take a few more weeks to get over a vague sort of depression. Then I'd be off on another run. ~ George Carlin,
1268:I see depression as an exponentially developed version of a human condition. Meaning I always think in the end it's humanizing. People who never suffer from depression I find suspect. I assume Donald Trump is not a sufferer from depression. ~ Daphne Merkin,
1269:large wave unexpectedly knocked me off and shoved me under. Before I could surface, another wave pushed me down, then another. But this is not a game. This is my life. The darkness tunneling back and back. I could lose myself to depression. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
1270:Most people don’t like one another’s unhappiness very much. Few can cope with the idea of depression divorced from external reality. Many would prefer to think that if you’re suffering, it’s with reason and subject to logical resolution. A ~ Andrew Solomon,
1271:Suicide is a symptom of depression. That struck me as odd. I think of a sore throat as a symptom, or a headache, but death? Death as a symptom is too final. You're obviously not going to recover - the symptom is bigger than the disease. ~ Marshall Thornton,
1272:What Kant refers to as depression is simply this stark realization: that thought is only incidentally human. It would take a later generation of philosophers to derive the conclusion of this: that thought thinks us, not the reverse. Legend ~ Eugene Thacker,
1273:I feel so often that depression is a signal of more that wants to be expressed within you. There is an innate impulse in everyone to express more of who they truly are, and you get depressed when you don't feel you're able to do that. ~ Barbara Marx Hubbard,
1274:It wasn’t depression, exactly; more a weird, restless pressure that made me wander the house late at night, opening the best bottles of wine in our cellar and drinking them alone while I channel-surfed along the forgotten byways of cable TV. ~ Jennifer Egan,
1275:Sin can certainly be a cause of depression, but you must be careful about connecting the dots between the two. If you are being honest, you will always find sin in your life. Everyone does. That doesn’t mean that sin caused your depression. ~ Edward T Welch,
1276:We descend into darkness voluntarily when we meditate or engage in any kind of spiritual practice, dream work, active imagination, shamanic journeying, creative endeavor and so on. We descend involuntarily through depression & crises.... ~ Monika Wikman,
1277:After having rambled through the country in the midst of the Great Depression, Ilf and Petrov wrote that for them, the United States represented “the most advanced technology in the world and a horrifyingly oppressive, stupefying social order. ~ M T Anderson,
1278:but the King was ill throughout much of the spring and summer, suffering from lassitude and depression. A great army was mustered at York and then had to be sent home again because the King was too listless to determine how they should advance. ~ Lisa Hilton,
1279:Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not always vigorous, the wise not always ready, the brave not always courageous, and the joyous not always happy. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1280:God didn’t break our chains for us to be bound again. Alcohol, drugs, depression, addiction, toxic relationships, monotony and repetition, they bind us. Break those chains. Destroy your past and give yourself new life like God has given you. ~ Scott Hildreth,
1281:I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price. ~ Mika Brzezinski,
1282:Our own statistics about violence, depression, drug abuse, divorce, and crime indicated that although ours was one of the wealthiest societies in history, it may also be one of the least happy societies. Why would we want others to emulate us? ~ John Perkins,
1283:The service and office workers, checkout clerks, account managers, and salespeople whose jobs can be consolidated and rendered redundant by the digital revolution are the modern version of the horses driven off their Depression-era farms. ~ James K Galbraith,
1284:This crisis of long-term unemployment is having a profoundly damaging impact on the lives of those bearing the brunt of it. We know this thanks to a series of careful studies of the problem conducted in the depths of the 1930s Great Depression. ~ Bob Ehrlich,
1285:Attacks characterised by little more than malaise are likely to be regarded as mild viral illnesses. Attacks characterised by alteration of affect and consciousness—mild drowsiness or depression—may be taken for purely emotional reactions. Both ~ Oliver Sacks,
1286:I was about 16 when punk started to happen. It was so exciting. You had a social depression going on in the U.K. There was a sanitation strike. London was really grim, gray. You had Margaret Thatcher coming in. It was a really revolutionary time. ~ Boy George,
1287:My parents grew up in the Depression. Despite the success that they both had in their lives, there's a certain mentality that tells you to finish all the food that's on your plate and not wasting anything and appreciating what's on the table. ~ Richard Schiff,
1288:Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools. ~ J K Rowling,
1289:The Black Dog of depression was dirty and scarred, feral and rabid. He lurked in the night, yellow eyes gleaming, waiting for a chink in the armor, a weakness, a vulnerability, a memory. And then, jaws wide and fangs sharp, he would leap. ~ Susan Elia MacNeal,
1290:American households lost 16 percent of their wealth in 2008, driven by falling home prices and stock prices, a decline five times larger than the 3 percent loss of wealth during the financial shock that precipitated the Depression in 1929. ~ Timothy F Geithner,
1291:I don’t belong here. I know that. But I don’t belong anywhere else, either. And that is at the heart of the black depression pressing down on me, flattening me. I have no place. No home. Sex, but no real affection. I am kept, but not cherished. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
1292:I reel in an uncanny intoxication of emotions, on minute bewildered and then frightened then the next, I swing from exhaustion to mania, from depression to tranquility and beneath it all, excitement fizzes as if my blood is filled with gas. ~ Patricia Cornwell,
1293:I was deeply identified with a very unhappy, egoic entity I believed was "me." For years I lived in depression and continuous anxiety. One night I couldn't stand it anymore. The thought came into my mind, "I cannot live with myself any longer." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1294:they thought that there was no such thing as Depression, other than a vague, neurotic concept. That it was just an updated version of ‘suffering from her nerves’ which everyone knows translates as ‘she feels sorry for herself for no good reason. ~ Marian Keyes,
1295:To combat the confusion and depression that assault me when I come off the road in the middle of a tour, I seek the most oblivionated music possible. When it's the 'way out there' that I seek, I go right to my stash of amazing music from Japan. ~ Henry Rollins,
1296:We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression, and every block - it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America - every block also is the spawning ground practically for every gangster, black and white, in America too. ~ Quincy Jones,
1297:At the back of my mind there is always a fear the depression could return but I do all the right things. I try to get the right amount of sleep because I know that I need sleep to function and I need to eat properly and to do some exercising. ~ Melanie Chisholm,
1298:Every time there are losses, there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper. ~ Henri Nouwen,
1299:In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient. ~ James Hillman,
1300:You don't get depressed because bad things happen to you. That's getting pissed off and annoyed. That's reasonable. Someone hits you in the face you go ow, you know that's... but depression is something that happens like weather to you inside you. ~ Stephen Fry,
1301:As adults, these kids are mostly what you’d expect. Low IQ and poor cognitive skills. Problems with forming attachments, often bordering on autistic. Anxiety and depression galore. The longer the institutionalization, the worse the prognosis. ~ Robert M Sapolsky,
1302:But that’s depression, isn’t it? It makes you selfish. It…it shrinks your world down. Like you’re inside a tornado or something. How are you supposed to care about the things outside that storm? When it’s all you can do to just survive it? ~ Rebecca Rogers Maher,
1303:I certainly didn’t understand something that I learned later from Dr. Kay Jamison, the author of An Unquiet Mind, about her own manic-depression. She has written that it is “a lethal illness, particularly if left untreated, or wrongly treated. ~ Katharine Graham,
1304:In what is described as depression and experienced as emptiness, futility, fear of impoverishment, and loneliness can usually be recognized as the tragic loss of the self in childhood, manifested as the total alienation from the self in the adult. ~ Alice Miller,
1305:I think because I did a lot of modelling and appeared in lads mags a lot of women didn't necessarily warm to me. But now I have been through childbirth, post-natal depression and struggled with my weight, women seem to relate to me a lot more. ~ Jennifer Ellison,
1306:It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement. Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity. ~ Isocrates,
1307:Melancholy suicide. —This is connected with a general state of extreme depression and exaggerated sadness, causing the patient no longer to realize sanely the bonds which connect him with people and things about him. Pleasures no longer attract; ~ mile Durkheim,
1308:My parents were children during the Great Depression of the 1930s, and it scarred them. Especially my father, who saw destitution in his Brooklyn, New York neighborhood; adults standing in so called 'bread lines,' children begging in the streets. ~ Bill O Reilly,
1309:Dear Depression, please keep your distance. Don’t be nasty. Find some other person with more reason than me to look in the mirror and say: “What a pointless existence.” Whether you like it or not, I know how to defeat you. You’re wasting your time. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1310:Dear Depression, please keep your distance. Don't be nasty. find some other person with more reason than me to look in the mirror and say: "What a pointless existence." Whether you like it or not, i know how to defeat you. You're wasting your time. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1311:Depression is pain in its purest form and I would do anything to be able to feel an emotion again. Any emotion at all. Pain hurts, but pain that’s so powerful that you can’t feel anything anymore, that’s when you start to feel like you’re going crazy. ~ Anonymous,
1312:Melancholy suicide. - This is connected with a general state of extreme depression and exaggerated sadness, causing the patient no longer to realize sanely the bonds which connect him with people and things about him. Pleasures no longer attract. ~ Emile Durkheim,
1313:On Major Depression, quoted by the great William Styron of Sophie's Choice & Darkness Visible:
From Darkness Visible, William Styron

"It is a positive and active anguish, a sort of psychical neuralgia, wholly unknown to normal life. ~ William Styron,
1314:The most recent global financial crisis reminded the current generation of the lessons that their grandparents had learned in the Great Depression: the self-regulating economy does not always work as well as its proponents would like us to believe. ~ Karl Polanyi,
1315:The plus-size sticker on the bag was deceiving. This dress wasn’t an American plus size . . . the kind of plus size that comes from stress, depression, and McRibs. It was the kind of plus size that comes from China, where a 5X is a U.S. size 8. ~ Brittany Gibbons,
1316:The ultimate cause of spiritual depression is unbelief. For if it were not for unbelief, even the devil could do nothing. It is because we listen to the devil instead of listening to God that we go down before him and fall before his attacks. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones,
1317:Depression tends to turn us away from the everyday things of God’s creation. But whenever God steps in, His inspiration is to do the most natural, simple things- things we would never have imagined God was in, but as we do them we find Him there. ~ Oswald Chambers,
1318:Feelings are constantly changing. None is dependable for long. You can love someone intensely today, and tomorrow or next month not feel a thing. Except perhaps for the feeling of doubt or depression that what was so beautiful could change so quickly. ~ Barry Long,
1319:And I always think of life like a giant wave. You know, it rises and it crests and it flies, and it's just magnificent, and then it crashes. And for a lot of people, when it crashes, that's the end, and they go down the deep, dark hole of depression. ~ Jane Seymour,
1320:As it was he had moods and depressions which might last for weeks. And of these there is ample evidence in diary. The man with the nerves gets things done but sometimes he has a terrible time in doing them. " Written about Scott in Chapter 6 ~ Apsley Cherry Garrard,
1321:I'd fallen in love with a woman but she broke up with me and I was devastated. Six months later, I went into a suicidal depression from the break-up of the relationship, but I resolved to not do what my friends had done. And so I reached out for help ~ Aron Ralston,
1322:I wish I had never got manic depression. When I was in junior high, I didn't know what was the matter with me. It was as if I'd died or something. Now that I go to a clinic and get the right kind of medicine, I am not as depressed as I used to be. ~ Daniel Johnston,
1323:Her sister tells her she’s depressed. ‘Worrying that you’re turning into Mom is like the textbook definition of depression. The depression textbooks all have pictures of our mom in them. Quit that fucking job, already. I don’t understand why you don’t. ~ Paul Murray,
1324:I think, though, the biggest heroes in my life would have been both my mother and father. My father because he was very brave and a kid from the Depression. And my mother, a child from the Depression too, who always remained so lovely her whole life. ~ Susan Stroman,
1325:On the other hand, acknowledging fear is not a cause for depression or discouragement. Because we possess such fear, we also are potentially entitled to experience fearlessness. True fearlessness is not the reduction of fear, but going beyond fear. ~ Ch gyam Trungpa,
1326:There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom. ~ Garet Garrett,
1327:Those comments were borne of depression and sadness and my desire to make someone else feel as badly as I did. I get very snarky when I’m upset, which some people find endearing in a weird way but it usually ends up making me disappointed in myself. ~ Cecilia London,
1328:Anybody who's had to contend with mental illness - whether it's depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever - actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they've had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1329:December is the most difficult month. Medications for insomnia or depression go up during the month of December. A lot of people who experience loss feel that loss magnified in December. Everybody seems happy and you feel all alone. You're not all alone. ~ Max Lucado,
1330:Depression is pain in its purest form and I would do anything to be able to feel an emotion again. Any emotion at all. Pain hurts, but pain that's so powerful that you can't feel anything anymore, that's when you start to feel like you're going crazy. ~ J A Redmerski,
1331:Depression is pain in its purest form and I would do anything to be able to feel an emotion again. Any emotion at all. Pain hurts, but pain that’s so powerful that you can’t feel anything anymore, that’s when you start to feel like you’re going crazy. ~ J A Redmerski,
1332:I have come to rely on Ed Welch and others at CCEF for guidance and insight in better understanding the issues of the soul that plague many people today. For those who want to address more than just the symptoms of depression, Ed's counsel is invaluable. ~ Bob Lepine,
1333:Indeed, the FHA was born out of the Great Depression, which was also caused in significant part by a foreclosure crisis. Mortgages in the early 1930s were mostly three- to five-year 'bullet' loans, which did not amortize and were due in full at maturity. ~ Mark Zandi,
1334:Many people in therapy have learned that the way out of a depression is through it, asking not what I, the ego consciousness, want, but what the soul wants. Only the reorienting of conscious energies in service to other values will lift the depression. ~ James Hollis,
1335:The big question about the American depression is not whether war with Germany and Japan ended it. It is why the Depression lasted until that war. From 1929 to 1940, from Hoover to Roosevelt, government intervention helped to make the Depression Great. ~ Amity Shlaes,
1336:They always say that the entertainment and restaurant industries are the only businesses that don't sink during a depression or a recession. I've done both, and I recommend to anyone who wants to be a rock star, if that doesn't pan out, become a cook. ~ Chris Cornell,
1337:American Psychological Association, the girlie-girl culture’s emphasis on beauty and play-sexiness can increase girls’ vulnerability to the pitfalls that most concern parents: depression, eating disorders, distorted body image, risky sexual behavior. ~ Peggy Orenstein,
1338:Katz had read extensively in popular sociobiology, and his understanding of the depressive personality type and its seemingly perverse persistence in the human gene pool was that depression was a successful adaptation to ceaseless pain and hardship. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
1339:The depression we find ourselves in here, and which is causing havoc in America, is allowing people to give weight to that which divides them, rather than to the shared experiences and elements of connection they see mirrored in their fellow man. ~ Jacqueline Winspear,
1340:In the conventional wisdom of the 1940s, the political polarizations of the last inter-war decade were born directly of economic depression and its social cost. Both Fascism and Communism thrived on social despair, on the huge gulf separating rich and poor. ~ Tony Judt,
1341:I think the experience of depression that I most think remains true throughout the years is it's very isolating. That to me is its strongest quality. That you're alone in a room, that you're cut off, you're just sort of stuck with it. It puts up a wall. ~ Daphne Merkin,
1342:People try so hard to let go of their negative behaviors and thoughts, and it doesn't work, or it works only for a short time. I didn't let go of my negative thoughts; I questioned them, and then they let go of me, and so did my addictions and depression. ~ Byron Katie,
1343:When you look at a person, any person, everyone has a story. Everyone has gone through something that has changed their life. Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are not signs of weakness. They are signs of trying to remain strong for way too long. ~ Deepika Padukone,
1344:Depression claims more years than war, cancer, and AIDS put together. Other illnesses, from alcoholism to heart disease, mask depression when it causes them; if one takes that into consideration, depression may be the biggest killer on earth. Treatments ~ Andrew Solomon,
1345:I need grit and struggle and Los Angeles is terribly nice, but people, once they get there, cease to be real. Constant and repetitive fulfillment is not good for the human spirit. We all need rain and good old depression. Life can't be all beer and skittles. ~ Morrissey,
1346:Many empaths are diagnosed with chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, CFS, lupus, and various autoimmune diseases, as well as psychological disorders such as agoraphobia, social anxiety, ADHD, depression, sensory processing disorder, among many others. ~ Aletheia Luna,
1347:Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That's applicable to any kind of depression. ~ Judy Collins,
1348:One of the most painful discoveries I made in the midst of the dark woods of depression was that a part of me wanted to stay depressed. As long as I clung to this living death, life became easier; little was expected of me, certainly not serving others. ~ Parker J Palmer,
1349:Reckless predictions of the second coming of Christ create an artificial excitement among believers followed by a corresponding depression. In addition, it hardens skeptics in their unbelief and provides new fodder for cynics to mock the Christian faith. ~ Doug Batchelor,
1350:The fact that this same basic approach helps such a wide range of willpower challenges, from depression to drug addiction, confirms that these three skills—self-awareness, self-care, and remembering what matters most—are the foundation for self-control. ~ Kelly McGonigal,
1351:The first decade of the twenty-first century was a crazy bookend to the twentieth, opening with a second Pearl Harbor and ending with a second Great Crash, with a second Vietnam wedged in between. Now we seem caught in the coils of a second Great Depression. ~ David Frum,
1352:When the HMOs started haggling with her about how long to treat a person with depression or panic attacks that turned people into prisoners in their home, she knew that she would abandon her career if she had to keep dealing with insurance companies. ~ Jacqueline Sheehan,
1353:But trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn’t going to work. ~ Allie Brosh,
1354:He spent three months in a wash of depression and self-pity that bordered the suicidal. But even that solution was denied him by his new found nihilism. If nothing was worth living for it followed , didn't it , that there was nothing worth dying for either. ~ Clive Barker,
1355:In Western culture, the joyous shouting of children often irritates us because it interferes with our depression. That is why we have invented a term, hyperactivity, so that we can, in good conscience, sedate the spontaneous joy in many of our children. ~ Ronald Rolheiser,
1356:There have been periods in my life where I have experienced depression. It has been through some of my darkest moments that I have written some of my best songs. For me, singing and writing is very therapeutic. It's much more effective than taking Prozac! ~ Gerry Rafferty,
1357:We can’t examine our own depression without accepting it fully. The same is true for irritation and agitation, frustration, and all those other uncomfortable emotional states. You can’t examine something fully if you are busy rejecting its existence. ~ Henepola Gunaratana,
1358:Depression has been called the worlds number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you. ~ David D Burns,
1359:Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood. ~ Jasmine Warga,
1360:...my big depression. For six months I languished at the bottom of a deep hole, like the shaft of a waterless well, while kindly, puzzled people...peered down at me over the rim of the parapet and tried to cheer me up, or lowered drugs and advice in a bucket. ~ David Lodge,
1361:The people of the United States will not tolerate another deep depression that arises not from any lack of natural resources, productive capacity or man and brain power, but solely from imperfections in the functioning of the system of finance capitalism. ~ Benjamin Graham,
1362:These diagnostic profiles like depression, ADHD, autism, dyslexia, it's half science and the other half is a committee of doctors bickering over what it should be, and it has changed. It's not precise like a diagnosis of tuberculosis would be very precise. ~ Temple Grandin,
1363:Usually halfway through a book I have a serious depression, so I go on safari on my ranch in South Africa, or fishing off my island in the Seychelles. When I come back and re-read it, I think: 'What was all that about, Smith? It's fine, just get on with it.' ~ Wilbur Smith,
1364:depression in its major stages possesses no quickly available remedy: failure of alleviation is one of the most distressing factors of the disorder as it reveals itself to the victim, and one that helps situate it squarely in the category of grave diseases. ~ William Styron,
1365:Fella says today, 'Depression is over. I seen a jackrabbit, an' they wasn't nobody after him.' An' another fella says, 'That aint the reason. Can't afford to kill jackrabbits no more. Catch 'em and milk 'em an' turn 'em loose. One you seen prob'ly gone dry. ~ John Steinbeck,
1366:The key is Jerusalem. If it is divided even a portion given to Palestinians - we will witness God's wrath outpoured in a measure unknown to mankind. If the US sponsors or demands such a move, America will be in a financial depression worse than the 1930's. ~ David Wilkerson,
1367:The Sedative Garden atop the Therapy Building was a triumph of therapeutic planning. Every perspective, every color, every contour had been designed to placate hostility, soothe resistance, melt anger, evaporate hysteria, shore up melancholia and depression. ~ Alfred Bester,
1368:If you feel the undertow of depression slowly pulling you out into the depths, don’t rage at the heavens; don’t wear yourself out trying to recover. Wait on God, rest in Him, and let Him pull your spirit homeward. All the tides of this world move toward Him. ~ David Jeremiah,
1369:It's a strange poverty of the English language, and indeed, of many other languages, that we use this same word, "depression" to describe how a kid feels when it rains on his birthday, and to describe how somebody feels the minute before they commit suicide. ~ Andrew Solomon,
1370:no one in Brady had seemed even remotely aware that the world was teetering on the brink of a catastrophic depression. Perhaps the mountains kept the place isolated and secure. Or perhaps life there had been depressed for so long another crash wouldn’t matter. ~ John Grisham,
1371:Pessimistische Depressionen sind als schöpferische Pausen zu betrachten, in denen sich die Kräfte wieder herstellen. Wenn man sich hiervon bewusst is, so werden die Depressionen schneller vorübergehen. Man sol sich niet deprimiert fühlen über eine Depression. ~ Etty Hillesum,
1372:Poverty entails fear, and stress, and sometimes depression; it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticised only by fools. ~ J K Rowling,
1373:The five stages of grief. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Many experience these stages usually after the death of someone they love. For me, love means everything, and I am proud to say that I have finally reached the stage of acceptance. ~ N M Lambert,
1374:The worst thing about depression is how true your vision seems, like misery is the only correct perspective and everything you think when you’re happy is a sham. I didn’t even want to be happy anymore because I’d rather live in honest misery than fake bliss. I ~ Michelle Tea,
1375:through all the
weariness
and depression
and troubled sighs
at the end of the
wailing day
it was enough
to remove my clothing
crawl into bed
and kiss her
in places the
sun never
touches."
-Christopher Poindexter ~ Christopher Poindexter,
1376:You can talk about depression as a "chemical imbalance" all you want, but it presents itself as an external antagonist - a "demon," a "beast," or a "black dog," as Samuel Johnson called it. It could pounce at any time, even in the most innocuous setting. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich,
1377:Grief
You plunge one in many emotions
Betrayal, Despair, Depression, Fear, Anger
Grief
You are more difficult to face than Death
Grief
Please let my faith stay stronger than you
Grief
I so wish you eventually lose out to love
(Page 58) ~ Neena Verma,
1378:I don't worry. I'm more stoical. Of course I have insecurities. I fear getting older. I fear death and illness. I'm not prone to depression, but I get depressed because everybody gets depressed. Suddenly I'm away from my family or doing a job I'm not enjoying. ~ David Thewlis,
1379:I have had issues with depression all my life, and it's probably true to say there was a tendency towards it even when I was very young, during my schooldays. There was often - and this is quite common with comics - a sense of not feeling as if I belonged anywhere. ~ Jack Dee,
1380:In 1985, the total annual sales for all antidepressants in the United States were approximately $240 million. Today, it is in excess of $12 billion. Between 1987 and 1997, the percentage of Americans in outpatient treatment for depression more than tripled. ~ Nora T Gedgaudas,
1381:In contrast, there are those with great gifts, often precisely the most gifted, who do suffer from severe depression. For one is free from it only when self-esteem is based on the authenticity of ones own feelings and not on the possession of certain qualities. ~ Alice Miller,
1382:Let us remember that the automatic machine is the precise economic equivalent of slave labor this will produce an unemployment situation in comparison with which the depression of the thirties will seem a pleasant joke.
   ~ Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings, 1954,
1383:On a visceral level, most of us know what soul loss means. This is the shaman's diagnosis of the root cause of many of our complaints: our lack of energy, our fatigue, our depression, why our immune systems are blown, why we lack enthusiasm and courage for life. ~ Robert Moss,
1384:We are having the single worst recovery the U.S. has had since the Great Depression. I don't care how you measure it. The East Coast knows it. The West Coast knows it. North, South, old, young, everyone knows it's the worst recovery since the Great Depression. ~ Arthur Laffer,
1385:Your melancholy. Or depression. Along with nine-tenths of the afflictions I've studied, diagnosed, attempted to treat. Call them whatever you like, but they're just different names for loneliness. That's what lets the darkness in. That's what you have to fight. ~ Andrew Pyper,
1386:Cardiac depression is very powerful, it's very black, it's very dark. What I've learned to do is get out of my head and get into my heart. And it just sounds like an easy thing - it was difficult at first - to truly recognize moment to moment how fortunate I am. ~ Robby Benson,
1387:One day, you will stand at the summit of a figurative mountain and look back on your life's journey. And, to your utter amazement, you will see how your experiences with depression, dark and painful as they were, only added to the overall beauty of your life. ~ Seth Adam Smith,
1388:since I’m still here, I have to act as though I meant to be here. Once it snowed, and it wasn’t that I felt great, because I felt awful, but awful is better than nothing. Depression wasn’t an endless grey sky, it was no sky at all. I’ve got to go somewhere. I’ve ~ Neil Hilborn,
1389:That doctor of yours called it depression. Depression is a form of anger, or so I’ve read.’ ‘I’m not angry.’ She looked at him wonderingly. ‘Why on earth should I be angry?’ ‘Maybe you were angry without knowing it. Maybe anger is merely undigested experience. ~ Anita Brookner,
1390:Vincent van Gogh was sane when he painted that piece of art, because when you you feel the mania and depression, you have all the heaven and hell your heart has ever experienced that you can tap into, to be able to create something that can last several lifetimes. ~ Paul Dalio,
1391:Biology is not destiny. There are ways to lead a good life with depression. Indeed, people who learn from their depression can develop a particular moral profundity from the experience, and this is the thing with feathers at the bottom of their box of miseries. ~ Andrew Solomon,
1392:Don’t be so dramatic, Magnolia. So you flashed your tits to the world. At least you’re still young and they look good. Just imagine if I showed my drooping bowling balls. I could have started a world war. Or at least instigated a minor economic depression. ~ Denise Grover Swank,
1393:Then again, as those who suffer from it know, intractable depression creates a planet all its own, largely impermeable to influence from others except as shadow presences, urging you to come out and rejoin the world, take in a movie, go out for a bite, cheer up. ~ Daphne Merkin,
1394:was just one of those days that had no reason to be bad beyond the inexplicable fog of depression. Pat was eager to go home, fix himself something for dinner, sit on his well-worn couch with a book, and wait for the day to be over. He was just getting ready to ~ Suzie O Connell,
1395:What if, like virtually everybody else who suffers repeatedly from depression, you have become a victim of your own very sensible, even heroic, efforts to free yourself—like someone pulled even deeper into quicksand by the struggling intended to get you out? ~ J Mark G Williams,
1396:[Depression is] like combating the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with a handful of popcorn. But that handful of popcorn keeps you going. There is no sense in going on, there is no sense in any of those things, but thank God one does not live by reason alone. ~ James Tiptree Jr,
1397:Every time you feel depressed about something, try to identify a corresponding negative thought you had just prior to and during the depression. Because these thoughts have actually created your bad mood, by learning to restructure them, you can change your mood. ~ David D Burns,
1398:Lincoln is not the only famous leader to have battled depression. Winston Churchill lived with the ‘black dog’ for much of his life too. Watching a fire, he once remarked to a young researcher he was employing: ‘I know why logs spit. I know what it is to be consumed. ~ Matt Haig,
1399:There's a fine line between helping others and being a people pleaser, and mistaking one for the other can be hugely detrimental. When we put others' needs before our own, we deplete our energy, which can lead to depression, physical illness, and overwhelm. ~ Gabrielle Bernstein,
1400:We are inheriting the worst financial system since the Depression. We're inheriting a situation - when people go back and study major banking crises a quarter century from now, the one that America developed in 2007 and 2008 is going to be one of those crises. ~ Lawrence Summers,
1401:When you contact the worked-up feeling of shenpa, the instruction is the same as in dealing w/ physical pain. Whether it’s a feeling I don’t like, or an emotional state like depression, or anxiety, you open yourself fully to the sensation, free of interpretation. ~ Pema Chodron,
1402:You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever. Well, with manic depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me! ~ Carrie Fisher,
1403:Depression is something that doesn't just go away. It's just... there and you deal with it. It's like... malaria or something. Maybe it won't be cured, but you've got to take the medication you're prescribed, and you stay out of situations that are going to trigger it. ~ Adam Ant,
1404:If you have depression, you are dramatically more likely to be sick. Now to say you don't need to treat depression because it's not a medical reality - when in fact it clearly affects your interaction with the entire world around you - is just frankly reactionary. ~ Newt Gingrich,
1405:I'm not a person who goes into a deep depression after a defeat. I try to remain reasonably upbeat. I'm realistic enough to know that results of football matches are often unpredictable and, when all is said and done, things don't always work out as one would wish! ~ Kevin Keegan,
1406:~ Jalaluddin Rumi This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival.A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesAs an unexpected visitor.Welcome and entertain them all![..]Be grateful for whoever comes,because each has been sentas a guide from beyond,
1407:Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat... Never take yourself too seriously. ~ Og Mandino,
1408:The human animal needs meaning as well as food and air and sex and water. The sense that life is meaningless is at the root of a great deal of depression, aggression, and addiction, which can only be addressed by a restoration of the sense that life is meaning-full. ~ Robert Moss,
1409:tiny: but there is the word, this word phil wrayson taught me once: weltschmerz. it's the depression you feel when the world as it is does not line up with the world as you think it should be. i live in a big goddamned weltzschermz ocean, you know? and so do you. ~ David Levithan,
1410:We were growing up in West Virginia. Everybody was poor there in the southern part of the state. It was like growing up in the Great Depression from the stories I hear people tell. Everybody was poor and so we didnt know that we were any different from anybody else. ~ James Green,
1411:When energy is profoundly dissipated, the ability to think is clearly eroded, and the capacity to actively engage in the efforts and pleasures of life is fundamentally altered, then depression becomes an illness rather than a temporary or existential state. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1412:Defeating depression is like playing the carnival game Whac-a-mole. You have to give it your all and be on target to beat that sucker down when it pops up again and again. If you pay attention, learn from your past efforts, and keep at it, you can win." -Mel. Edwards ~ Mel Edwards,
1413:Despite the mountain of gold that has been built downtown, Los Angeles remains vulnerable to the same explosive convergence of street anger, poverty, environmental crisis, and capital flight that made the early 1990s its worth crisis period since the early Depression. ~ Mike Davis,
1414:Many creative people start their creativity with terrific depression. They have such a well-constructed and strong ego consciousness that the unconscious must use very strong means—send them a hellish depression—before they can loosen up enough to let things happen. ~ ML von Franz,
1415:Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again. ~ David D Burns,
1416:You initially become funny as a kid because you're looking for attention and love. Psychologists think that's all to do with mother abandonment. I think John Cleese has his depressions, and Terry Gilliam's the same. All of us together make one completely insane person. ~ Eric Idle,
1417:For a time, it would work well. then it worked less and my pain was more. I would go through wild bouts of depression, horrible comedowns. I understand why kids kill themselves. I absolutely do. You feel terrible. You feel soul-less. "I'll never do it to my child". ~ Channing Tatum,
1418:In depression, you're flattened. Your energy level is gone. When I'm anxious, I tend to have more energy. But it depends on the nature of the anxiety. The anxiety to finish something would seem to be more productive than the anxiety that says, "You're feeling sick." ~ Lynne Tillman,
1419:[Jack Sparrow]'s a blast to play. I'll be in a deep, dark depression saying goodbye to him. I'll keep the costume and just prance around the house, entertain the kids....I mean, at a certain point, the madness must stop, but for the moment, I can't say that he's done. ~ Johnny Depp,
1420:Ladies and gentlemen, the Reagan tax cuts turned the deepest recession since the Great Depression into the largest 20-year economic boom in American history. The Reagan tax cuts of 1981 and '86. And the same thing can happen here again. Democrats just cannot let it. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1421:Mental health, contemporary psychiatrists tell us, consists of the ability to adapt to the inevitable stresses and misfortunes of life. It does not mean freedom from anxiety and depression, but only the ability to cope with these afflictions in a healthy way. ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
1422:My grandmother raised five children during the Depression by herself. At 50, she threw her sewing machine into the back of a pickup truck and drove from North Dakota to California. She was a real survivor, so that's my stock. That's how I want my kids to be too. ~ Michelle Pfeiffer,
1423:My own work on depression demonstrated that men and women often have different symptoms, with males often becoming more irritable, angry, and aggressive when they are depressed, while women show the more inward symptoms such as sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness. ~ Jed Diamond,
1424:Children with multiple ACEs are more likely to struggle with anxiety and depression, to suffer from heart disease and obesity, and to contract certain types of cancers. They’re also more likely to underperform in school and suffer from relationship instability as adults. ~ J D Vance,
1425:I’m still here. The doubt, the fear, the heartbreak, the depression, the anxiety, the insecurity: It didn’t win. The people who hurt me and let me down: They didn’t win. The disappointment and the failure, and the hopes and deferred dreams: Nope. They didn’t win either. ~ Mandy Hale,
1426:I think of depression as the mechanism that pushes down the pain of that loss. It tries to distance us from the loss but it lowers our whole energy level. I think that's a pervasive way we end up responding to loss or the anticipation of loss. Natural but not necessary. ~ Tara Brach,
1427:It [the depression] was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence worked out as one works out a mathematical equation. The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as the rulers of us all. ~ Louis Thomas McFadden,
1428:One of the best antidotes for depression is to look around and see what you can do to help out - to make a difference - for now and the future. Now is the future, for what I do right now is the future. For what I am doing right now is already affecting tomorrow. ~ Horst Rechelbacher,
1429:The average baby demands adult attention of one kind or another every twenty seconds. New mothers lose an average of seven hundred hours of sleep during that first year. Marital satisfaction plummets 70 percent, while the risk of maternal depression more than doubles. ~ David Brooks,
1430:The culture is going into a psychological depression. We are concerned about our place in the world, about being competitive: Will my children have as much as I have? Will I ever own my own home? How can I pay for a new car? Are immigrants taking away my white world? ~ James Hillman,
1431:To this day, and no doubt for good reasons, suffering remains the almost exclusive preoccupation of professional psychology. Journals in the field have published forty-five thousand articles in the last thirty years on depression, but only four hundred on joy.40 ~ Barbara Ehrenreich,
1432:Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis. ~ Bren Brown,
1433:You know how most illnesses have symptoms you can recognize? Like fever, upset stomach, chills, whatever.
Well, with manic depression, it's sexual promiscuity, excessive spending, and substance abuse - and that just sounds like a fantastic weekend in Vegas to me! ~ Carrie Fisher,
1434:Your melancholy. Or depression. Along with nine-tenths of the afflictions I’ve studied, diagnosed, attempted to treat. Call them whatever you like, but they’re just different names for loneliness. That’s what lets the darkness in. That’s what you have to fight. ~ Andrew Pyper,
1435:Force yourself to study and your depression will go away. Can you imagine a student in college coming and telling his teacher, Sir, I didn't do my homework today because I felt depressed? Surely the teacher would punish him most severely.
   ~ The Mother, More Answers From The Mother,
1436:He is the same chap who informed me that there are unusually high numbers of Mennonites who suffer from depression but nobody knows why. I said, Well, thank you for that! As cheerfully as if I was accepting a plate of homemade Christmas cookies from one of my students. ~ Miriam Toews,
1437:One day, we will look back and wonder how on earth we used to believe that depression was a lifestyle choice, only to be debated and taken seriously when an A List film star took his life, and the world filled with people saying how shocked and saddened they were. ~ Alastair Campbell,
1438:Science knows no politics. Are we in this frenzy of [the Depression] economy, brought about by those who control the wealth of this country, seeking to put a barrier on science and research for the paltry sum of $39,113 out of an appropriation of $100,000,000? ~ Fiorello H La Guardia,
1439:The key fact about psychological life in societies in which you have little control over these aspects of life is that you also have little expectation of control. And because of this, I think, lack of control does not lead to feelings of helplessness and depression. ~ Barry Schwartz,
1440:The word “depressed” is spoken phonetically as “deep rest”. We can view depression not as a mental illness, but on a deeper level, as a profound, and very misunderstood, state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own identity. ~ Jeff Foster,
1441:Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis. ~ Brene Brown,
1442:What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. Something inside me is wrong. Sure, there are things in my life that make me feel alone, but nothing makes me feel more isolated and terrified than my own voice in my head. ~ Jasmine Warga,
1443:When his son was dressed Mr. Button regarded him with depression. The costume consisted of dotted socks, pink pants, and a belted blouse with a wide white collar. Over the latter waved the long whitish beard, drooping almost to the waist. The effect was not good. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1444:[...] Depressive Episodes.

[I]Episodes.[/i] Like depression is a sitcom with a fun punch line each time. Or a TV box set loaded with cliffhangers. The only cliffhanger in my life is "Will I ever get rid of this s***?" And believe me, it gets pretty monotonous. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
1445:Even the word depression itself was the terminological product of an effort to soften the connotation of deep trouble. In the last century, the term crisis was normally employed. With time, however, this acquired the connotation of the misfortune it described. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
1446:Even with the darkest and most distressing subjects in movies there's always going to be humour not far away, just under the surface. And it does help otherwise we'd just get ourselves into a massive trough of depression if there wasn't humour just around the corner. ~ Mackenzie Crook,
1447:I'm really clear about what my life mission is now. There's no more depression or lethargy, and I feel like I've returned to the athlete I once was. I'm integrating all the parts of me - jock, musician, writer, poet, philosopher - and becoming stronger as a result. ~ Alanis Morissette,
1448:Technologies also make sharing more personally valuable, for example, discussing which new drugs to take for cancer, AIDS, or depression. In forums such as PatientsLikeMe and PersonalGenomes.org, individuals communicate information to benefit people around the world. ~ George M Church,
1449:I'd wasted so much of my life. So many of my days, and all of my promise, all of my dreams, lost to hospitals, to depression, to wanting to die. This wasn't how it was supposed to be. This is not who I am.

Except, of course, it was. It was all there was left to be. ~ Alexis Hall,
1450:Many of the neuroses that plague the lives of modern humans—from anxiety to depression—are often fed, if not caused, by a confined, claustrophobic & ultimately unsubstantiated interpretation of consensus reality; that is, by a deprived myth derived from grammatical rules. ~ Kastrup,
1451:Of course we have our moments of depression; but there are other moments too, when time, unmeasured by the clock, runs on into eternity and, catching his smile, I know we are together, we march in unison, no clash of thought or of opinion makes a barrier between us. ~ Daphne du Maurier,
1452:Some people think that mental illness is a matter of mood, a matter of personality. They think depression is simply a form of being sad, that OCD is a form of being uptight. They think the soul is sick, not the body. It is, they believe, something you have choice over. ~ David Levithan,
1453:The benefits that research shows for regular exercise are truly astounding: more energy, better sleep, less stress, less depression, enhanced mood, improved memory, less anxiety, better sex life, higher life satisfaction, more creativity, and better well-being overall. ~ Michelle Segar,
1454:The trouble is, depression doesn't come with handy symptoms like spots and a temperature, so you don't realize it at first. You keep saying 'I'm fine' to people when you're not fine. You think you should be fine. You keep saying to yourself: 'Why aren't I fine? ~ Sophie Kinsella,
1455:We live in a world where most people still subscribe to the belief that shame is a good tool for keeping people in line. Not only is this wrong, but it’s dangerous. Shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying. ~ Bren Brown,
1456:As to his unique opinions on the poem, Pinsky had this to tell his Lincoln Center audience: “This is not a poem about punishment, but the sin of despair… the agony of feeling defective and being defective… I believe Inferno is the best book ever written about depression. ~ Robert Pinsky,
1457:Negativity is the enemy of creativity. For instance if you're filled with depression, you can hardly even get out of bed, let alone feel like creating something. If you are filled with bitter, selfish anger, this occupies the mind and leaves little room for creative ideas. ~ David Lynch,
1458:was half-past five before Holmes returned. He was bright, eager, and in excellent spirits, a mood which in his case alternated with fits of the blackest depression. ‘There is no great mystery in this matter,’ he said, taking the cup of tea which I had poured out for ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
1459:We live in a world where most people still subscribe to the belief that shame is a good tool for keeping people in line. Not only is this wrong, but it’s dangerous. Shame is highly correlated with addiction, violence, aggression, depression, eating disorders, and bullying. ~ Brene Brown,
1460:Barkley’s comment that ADD is more impairing than any syndrome in all mental health that is treated on an outpatient basis. More impairing than anxiety, more impairing than depression, more impairing than substance abuse. The “morbidity” of untreated ADD is profound. ~ Edward M Hallowell,
1461:Depression simply is. It has no beginning and no end, no boundaries and no world outside itself. It is the first, the last, the only, the alpha and the omega. Memories of better times die upon its desolate shores. Voices drown in its seas. The mind becomes its own prisoner. ~ Alexis Hall,
1462:If you look at what happened, I came in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. And unlike Franklin Delano Roosevelt who waited, well, didn't take office until about three years into the Great Depression, it was happening just as I was elected. ~ Barack Obama,
1463:I was battling depression, went through a really hard time in my marriage, and I used to cry myself to sleep. I went through years and years of pain and suffering, and finally got help. I feel so much better now, feel like a new person, so now I can be happy about it. ~ Maureen McCormick,
1464:Job’s disease included all of these symptoms: boils (2:7), itching (2:8), loss of appetite (3:24), severe depression (3:24-25), broken skin (7:5), red eyes (16:16), bad breath (19:17), constant pain (30:17), discoloration and fever (30:30), and an emaciated appearance (2:12). ~ Anonymous,
1465:Reading is at the threshold of the spiritual life; it can introduce us to it. It does not constitute it ... There are certain cases of spiritual depression in which reading can become a sort of curative discipline ... reintroducing a lazy mind into the life of the Spirit. ~ Marcel Proust,
1466:The bitterness and alcohol and depression are stripped away from these phantom incarnations, and they console and protect me in death as they never did in life. I’ve come to think that’s what heaven is—a place in the memory of others where our best selves live on. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
1467:the Long Depression, an economic downturn in the United States and Europe that endured longer than the Great Depression two generations later. The industrial revolution created the plutocrats—we called them the robber barons—and the gap between them and everyone else. ~ Chrystia Freeland,
1468:The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication. ~ Daniel Goleman,
1469:Usually I try to suppress any emotions that savor of regret, because they are invariably aperitifs to a main course of depression, and for the long-lived, that’s a recipe for suicide. But that doesn’t mean they can’t sneak up on me sometimes.
And, like, gang-tackle me. ~ Kevin Hearne,
1470:What people never understand is that depression isn't about the outside; it's about the inside. Something inside me is wrong. Sure, there are things in my life that make me feel alone, but nothing makes me feel more isolated and terrified than my own voice inside my head. ~ Jasmine Warga,
1471:Disappointment and Depression are terrorists that kidnap people's original peace for no good reason. The Holy Spirit of God is a dependable army to drive them away! May you be free from being disappointed and depressed. May you have and share peace as long as you live! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1472:Get up and make notes on the books that you have, reflect on these notes and order more books, get up again, revise the hypothesis, and figure out a new plan of action. Repeat, making sure to leave no cracks open through which the gray fog of depression can penetrate. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich,
1473:If we were never depressed we would not be alive - only material things don't suffer depression. If human beings were not capable of depression, we would have no capacity for happiness and exaltation. Whenever you examine yourself, take into your capacity for depression. ~ Oswald Chambers,
1474:Parental anxieties: A timeline. Pre-1800s: Potato famine, death of entire villages. 1900s: Trying to keep dad's job through depression so entire family does not starve or have to sell off children to agribusiness. 2000: Infringement of Parenthood on sense of Personhood. ~ Sandra Tsing Loh,
1475:Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life-paralysis.2 Life-paralysis refers to all of the opportunities we miss because we’re too afraid to put anything out in the world that could be imperfect. ~ Bren Brown,
1476:The beginning of my depression had been nothing but feelings, so the emotional deadening that followed was a welcome relief. I had always viewed feelings as a weakness-annoying obstacles on my quest for total power over myself. And I finally didn't have to feel them anymore. ~ Allie Brosh,
1477:The thing about depression is that, if you're not the one who's actually suffering from it, there's very little you can do to be proactive. If someone in your family is depressed, all you can really do is send them to the shrink, get them their meds, be gentle, and wait. ~ Sarah Silverman,
1478:Are you aware that deep-immersion playback can cause depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders and increase the likelihood of addictive behaviors? “Yes,” I reply. Are you aware that deep-immersion playback can trigger PTSD? “Yes, for fuck’s sake.” That’s what I’m afraid of. ~ Emma Newman,
1479:Depression simply is. It has no beginning and no end, no boundaries and no world outside itself. It is the first, the last, the only, the alpha and the omega. Memories of better times die upon its desolate shores. Voices drown in its seas. The mind becomes its own prisoner. I ~ Alexis Hall,
1480:If your brain does not receive sufficient stimulus, it might find something else to do—it daydreams, it wanders, it thinks about itself. If this goes on too long, it can affect your mind’s normal functioning. Chronic boredom correlates with depression and attention deficits. ~ Deborah Blum,
1481:If you're self-compassionate, you'll tend to have higher self-esteem than if you're endlessly self-critical. And like high self-esteem - self-compassion is associated with significantly less anxiety and depression, as well as more happiness, optimism, and positive emotions. ~ David D Burns,
1482:In many instances, one’s condition fluctuates between a jubilant high &a morbid depression; that is, at one point one feels 1 has really achieved something great, & at another time 1 feels very depressed. Every creative person has to go through this process to some degree ~ v Franz,
1483:Music is a science, it heals depression, it awakens, most people don't know, they just take music for an entertainment, something to dance to, and enjoy yourself and you go to bed and forget it tomorrow, music must never be forgotten, it's like a fountain that keeps on flowing ~ Peter Tosh,
1484:We are as tired of each other's company as we are of the cold monotony of the black night and of the unpalatable sameness of our food. Physically, mentally, and perhaps morally, then, we are depressed, and from my past experience... I know that this depression will increase. ~ Jenny Offill,
1485:Back in the days of the great Depression, an old sign dangled by one staple from a piece of rusting barbed wire. The owner of the farm had written:
‘Burned out by drought,
Drowned out by flud waters,
Et out by jack-rabbits,
Sold out by sheriff,
STILL HERE. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
1486:But no matter what the dictionary says, in my opinion, a problem derails your life and an inconvenience is not being able to get a nice seat on the un-derailed train. Given that, I’ve had three and a half problems. A dead guy in my bed, substance abuse, and manic-depression. ~ Carrie Fisher,
1487:Depression is a real demon in the woods for a lot of creative people, you know? It's part of what the documentary is trying to be about for me, finding balance, where the beauty that is attainable in the creative arts can be matched with the scratchy roughness of regular life. ~ Ethan Hawke,
1488:...Every one of the social and psychological causes of depression and anxiety they have discovered has something in common. They are all forms of disconnection. They are all ways in which we have been cut off from something we innately need but seem to have lost along the way. ~ Johann Hari,
1489:I grew up in the 1930s Great Depression when many families struggled to make ends meet, and in an area where old-fashioned country gospel music was popular. Later, as an adult with a more mature outlook on Christianity, I realized that a lot of that music was rather shallow. ~ Jerry Bridges,
1490:Some comedians you work with, they only turn on when the camera turn on, and they're like sad-faced clowns when the camera's off. And then, they come alive when the camera come on. And you be like, "Oh, damn. You're not a depressed ball of depression, but you are actually funny." ~ Ice Cube,
1491:Stress-related health issues, anxiety disorders, and cases of depression have skyrocketed over the past thirty years, despite the fact that everyone has a flat-screen TV and can have their groceries delivered. Our crisis is no longer material; it’s existential, it’s spiritual. ~ Mark Manson,
1492:The Committee of 300 looks to social convulsions on a global scale, followed by depressions, as a softening-up technique for bigger things to come, as the principal method for creating masses of people all over the world who will become its “welfare” recipients of the future. ~ John Coleman,
1493:The thing about those conditions [anxiety and depression] that sucks the worst is that you don't address the root cause, so you never see it coming. What's worse is when you don't even KNOW what the root cause is, you can never fix the problem. So that's what's really scary. ~ Matty Mullins,
1494:Every native of every place is a potential tourist, and every tourist is a native of somewhere. Every native everywhere lives a life of overwhelming and crushing banality and boredom and desperation and depression, and every deed, good and bad, is an attempt to forget this. ~ Jamaica Kincaid,
1495:I realize now that no simple, single-factor theory of depression will ever work. Depression is partly in our genes, partly in our childhood experience, partly in our way of thinking, partly in our brains, partly in our ways of handling emotions. It affects our whole being. ~ Richard O Connor,
1496:Like many self-help books, The Deepest Blue is full of horrifyingly simplistic language and some admittedly good advice. Somehow the women in the book learn to say: That’s my depression talking. It’s not “me.”

As if we could scrape the color off the iris and still see. ~ Maggie Nelson,
1497:My time in the arena made me realize how I needed to stop punishing [my mother] for something she couldn't help, specifically the crushing depression she fell into after my father's death. Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them. ~ Suzanne Collins,
1498:When people feel left out, left behind, and left without options, the deep void will be filled by anger and resentment or depression and despair about those who supposedly took away their livelihood or cut in line.
Trump brilliantly tapped into all these feelings. ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
1499:Why are so many people struggling with depression and discouragement? They’ve lost heart. Why can’t we seem able to break free of our addictions? Because somewhere along the way, in a moment of carelessness or desperation, we gave our heart away, and now we can’t get it back. ~ John Eldredge,
1500:Almost all people suffer some form of intense inner pain at some times in their lives. The suffering might be depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts and it results from the battles we wage against our thoughts as we futilely try to get rid of our historie. ~ Steven C Hayes,

IN CHAPTERS [150/270]



  164 Integral Yoga
   12 Fiction
   10 Poetry
   9 Occultism
   8 Psychology
   6 Philosophy
   4 Education
   2 Theosophy
   1 Yoga
   1 Sufism
   1 Mysticism


  152 Sri Aurobindo
   35 The Mother
   12 H P Lovecraft
   11 Satprem
   9 A B Purani
   5 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   4 Jordan Peterson
   4 Carl Jung
   3 Walt Whitman
   3 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 William Wordsworth
   2 Plato
   2 Friedrich Nietzsche
   2 Alice Bailey
   2 Aleister Crowley


   79 Record of Yoga
   27 Letters On Yoga IV
   13 Letters On Yoga II
   12 Lovecraft - Poems
   9 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   8 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   7 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   7 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   6 Letters On Yoga III
   5 Letters On Yoga I
   4 Maps of Meaning
   3 The Life Divine
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Some Answers From The Mother
   3 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   3 On Education
   2 Wordsworth - Poems
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 Whitman - Poems
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 Talks
   2 Questions And Answers 1956
   2 Questions And Answers 1954
   2 Questions And Answers 1953
   2 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   2 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   2 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   2 Agenda Vol 03
   2 Agenda Vol 01


0.02 - The Three Steps of Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  She has harmonised the bodily life with the material mind, she is harmonising it with the play of the intellectual mentality; for that, although it tends to a depression of the full animal and vital vigour, need not produce active disturbances. And she is shooting yet beyond in the attempt to reach a still higher level.
  Nor are the disturbances created by her process as great as is often represented. Some of them are the crude beginnings of new manifestations; others are an easily corrected movement of disintegration, often fruitful of fresh activities and always a small price to pay for the far-reaching results that she has in view.

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  You must not accept depression, never, and still less these
  suggestions, so stupid and false, that I could ask you to go away!
  --
  You in this state of depression and discontent?
  But I don’t blame You for this; it is me — I don’t
  --
  Be careful, child, do not open the door to depression, discouragement and revolt — this leads far, far away from consciousness and makes you sink into the depths of obscurity
  where happiness can no longer enter. Your great strength was
  --
  such as depression, revolt, sadness, etc. Physical diseases are
  those of the body.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  too glad to speak of it to you. Shake off this childish depression
  and contemplate the Sun that is rising in your heart!
  --
  energy to reject depression. I am always near you to help you
  with all my love.
  --
  does not allow any upsetting or depression to interfere with your
  progress. The sincerity of the aspiration is the assurance of the
  --
  There is a depression. And most often I feel that my
  mind is tired. I don’t know why. Today, my vital too is

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  if I could be quite alone, I would master this depression
  which I cannot shake off.

03.02 - Yogic Initiation and Aptitude, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In a general way we may perhaps say, without gross error, that every man has the right to become a poet, a scientist or a politician. But when the question rises in respect of a particular person, then it has to be seen whether that person has a natural ability, an inherent tendency or aptitude for the special training so necessary for the end in view. One cannot, at will, develop into a poet by sheer effort or culture. He alone can be a poet who is to the manner born. The same is true also of the spiritual life. But in this case, there is something more to take into account. If you enter the spiritual path, often, whether you will or not, you come in touch with hidden powers, supra-sensible forces, beings of other worlds and you do not know how to deal with them. You raise ghosts and spirits, demons and godsFrankenstein monsters that are easily called up but not so easily laid. You break down under their impact, unless your adhr has already been prepared, purified and streng thened. Now, in secular matters, when, for example, you have the ambition to be a poet, you can try and fail, fail with impunity. But if you undertake the spiritual life and fail, then you lose both here and hereafter. That is why the Vedic Rishis used to say that the ear then vessel meant to hold the Soma must be properly baked and made perfectly sound. It was for this reason again that among the ancients, in all climes and in all disciplines, definite rules and regulations were laid down to test the aptitude or fitness of an aspirant. These tests were of different kinds, varying according to the age, the country and the Path followedfrom the capacity for gross physical labour to that for subtle perception. A familiar instance of such a test is found in the story of the aspirant who was asked again and again, for years together, by his Teacher to go and graze cows. A modern mind stares at the irrelevancy of the procedure; for what on earth, he would question, has spiritual sadhana to do with cow-grazing? In defence we need not go into any esoteric significance, but simply suggest that this was perhaps a test for obedience and endurance. These two are fundamental and indispensable conditions in sadhana; without them there is no spiritual practice, one cannot advance a step. It is absolutely necessary that one should carry out the directions of the Guru without question or complaint, with full happiness and alacrity: even if there comes no immediate gain one must continue with the same zeal, not giving way to impatience or depression. In ancient Egypt among certain religious orders there was another kind of test. The aspirant was kept confined in a solitary room, sitting in front of a design or diagram, a mystic symbol (cakra) drawn on the wall. He had to concentrate and meditate on that figure hour after hour, day after day till he could discover its meaning. If he failed he was declared unfit.
   Needless to say that these tests and ordeals are mere externals; at any rate, they have no place in our sadhana. Such or similar virtues many people possess or may possess, but that is no indication that they have an opening to the true spiritual life, to the life divine that we seek. Just as accomplishments on the mental plane,keen intellect, wide studies, profound scholarship even in the scriptures do not entitle a man to the possession of the spirit, even so capacities on the vital plane,mere self-control, patience and forbearance or endurance and perseverance do not create a claim to spiritual realisation, let alone physical austerities. In conformity with the Upanishadic standard, one may not be an unworthy son or an unworthy disciple, one may be strong, courageous, patient, calm, self-possessed, one may even be a consummate master of the senses and be endowed with other great virtues. Yet all this is no assurance of one's success in spiritual sadhana. Even one may be, after Shankara, a mumuksu, that is to say, have an ardent yearning for liberation. Still it is doubtful if that alone can give him liberation into the divine life.

03.03 - Arjuna or the Ideal Disciple, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   All this, however, is not to say that Arjuna was in his external human nature, built of an inferior stuff; indeed, even from the human and profane standpoint Arjuna's was a heroic nature, if ever there was one. Still what one remarks in him is his representative character, that is to say, he is an average man, only the strengths and weaknesses are perhaps stressed and intensified in him. He is a hero, to be surewe must remember also the other condition that a spiritual aspirant is to fulfil, nyamtmbalahinena labhyaha2 but that did not immune him to the normal reactions of a normal man; on the contrary, the reactions were especially strong and violent, necessary indeed to bring out the whole implication of a spiritual crisis. Arjuna's doubts and depression, misgivings and questionings (Vishada Yoga) are what more or less every aspirant has to pass through when he arrives at the crucial point of his soul's journey and has either to choose the higher curve or follow the vicious circle. And at this threshold of the spiritual journey what is required of the true aspirant, the ideal disciple, is the resolution to face the situation, to go through to the end at the comm and and under the loving guidance of the Master. On this line Arjuna stands for us all and shows, by his example how we can take courage and march out of the inferior nature into the peace and light and power of the higher divine nature.
   Nor by brain-power, nor by much learning of Scripture.Katha Upanishad, 1. 2. 23.

1.00c - DIVISION C - THE ETHERIC BODY AND PRANA, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  These three centres are in the form that all centres take, of saucer-like depressions, resembling somewhat the appearance of small whirlpools, and which draw within their sphere of influence the currents that come their way.
  The centres should be pictured as whirling vortices with a closely woven threefold channel passing from each centre to the other, and forming an almost separate circulatory system. This finds its point of departure for [100] the entire system at the further side of the spleen to that at which the prana entered. The vital fluid circulates through and between these three centres three times, before it finally passes out from them to the periphery of its little system. This final circulation carries the prana, via the fine interlacing channels, to every part of the body, which becomes entirely impregnated by these emanations, if it might be so expressed. These emanations find their way finally out of the etheric system by means of surface radiation. The pranic essence escapes from the circumference of its temporary ring-pass-not as emanative human prana, which is the same prana as earlier received, plus the peculiar quality that any single individual may convey to it during its transitory circulation. The essence escapes, plus individual quality.

1.00e - DIVISION E - MOTION ON THE PHYSICAL AND ASTRAL PLANES, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  4. Absorption, through that expression which is seen in all whirling spheres of atomic matter at whichever surface in the sphere corresponds to the point called in a planet the North Pole. Some idea of the intention that I seek to convey may be grasped by a study of the atom as portrayed in Babbitt's "Principles of Light and Colour," and later in Mrs. Besant's "Occult Chemistry." This depression is produced by radiations which proceed counter to the rotations of the sphere and pass down from the north southwards to a midway point. From there they tend to increase the latent heat, to produce added momentum and to give specific quality according to the source from which the radiation comes. This absorption of extra-spheroidal emanation is the secret of the dependence of one sphere upon another, and has its correspondence in the cycling of a ray through any plane sphere. Every atom, though termed spheroidal, is more accurately a sphere slightly depressed at one location, [156] that location being the place through which flows the force which animates the matter of the sphere. This is true of all spheres, from the solar down to the atom of matter that we call the cell in the body physical. Through the depression in the physical atom flows the vitalising force from without. Every atom is both positive and negative; it is receptive or negative where the inflowing force is concerned, and positive or radiatory where its own emanations are concerned, and in connection with its effect upon its environment.
  This can be predicated likewise of the entire ring-pass-not of the solar system in relation to its cosmic environment. Force flows into the solar system from three directions via three channels:
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  3. The circle divided into two. This marks the active rotation and the beginning of the mobility of the atom of matter, and produces the subsequent extension of the influence of the positive point within the atom of matter till its sphere of influence extends from the centre to the periphery. At the point where it touches the periphery it contacts the influence of the atoms in its environment; radiation is set up and the point of depression makes its appearance, marking the inflow and outflow of force or heat.
  We are here only showing the application of cosmic symbols to matter, and are not dealing with manifestation from any other angle than that of the purely material. For instance, we are applying the symbol of the point within the circle to the sphere of matter, and the point of latent heat. We are not handling at this point matter as informed by an entity who is to matter, when so informing, a point of conscious life.
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  1. The circle. At this stage the centre is seen simply as a saucer-like depression (as Mr. C. W. Leadbeater expresses it) of dimly glowing fire, a fire diffused throughout but of no real intensity. The wheel rotates slowly, but so slowly as to be almost inappreciable. This corresponds to the little developed stage, and to the early Lemurian root-race, and to that period wherein man was simply animal; all that was being formed was a field for the appearance of the spark of mind.
  2. The circle with the point in the centre. The centre is here seen with a point of glowing fire in the middle of the saucer-like depression, and the rotation becomes more rapid. This corresponds to the stage wherein mind is beginning to be felt and thus to later Lemurian days.
  3. The divided circle. At this stage the point of light in the centre of the vortex of fire is becoming more active; rotary motion causes it to burn more brightly, and to cast off rays of fire in two directions, which appear to split the vortex into two; the motion is much accelerated, and the dividing flame in the vortex shoots back and forth, stimulating the glow of the centre itself, till a much greater point of radiance is achieved. This corresponds to Atlantean days.

1.00 - Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Suresh Mitra, a beloved disciple whom the Master often addressed as Surendra, had received an English education and held an important post in an English firm. Like many other educated young men of the time, he prided himself on his atheism and led a Bohemian life. He was addicted to drinking. He cherished an exaggerated notion about man's free will. A victim of mental depression, he was brought to Sri Ramakrishna by Rmchandra Dutta. When he heard the Master asking a disciple to practise the virtue of self-surrender to God, he was impressed. But though he tried thenceforth to do so, he was unable to give up his old associates and his drinking. One day the Master said in his presence, "Well, when a man goes to an undesirable place, why doesn't he take the Divine Mother with him?" And to Surendra himself Sri Ramakrishna said: "Why should you drink wine as wine? Offer it to Kli, and then take it as Her Prasd, as consecrated drink. But see that you don't, become intoxicated; you must not reel and your thoughts must not wander. At first you will feel ordinary excitement, but soon you will experience spiritual exaltation." Gradually Surendra's entire life was changed. The Master designated him as one of those commissioned by the Divine Mother to defray a great part of his expenses. Surendra's purse was always open for the Master's comfort.
  Kedr

1.00 - Gospel Preface, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  An appropriate allusion indeed! Bhagavata, the great scripture that has given the word of Sri Krishna to mankind, was composed by the Sage Vysa under similar circumstances. When caught up in a mood of depression like that of M, Vysa was advised by the sage Nrada that he would gain peace of mind only qn composing a work exclusively devoted to the depiction of the Lord's glorious attri butes and His teachings on Knowledge and Devotion, and the result was that the world got from Vysa the invaluable gift of the Bhagavata Purana depicting the life and teachings of Sri Krishna.
  From the mental depression of the modem Vysa, the world has obtained the Kathmrita (Bengali Edition) the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna in English.
  Sri Ramakrishna was a teacher for both the Orders of mankind, Sannysins and householders. His own life offered an ideal example for both, and he left behind disciples who followed the highest traditions he had set in respect of both these ways of life. M., along with Nag Mahashay, exemplified how a householder can rise to the highest level of sagehood. M. was married to Nikunja Devi, a distant relative of Keshab Chander Sen, even when he was reading at College, and he had four children, two sons and two daughters. The responsibility of the family, no doubt, made him dependent on his professional income, but the great devotee that he was, he never compromised with ideals and principles for this reason. Once when he was working as the headmaster in a school managed by the great Vidysgar, the results of the school at the public examination happened to be rather poor, and Vidysgar attri buted it to M's preoccupation with the Master and his consequent failure to attend adequately to the school work. M. at once resigned his post without any thought of the morrow. Within a fortnight the family was in poverty, and M. was one day pacing up and down the verandah of his house, musing how he would feed his children the next day. Just then a man came with a letter addressed to 'Mahendra Babu', and on opening it, M. found that it was a letter from his friend Sri Surendra Nath Banerjee, asking whether he would like to take up a professorship in the Ripon College. In this way three or four times he gave up the job that gave him the wherewithal to support the family, either for upholding principles or for practising spiritual Sadhanas in holy places, without any consideration of the possible dire worldly consequences; but he was always able to get over these difficulties somehow, and the interests of his family never suffered. In spite of his disregard for worldly goods, he was, towards the latter part of his life, in a fairly flourishing condition as the proprietor of the Morton School which he developed into a noted educational institution in the city. The Lord has said in the Bhagavad Git that in the case of those who think of nothing except Him, He Himself would take up all their material and spiritual responsibilities. M. was an example of the truth of the Lord's promise.

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  unhappy delusions, depressions and ecstasies, outbursts of af-
  fect, etc. Even in a state of reasonable introjection the nixie

1.01 - Necessity for knowledge of the whole human being for a genuine education., #The Essentials of Education, #unset, #Philosophy
  We might even be able to explain widespread cultural patholo- gies in this way. Why is it that nervous diseases such as depression are so widespread today? You might be thinking Im trying to con- vince you that when the current generation of neuras thenic adults was being educated the whole teaching profession was phlegmatic! I tell you that it did consist of phlegmaticsnot in the usual sense of the word, but in a much deeper sense. Were speaking of the historical period of the nineteenth century when materialism rose. The materialistic worldview turns away from the human being, and develops a monstrous indifference in the teacher toward the most intimate movements of the souls of those being educated.
  If, in an unbiased way, we can observe the cultural manifesta- tions of the modern era, we find that a person may be a phleg- matic in that sense, even though that same person might angrily react to a child who spilled ink, yelling: You shouldnt do that! You shouldnt throw ink because youre angry; Ill throw it back at you, you rascal! Such outbursts of choleric temper werent forbidden during the time I just described, nor am I suggesting that there was any shortage of sanguine or melancholic teachers. But in their actual teaching, they were still phlegmatics and acted phlegmatic. The materialistic worldview was unable to access human nature, and least of all the developing child. And so it was possible to be a phlegmatic even though one was a choleric or melancholic by birth. Phlegma became an aspect of all education in the materialistic era. And it has a lot to do with the appear- ance of nervousness, of neuras thenia, of nervous disorders in our culture. Well look at this in detail later. Nevertheless, we see the effect of phlegmatic teachers whose very presence next to children triggers nervous disorders.

1.01 - The Science of Living, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can
  set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most
  --
  discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to
  act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress

1.02 - BEFORE THE CITY-GATE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Why, therefore, yield to such depression?
  A good man does his honest share

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  chronic depression), by contrast, are accompanied by heightened activation of the right frontal
  hemisphere.149 Substantial additional evidence exists to support this general claim. To put it most
  --
  the presence of potent emotions, discouragement, depression, fear; a place characterized by rootlessness,
  loss and disorientation. It is the affective aspect of chaos that constitutes what is most clearly known about

1.038 - Impediments in Concentration and Meditation, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  At a particular stage in the practice we get severed from the centres of our pleasure; and nothing can be worse than this. This severing of oneself from the centres of pleasure can happen either due to a deliberate withdrawal of oneself effected by physical sequestration, deep concentration, etc., or it may be due to a reaction of the practice of meditation. Whatever be the cause, this effect may follow that which we liked or loved and regarded as worthwhile in life may leave us; and if the cause of this event is not known, the difficulty or the pain felt is much more. If I attack you, and if you know why I am attacking you, the sorrow that you feel is a little less than when you do not know why I have attacked you. If suddenly I come and attack you and you do not know why, you become more agonised than when you know the reason behind it. Even though you are not pleased with my attitude, at least this feeling of agony is mitigated by the knowledge of the cause thereof. But if the cause is not known, it is still worse. You do not know what is happening or why this sudden attack has taken place. Oftentimes we may be in a state of depression without knowing the cause thereof, and here the danger is obvious because at this point we are kept in a state of suspense, and a state of suspense is not a good condition because it can take any side. A person who is neutral is capable of taking either the right side or the left side, if the chance comes or the time for it comes.
  So this peculiar, inert and neutral condition of the mind, where it is deeply sunk in a kind of sorrow for some reason or the other, is a dangerous state where there is a possibility of a strong wind blowing from any direction. When there are dark clouds soaring in the sky, and the sun is completely dimmed and nothing can be seen, we know that it is a preparation for a violent storm, and we do not know from which side the wind will blow, or towards what direction. So this despondency daurmanasya a mood of melancholy which follows this sorrow, which is associated with sorrow and is a part of sorrow, can produce any consequence of a devastating nature, and it is here that the subtle potentialities within can take very strong shapes and violent forms.
  Duhkha and daurmanasya sorrow and depression in the mind can be due to a memory in the mind of having lost everything pleasurable in life. This memory can come after years and years of practice. The memory need not come immediately. After fifteen, twenty years of meditation we may remember, "After all, I have lost all the goods of life. I am a miserable person." This condition can supervene due to the memory of having lost the centres of satisfaction in life. Or there can be a writhing of spirit from within due to the pressure of Reality itself, though our meditation has been correct and in the right direction, and this requires that the external centres of pleasure be isolated from the spiritual ideal that is before it, because the centres of pleasure, whatever they be, are ultimately irreconcilable with the ideal of meditation.
  The irreconcilability arises on account of the fact that all objects of pleasure are centres which pull consciousness in a direction which is different from the direction which the spirit is trying to take in the practice of meditation. To use a common term, 'objects of sense', the centres of pleasure in life exert a centrifugal force, while in meditation the force is centripetal. It is a movement towards the centre rather than towards the circumference. But in the pursuit of pleasure in the cognition of objects of sense and the activity that is directed towards the achievement of these objects there is a movement of the mind away from the centre externally, like the radii of a circle moving away from the centre towards the circumference. In meditation these rays, which are the radii of the mind, are withdrawn to the centre and conserved with a tremendous effort of understanding. Whatever the circumstance, one has to pass through these stages, and perhaps no one can escape these conditions. One day or the other we will find ourselves in this mood of sorrow and despondency; and most of these difficulties come only in an advanced state and not in the initial stages. A beginner does not know what all this is, because he has not felt any one of these. It is only after a certain stage, perhaps after years of intense practice, that these experiences will come like violent winds blowing over one's head.

1.03 - APPRENTICESHIP AND ENCULTURATION - ADOPTION OF A SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  certain psychological catastrophe. The depression, anxiety and physical breakdown that is characteristic of
  early childhood separation from parents is the result of exposure to too much unknown and incorporation
  --
  means failure to thrive means depression and intrapsychic damage, even death.363
  The maturing individual necessarily (tragically, heroically) expands past the domain of paradisaic

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  more basic the level undermined, the more anxiety and depression [and other motivation particularly (and
  non-evidently) hope] released from containment; the more behavioral adaptation cast into disrepute the
  --
  rise in existential anxiety, pain and depression; to experience temporally indeterminate affective, imagistic
  and cognitive chaos. It is much more likely, in consequence, that a foreign viewpoint will appear evil, or
  --
  It is a polymorphous condition that can take the shape of depression, neurosis, psychosomatic ailments,
  or even psychosis. Whatever the symptoms, they are felt as painful, if not agonizing, by the subject, with
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  by severe grief or depression, for example). From this perspective, the state of non-being (equivalent to
  identity with precosmogonic chaos) is the absence of all possibility of suffering. In the state of ideation

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  psychological states, and his most severe depressions:
  Here is how it was with many others, not just with me. Our initial, first prison sky consisted of black
  --
  corrupt, nature of previous status, to foster anxiety, depression, and desire, often realized, for dissolution
  and death. How could such a threat be countered?
  --
  intrapsychic and social decadence, and consequent experiential chaos, depression and anxiety (including
  suicidal ideation), or enhances tendency towards fanaticism, and consequent intrapsychic and group
  --
  be said for depression, for schizophrenia, for personality-disorders, etc., etc. Lurking in the background is
  an implicit (that is, unconscious) ideal, against which all insufficient present states are necessarily
  --
  Subjection to (intrapsychic and/or social) tyranny inevitably promotes stagnation and depression,
  dissolution. Nonetheless, challenge presented to the prevailing spirit of the times means the removal of
  --
  opus as the nigredo, or blackness a condition we would associate with depression, psychological chaos,
  uncertainty, impulsivity, and anxiety.
  --
  frustration, depression and turmoil.
  5.3.2.7. The Peregrination
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  such hierarchies brings about severe depression, intrapsychic chaos, and re-emergence of existential
  anxiety.
  --
  Beck, A. (1979). Cognitive therapy of depression. New York: Guilford Press.
  Becker, E. (1973). The denial of death. New York: The Free Press.
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  in depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105, 34-41.
  Wechsler, D. (1981). Wechsler adult intelligence scale-Revised. San Antonio: The Psychological
  --
  group. This phenomena has long been recognized in the case of depression. Depressed people are characterized by a
  bias towards the perception, remembrance and conception of punishments: disappointment, frustration (absences of

1.05 - True and False Subjectivism, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The second psychic truth the individual has to grasp is this, that he is not only himself, but is in solidarity with all of his kind,let us leave aside for the moment that which seems to be not of his kind. That which we are has expressed itself through the individual, but also through the universality, and though each has to fulfil itself in its own way, neither can succeed independently of the other. The society has no right to crush or efface the individual for its own better development or self-satisfaction; the individual, so long at least as he chooses to live in the world, has no right to disregard for the sake of his own solitary satisfaction and development his fellow-beings and to live at war with them or seek a selfishly isolated good. And when we say, no right, it is from no social, moral or religious standpoint, but from the most positive and simply with a view to the law of existence itself. For neither the society nor the individual can so develop to their fulfilment. Every time the society crushes or effaces the individual, it is inflicting a wound on itself and depriving its own life of priceless sources of stimulation and growth. The individual too cannot flourish by himself; for the universal, the unity and collectivity of his fellow-beings, is his present source and stock; it is the thing whose possibilities he individually expresses, even when he transcends its immediate level, and of which in his phenomenal being he is one result. Its depression strikes eventually at his own sources of life, by its increasing he also increases. This is what a true subjectivism teaches us,first, that we are a higher self than our ego or our members, secondly, that we are in our life and being not only ourselves but all others; for there is a secret solidarity which our egoism may kick at and strive against, but from which we cannot escape. It is the old Indian discovery that our real Iis a Supreme Being which is our true self and which it is our business to discover and consciously become and, secondly, that that Being is one in all, expressed in the individual and in the collectivity,2 and only by admitting and realising our unity with others can we entirely fulfil our true self-being.3
  Of these two truths mankind has had some vague vision in the principle with regard to the individual, though it has made only a very poor and fragmentary attempt to regard them in practice and in nine-tenths of its life has been busy departing from themeven where it outwardly professed something of the law. But they apply not only to the individual but to the nation. Here was the first error of the German subjectivism. Reasoning of the Absolute and the individual and the universal, it looked into itself and saw that in fact, as a matter of life, That seemed to express itself as the ego and, reasoning from the conclusions of modern Science, it saw the individual merely as a cell of the collective ego. This collective ego was, then, the greatest actual organised expression of life and to that all ought to be subservient, for so could Nature and its evolution best be assisted and affirmed. The greater human collectivity exists, but it is an inchoate and unorganised existence, and its growth can best be developed by the better development of the most efficient organised collective life already existing; practically, then, by the growth, perfection and domination of the most advanced nations, or possibly of the one most advanced nation, the collective ego which has best realised the purpose of Nature and whose victory and rule is therefore the will of God. For all organised lives, all self-conscious egos are in a state of war, sometimes overt, sometimes covert, sometimes complete, sometimes partial, and by the survival of the best is secured the highest advance of the race. And where was the best, which was the most advanced, self-realising, efficient, highest-cultured nation, if not, by common admission as well as in Germanys own self-vision, Germany itself? To fulfil then the collective German ego and secure its growth and domination was at once the right law of reason, the supreme good of humanity and the mission of the great and supreme Teutonic race.4

1.06 - Quieting the Vital, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
   depression, 'my' personality, 'my' desire," and thinks of itself as all sorts of little me's it is not. If we are convinced that all these occurrences are ours, then there is obviously nothing we can do about them, except put up with the trivial family until the attack is over. But if we can remain silent within, we soon realize that none of this has anything to do with us: everything comes from outside. We keep picking up the same wavelengths, and becoming overwhelmed by every contagion. For example, we are with some people, completely silent and still within (which doesn't prevent us from talking and acting normally), when suddenly, in this transparency, we feel something trying to draw us or to enter us, a kind of pressure or vibration in the atmosphere (which may cause a vague sense of unease). If we take in the vibration, we are soon struggling against a depression, having a particular desire, or feeling restless; we have caught the contagion. Sometimes it is not just a vibration but a whole wave that falls upon us. Another's physical presence is unnecessary;
  we can be alone in the Himalayas and still receive the world's vibrations. So where is "my" restlessness, "my" desire in all this,
  --
  and reject them. After we have rejected them, they sometimes remain in the circumconscient,59 circling round and round, waiting for an opportunity to reenter we can very distinctly feel anger, desire or depression prowling around us but through continued nonintervention these vibrations will gradually lose their strength and eventually leave us alone. We will have severed the connection between them and us. Then one day, we will happily notice that certain vibrations which had seemed inescapable no longer touch us;
  they are as if drained of their power and merely flash by as if on a movie screen; interestingly, we can even see in advance the little mischief trying one more time to perpetuate its trick. Or else, we will find that certain psychological states hit us at fixed times, or recur in cycles (this is what Sri Aurobindo and Mother call a formation, an amalgam of vibrations that, through sheer repetitions, tends to take on a kind of personality of its own); once we pick it up, we will see this 57
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  and irrevocable decisions in order to take us as far away as possible from our path a pressing, exacting vibration that demands immediate compliance; or else, they take apart, with remarkable skill, the whole system of our quest to prove that we are deluding ourselves and that our efforts will come to nothing; more often, they bring about a state of depression, playing with another well-known teammate within us whom Sri Aurobindo calls the man of sorrows: a fellow . . . covering himself with a sevenfold overcoat of tragedy and gloom, and he would not feel his existence justified if he couldn't be colossally miserable. 65
  All the vibrations of disorder that we call "our" sorrow or "our"

1.06 - The Four Powers of the Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  12:MAHASARASWATI is the Mother s Power of Work and her spirit of perfection and order. The youngest of the Four, she is the most skilful in executive faculty and the nearest to physical Nature. Maheshwari lays down the large lines of the worldforces, Mahakali drives their energy and impetus, Mahalakshmi discovers their rhythms and measures, but Mahasaraswati presides over their detail of organisation and execution, relation of parts and effective combination of forces and unfailing exactitude of result and fulfilment. The science and craft and technique of things are Mahasaraswati's province. Always she holds in her nature and can give to those whom she has chosen the intimate and precise knowledge, the subtlety and patience, the accuracy of intuitive mind and conscious hand and discerning eye of the perfect worker. This Power is the strong, the tireless, the careful and efficient builder, organiser, administrator, technician, artisan and classifier of the worlds. When she takes up the transformation and new-building of the nature, her action is laborious and minute and often seems to our impatience slow and interminable, but it is persistent, integral and flawless. For the will in her works is scrupulous, unsleeping, indefatigable; leaning over us she notes and touches every little detail, finds out every minute defect, gap, twist or incompleteness, considers and weighs accurately all that has been done and all that remains still to be done hereafter. Nothing is too small or apparently trivial for her attention; nothing however impalpable or disguised or latent can escape her. Moulding and remoulding she labours each part till it has attained its true form, is put in its exact place in the whole and fulfils its precise purpose. In her constant and diligent arrangement and rearrangement of things her eye is on all needs at once and the way to meet them and her intuition knows what is to be chosen and what rejected and successfully determines the right instrument, the right time, the right conditions and the right process. Carelessness and negligence and indolence she abhors; all scamped and hasty and shuffling work, all clumsiness and a peu pres and misfire, all false adaptation and misuse of instruments and faculties and leaving of things undone or half done is offensive and foreign to her temper. When her work is finished, nothing has been forgotten, no part has been misplaced or omitted or left in a faulty condition; all is solid, accurate, complete, admirable. Nothing short of a perfect perfection satisfies her and she is ready to face an eternity of toil if that is needed for the fullness of her creation. Therefore of all the Mother s powers she is the most long-suffering with man and his thousand imperfections. Kind, smiling, close and helpful, not easily turned away or discouraged, insistent even after repeated failure, her hand sustains our every step on condition that we are single in our will and straightforward and sincere; for a double mind she will not tolerate and her revealing irony is merciless to drama and histrionics and self-deceit and pretence. A mother to our wants, a friend in our difficulties, a persistent and tranquil counsellor and mentor, chasing away with her radiant smile the clouds of gloom and fretfulness and depression, reminding always of the ever-present help, pointing to the eternal sunshine, she is firm, quiet and persevering in the deep and continuous urge that drives us towards the integrality of the higher nature. All the work of the other Powers leans on her for its completeness; for she assures the material foundation, elaborates the stuff of detail and erects and rivets the armour of the structure.
  13:There are other great Personalities of the Divine Mother but they were more difficult to bring down and have not stood out in front with so much prominence in the evolution of the earth-spirit. There are among them Presences indispensable for the supramental realisation, - most of all one who is her Personality of that mysterious and powerful ecstasy and Ananda which flows from a supreme divine Love, the Ananda that alone can heal the gulf between the highest heights of the supramental spirit and the lowest abysses of Matter, the Ananda that holds the key of a wonderful divinest Life and even now supports from its secrecies the work of all the other Powers of the universe. But human nature bounded, egoistic and obscure is inapt to receive these great Presences or to support their mighty action. Only when the Four have founded their harmony and freedom of movement in the transformed mind and life and body, can those other rarer Powers manifest in the earth movement and the supramental action become possible. For when her Personalities are all gathered in her and manifested and their separate working has been turned into a harmonious unity and they rise in her to their supramental godheads, then is the Mother revealed as the supramental Mahashakti and brings pouring down her luminous transcendences from their ineffable ether. Then can human nature change into dynamic divine nature because all the elemental lines of the supramental Truth-consciousness and Truth-force are strung together and the harp of life is fitted for the rhythms of the Eternal.

1.07 - A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  elation and depression.
  Nirvana is peace. Nirvana is the cessation of all unsatisfactory conditions (suffering) and their causes. Nirvana is the third Noble Truth, which is the cessation of the rst two Noble Truths, the truth of suffering and the truth of

1.08 - Attendants, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Purani was already known to Sri Aurobindo from the twenties and had enjoyed his closeness during those years. It was thus with him a resumption or the old relation after a lapse of many years. Compared with him, we were youngsters and had the passport of entry by virtue of our medical profession, but some individual contact was established with the Master through correspondence so that he knew each one of us by name at least. In my own case, perhaps, I can go a little further. Had our written contact not been so intimate and various, I do not know if I could have been so free with him and of use to him in diverse ways. I have always wondered at and failed to probe the mystery of that intimacy. I have even imagined that Sri Aurobindo must have seen in his timeless vision that one day this humble self might be physically of some service to him. He prepared me for that eventual day, initiated me into love for poetry that I might at least transcribe his epic Savitri from his dictation, gave some intellectual training that I might be useful to him in his literary work. He even made me familiar with his often baffling handwriting so that I could read his manuscripts and decipher them. These may be all weavings of fancy, but if I have been of any help in his intellectual pursuits, most of it was undoubtedly due to his previous coaching through voluminous letters, literary training and above all, his patient and persuasive manner. This long preparation had put out all fear of his awe-inspiring personality and made my approach to him free and almost unconventional, sometimes leading to an unpardonable abuse of that unstinted freedom. Things went on like a song and life would have made itself a transformed vision of the Supreme, but alas, after the novelty of the soul-contact had worn off, the other face of our nature, the subconscient, came to light and the pressure of the physical nearness began to tell. Work was no longer a joyous offering, but a duty; service alone was not a sufficient reward, it needed more concrete spiritual touches, failing which other lesser joys and satisfactions were regarded as legitimate recompense. My old maladies doubt and depression renewed their hold and transfused into the act of service their bitter stuff. The Master could at once feel the vibration, even though no word was uttered by the lips. Quite often by a look, by a quiet pressure of hands, he would communicate his understanding sympathy and the affliction would withdraw for a time. Never have I seen any displeasure or loss of temper at my delinquency, no harsh word of disapproval though he was quite aware of all inner and outer movements. A largeness, compassionate forgiveness and divine consideration have made life's stream flow through an apparently trackless solitary journey towards the ultimate vastness.
  I do not know if I have the right to speak of my other colleagues, but of Champaklal particularly I must write a few heart-felt words, for his spirit of service has left an indelible impression on my soul and taught me what true service is. Let me prelude it with the Mother's opinion about him when she introduced him to Andre, her son, in 1949. She said with great warmth: "He came here when he was very young. I taught him many kinds of work. He has himself taken up Sri Aurobindo's personal service. He looks into practically everything with regard to Sri Aurobindo. He is extremely careful, meticulous and very particular about details. He has no regular time for food; he takes it when he can. So it is with his sleep. That is why he cannot join the sports activities. He works with joy and devotion. He collects all our little things and keeps them with great care our clothes, nails, hair, etc."

1.08 - The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This brings us quite naturally to vital austerity, the austerity of the sensations, the tapasya of power. For the vital being is the seat of power, of effective enthusiasm. It is in the vital that thought is transformed into will and becomes a dynamism for action. It is also true that the vital is the seat of desires and passions, of violent impulses and equally violent reactions, of revolt and depression. The normal remedy is to strangle and starve the vital by depriving it of all sensation; sensations are indeed its main sustenance and without them it falls asleep, grows sluggish and starves to death.
  In fact, the vital has three sources of subsistence. The one most easily accessible to it comes from below, from the physical energies through the sensations.

1.09 - Equality and the Annihilation of Ego, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  9:There is next a period of high-seated impartiality and indifference in which the soul becomes free from exultation and depression and escapes from the snare of the eagerness of joy as from the dark net of the pangs of grief and suffering. All things and persons and forces, all thoughts and feelings and sensations and actions, one's own no less than those of others, are regarded from above by a spirit that remains intact and immutable and is not disturbed by these things. This is the philosophic period of the preparation of equality, a wide and august movement. But indifference must not settle into an inert turning away from action and experience; it must not be an aversion born of weariness, disgust and distaste, a recoil of disappointed or satiated desire, the sullenness of a baffled and dissatisfied egoism forced back from its passionate aims. These recoils come inevitably in the unripe soul and may in some way help the progress by a discouragement of the eager desire-driven vital nature, but they are not the perfection towards which we labour. The indifference or the impartiality that we must seek after is a calm superiority of the high-seated soul above the contacts of things;1 it regards and accepts or rejects them but is not moved in the rejection and is not subjected by the acceptance. It begins to feel itself near, kin to, one with a silent Self and Spirit self-existent and separate from the workings of Nature which it supports and makes possible, part of or merged in the motionless calm Reality that transcends the motion and action of the universe. The gain of this period of high transcendence is the soul's peace unrocked and unshaken by the pleasant ripplings or by the tempestuous waves and billows of the world's movement.
  10:If we can pass through these two stages of the inner change without being arrested or fixed in either, we are admitted to a greater divine equality which is capable of a spiritual ardour and tranquil passion of delight, a rapturous, all-understanding and all-possessing equality of the perfected soul, an intense and even wideness and fullness of its being embracing all things. This is the supreme period and the passage to it is through the joy of a total self-giving to the Divine and to the universal Mother For strength is then crowned by a happy mastery, peace deepens into bliss, the possession of the divine calm is uplifted and made the ground for the possession of the divine movement. But if this greater perfection is to arrive, the soul's impartial high-seatedness looking down from above on the flux of forms and personalities and movements and forces must be modified and change into a new sense of strong and calm submission and a powerful and intense surrender. This submission will be no longer a resigned acquiescence but a glad acceptance: for there will be no sense of suffering or of the bearing of a burden or cross; love and delight and the joy of self-giving will be its brilliant texture. And this surrender will be not only to a divine Will which we perceive and accept and obey, but to a divine Wisdom in the Will which we recognise and a divine Love in it which we feel and rapturously suffer, the wisdom and love of a supreme Spirit and Self of ourselves and all with which we can achieve a happy and perfect unity. A lonely power, peace and stillness is the last word of the philosophic equality of the sage; but the soul in its integral experience liberates itself from this self-created status and enters into the sea of a supreme and allembracing ecstasy of the beginningless and endless beatitude of the Eternal. Then we are at last capable of receiving all contacts with a blissful equality, because we feel in them the touch of the imperishable Love and Delight, the happiness absolute that hides ever in the heart of things. The gain of this culmination in a universal and equal rapture is the soul's delight and the opening gates of the Bliss that is infinite, the Joy that surpasses all understanding.

1.09 - Sleep and Death, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  but after the same thing has reoccurred hundreds of times, he will begin to be on guard; and finally, once he has completely awakened to the fact, he will use this foreknowledge to take protective measures beforehand. For example, we may have a spell of depression that day,
  or go into a rage, or feel a movement of rebellion inside us, or a sexual impulse, etc., or even, to take another example of a seemingly different nature, we may trip on the stairs two or three times and almost fall headlong, or contract a violent fever; then we notice that each of these small, very trivial daytime incidents corresponds exactly to another incident, most often symbolic in nature (symbolic, because it is not the fact itself, but a mental transcription when we wake up in the morning), which we experienced the night before: either we were attacked in a "dream" by an enemy, or we were involved in an unhappy turn of event, or else we saw, sometimes very precisely, all the details surrounding the psychological scene that would take place the next day. It would seem that "someone" is perfectly awake in us and very concerned with helping us identify all the why's and hidden mechanisms of our psychological life, all the reasons for our falls as well as progress. For, conversely, we may have a premonition of all the happy psychological movements that will translate the next day into a progress, an opening of consciousness, a feeling of lightness, an inner widening; we remember that the night before we saw a light, an ascent, or a wall or house crumbling (symbolic of our resistance or the mental constructions that were confining us). We are also very struck by the realization that these premonitions are usually not associated with events we deem important on our physical plane, such as the death of a parent or some worldly achievement (although these premonitions also may occur), but with very trivial details, bearing no external importance, yet always very meaningful for our inner progress. This is a sign of the development of our consciousness.
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  which shape our life without our knowledge and which we naively assume to be our own (we say: this is my anger, my depression, my sexual impulse, my fever), we begin to see them coming into us. This is visible proof, supported by hundreds of experiences night after night, that all the play of our frontal nature originates outside ourselves, in a universal Mind, a universal Vital, or even higher regions if we are capable of tuning in to them. This is the beginning of mastery, because once we have seen, or foreseen, something we can change the course of circumstances. Earthly life is simultaneously the place of the most rigorous and the most blind determinism, and of conquered freedom it all depends upon our consciousness. A
  disciple once wrote to Sri Aurobindo relating his "dreams,"

1.1.01 - Seeking the Divine, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  First, it is a great exaggeration to deduce from your difficulties any idea of unfitness or of going away or being sent away or giving up the Yoga. I am certainly not going to pronounce you unfit because you want the Ananda; on such grounds I would have to pronounce myself unfit, because I have myself wanted it and many other things besides. And if I were to send you away because you are not entirely disinterested in the approach to the Divine, I should have, to be consistent, to send practically the whole Asram packing. I do not know why you are allowing yourself to indulge in such black and despondent thoughts - there is no ground for them at all, and I do not think I gave any grounds for them in my letter. Whatever your difficulties, the Mother and I have every intention of seeing you through them, and I think that you too, whatever suggestions your vital depression may make to you at the moment, have every intention of going through to the end of the Path. I imagine you have gone too far on it to go back and, if you wanted to, your psychic being which has persistently pushed you towards it, would not allow such a retreat.
  Next, it was not my intention to say that it was wrong to aspire for the Ananda. What I wanted to point out was the condition for the permanent possession of the Ananda (intimations, visits, downrushes of it one can have before); the essential condition for it is a change of consciousness, the coming of peace, light, etc., all that brings about the transition from the normal to the spiritualised nature. And that being so, it is better to make this change of consciousness the first object of the sadhana. On

1.10 - Theodicy - Nature Makes No Mistakes, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  one of his bouts of yogic depression and doubt about the
  meaning of it all. Sri Aurobindo answered him: In the be-

1.10 - The Three Modes of Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   influences, often a conflict, a wrestling of forces, a struggle to dominate each other. All have in great or in small extent or degree, even if sometimes in a hardly appreciable minimum, their sattwic states and clear tracts or inchoate tendencies of light, clarity and happiness, fine adaptation and sympathy with the environment, intelligence, poise, right mind, right will and feeling, right impulse, virtue, order. All have their rajasic moods and impulses and turbid parts of desire and passion and struggle, perversion and falsehood and error, unbalanced joy and sorrow, aggressive push to work and eager creation and strong or bold or fiery or fierce reactions to the pressure of the environment and to life's assaults and offers. All have their tamasic states and constant obscure parts, their moments or points of unconsciousness, their long habit or their temporary velleities of weak resignation or dull acceptance, their constitutional feeblenesses or movements of fatigue, negligence and indolence and their lapses into ignorance and incapacity, depression and fear and cowardly recoil or submission to the environment and to the pressure of men and events and forces. Each one of us is sattwic in some directions of his energy of Nature or in some parts of his mind or character, in others rajasic, tamasic in others. According as one or other of the modes usually dominates his general temperament and type of mind and turn of action, it is said of him that he is the sattwic, the rajasic or the tamasic man; but few are always of one kind and none is entire in his kind. The wise are not always or wholly wise, the intelligent are intelligent only in patches; the saint suppresses in himself many unsaintly movements and the evil are not entirely evil: the dullest has his unexpressed or unused and undeveloped capacities, the most timorous his moments or his way of courage, the helpless and the weakling a latent part of strength in his nature. The dominant gunas are not the essential soul-type of the embodied being but only the index of the formation he has made for this life or during his present existence and at a given moment of his evolution in Time.
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1.11 - The Soul or the Astral Body, #Initiation Into Hermetics, #Franz Bardon, #Occultism
  The melancholic temper in its active form: respectability, modesty, compassion, devotion, seriousness, docility, fervour, cordiality, comprehension, meditation, calmness, quick to give ones confidence, forgiveness, tenderness, and so on. In the negative form: indifference, depression, apathy, shyness, laziness, etc.
  The phlegmatic temper in its active form: respectability, reputation, endurance, consideration, resolution, firmness, seriousness, scrupulousness, thoroughness, concentration, sobriety, punctuality, reservedness, objectivity, infallibility, responsibility, reliability, circumspection, resistance, self-assurance, and so on. In the negative form: insipidity, unscrupulousness, misanthropy, dullness, tardiness, laziness, unreliability, laconism, and so on.

1.14 - The Secret, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Something radically different is needed another type of consciousness. All the poets and creative geniuses have known these swings of consciousness. Even as he experienced his Illuminations, Rimbaud visited strange realms that struck him with "terror"; he, too, went through the law of dark inversion. But instead of being unconsciously tossed from one extreme to another, of ascending without knowing how and descending against his will, the integral seeker works methodically, consciously, without ever losing his balance, and, above all, with a growing confidence in the Consciousness-Force, which never initiates more resistance than he can meet, and never unveils more light than he can bear. After living long enough from one crisis to the next, we will ultimately discern a pattern in the action of the Force, and will notice that each time we seem to leave the ascending curve or even lose something we had achieved, we ultimately retrieve the same realization, but on a higher, more expanded level, made richer by the part that our "fall" has added; had we not "fallen," this lower part would never have become integrated into our higher ones. Perhaps it was the same collective process that brought about Athens' fall, so that some old barbarians, too, might be exposed to Plato. The integral yoga does not follow a straight line rising higher and higher out of sight, toward a smaller and smaller point, but, according to Sri Aurobindo, a spiral that slowly and methodically annexes all the parts of our being in an ever vaster opening based upon an ever deeper foundation. Not only will we observe a pattern behind this Force, or rather this Consciousness-Force, but also regular cycles and a rhythm as certain as that of the tides and the moons. The more we progress, the wider the cycles, and the closer their relationship with the cosmic movement itself until the day when we can perceive in our own descents the periodical descents of consciousness on earth, and in our own difficulties all the turmoil, resistance and revolt of the earth. Eventually, everything will become so intimately interconnected that we will be able to read in the tiniest things, the most insignificant events of daily life or the objects nearby, the signs of vaster depressions that will sweep over all men and compel their ascent or descent within the same evolutionary wave.
  Then we will understand that we are unfailingly being guided toward a Goal, that everything has a meaning, even the slightest thing nothing moves without moving everything and that we are on our way to a far greater adventure than we had ever imagined. Soon, a second paradox will strike us, which is perhaps the very same one.

1.19 - Life, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  18:Apart from all other considerations, this conclusion imposes itself as a logical necessity if we observe even the surface process of the emergence in the light of the evolutionary theme. It is self-evident that Life in the plant, even if otherwise organised than in the animal, is yet the same power, marked by birth and growth and death, propagation by the seed, death by decay or malady or violence, maintenance by indrawing of nourishing elements from without, dependence on light and heat, productiveness and sterility, even states of sleep and waking, energy and depression of life-dynamism, passage from infancy to maturity and age; the plant contains, moreover, the essences of the force of life and is therefore the natural food of animal existences. If it is conceded that it has a nervous system and reactions to stimuli, a beginning or undercurrent of submental or purely vital sensations, the identity becomes closer; but still it remains evidently a stage of life evolution intermediate between animal existence and "inanimate" Matter. This is precisely what must be expected if Life is a force evolving out of Matter and culminating in Mind, and, if it is that, then we are bound to suppose that it is already there in Matter itself submerged or latent in the material subconsciousness or inconscience. For from where else can it emerge? Evolution of Life in matter supposes a previous involution of it there, unless we suppose it to be a new creation magically and unaccountably introduced into Nature. If it is that, it must either be a creation out of nothing or a result of material operations which is not accounted for by anything in the operations themselves or by any element in them which is of a kindred nature; or, conceivably, it may be a descent from above, from some supraphysical plane above the material universe. The two first suppositions can be dismissed as arbitrary conceptions; the last explanation is possible and it is quite conceivable and in the occult view of things true that a pressure from some plane of Life above the material universe has assisted the emergence of life here. But this does not exclude the origin of life from Matter itself as a primary and necessary movement; for the existence of a Life-world or Life-plane above the material does not of itself lead to the emergence of Life in matter unless that Life-plane exists as a formative stage in a descent of Being through several grades or powers of itself into the Inconscience with the result of an involution of itself with all these powers in Matter for a later evolution and emergence. Whether signs of this submerged life are discoverable, unorganised yet or rudimentary, in material things or there are no such signs, because this involved Life is in a full sleep, is not a question of capital importance. The material Energy that aggregates, forms and disaggregates4 is the same Power in another grade of itself as that Life-Energy which expresses itself in birth, growth and death, just as by its doing of the works of Intelligence in a somnambulist subconscience it betrays itself as the same Power that in yet another grade attains the status of Mind; its very character shows that it contains in itself, though not yet in their characteristic organisation or process, the yet undelivered powers of Mind and Life.
  19:Life then reveals itself as essentially the same everywhere from the atom to man, the atom containing the subconscious stuff and movement of being which are released into consciousness in the animal, with plant life as a midway stage in the evolution. Life is really a universal operation of Conscious-Force acting subconsciously on and in Matter; it is the operation that creates, maintains, destroys and re-creates forms or bodies and attempts by play of nerve-force, that is to say, by currents of interchange of stimulating energy to awake conscious sensation in those bodies. In this operation there are three stages; the lowest is that in which the vibration is still in the sleep of Matter, entirely subconscious so as to seem wholly mechanical; the middle stage is that in which it becomes capable of a response still submental but on the verge of what we know as consciousness; the highest is that in which life develops conscious mentality in the form of a mentally perceptible sensation which in this transition becomes the basis for the development of sense-mind and intelligence. It is in the middle stage that we catch the idea of Life as distinguished from Matter and Mind, but in reality it is the same in all the stages and always a middle term between Mind and Matter, constituent of the latter and instinct with the former. It is an operation of Conscious-Force which is neither the mere formation of substance nor the operation of mind with substance and form as its object of apprehension; it is rather an energising of conscious being which is a cause and support of the formation of substance and an intermediate source and support of conscious mental apprehension. Life, as this intermediate energising of conscious being, liberates into sensitive action and reaction a form of the creative force of existence which was working subconsciently or inconsciently, absorbed in its own substance; it supports and liberates into action the apprehensive consciousness of existence called mind and gives it a dynamic instrumentation so that it can work not only on its own forms but on forms of life and matter; it connects, too, and supports, as a middle term between them, the mutual commerce of the two, mind and matter. This means of commerce Life provides in the continual currents of her pulsating nerve-energy which carry force of the form as a sensation to modify Mind and bring back force of Mind as will to modify Matter. It is therefore this nerve-energy which we usually mean when we talk of Life; it is the Prana or Life-force of the Indian system. But nerve-energy is only the form it takes in the animal being; the same Pranic energy is present in all forms down to the atom, since everywhere it is the same in essence and everywhere it is the same operation of Conscious-Force, - Force supporting and modifying the substantial existence of its own forms, Force with sense and mind secretly active but at first involved in the form and preparing to emerge, then finally emerging from their involution. This is the whole significance of the omnipresent Life that has manifested and inhabits the material universe.

1.2.01 - The Call and the Capacity, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the vital it may express itself as a hunger or hankering after the Divine. This can bring much suffering because of the nature of the vital, its unquiet passions, desires, ardours, troubled emotions, cloudings, depressions, despairs. The psychic can have a psychic sorrow when things go against its diviner yearnings, but this sorrow has in it no touch of torment, depression or despair. Nevertheless all cannot approach, at least cannot at once approach the Divine in the pure psychic way - the mental and vital approaches are often necessary beginnings and better from the spiritual point of view than an insensitiveness to the
  Divine. It is in both cases a call of the soul, the soul's urge - it only takes a form or colour due to the stress of the mind or vital nature.
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  Do not allow these wrong ideas and feelings to govern you or your state of depression to dictate your decisions: try to keep a firm central will for the realisation - you can do so if you make up your mind to it - these things are not impossible for you; they are within the scope of your nature which is strong.
  You will find that the obstinate spiritual difficulty disappears in the end like a mirage. It belongs to the maya and, where the inner call is sincere, cannot hold even the outer consciousness always: its apparent solidity will dissolve.
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  What has come across is these wrong ideas about your unfitness, about bad things in you that prevent you from receiving the Mother s grace, about the lack of aspiration which prevents you from having realisation and experience. These thoughts are quite wrong and untrue - they are not even your own thoughts, they are suggestions thrown on you just as they are thrown on the other sadhaks and intended to produce depression. There is no unfitness, no bad thing inside that comes across, no lack of aspiration causing the cessation of experience. It is the depression, the self-distrust, the readiness to despair which are the only cause; there is no other. To all sadhaks, as I wrote to you, even to the best and strongest there come interruptions in the flow of the sadhana; that is not a cause for thinking oneself unfit and wanting to go away with the idea that there is no hope. A little quietude would bring back the flow. You were having the necessary experiences, the necessary progress and it was only a coming forward of some difficulties of the physical consciousness that stopped them for a time. That happens to all and is not particular to you, as I explained to you. These difficulties always come and have to be overcome. Once overcome by the working of the Force, the sadhana goes on as before. But you began to entertain this wrong idea of unfitness and lack of aspiration as the cause and got entirely depressed. You must shake all that off and refuse to believe in the thought-suggestions that come to you. No sadhak ought ever to indulge thoughts of unfitness and hopelessness - they are quite irrelevant because it is not one's personal fitness and worthiness that makes one succeed, but the
  Mother s grace and power and the consent of the soul to her grace and the workings of her Force.

1.2.03 - Purity, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The aspiration must be for entire purification, especially (1) purification from sex, so that no sex imaginations may enter and the sex impulse may cease, (2) purification from desires and demands, (3) purification from depression which is the result of disappointed desires. It is the most important for you. Particularly what you must aspire for is peace in all the being, complete equanimity, samata. The feeling that peace is not enough must go. Peace and purity and equanimity once established, all the rest must be the Mother s free gift, not a result of the demand from the being.
  You can mix normally with people keeping as much as possible an inner quietude. In future when the purification is done and a continuous experience possible we can reconsider the matter.
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  I can only hope that the depression and the suggestions it brings will pass away soon. You were making very good progress before it touched you. There is no impossibility in the purification of the heart which was the thing you were trying for and when the heart is purified, other things which seemed impossible before become easy - even the inner surrender which now seems to you impracticable. I at any rate will go on trusting in your spiritual destiny until the performance of the "miracle".
  The Meaning of Purity

1.2.05 - Aspiration, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is the psychic that gives the true aspiration - if the vital is purified and subjected to the psychic, then the vital gives intensity - but if it is unpurified it brings in a rajasic intensity with impatience and reactions of depression and disappointment. As for the calm and equality needed, it must come down from above through the mind.
  That [fiery aspiration] is all right, that is the psychic aspiration, the psychic fire. Where the vital comes in is in the impatience for result and dissatisfaction if the result is not immediate. That must cease.

1.2.07 - Surrender, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   the necessary change. One has then to persist, to put always the will on the side of the Divine, rejecting what has to be rejected, opening oneself to the true Light and the true Force, calling it down quietly, steadfastly, without tiring, without depression or impatience, until one feels the Divine Force at work and the obstacles beginning to give way.
  You say you are conscious of your ignorance and obscurity.

1.2.08 - Faith, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  When I spoke of being faithful to the light of the soul and the divine Call, I was not referring to anything in the past or to any lapse on your part. I was simply affirming the great need in all crises and attacks, - to refuse to listen to any suggestions, impulses, lures and to oppose to them all the call of the Truth, the imperative beckoning of the Light. In all doubt and depression, to say "I belong to the Divine, I cannot fail"; to all suggestions of impurity and unfitness, to reply "I am a child of Immortality chosen by the Divine; I have but to be true to myself and to Him
  - the victory is sure; even if I fell, I would be sure to rise again"; to all impulses to depart and serve some smaller ideal, to reply

1.2.4 - Speech and Yoga, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The depression came into you subconsciously because you had the discussion with X. When you discuss like that with people, you put something in them, but something also comes from them to you. So, as X was not in quite a good condition, though nothing like what he used to be in his depressions, you easily got a touch of it and as soon as the subconscious could find a habitual excuse it sent it up to the mind. You should always be on your guard against these automatic interchanges. A little care is sufficientand no needless discussion.
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1.25 - The Knot of Matter, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  11:This progressive development, this growing manifestation of the divine Consciousness and Force, Knowledge and Will that had lost itself in the ignorance and inertia of Matter, might well be a happy efflorescence proceeding from joy to greater and at last to infinite joy if it were not for the principle of rigid division from which Matter has started. The shutting up of the individual in his own personal consciousness of separate and limited mind, life and body prevents what would otherwise be the natural law of our development. It brings into the body the law of attraction and repulsion, of defence and attack, of discord and pain. For each body being a limited conscious-force feels itself exposed to the attack, impact, forceful contact of other such limited conscious-forces or of universal forces and, where it feels itself broken in upon or unable to harmonise the contacting and the recipient consciousness, it suffers discomfort and pain, is attracted or repelled, has to defend itself or to assail; it is constantly called upon to undergo what it is unwilling or unable to suffer. Into the emotional and the sense-mind the law of division brings the same reactions with the higher values of grief and joy, love and hatred, oppression and depression, all cast into terms of desire, and by desire into straining and effort, and by the straining into excess and defect of force, incapacity, the rhythm of attainment and disappointment, possession and recoil, a constant strife and trouble and unease. Into the mind as a whole, instead of a divine law of narrower truth flowing into greater truth, lesser light taken up into wider light, lower will surrendered to higher transforming will, pettier satisfaction progressing towards nobler and more complete satisfaction, it brings similar dualities of truth pursued by error, light by darkness, power by incapacity, pleasure of pursuit and attainment by pain of repulse and of dissatisfaction with what is attained; mind takes up its own affliction along with the affliction of life and body and becomes aware of the triple defect and insufficiency of our natural being. All this means the denial of Ananda, the negation of the trinity of Sachchidananda and therefore, if the negation be insuperable, the futility of existence; for existence in throwing itself out in the play of consciousness and force must seek that movement not merely for itself, but for satisfaction in the play, and if in the play no real satisfaction can be found, it must obviously be abandoned in the end as a vain attempt, a colossal mistake, a delirium of the self-embodying spirit.
  12:This is the whole basis of the pessimist theory of the world, - optimist, it may be, as to worlds and states beyond, but pessimist as to the earthly life and the destiny of the mental being in his dealings with the material universe. For it affirms that since the very nature of material existence is division and the very seed of embodied mind is self-limitation, ignorance and egoism, to seek satisfaction of the spirit upon earth or to seek an issue and divine purpose and culmination for the world-play is a vanity and delusion; only in a heaven of the Spirit and not in the world, or only in the Spirit's true quietude and not in its phenomenal activities can we reunite existence and consciousness with the divine self-delight. The Infinite can only recover itself by rejecting as an error and a false step its attempt to find itself in the finite. Nor can the emergence of mental consciousness in the material universe bring with it any promise of a divine fulfilment. For the principle of division is not proper to Matter, but to Mind; Matter is only an illusion of Mind into which Mind brings its own rule of division and ignorance. Therefore within this illusion Mind can only find itself; it can only travel between the three terms of the divided existence it has created: it cannot find there the unity of the Spirit or the truth of the spiritual existence.

1.3.01 - Peace The Basis of the Sadhana, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The depression and vital struggle must have been due to some defect of over-eagerness and straining for a result in your former effort - so that when a fall in the consciousness came it was a depressed, disappointed and confused vital that came to the surface giving full entry to the suggestions of doubt, despair and inertia from the adverse side of Nature. You have to move towards a firm basis of calm and equality in the vital and
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1.3.03 - Quiet and Calm, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  What you have written about your condition seems to be correct as a whole. There is certainly a greater calm within and a freedom of the inner being which was not there once. It is this which gives you the equality you feel there and the capacity to escape from the more serious disturbances. When one has this basis of inner calm, the difficulties and imperfections of the surface can be dealt with without upsets, depressions, etc. The power to go among others without any invasion is also due to the same cause.
  Do not attach so much importance to mistakes or insist on your non-receptiveness and unconsciousness. You have only to turn always to the Force that gives you calmness and in the calmness you will become progressively more and more conscious and receptive.

1.3.05 - Silence, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   to descend from above. But it is important not to allow the depression or despair to come in because there is no immediate success; that can only make things difficult and stop any progress that is preparing.
  Silence, Peace and Calm

1.42 - Treats of these last words of the Paternoster Sed libera nos a malo. Amen. But deliver us from evil. Amen., #The Way of Perfection, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  of my own depression must be my own wicked life and the realization that even now I am not living
  as I should, so great are my obligations.

1.439, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  You think that your health does not permit your meditation. This depression must be traced to its origin. The origin is the wrong identification of the body with the Self. The disease is not of the
  Self. It is of the body. But the body does not come and tell you that it is possessed by the disease. It is you who say it. Why? Because you have wrongly identified yourself with the body.

1.450 - 1.500 Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  You think that your health does not permit your meditation. This depression must be traced to its origin. The origin is the wrong identification of the body with the Self. The disease is not of the
  Self. It is of the body. But the body does not come and tell you that it is possessed by the disease. It is you who say it. Why? Because you have wrongly identified yourself with the body.

1.63 - Fear, a Bad Astral Vision, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Listen, my child! I, even I, moi qui vous parle, need no information about fear. When I was twelve years old, it was discovered that I had defective kidneys; the opinion, nomine contradicente, of the Medical Profession was that I could certainly never live to be twenty-one. (Some people think that they were right!) But after a couple of years with tutors in the wildest parts of the country, I was found well enough to go to a Public School. They soon found me out! This kidney weakness causes depression and physical cowardice, and the other boys were not sympathetic about kidneys, regarding them mostly as satisfactory parts of the body to punch.
  Imagine my misery! The most powerful of all my passions bar slothis Pride; and here was I, the object of universal contempt. So, when I was able to determine my own way of life, I observed mildly "Pike's Peak or bust!" and chose for my sports the two, mountain climbing and big-game shooting, reputed the most dangerous. It was a desperate remedy, but it worked. No half measures, either! I used to wander into the jungle alone, looking for tigers, and trusting to my sense of direction to take me back to camp. All my mountain climbing was guideless, and a very great deal of it solitary.
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  This kind of rage is, accordingly, most noxious; it is direct attack from within upon the virgin citadel of Self. It is high treason to existence. Its results are immediately harmful; it begets depression, melancholy, despair. In fact, one does wisely to take the bear by the ring in his snout; accept his conclusions, agree that it is all abject and futile and silly and turn the hose-pipe of the Trance of Laughter on him until he dances to your pleasure.
  But is this any answer to your problem? It disturbs me little that you should try to palm off "Peace" upon my sentries as the password. Too often peace is merely the result of war-weariness, and the very negation of victory. It is (or may be) the formula of sloth and the gateway of stagnation.

1915 03 08p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For the most part the condition is one of calm and profound indifference; the being feels neither desire nor repulsion, neither enthusiasm nor depression, neither joy nor sorrow. It regards life as a spectacle in which it takes only a very small part; it perceives its actions and reactions, conflicts and forces as things that at once belong to its own existence which overflows the small personality on every side and yet to that personality are altogether foreign and remote.
   But from time to time a great breath passes, a great breath of sorrow, of anguished isolation, of spiritual destitution,one might almost say, the despairing appeal of Earth abandoned by the Divine. It is a pang as silent as it is cruel, a sorrow submissive, without revolt, without any desire to avoid or pass out of it and full of an infinite sweetness in which suffering and felicity are closely wedded, something infinitely vast, great and deep, too great, too deep perhaps to be understood by men something that holds in it the seed of To-morrow.

1929-04-14 - Dangers of Yoga - Two paths, tapasya and surrender - Impulses, desires and Yoga - Difficulties - Unification around the psychic being - Ambition, undoing of many Yogis - Powers, misuse and right use of - How to recognise the Divine Will - Accept things that come from Divine - Vital devotion - Need of strong body and nerves - Inner being, invariable, #Questions And Answers 1929-1931, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This does not mean that you have not to face other kinds of difficulties or that you have not to fight and conquer any obstacles at all. Surrender does not ensure a smooth and unruffled and continuous progression. The reason is that your being is not yet one, nor your surrender absolute and complete. Only a part of you surrenders; and today it is one part and the next day it is another. The whole purpose of the Yoga is to gather all the divergent parts together and forge them into an undivided unity. Till then you cannot hope to be without difficultiesdifficulties, for example, like doubt or depression or hesitation. The whole world is full of the poison. You take it in with every breath. If you exchange a few words with an undesirable man or even if such a man merely passes by you, you may catch the contagion from him. It is sufficient for you to come near a place where there is plague in order to be infected with its poison; you need not know at all that it is there. You can lose in a few minutes what it has taken you months to gain. So long as you belong to humanity and so long as you lead the ordinary life, it does not matter much if you mix with the people of the world; but if you want the divine life, you will have to be exceedingly careful about your company and your environment.
  What is the way to establish unity and homogeneity in our being?
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  How are we to know, you will ask, when it is the Divine Will that makes us act? The Divine Will is not difficult to recognise. It is unmistakable. You can know it without being very far on the path. Only you must listen to its voice, the small voice that is here in the heart. Once you are accustomed to listen, if you do anything that is contrary to the Divine Will, you feel an uneasiness. If you persist on the wrong track, you get very much disturbed. If, however, you give some material excuse as the cause of your uneasiness and proceed on your way, you gradually lose the faculty of perception and finally you may go on doing all kinds of wrong and feel no uneasiness. But if, when once you feel the least disturbance, you stop and ask of your inner self, What is the cause of this? then you do get the real answer and the whole thing becomes quite clear. Do not try to give a material excuse when you feel a little depression or a slight uneasiness. When you stop and look about for the reason, be absolutely straight and sincere. At first your mind will construct a very plausible and beautiful explanation. Do not accept it, but look beyond and ask, What is it that is behind this movement? Why am I doing this? Finally you will discover, hidden in a corner, the little ripplea slight wrong turn or twist in your attitude that is causing the trouble or disturbance.
  One of the commonest forms of ambition is the idea of service to humanity. All attachment to such service or work is a sign of personal ambition. The Guru who believes that he has a great truth to teach to humanity and who wants many disciples and who feels uncomfortable when the disciples go away or who seizes on anybody that comes and tries to make him a disciple, is evidently following nothing but his ambition. You must be able, if you are ready to follow the divine order, to take up whatever work you are given, even a stupendous work, and leave it the next day with the same quietness with which you took it up and not feel that the responsibility is yours. There should be no attachmentto any object or any mode of life. You must be absolutely free. If you want to have the true yogic attitude, you must be able to accept everything that comes from the Divine and let it go easily and without regret. The attitude of the ascetic who says, I want nothing and the attitude of the man of the world who says, I want this thing are the same. The one may be as much attached to his renunciation as the other to his possession.

1929-05-19 - Mind and its workings, thought-forms - Adverse conditions and Yoga - Mental constructions - Illness and Yoga, #Questions And Answers 1929-1931, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Where does Yoga begin and where does it end? Is not the whole of your life Yoga? The possibilities of illness are always there in your body and around you; you carry within you or there swarm about you the microbes and germs of every disease. How is it that all of a sudden you succumb to an illness which you did not have for years? You will say it is due to a depression of the vital force. But from where does the depression come? It comes from some disharmony in the being, from a lack of receptivity to the divine forces. When you cut yourself off from the energy and light that sustain you, then there is this depression, there is created what medical science calls a favourable ground and something takes advantage of it. It is doubt, gloominess, lack of confidence, a selfish turning back upon yourself that cuts you off from the light and divine energy and gives the attack this advantage. It is this that is the cause of your falling ill and not microbes.
  But has it not been found that by improved sanitation the health of the average citizen improves?

1929-06-16 - Illness and Yoga - Subtle body (nervous envelope) - Fear and illness, #Questions And Answers 1929-1931, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  To whatever cause an illness may be due, material or mental, external or internal, it must, before it can affect the physical body, touch another layer of the being that surrounds and protects it. This subtler layer is called in different teachings by various names,the etheric body, the nervous envelope. It is a subtle body and yet almost visible. In density something like the vibrations that you see around a very hot and steaming object, it emanates from the physical body and closely covers it. All communications with the exterior world are made through this medium, and it is this that must be invaded and penetrated first before the body can be affected. If this envelope is absolutely strong and intact, you can go into places infested with the worst of diseases, even plague and cholera, and remain quite immune. It is a perfect protection against all possible attacks of illness, so long as it is whole and entire, thoroughly consistent in its composition, its elements in faultless balance. This body is built up, on the one side, of a material basis, but rather of material conditions than of physical matter, on the other, of the vibrations of our psychological states. Peace and equanimity and confidence, faith in health, undisturbed repose and cheerfulness and bright gladness constitute this element in it and give it strength and substance. It is a very sensitive medium with facile and quick reactions; it readily takes in all kinds of suggestions and these can rapidly change and almost remould its condition. A bad suggestion acts very strongly upon it; a good suggestion operates in the contrary sense with the same force. depression and discouragement have a very adverse effect; they cut out holes in it, as it were, in its very stuff, render it weak and unresisting and open to hostile attacks an easy passage.
  It is the action of this medium that partly explains why people often feel a spontaneous and unreasoning attraction or repulsion for each other. The first seat of these reactions is in this protecting envelope. Easily we feel attracted towards people who bring a reinforcement to our nervous envelope; we are repelled by those who disturb or hurt it. Whatever gives it a sense of expansion and comfort and ease, whatever makes it respond with a feeling of happiness and pleasure exercises on us at once an attraction; when the effect is in the contrary sense, it responds with a protecting repulsion. This movement, when two people meet, is often mutual. It is not, of course, the only cause of affinities, but it is one and a very frequent cause.

1950-12-25 - Christmas - festival of Light - Energy and mental growth - Meditation and concentration - The Mother of Dreams - Playing a game well, and energy, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Also, if you slip into depression, you cut every source of energyfrom above, from below, from everywhere. That is the best way of falling into inertia. You must absolutely refuse to be depressed.
   depression is always the sign of an acute egoism. When you feel that it is coming near, tell yourself: I am in a state of egoistic illness, I must cure myself of it.

1951-01-25 - Needs and desires. Collaboration of the vital, mind an accomplice. Progress and sincerity - recognising faults. Organising the body - illness - new harmony - physical beauty., #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depression, of passions and revolt. It can set in motion everything, build up and realise, it can also destroy and mar everything. It seems to be, in the human being, the most difficult part to train. It is a long labour requiring great patience, and it demands a perfect sincerity, for without sincerity one will deceive oneself from the very first step, and all endeavour for progress will go in vain.
  The Science of Living, On Education
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  But if this becomes very strong and you do not react in time, then you fall into despair: Really this life is not made for people like me; I would be happier elsewhere, in heaven where everybody is very nice and one can do whatever one wants, etc., whence paradisiac conceptionsindeed I think it is these two accomplices, the mind and the vital, who have invented paradise! For if life, existence, does not conform to your desires, you begin to lament: Oh, I have had enough of it, this world is miserable and deceitful, I want to die. Then there is a moment when this situation becomes serious; discouragement changes into revolt and depression into dissatisfaction: I speak of people who are rather ill-natured there are people who are ill-natured (it is not their fault!) and there are people who are good-natured (it is not their fault either!) but things are like thatwell, those who are ill-natured get angry, revolt, want to break and pull down everything: You will see, they do not do what I want, they will be punished! Then this becomes a little more serious, because the mind is always there to serve as the accomplice and it begins to have wonderful ideas of revengefrom discouragement you do one kind of stupid thing, from wickedness you do another. The stupidities of discouragement concern you personally, whilst the stupidities of wickedness concern others; and sometimes these latter stupidities are very serious. If you have a little goodwill, it is better at the time when such fits seize you to make it a rule not to stir, telling yourself, I am not going to move, I shall wait for the storm to pass, for in a few moments one can destroy or ruin months of regular effort.
  But here I give you a consolation:

1951-02-05 - Surrender and tapasya - Dealing with difficulties, sincerity, spiritual discipline - Narrating experiences - Vital impulse and will for progress, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The whole world is full of the poison [doubt, hesitation, depression]. You take it in with every breath. If you exchange a few words with an undesirable man or even if such a man merely passes by you, you may catch the contagion from him. So long as you belong to humanity and so long as you lead the ordinary life, it does not matter much if you mix with the people of the world; but if you want the divine life, you will have to be exceedingly careful about your company and your environment.
   Questions and Answers 1929 (14 April)

1951-03-14 - Plasticity - Conditions for knowing the Divine Will - Illness - microbes - Fear - body-reflexes - The best possible happens - Theories of Creation - True knowledge - a work to do - the Ashram, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Where does Yoga begin and where does it end? Is not the whole of your life Yoga? The possibilities of illness are always there in your body and around you; you carry within you or there swarm about you the microbes and germs of every disease. How is it that all of a sudden you succumb to an illness which you did not have for years? You will say it is due to a depression of the vital force. But from where does the depression come? It comes from some disharmony in the being, from a lack of receptivity to the divine forces. When you cut yourself off from the energy and light that sustain you, then there is this depression, there is created what medical science calls a favourable ground and something takes advantage of it. It is doubt, gloominess, lack of confidence, a selfish turning back upon yourself that cuts you off from the light and divine energy and gives the attack this advantage. It is this that is the cause of your falling ill and not microbes.
   Questions and Answers 1929 (19 May)

1951-03-26 - Losing all to gain all - psychic being - Transforming the vital - physical habits - the subconscient - Overcoming difficulties - weakness, an insincerity - to change the world - Psychic source, flash of experience - preparation for yoga, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The second thing may be the very opposite. A sort of uneasiness: I am not well, how tedious life is, how wearisome everything. How am I going to do all that? Will I ever reach the goal? Is it worth while beginning? Is it at all possible? Isnt it impossible? It is the vital which is not very happy about what is going to be done for it, which does not want anyone to meddle in its affairs, which does not like all that very much. So it suggests depression, discouragement, a lack of faith, doubtis it really worth the trouble?
   These are the two extremes, and each has its difficulties, its obstacles.
   depression, unless one has a strong will, suggests, This is not worth while, one may have to wait a lifetime. Enthusiasm, it expects to see the vital transformed overnight: I am not going to have any difficulty henceforth, I am going to advance rapidly on the path of yoga, I am going to gain the divine consciousness without any difficulty. There are some other difficulties. One needs a little time, much perseverance. So the vital, after a few hoursperhaps a few days, perhaps a few monthssays to itself: We havent gone very far with our enthusiasm, has anything been really done? Doesnt this movement leave us just where we were?perhaps worse than we were, a little troubled, a little disturbed? Things are no longer what they were, they are not yet what they ought to be. It is very tiresome, what I am doing. And then, if one pushes a little more, heres this gentleman saying, Ah, no! I have had enough of it, leave me alone. I dont want to move, I shall stay in my corner, I wont trouble you, but dont bother me! And so one has not gone very much farther than before.
   This is one of the big obstacles which must be carefully avoided. As soon as there is the least sign of discontentment, of annoyance, the vital must be spoken to in this way, My friend, you are going to keep calm, you are going to do what you are asked to do, otherwise you will have to deal with me. And to the other, the enthusiast who says, Everything must be done now, immediately, your reply is, Calm yourself a little, your energy is excellent, but it must not be spent in five minutes. We shall need it for a long time, keep it carefully and, as it is wanted, I shall call upon your goodwill. You will show that you are full of goodwill, you will obey, you wont grumble, you will not protest, you will not revolt, you will say yes, yes, you will make a little sacrifice when asked, you will say yes whole-heartedly.

1951-03-31 - Physical ailment and mental disorder - Curing an illness spiritually - Receptivity of the body - The subtle-physical- illness accidents - Curing sunstroke and other disorders, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But, each man can make his own experiment. If one has a bad throat, this may be due to the fact that the day before one was in a state of depression. Or perhaps one is very unhappy, dissatisfied, one finds everything very bad, and the next day one gets a cold in the head. Everyone must make his own observations.
   Each spot of the body is symbolical of an inner movement; there is there a world of subtle correspondences. The particular place in the body affected by an illness is an index to the nature of the inner disharmony that has taken place. It points to the origin, it is a sign of the cause of the ailment. It reveals too the nature of the resistance that prevents the whole being from advancing at the same high speed. It indicates the treatment and the cure. If one could perfectly understand where the mistake is, find out what has been unreceptive, open that part and put the force and the light there, it would be possible to re-establish in a moment the harmony that has been disturbed and the illness would immediately go.

1951-04-21 - Sri Aurobindos letter on conditions for doing yoga - Aspiration, tapasya, surrender - The lower vital - old habits - obsession - Sri Aurobindo on choice and the double life - The old fiasco - inner realisation and outer change, #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We may take the example of someone who has frequent depressions. When things are not exactly as he would like them to be, he becomes depressed. So, to begin with, he must become aware of his depressionnot only of the depression but of the causes of depression, why he gets depressed so easily. Then, once he has become conscious, he must master the depressions, must stop being depressed even when the cause of depression is therehe must master his depression, stop it from coming. And finally, after this work has been done for a sufficiently long time, the nature loses the habit of having depressions and no longer reacts in the same way, the nature is changed.
   What does being spokesmen of the forces of the Ignorance mean?

1953-06-10, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You have something in you which attracts this force; take, for example (it is one of the most frequent things), the force of depression, that kind of attack of a wave of depression that falls upon you: you lose confidence, you lose hope, you have the feeling you will never be able to do anything, you are cast down. It means there is in your vital being something which is naturally egoistic, surely a little vain, which needs encouragement to remain in a good state. So it is like a little signal for those forces which intimates to them: You can come, the door is open. But there is another part in the being that was watching when these forces arrived; instead of allowing them to enter, the part which sees clearly, which knows, which has power, which resists, says: No, I do not want that, it is not true, I do not want it, and sends them back. But you have not necessarily been cured of the little thing within you which permitted them to come. You must go very deep within, work within you persistently to be able to efface all possibility of calling. And so long as you have not completely effaced it, the attack will recur almost unexpectedly. You push it backit is like a ball you throw against the wall, back it returns; you push it back once again and again it returnsuntil the moment there is no longer anything to attract it. Then it does not return again.
   Therefore, the most important thing to do when you are attacked by an adverse force, is to say to yourself: Yes, the force comes from outside and the attack is there, but there must certainly be a correspondence in my nature, otherwise it could not have attacked me. Well, I am going to look and find within me what allows this force to come and I am going to send it back or transform it or put the light of consciousness upon it so that it may be converted, or drive it away so that it remains no longer within me. There is a way, you see? When the force comes, the adverse force, when it attacks, the part which corresponds rushes out to meet it, it goes forward. A kind of meeting takes place. If at that time, instead of being altogether overwhelmed or taken by surprise and off your guard, you observe very closely what it was within you that vibrated (it makes the sound tat, tat, tat: another thing has entered), then you can catch it. At that moment, you catch it and say to it: Get out with your friends, I dont want you any longer! You send away the two together, the part that attracted and the thing it attracted; they are sent away and you are absolutely clear.

1953-09-09, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Does depression come from the vital?
   Oh, yes. All your troubles, depression, discouragement, disgust, fury, all, all come from the vital. It is that which turns love into hate, it is that which induces the spirit of vengeance, rancour, bad will, the urge to destroy and to harm. It is that which discourages you when things are difficult and not to its liking. And it has an extraordinary capacity for going on strike! When it is not satisfied, it hides in a corner and does not budge. And then you have no more energy, no more strength, you have no courage left. Your will is like like a withering plant. All resentment, disgust, fury, all despair, grief, angerall that comes from this gentleman. For it is energy in action.
   Therefore, it depends on which side it turns. And I tell you, it has a very strong habit of going on strike. That is its most powerful weapon: Ah! you are not doing what I want, well, I am not going to move, I shall sham dead. And it does that for the least reason. It has a very bad character; it is very touchy and it is very spitefulyes, it is very ill-natured. For I believe it is very conscious of its power and it feels clearly that if it gives itself wholly, there is nothing that will resist the momentum of its force. And like all people who have a weight in the balance, the vital also bargains: I shall give you my energy, but you must do what I want. If you do not give me what I ask for, well, I withdraw my energy. And you will be flat as a pancake. And it is true, it happens like that.

1954-05-19 - Affection and love - Psychic vision Divine - Love and receptivity - Get out of the ego, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In the body there are invaluable and unknown treasures. In all its cells, there is an intensity of life, of aspiration, of the will to progress, which one does not usually even realise. The body-consciousness would have to be completely warped by the action of the mind and vital for it not to have an immediate will to re-establish the equilibrium. When this will is not there, it means that the entire body-consciousness has been spoilt by the intervention of the mind and vital. In people who cherish their malady more or less subconsciously with a sort of morbidity under the pretext that it makes them interesting, it is not their body at allpoor body!it is something they have imposed upon it with a mental or vital perversion. The body, if left to itself, is remarkable, for, not only does it aspire for equilibrium and well-being but it is capable of restoring the balance. If one leaves ones body alone without intervening with all those thoughts, all the vital reactions, all the depressions, and also all the so-called knowledge and mental constructions and fearsif one leaves the body to itself, spontaneously it will do what is necessary to set itself right again.
  The body in its natural state likes equilibrium, likes harmony; it is the other parts of the being which spoil everything.

1954-12-22 - Possession by hostile forces - Purity and morality - Faith in the final success -Drawing back from the path, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  To be always observing faults and wrong movements brings depression and discourages the faith. How does it discourage the faith?
  The faith spoken about is faith in the divine Grace and the final success of the undertaking. You have begun the yoga and have faith that you will go through to the end of your yoga But if you spend your time looking at all that prevents you from advancing, then finally you say, Ah, I shall never succeed! It is not possible. If it goes on in this way, I shall never get there. So this is to lose ones faith. One must always keep the faith that one is sure to succeed.

1955-10-19 - The rhythms of time - The lotus of knowledge and perfection - Potential knowledge - The teguments of the soul - Shastra and the Gurus direct teaching - He who chooses the Infinite..., #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  And its a factin fact, it is like that: the moment you thought about it, well, you thought about it because someone thought about you; you chose because you were chosen. And once you have been chosen, you are sure of the thing. Therefore, doubts, hesitations, depressions, uncertainties, all this is quite simply a waste of time and energy; it is of no use at all.
  From the moment one has felt just once within himself: Ah! This is the truth for me, it is finished; it is finished, it is settled. Even if you spend years cutting your way through the virgin forest, its of no importanceit is finished, it is settled.

1956-06-20 - Hearts mystic light, intuition - Psychic being, contact - Secular ethics - True role of mind - Realise the Divine by love - Depression, pleasure, joy - Heart mixture - To follow the soul - Physical process - remember the Mother, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  object:1956-06-20 - Hearts mystic light, intuition - Psychic being, contact - Secular ethics - True role of mind - Realise the Divine by love - depression, pleasure, joy - Heart mixture - To follow the soul - Physical process - remember the Mother
  author class:The Mother
  --
  But it is not the same part of the being that has the depression and the joy.
  If you are speaking of pleasure, the pleasure of the vital is something very fleeting, and I think that in lifein life as it is at present there are more occasions for displeasure than for pleasure. Pleasure in itself is extremely fleeting, for if the same vibration of pleasure is prolonged a little, it becomes unpleasant or even repulsiveexactly the same vibration.
  --
  But one is rarely in a state to feel it, unless one has become fully conscious of ones psychic being. That is why when it comes it is fugitive, for the psychological condition necessary to perceive it is not often there. On the other hand, one is almost constantly in an ordinary vital state where the least unpleasant thing very spontaneously and easily brings you depression depression if you are a weak person, revolt if you are a strong one. Every desire which is not satisfied, every impulse which meets an obstacle, every unpleasant contact with outside things, very easily and very spontaneously creates depression or revolt, for that is the normal state of thingsnormal in life as it is today. While joy is an exceptional state.
  And so, pleasure, pleasure which is simply a pleasing sensationif it lasts, not only does it lose its edge, but it ends up by being unpleasant; one cant bear it long. So, quite naturally it comes and goes. That is to say, the very thing that gives you pleasureexactly the same vibrationafter a short while, doesnt give it to you any longer. And if it persists, it becomes unpleasant for you. That is why you cant have pleasure for a long time.

1956-10-17 - Delight, the highest state - Delight and detachment - To be calm - Quietude, mental and vital - Calm and strength - Experience and expression of experience, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  But Delight without detachment would be a very dangerous gift which could very easily be perverted. So, to seek Delight before having acquired detachment does not seem to be very wise. One must first be above all possible opposites: indeed, above pain and pleasure, suffering and happiness, enthusiasm and depression. If one is above all that, then one may safely aspire for Delight.
  But as long as this detachment is not realised, one can easily confuse Delight with an exalted state of ordinary human happiness, and this would not at all be the true thing nor even a perversion of the thing, for the nature of the two is so different, almost opposite, that you cannot pass from one to the other. So, if one wants to be safe on the path, it seems to me that to seek for peace, for perfect calm, perfect equality, for a widening of the consciousness, a vaster understanding and liberation from all desire, all preference, all attachment, is certainly an indispensable preliminary condition.

1957-06-19 - Causes of illness Fear and illness - Minds working, faith and illness, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Even from the ordinary external point of view, it has been recognised for a very long time that it is a fall in the resistance of the vitality due to immediate moral causes which is always at the origin of an illness. When one is in a normal state of equilibrium and lives in a normal physical harmony, the body has a capacity of resistance, it has within it an atmosphere strong enough to resist illnesses: its most material substance emanates subtle vibrations which have the strength to resist illnesses, even diseases which are called contagiousin fact, all vibrations are contagious, but still, certain diseases are considered as especially contagious. Well, a man who, even from the purely external point of view, is in a state in which his organs function harmoniously and an adequate psychological balance prevails, has at the same time enough resistance for the contagion not to affect him. But if for some reason or other he loses this equilibrium or is weakened by depression, dissatisfaction, moral difficulties or undue fatigue, for instance, this reduces the normal resistance of the body and he is open to the disease. But if we consider someone who is doing yoga, then it is altogether different, in the sense that the causes of disequilibrium are of a different nature and the illness usually becomes the expression of an inner difficulty which has to be overcome.
  So each one should find out for himself why he is ill.

1959-01-14, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Philosophy
   As for myself, a step has definitely been taken, and I am no longer swept away by this painful torrent. depressions and attacks still come, but no longer with the same violence as before. X told me that 2/3 of the work has been done and that everything would be purged in twelve days or so, then the thing will be enclosed in a jar and buried somewhere or thrown into the sea, and he will explain it all to me. I will write and tell you about it.
   As for the true tantric initiation, this is what X told me: I will give you initiation. You are fit. You belong to that line. It will come soon, some months or some years. Shortly you shall reach the junction. When the time has come, you yourself will come and open a door in me and I shall give you initiation.1 And he made me understand that an important divine work was reserved for me in the future, a work for the Mother. The important practical point is that I have rapidly to develop my knowledge of Sanskrit. The mantra given to me seems to grow in power as I repeat it.

1960-07-23 - The Flood and the race - turning back to guide and save amongst the torrents - sadhana vs tamas and destruction - power of giving and offering - Japa, 7 lakhs, 140000 per day, 1 crore takes 20 years, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Philosophy
   The water was flowing off towards the right. From time to time there were these fissured dips or depressions along the vehicles path where the water rushed through, and in fact it must have rushed through each one just as soon as I had sped past. It was most dangerous, for if you had reached there a second too late, the water would already have flooded in and you would no longer have been able to get across; it was such that with even only a few drops, you would no longer get across. Not that they were very wide, but And the water was pouring in (pouring in our words are very small), it was pouring in, and I could see it ahead, but then the vehicle would arrive at full speed and instead of stopping, in a wild roller coaster-like movement it would plunge through, vroom!just in time, exactly like a roller coaster. I always arrived just in time to get through. And then again the same thing, broken here and there (in this way there were many fissures, though Ive only drawn two; there were quite a few, five or six at least), and again we would dart across, then race on until we would reach the spot where I have drawn the water turning.
   Right at the end, there was a place where the water had to turn to run downthis was the Great Passage. If you got caught in that, it was all over. You had to reach this spot and cross over before the water came. It was the only place you could get across. Then a last plunge, and like an arrow shot from a bow, full speed ahead, I crossed over and there I was.

1962-09-22, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In the middle of the First World War, Sri Aurobindo noted with prophetic force: The defeat of Germany could not of itself kill the spirit then incarnate in Germany; it may well lead merely to a new incarnation of it, perhaps in some other race or empire, and the whole battle would then have to be fought over again. So long as the old gods are alive, the breaking or depression of the body which they animate is a small matter, for they know well how to transmigrate. Germany overthrew the Napoleonic spirit in France in 1813 and broke the remnants of her European leadership in 1870; the same Germany became the incarnation of that which it had overthrown. The phenomenon is easily capable of renewal on a more formidable scale.2 Today we are finding that the old gods know how to transmigrate. Gandhi himself, seeing all those years of nonviolence culminate in the terrible violence that marked Indias partition in 1947, ruefully observed shortly before his death: The attitude of violence which we have secretly harboured now recoils on us, and makes us fly at each others throats when the question of distribution of power arises. Now that the burden of subjection is lifted, all the forces of evil have come to the surface. For neither nonviolence nor violence touch upon the root of Evil.
   Ahimsa: nonviolence.

1962-11-30, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But I expect it to liftstart to liftin February 64 I mean this kind of pressure, or rather of general depression!
   ***

1966-08-03, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There only remains the phenomenon of contagion (contagion of viruses or germs), but there, experience shows that phenomena of psychological disorderall psychological disordersappear to be, according to experience, of the same nature as the contagion of a contagious disease and of all viruses and germs (such as the plague, cholera and so on). There are psychological contagions of psychological states: states of revolt or violence, of anger AND depression, are contagious in the same manner, its a similar phenomenon. Therefore, since its a similar phenomenon, it can be mastered. Its simply a question of words: we call them illnesses (but these [psychological contagions] can also be called illnesses) or we can call them any name we like, its a question of words, thats all. But its similar, its the same thing: its an opening to disorder or an opening to revolt. We can call it what we like. Only, its in a different field of vibrations. But the character is identical.
   And then, what discoveries I make! Extraordinary discoveries: how every experience always has an obverse and a reverse. For instance, the calm of a vision thats vast enough not to be disturbed by tiny infinitesimal points and is (I was about to say seems to be, but it doesnt seem to be: it IS) the result of a growth of consciousness and of an identification with the higher regions, and at the same time that apparent insensitiveness that looks like the negation of divine compassion; there comes a point when you see both as having become true and being able to exist not simultaneously but as ONE thing. As recently as the day before yesterday, I had the perfectly concrete experience of an extremely intense wave of divine Compassion [in the face of one of those psychological contagions], and I had the opportunity to observe how, if this Compassion is allowed to manifest on a certain plane, it becomes an emotion that may disturb or trouble the imperturbable calm; but if it manifests (they arent the same planes: there are imperceptible nuances), if it manifests in its essential truth, it retains all its power of action, of effective help, and it in no way changes the imperturbable calm of the eternal vision.

1968-11-13, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Lots of people from the United States are coming here at the moment, and they bring news of an appalling crisis over there, a crisis of discouraged pessimism. The whole youth seems to be in a woeful state of depression and discouragement.
   Theyve discovered all that was hollow, false, unreal in the old way of seeing life, and they havent found anything to replace it with. A few rare individuals (we get their letters, or they come here) say that they came across Sri Aurobindos teaching and found it to be the salvation. But they are very few. And the majority of people dont understand they dont have the intelligence needed to understand.

1970 01 15, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   286Think this when thy members would fain make love with depression and weakness, I am Bacchus and Ares and Apollo; I am Agni pure and invincible; I am Surya ever burning mightily.
   287Shrink not from the Dionysian cry and rapture within thee, but see that thou be not a straw upon those billows.

1970 03 09, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   378God made the infinite world by Self-knowledge which in its works is Will-Force self-fulfilling. He used ignorance to limit His infinity; but fear, weariness, depression, self-distrust and assent to weakness are the instruments by which He destroys what He created. When these things are turned on what is evil or harmful and ill-regulated within thee, then it is well; but if they attack thy very sources of life and strength, then seize and expel them or thou diest.
   When these forces of destruction attack us, it proves that we are ready to be liberated from the ego and to emerge consciously into the Divine Presence which is at the centre of our being, in full light, in peace and joy, free at last from the sufferings imposed upon us by the ego. It is the ego which changes all the contacts of life into suffering, it is the ego which prevents us from being conscious of the Divine Presence within us and from becoming His calm, strong and happy instruments.

1970-10-14, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ill will, criticism, doubt, skepticism and depression are far more serious obstacles to the spiritual development than lifes trivialities and childish pursuits, if they are accepted without attaching importance to them.
   13 May 1965

1973-04-14, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Studies have revealed that over-sedation is not always necessary to benefit such psychotic symptoms as agitation, delusions, hallucinations or delirium. SIQUIL greatly simplifies home management of emotionally deranged patients, many of whom might otherwise previously have been hospitalized. These patients adopt a more realistic behavior, become less of a burden to their families and are more easily approached for training purposes and eventual rehabilitation. SIQUIL is especially indicated in the treatment of severe acute and chronic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, mania, depression, delirium, senile psychoses and psychoses caused by organic brain disease.
   So, that body whose cellular consciousness had been prepared, refined, trained by decades of yoga.

1.A - ANTHROPOLOGY, THE SOUL, #Philosophy of Mind, #unset, #Philosophy
  The difference of climate has a more solid and vigorous influence. But the response to the changes of the seasons and hours of the day is found only in faint changes of mood, which come expressly to the fore only in morbid states (including insanity) and at periods when the self-conscious life suffers depression.
  In nations less intellectually emancipated, which therefore live more in harmony with nature, we find amid their superstitions and aberrations of imbecility a few real cases of such sympathy, and on that foundation what seems to be marvellous prophetic vision of coming conditions and of events arising therefrom. But as mental freedom gets a deeper hold, even these few and slight susceptibilities, based upon participation in the common life of nature, disappear. Animals and plants, on the contrary, remain for ever subject to such influences.

1f.lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   extreme wonder over the striated depression.
   On January 6, 1931, Lake, Pabodie, Danforth, all six of the students,
  --
   at inward angles and in centre of surface. Small, smooth depression
   in centre of unbroken surface. Arouses much curiosity as to source
  --
   unknown and primordial language and alphabetthe depression of the
   smooth surface was perhaps an inch and a half, and of the dots perhaps

1f.lovecraft - In the Walls of Eryx, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   cardiac strain, and psychological depression. His mask was in place,
   and freely generating oxygen despite an alarmingly low cube supply.

1f.lovecraft - Out of the Aeons, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   close rival to the depression as chief topic of 1931 and 1932. For my
   own part, the principal effect of the furore was to make me read von

1f.lovecraft - The Call of Cthulhu, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   rotting wall intensified by its hint of morbid habitation a depression
   which every malformed tree and every fungous islet combined to create.

1f.lovecraft - The Last Test, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   depression, stark and unrelieved, had taken hold of the doctors
   usually tireless mind; and he would even have refused food had not

1f.lovecraft - The Mound, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   the mound, there was a slight bowl-like depression in the root-tangled
   earth. While this might mean nothing, it would be a good place to begin
  --
   machete, slight, bowl-like depression toward the north end, and the
   hole I had made with my trench-knife in digging up the
  --
   excavating the bowl-like depression which my eye had picked as the
   possible site of a former entrance to the mound. As I proceeded, I felt

1f.lovecraft - The Night Ocean, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   follows a period of uneasy depression, I feltin a purely yielding
   fashion and without volitionthat my own memory was washed clean of all

1f.lovecraft - The Shadow out of Time, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   commercial cycle of prosperity and depression with the physical cycle
   of the solar spots forms perhaps the apex of . . .

1f.lovecraft - The Thing on the Doorstep, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   and depression were altogether too frequent. The old Derby house was
   ready by December, yet Edward constantly put off moving. Though he

1f.lovecraft - The Tree, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   strange, they said amongst themselves, that depression should thus
   seize one with so great a chance to win arts loftiest reward. Many

1f.lovecraft - Two Black Bottles, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   stood in front of the door. So deep was the feeling of depression which
   had come over me that I felt as though I were acting in a dream. My

1f.lovecraft - Under the Pyramids, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
   bonds, falling some distanceperhaps into a depression in the temples
   inner gallerydragging myself to the outer barrier and escaping from

1.jr - The Guest House, #Rumi - Poems, #Jalaluddin Rumi, #Poetry
  A joy, a depression, a meanness,
  some momentary awareness comes

1.kbr - My Body And My Mind, #Songs of Kabir, #Kabir, #Sufism
  My body and my mind are in depression because
  You are not with me.

1.srm - The Song of the Poppadum, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   English version by Ramanasramam Original Language Tamil No need about the world to roam And suffer from depression; Make poppadum within the home According to the lesson Of 'Thou art That', without compare, The Unique Word, unspoken 'Tis not by speech it will declare. The silence is unbroken Of Him who is the Adept-Sage, The great Apotheosis, With His eternal heritage That Being-Wisdom-Bliss is. Make poppadum and after making fry, Eat, so your cravings you may satisfy. The grain which is the black gram's yield, The so-called self or ego, Grown in the body's fertile field Of five-fold sheaths, put into The roller-mill made out of stone, Which is the search for Wisdom, The 'Who am I?'. 'Tis thus alone The Self will gain its freedom. This must be crushed to finest dust And ground up into fragments As being the non-self, so must We shatter our attachments. Make poppadum and after making fry, Eat, so your cravings you may satisfy. Mix the juice of square-stemmed vine, This association With Holy Men. With this combine Within the preparation Some cummin-seed of mind-control And pepper for restraining The wayward senses, with them roll That salt which is remaining Indifferent to the world we see, With condiment of leanings Towards a virtuous unity. These are their different meanings. Make poppadum and after making fry, Eat, so your cravings you may satisfy. The mixture into dough now blend And on the stone then place it Of mind, by tendencies hardened, And without ceasing baste it With heavy strokes of the 'I-I' Delivered with the pestle Of introverted mind. Slowly The mind will cease to wrestle. Then roll out with the pin of peace Upon the slab of Brahman. Continue effort without cease With energetic lan. Make poppadum and after making fry, Eat, so your cravings you may satisfy. The poppadum or soul's now fit To put into the fry-pan, The one infinite symbol it Of the great Silence, which can Be first prepared by putting in Some clarified fresh butter Of the Supreme. And now begin To heat it till it sputter, On Wisdom's self-effulgent flame Fry poppadum, 'I', as That. Enjoying all alone the same; Which bliss we ever aim at. Make poppadum of self and after eat; Of Perfect Peace then you will be replete. [1468.jpg] -- from The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi, Edited by Arthur Osborne <
1.whitman - Song of Myself, #Whitman - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
  The sickness of one of my folks or of myself, or ill-doing or loss or lack of money, or depressions or exaltations,
  Battles, the horrors of fratricidal war, the fever of doubtful news, the fitful events;

1.whitman - Song Of Myself- IV, #Whitman - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
  The sickness of one of my folks or of myself, or ill-doing or loss or lack of money, or depressions or exaltations,
  Battles, the horrors of fratricidal war, the fever of doubtful news, the fitful events;

1.ww - 4 - Trippers and askers surround me, #Song of Myself, #unset, #Philosophy
   Original Language English Trippers and askers surround me, People I meet, the effect upon me of my early life or the ward and city I live in, or the nation, The latest dates, discoveries, inventions, societies, authors old and new, My dinner, dress, associates, looks, compliments, dues, The real or fancied indifference of some man or woman I love, The sickness of one of my folks or of myself, or ill-doing or loss or lack of money, or depressions or exaltations, Battles, the horrors of fratricidal war, the fever of doubtful news, the fitful events; These come to me days and nights and go from me again, But they are not the Me myself. Apart from the pulling and hauling stands what I am, Stands amused, complacent, compassionating, idle, unitary, Looks down, is erect, or bends an arm on an impalpable certain rest, Looking with side-curved head curious what will come next, Both in and out of the game and watching and wondering at it. Backward I see in my own days where I sweated through fog with linguists and contenders, I have no mockings or arguments, I witness and wait. [2720.jpg] -- from This Dance of Bliss: Ecstatic Poetry from Around the World, Edited by Ivan M. Granger <
1.ww - Scorn Not The Sonnet, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
  on that subject. Or perhaps, depression of spirit\; cf. Paradise Lost, IX,
  44-46: "unless an age too late, or cold/Climate, or years damp my intended wing/Deprest."

1.ww - The Excursion- IV- Book Third- Despondency, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Philosophy
  Images in the Valley--Another Recess in it entered and described--Wanderer's sensations--Solitary's excited by the same objects--Contrast between these--Despondency of the Solitary gently reproved--Conversation exhibiting the Solitary's past and present opinions and feelings, till he enters upon his own History at length--His domestic felicity--Afflictions--Dejection--R oused by the French Revolution--Disappointment and disgust--Voyage to America--Disappointment and disgust pursue him--His return--His languor and depression of mind, from want of faith in the great truths of Religion, and want of confidence in the virtue of Mankind.
  A HUMMING BEE--a little tinkling rill--
  --
  Fraught rather with depression than delight,
  Though shame it were, could I not look around,

2.01 - The Yoga and Its Objects, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But it is ahankara that by making the relation and effect of things on ourselves or on things connected with us the standard of life, makes the dvandvas a chain for our bondage. Ahankara in its action on our life and sadhana will be seen to be of three kinds, rajasic, tamasic and sattwic. Rajas binds by desire and the craving in the nature for occupation and activity, it is always reaching after action and the fruit of action; it is in order that we may be free from the rajasic ahankara that we have the command, "Do not do works from the desire of fruit," ma karma-phala-hetur bhuh., and the comm and to give up our actions to God. Tamas binds by weakness and the craving in the nature for ease and inaction; it is always sinking into idleness, depression, confusion of mind, fear, disappointment, despondency and despair; it is in order that we may get rid of the tamasic
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2.02 - On Letters, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   When the psychic being comes to the surface it feels sad when the mental or the vital being is making a fool of itself. That sadness is purity offended. When the mind is playing its own game, or when the vital being is carried away by its impulses, it is the psychic being which says: "I do not want these things; what am I here for, after all? I am here for the Truth and not for these things." Psychic sadness is again different from mental dissatisfaction or vital sadness or physical depression.
   If the psychic being is strong it makes itself felt in the mental and the vital beings, and forces them to change. But if it is weak, the mental and the vital take advantage of its sadness and use it even to their own advantage. A weak psychic being is often an affliction.

2.03 - On Medicine, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   Sri Aurobindo: Tell him that all the sadhaks get difficulties in Sadhana and periods of depression come to each one. That is no reason to run down here. Even those who are here get periods of depression. One should be able to go through such trials. Sadhana never moves in a straight line there are always ups and downs. It is not a work of days and months but of years. These periods come generally when something new is going to begin in Sadhana, some opening to a new plane, or some such thing.
   The reason why he is not getting knowledge, probably, is that his mind is active. So long as the mind is active Higher Knowledge cannot come. He can get mental knowledge, of course.
  --
   Sri Aurobindo: His ideas are quite sane. This disease starts generally when there is psychic depression.
   Disciple: What is psychic depression ?
   Sri Aurobindo: It is the depression of the inner being. (Laughter as the question was evaded.)
   (After a pause) There is something in us that takes the joy of life. I don't mean the vital joy. Normally, it is a certain inner happiness, you can't really call it happiness, it is a certain inner joy and well-being kept up by the psychic being. When that gets affected then there is psychic depression.
   Disciple: How does that get affected?
   Sri Aurobindo: Well, there are so many causes: some shock, some great sorrow, a weighing down by anxiety, overwork, care or trouble, or some affection of a vital organ of the physical system any of these can bring about psychic depression.
   Disciple: Can it be overcome?
   Sri Aurobindo: All kinds of depression can be overcome.
   Disciple: How can the psychic depression be overcome?
   Sri Aurobindo: By supplying the psychic force. (Laughter)
   (After a pause) This psychic depression comes in a very strange way. Suppose you keep an artist in very ugly surroundings, then his psychic being may get depressed.
   Disciple: If it is a question of giving psychic force to the patient, then I believe it is comparatively easy work for you.
  --
   Disciple: By what other way can psychic depression be overcome?
   Sri Aurobindo: There are many ways. If the man is vitally strong then his vital force can help remove the psychic depression. These forces in the inner being can always mutually react.
   Disciple: What is the vital force?
  --
   Disciple: How to overcome vital depression?
   Sri Aurobindo: By supplying the vital force. (Laughter)
  --
   She writes about the Truth and its attainment. In case she wants it the demand for it must be independent of the depression through which she is passing. If there is a call deep within her then it will be answered.
   Disciple: There is A, from Chittagong, who wants a reply to his letter. He is already having a hut there for his Sadhana.

2.07 - On Congress and Politics, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   Disciple: Then, where is the hope for India? The other day you said that India was suffering from vital depression and was afraid of new thought.
   Sri Aurobindo: I did not say we have no minds or brains. I said we have no character; character has nothing to do with the intellect.

2.07 - The Release from Subjection to the Body, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Secondly, with regard to the movements and experiences of the body, the mind will come to know the Purusha seated within it as, first, the witness or observer of the movements and, secondly, the knower or perceiver of the experiences. It will cease to consider in thought or feel in sensation these movements and experiences as its own but rather consider and feel them as not its own, as operations of Nature governed by the qualities of Nature and their interaction upon each other. This detachment can be made so normal and carried so far that there will be a kind of division between the mind and the body and the former will observe and experience the hunger, thirst, pain, fatigue, depression, etc, of the physical being as if they were experiences of some other person with whom it has so close a rapport as to be aware of all that is going on within him. This division is a great means, a great step towards mastery; for the mind comes to observe these things first without being overpowered and finally without being at all affected by them, dispassionately, with clear understanding but with perfect detachment. This is the initial liberation of the mental being from servitude to the body; for by right knowledge put steadily into practice liberation comes inevitably.
  Finally, the mind will come to know the Purusha in the mind as the master of Nature whose sanction is necessary to her movements. It will find that as the giver of the sanction he can withdraw the original fiat from the previous habits of Nature and that eventually the habit will cease or change in the direction indicated by the will of the Purusha; not at once, for the old sanction persists as an obstinate consequence of the past Karma of Nature until that is exhausted, and a good deal also depends on the force of the habit and the idea of fundamental necessity which the mind had previously attached to it; but if it is not one of the fundamental habits Nature has established for the relation of the mind, life and body and if the old sanction is not renewed by the mind or the habit willingly indulged, then eventually the change will come. Even the habit of hunger and thirst can be minimised, inhibited, put away; the habit of disease can be similarly minimised and gradually eliminated and in the meantime the power of the mind to set right the disorders of the body whether by conscious manipulation of vital force or by simple mental fiat will immensely increase. By a similar process the habit by which the bodily nature associates certain forms and degrees of activity with strain, fatigue, incapacity can be rectified and the power, freedom, swiftness, effectiveness of the work whether physical or mental which can be done with this bodily instrument marvellously increased, doubled, tripled, decupled.

2.08 - The Release from the Heart and the Mind, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Therefore the mental Purusha has to separate himself from association and self-identification with this desire-mind. He has to say "I am not this thing that struggles and suffers, grieves and rejoices, loves and hates, hopes and is baffied, is angry and afraid and cheerful and depressed, a thing of vital moods and emotional passions. All these are merely workings and habits of prakriti in the sensational and emotional mind." The mind then draws back from its emotions and becomes with these, as with the bodily movements and experiences, the observer or witness. There is again an inner cleavage. There is this emotional mind in which these moods and passions continue to occur according to the habit of the modes of Nature and there is the observing mind which sees them, studies and understands but is detached from them. It observes them as if in a sort of action and play on a mental stage of personages other than itself, at first with interest and a habit of relapse into identification, then with entire calm and detachment, and, finally, attaining not only to calm but to the pure delight of its own silent existence, with a smile at their unreality as at the imaginary joys and sorrows of a child who is playing and loses himself in the play. Secondly, it becomes aware of itself as master of the sanction who by his withdrawal of sanction can make this play to cease. When the sanction is withdrawn, another significant phenomenon takes place; the emotional mind becomes normally calm and pure and free from these reactions, and even when they come, they no longer rise from within but seem to fall oil it as impressions from outside to which its fibres are still able to respond; but this habit of response dies away and the emotional mind is in time entirely liberated from the passions which it has renounced. Hope and fear, joy and grief, liking and disliking, attraction and repulsion, content and discontent, gladness and depression, horror and wrath and fear and disgust and shame and the passions of love and hatred fall away from the liberated psychic being.
  What takes their place ? It may be, if we will, an entire calm, silence and indifference. But although this is a stage through which the soul has usually to pass, it is not the final aim we have placed before us. Therefore the Purusha becomes also the master who wills and whose will it is to replace wrong by right enjoyment of the psychic existence. What he wills. Nature executes. What was fabric-stuff of desire and passion, is turned into reality of pure, equal and calmly intense love and joy and oneness. The real soul emerges and takes the place left vacant by the desire-mind. The cleansed and emptied cup is filled with the wine of divine love and delight and no longer with the sweet and bitter poison of passion. The passions, even the passion for good, misrepresent the divine nature. The passion of pity with its impure elements of physical repulsion and emotional inability to bear the suffering of others has to be rejected and replaced by the higher divine compassion which sees, understands, accepts the burden of others and is strong to help and heal, not with self-will and revolt against the suffering in the world and with ignorant accusation of the law of things and their source, but with light and knowledge and as an instrument of the Divine in its emergence. So too the love that desires and grasps and is troubled with joy and shaken with grief must be rejected for the equal, all-embracing love that is free from these things and has no dependence upon circumstances and is not modified by response or absence of response. So we shall deal with all the movements of the soul; but of these things we shall speak farther when we consider the Yoga of self-perfection.

2.09 - On Sadhana, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   Sri Aurobindo: Yes, there was a time when I had to give up the idea of doing this work in my life-time. There was a great push in the vital being trying to do the thing very soon. Then I had to learn to give up all those ideas and leave it to God to do whatever He likes. The vital being is easily elated and the physical being is depressed. I too had periods of depression, but at no time I lost faith. I knew that the thing had to be done and would be done, but I did not know whether I would be able to do it in my life-time, or whether somebody else would do it. The periods of depression with me were never long. As a matter of fact, I find this year far better than all the past three years.
   Disciple: 1. Does not the fulfilment of Sadhana mean that the power of the Higher Truth should be made dynamic and effective on the physical plane even with regard to outside work?

2.0 - THE ANTICHRIST, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  conditions, a state of depression set in, which Buddha sought to combat
  by means of hygiene. Against it, he prescribes life in the open, a life

2.1.1 - The Nature of the Vital, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The doubts of the sadhaks more often rise from the vital than from the true mentalwhen the vital goes wrong or is in trouble or depression, the doubts rise and repeat themselves in the same form and the same language, no matter how much the mind had been convinced by either patent proofs or intellectual answers. I have noticed that always. The vital is irrational (even when it uses the reason to justify itself) and it believes or disbelieves according to its feeling, not according to reason.
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  You are taking too bleak a view of things, the usual result of your giving way to depression. You used to have this before and you got over it by persistence. Now also by persistence it will go. To make radical decisions under the influence of depression is not good. To brace yourself up and, however persistent the difficulties are, to stick it out, is always the best.
  Be faithful and persevering, then, however long the way, you cannot fail to reach the goal.

2.12 - On Miracles, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   Sri Aurobindo: Oh yes, these things require vital energy. In a nation like ours which has got vital depression such an effort is necessary and good as it brings it out from the Tamas into which it has fallen.
   Disciple: Do you mean that every man has to get rid of the vital depression?
   Sri Aurobindo: Yes. If you are subject to vital depression you will be unable to do a work on the physical plane with an alert mind for a long time.
   Disciple: X has been learning music.
   Sri Aurobindo: That is not what I mean by getting rid of vital depression. Imean doing something on the physical plane, not necessarily physical work alone regularly at the same time without fail with an alert mind, and feeling no fatigue or mental apathy and seeing that it is done well without any mistake or carelessness.
   Disciple: Suppose one were to do such work mechanically?

2.1.3.2 - Study, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Yes, in fact last night I asked you why you had not studied, and I told you that to yield like that to the impulses of the vital was certainly not the way to control it. You must create a discipline for yourself and impose it on yourself at all costs if you want to put an end to vital bad will and mental depressions. Without discipline one cannot do anything in life and all yoga is impossible.
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  Just this morning there is a very big depression and so it is becoming impossible to study.
  This will not do.
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  Force yourself to study and your depression will go away. Can you imagine a student in school coming and telling his teacher, Sir, I did not do my homework today because I felt depressed? The teacher would certainly punish him very severely.
  16 January 1935
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  My studies are suffering because of constant depression.
  I have told you that it is by study that you can overcome the depression.
  27 July 1935

2.1.3 - Wrong Movements of the Vital, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  E.g. if someone speaks something you do not like and you get angry, that is a vital reaction. Or if a woman passes and you feel sexual desire, that is a vital reaction. Or if something unpleasant happens and you get a depression, that is a vital reaction. Most disturbances of the consciousness are due to vital reactions, though the mind may assist by wrong thoughts and judgments and misinterpretations. There can be good vital reactions as well as bad, but the term is usually applied to those that are undesirable and have to be surmounted by the sadhak.
  The ideal condition is that of a calm, clear, strong vital free from the reactions of the vital ego and responding with true and high feelings only that are acceptable to the spiritual will and the psychic being.
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  The exacerbation of certain vital movements is a perfectly well-known phenomenon in Yoga and does not mean that one has degenerated, but only that one has come to close grips instead of to a pleasant nodding acquaintance with the basic instincts of the earthly vital nature. I have had myself the experience of this rising to a height, during a certain stage of the spiritual development, of things that before hardly existed and seemed quite absent in the pre-Yogic life. These things rise up like that because they are fighting for their existence they are not really personal to you and the vehemence of their attack is not due to any badness in the personal nature. I dare say seven sadhaks out of ten have a similar experience. Afterwards when they cannot effect their object which is to drive the sadhak out of his sadhana, the whole thing sinks and there is no longer any vehement trouble. I repeat that the only serious thing about it is the depression created in you and the idea of inability in the Yoga that they take care to impress on the brain when they are at their work. If you can get rid of that, the violence of the vital attacks is only the phenomenon of a stage and does not in the end matter.
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  Usually the vital tries to resist the call to change. That is what is meant by revolt or opposition. If the inner will insists and forbids revolt or opposition, the vital unwillingness may often take the form of depression and dejection accompanied by a resistance in the physical mind which supports the repetition of old ideas, habits, movements or actions which the body consciousness suffers from an apprehension or fear of the called for change, a drawing back from it or a dullness which does not receive the call.
  It is these things you have to get rid of. But a sorrowful or despondent mood is not the proper condition for doing that. You have to stand back from the feeling of suffering, anguish and apprehension, reject it and look quietly at the resistance, affirming always to yourself your will to change and insisting that it shall be done and cannot fail to be done now or later with the divine help, because the divine help is there. It is then that the strength can come to you that will overcome the difficulties.
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  These wrong movements [doubt, depression, sadness, hostility towards the Mother] belong to the universal vital Nature, but the vital of man also shares in them, makes itself a centre and field of the play of these wrong forces: in that sense they are in you. But by constant rejection they are pushed out; you feel them no longer rising in you but coming from outside. The vital still admits them because it is not yet pure of the old habit of response. You have to persist till they are entirely foreign to your nature and no longer get admittance.
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  It would make it easier if you could get rid of certain fixed ideas and of the habitual reaction of depression or despair when these recurrences come. For instance, you ought to throw away once for all this idea of Xs malediction; it is a thing of the past and it is only the physical minds memory of it that gives it some appearance of survival. The difficulties we are now meeting have nothing to do with X; they are part only of the necessity of conquest over the habits of the physical consciousness and he has nothing to do there and no influence of any kind whatever. Also dismiss any question about the possibility of conversion of your vital being; you should see rather that it is certain and not merely possible. This idea of identification with the dark Shakti is also another old notion which you ought to root out without cherishing any least trace of it. It has no meaning on the plane of the physical and vital physical consciousness where the whole work is now going on and to nourish any such ideas can only hamper your progress. Finally, when there are these recurrences, do not allow yourself to be depressed by them, but simply observe and stand back and call in the higher force with the full confidence that these are mechanical recurrences and in substance nothing morehowever strong they may seem in appearance. The principle of mechanical repetition is very strong in the material nature, so strong that it makes one easily think that it is incurable. That however is only a trick of the forces of this material inconscience; it is by creating this impression that they try to endure. If, on the contrary, you remain firm, refuse to be depressed or discouraged and, even in the moment of attack, affirm the certainty of eventual victory, the victory itself will come much more easily and sooner.
  ***

2.1.4 - The Lower Vital Being, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Evidently, the condition into which you have fallen is due to an upsurging of suppressed elements in the lower vital nature. It has been compelled by the mind and the higher vital part in you to give up the little joys and pleasures to which it was habituated, but itor at any rate the subconscient part of it which is often the most powerfuldid that without entire conviction and probably with reservations and safeguards and in exchange for a promise of compensations, other and greater joys and pleasures to replace all it was losing. This is evident from what you write; your description of the nature of the depression, the return of what you call impure thoughts which are merely indices of the subconscient lower vital desire-complex, the doubt thrown upon the generosity of the Divine, the demand for compensation for losses, something like striking a bargain with the Divine, a quid pro quo pact, are all unmistakable. Latterly, there has been a combination of circumstances (Xs turning inwards, Ys emigration etc.) which have rather suddenly increased the deprivation of its former outlets; this attack is its way of non-cooperation or protest. There is only one way to deal with it,to cast the whole thing away depression, demands, doubts, sex-thoughts, the whole undesirable baggage, and have in its place the one true movement, the call for the true consciousness and the presence of the Divine.
  It may be that behind this persistence of the lower vital demand for satisfaction there was something not quite clearin the obscurer part of the physical mindin your mental attitude towards the Yoga. You seem to regard this demand for the replacement of the old lower vital satisfactions by other joys and pleasures as something quite legitimate; but joys and pleasures are not the object of Yoga and a bargain or demand for a replacement of this kind can be no legitimate or healthy element in the sadhana. If it is there, it will surely impede the flow of spiritual experience. Ananda, yes; but Ananda and the spiritual happiness which precedes it (adhytma-sukham) are something quite different from joys and pleasures. And even Ananda one cannot demand or make it a condition for pursuing the sadhanait comes as a crown, a natural outcome and its precondition is the growth of the true consciousness, peace, calm, light, strength, the equanimity which resists all shocks and persists through success and failure. It is these things which must be the first objects of the sadhana, not any hedonistic experience even of the highest kind; for that must come of itself as a result of the Divine Presence.

2.16 - The 15th of August, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   It is by remembering these things that we have to take stock of our work. To see how much is to be done, not in any spirit of pessimism because the way is long and hard and cannot be done by a miracle. It can only be accomplished by a large and thorough movement. Each step you have to take as a mark, as an encouragement, for a step towards the Beyond: on one side no lack of resolution and zeal for the victory to be won, on the other no hasty impatience or depression, but the calm certainty for the Divine Will, the calm will that "It shall be done in us" and the aspiration that "It may be done for us so that it may be done for the world."
   15 AUGUST 1926 (Evening)

2.17 - December 1938, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   The Mother now departed. Then the topic of homeopathy came up. It was said that it has cures even for religious depression, and anger also.
   Sri Aurobindo: Anger, the scientists say, is due to the secretions of glands even love. But (half-smiling) can egoism be cured like that?

2.18 - January 1939, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   Sri Aurobindo: It is better not to destroy the capitalist class as the socialists want to. They are the source of national wealth. They should be encouraged to spend for the nation. Taxing is all right, but you must increase production, start new industries, and raise the standard of living. Without all that, if you merely increase the taxes there will be a state of depression. Other nations can tax enormously because they produce also on a large scale.
   Disciple: Kher is now opening agricultural schools in villages and cottage industry schools that is to say, carrying out the Wardha Scheme.

2.2.01 - The Outer Being and the Inner Being, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  or overpowering [of the outer being] by inertia or depression
  or other fundamental difficulties. The rest can be done progressively and quietly, including the coming down of the Force. The

2.2.01 - Work and Yoga, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The spiritual effectivity of work of course depends on the inner attitude. What is important is the spirit of offering put into the work. If one can in addition remember the Mother in the work or through a certain concentration feel the Mothers presence or force sustaining or doing the work, that carries the spiritual effectivity still farther. But even if one cannot in moments of clouding, depression or struggle do these things, yet there can be behind a love or bhakti which was the original motive power of the work and that can remain behind the cloud and reemerge like the sun after dark periods. All sadhana is like that and it is why one should not be discouraged by the dark moments, but realise that the original urge is there and that therefore the dark moments are only an episode in the journey which will lead to greater progress when they are once over.
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  The reason of the difference of result between the two moods in work is that the first mood is that of a vital joy, while the other is that of a psychic quiet. Vital joy, though it is a very helpful thing for the ordinary human life, is something excited, eager, mobile without a settled basis that is why it soon gets tired and cannot continue. Vital joy has to be replaced by a quiet settled psychic gladness with the mind and vital very clear and very peaceful. When one works on this basis, then everything becomes glad and easy, in touch with the Mothers force and fatigue or depression do not come.
  ***

22.08 - The Golden Chain, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Dante says that it was an experience as if he was looking into an Eye, a big ball of Eye; and in that Eye he saw reflected his image as the Divine sees him, not 'as I see myself,' - but 'my true self' I say, that is the Image the Mother has left to you, within you. However much you may try, you cannot lose it; it will be there - till its fruition. Whenever, as I said, you feel discouraged, - naturally when you look at the world and its happenings, you feel very much distressed, disgusted, z -but there is another reality behind, it is the Mother's Presence that redeems all that. In any mood of depression, dejection, difficulty, always know that it is there in you to support you, to bring you peace and strength, and it is never failing. So many times She has said:
   "Everything else fails in this world, I will never fail you."

2.2.2 - Sorrow and Suffering, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is the vital that enjoys the drama of life and takes a pleasure even in sorrow and sufferingit [a movement of depression] is not a revolt but an acceptance. Of course there are moods of revolt also in the vital in which it takes a pleasure. The part that does not like suffering and would be glad to get rid of it is the physical consciousness, but the vital pushes it always and so it cannot escape.
  It is the rajaso-tamasic vital ego that is responsible both for revolt and for the acceptance of depression. Rajas predominating there is revolt, tamas predominating there is depression.
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  The gloom and other difficulties come from a resistance of inertia in the lower vital and physical consciousness. What you have to do is to prepare the consciousness by getting rid of the inertia. A sattwic gladness and calm and confidence is the proper temperament for this Yoga; gloom, depression and weeping should not be indulged in, as they stand in the way of the opening, unless the tears are the psychic weeping of release or adoration or a moved love and bhakti. The progress made in controlling the sex and other rajasic movements of the lower vital is a good preparation, but not enough; by itself it is only the negative side, though indispensable. Aspire for a positive sattwic opening for strength, for light, for peace and do not worry or repine if the progress is slow at first, nor grudge the time and labour of preparation necessary before there can be a rapid advance in the Yoga.
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2.2.3 - Depression and Despondency, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:2.2.3 - depression and Despondency
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
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  I do not quite know what is the drift of your questions. It sounds as if you had been allowing yourself to be influenced by a vague and confused atmosphere of discouragement and barren questioning which has caught many in the Asram. Otherwise there is no ground for any such feelings. Where you are? In the Mothers presence here and close to me. Where you are going? Towards union with the Divine through dedication and service. What you are doing here? Service and self-giving to the Divine. The rest depends, as the Mother writes to you, on the simplicity and fullness with which you give yourself and serve. If there is anything more special in your thoughts that has disturbed you, it is better to say clearly what it is. But do not listen to the thoughts spoken or silently suggested that are moving about the Asram and of which I have spoken, for these are a poison that will only bring discontent and depression.
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  That is how the depression works in everybody. It takes hold of this or that excuse but really it comes for its own satisfaction and not for any particular reason.
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  All depression is bad as it lowers the consciousness, spends the energy, opens to adverse forces.
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  After you went from here it seems that the vital difficulties which you were emerging from here came back with your return to the atmosphere and that was the cause of the violent depression and ill-health that fell upon you. The depression again was the cause why everything went wrong and the arrangements made fell through or took a wrong turn. For depression prevents the Force from flowing through and calls in the adverse forces and gives them a chance to destroy the helpful formations that are made. All the trouble and difficulty you have had will disappear or be minimised if you shake off this tendency to depression altogether.
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  The vital may understand, but that is not enough, it must wholeheartedly call for the peace and transformation. There must be a large part of it unable to change its position and give up its moods or its way of receiving things; otherwise these depressions could not be so acute. There is no reason why you should not get the peace, but this must change.
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  There was nothing wrong in helping with the cooking. But if there were a wrong movement in that, it is not to be met by getting depression for depression itself is a wrong or mistaken movement; and how can one mistake be corrected by another? The proper way to deal with a wrong movement is to look quietly at it and put the consciousness right at that point.
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  It [vital joy] is much better than vital depression at any rate. What is wanted is an inner peace and upon that a constant cheerfulness and gladness.
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  Often waves of depression come from the general Nature the mind finds out inner or external reasons for them when there are none. That may be the reason why the reasons are not clear. On the other hand it may be due to some part of the being getting discouraged or fatigued or unwilling to follow the movement either of work or of sadhana. If it is something in the vital being, it may hide itself so as not to be exposed or cleared; if a part of the physical, it may be simply dumb and obscure, unable to express itself. Finally, it may come up from the subconscient. These are various cases in which there is what seems a causeless depression. One has to see for oneself which it is.
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  Yes. The depression comes from without, not from within. But some part of the vital is too habituated to respond or at least passively accept or reflect and to take it as its own. If it were not for this, there would be little or no difficulty in throwing off the depression when it tries to come.
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  You seem to rely very much on X and his experiences and ideas about them. Xs experience proves nothing because he is quite ignorant. His depression comes from outside and has its causes, only his vital mind does not record or understand the causes, but there is a response to them all the same. Because the vital mind has in the past always associated depression with these causes and that impression remains in the vital stuff, so it responds to the touch with the usual reaction taught to it by the vital mind. An ignorant and untrained mind like Xs cannot be expected to realise the secret machinery of the movements of his own consciousness.
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  The vital mind is part of the mind. If mind (mental mind, vital mind, physical mind, subconscient mind) does not respond to outer things, depression is impossible. The self at one end, the stone at the other never get into depression. In between them, the true mind, true vital, true physical consciousness never get depression because they do not give the responses to things that create depression.
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  Naturally the deep depression and low vitality [in another person] try to get into you, or if the person pulls your vital force to restore hers or you yourself part with it for that purpose, you feel exhausted and empty afterwards. That is the natural result. One person may produce more of this result than another. Or if you are strong enough to resist in the mind and vital, the influence gets into the physical and produces some result there. According to the nature of the person approached, the result may be violent or intense or of a minor character. Also certain effects may not manifest at the time but only afterwards.
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  However or from wheresoever it came, the only thing to do with a depression is to throw it out.
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  Dealing With depression
  Naturally, if the vital is quiet and allows the mind to see things rightly, there will not be this depression.
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  Small desires and defects have not to be magnified or made a cause of worry or depression, but they have to be noted and quietly got rid of.
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  Be careful to reject always movements (like vexation, discontent etc.) that bring back confusion or depression. One cannot always help these movements coming, but one can reject them when they come; the more they are rejected, the more difficult it becomes for them to recuror, if they recur, they hold only for a moment and then drop away. To entertain them means to give them a chance to cover the true consciousness once more.
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  Do not allow yourself to admit any movement of vital depression, still less a depressed condition. As for the external being, it is always, not only in you but in everyone, a difficult animal to handle. It has to be dealt with by patience and a quiet and cheerful perseverance; never get depressed by its resistance, for that only makes it sensitive and aggrieved and difficult, or else discouraged. Give it rather the encouragement of sunlight and a quiet pressure, and one day you will find it opening entirely to the Grace.
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  It is indeed good that the psychic intervened and prevented the mind taking the wrong direction. It is not possible that there should not be occasional stumbles, failures etc. in the work of self-purification and change; but to feel upset or remorseful over them is harmful rather than helpful; it easily brings depression and depression brings clouding of the mind and weakness. To observe calmly the wrong movement and its nature (here it was the tongue that was at fault and the tongue is always an easily erring member) and to set it right inwardly is always the best way. Calm, especially when the true spiritual calm of the self is there, is the thing that must always be preserved; for with that everything else can be done in time and with the least trouble.
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  Anutpremorse, repentance, is the natural movement of the vital mind when it sees it has done a mistake. It is certainly better than indifference. Its disadvantage is that it disturbs the vital stuff and sometimes leads to depression or discouragement. For that reason what is usually recommended to the sadhak is a quiet recognition of the mistake with a sincere aspiration and will that it should not be repeated or at least that the habit of making such mistakes should soon be eliminated. At a higher stage of development when the inner calm is established, one simply observes the defects of the nature as defects of a machinery that one has to put right and calls down the Light and Force for its rectification. In the beginning however the movement of repentance even helps provided it does not bring discouragement or depression.
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  This kind of dejection [feeling that life is meaningless] must be cast aside. Life always has a meaning whether in success or in difficulty so long as it is turned towards the Divine. Protection will be given, but depression must be put aside so that you may be able to receive and use the help and the force.
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  All the letters in this group were written to the same correspondent, a disciple who suffered from bouts of depression.
  I think the best thing I can write to you in the circumstances is to recommend to you Xs aphorism, depression need not be depressing; rather it should be made a jumping-board for the leap to a higher and happier poise.
  The rule in Yoga is not to let the depression depress you, to stand back from it, observe its cause and remove the cause; for the cause is always in oneself, perhaps a vital defect somewhere, a wrong movement indulged or a petty desire causing a recoil, sometimes by its satisfaction, sometimes by its disappointment. In Yoga a desire satisfied, a false movement given its head produces very often a worse recoil than disappointed desire.
  What is needed for you is to live more deeply within, less in the outer vital and mental which is exposed to these touches. The inmost psychic being is not oppressed by them; it stands in its own closeness to the Divine and sees the small surface movements as surface things foreign to the true being.
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  It is regrettable that this attack [of depression] should recur. Perhaps it was a little my faultyou were or seemed to me going on so well that I was not on my guard against its possible recurrence. During the last two or three days the suggestion did come to me that there might be a turn of that kind, but I was so much in the joy of your music that I did not give it credence.
  It is certainly not the answering of questions that will remove the underlying cause of this recurrence. Even if the answers satisfy, it could only be for a time. The same questionings would arise either in a mechanical reiteration for it is not truly the reason from which they arise, it is a certain part of the vital consciousness affected by the surrounding atmosphereor else presented from a shifted ground or a somewhat changed angle of vision. The difficulty can only disappear if you remain resolute that it shall disappear,if you refuse to attach any value to the justifications which the mind is made to put forward for your sadness under this atmospheric influence and, as you did in certain other matters, stick fast to the resolution to make the Yogic change, to awake the psychic fully, not to follow the voices of the mind but to do rather what the Mother asks of you, persisting however difficult it may be or seem to be. It is so that the psychic can fully awaken and establish its influencenot on your higher vital where it is already awake and growing through your poetry and music and certain experiences so that whenever your higher vital is active you are in good condition, full of delight and creativeness and open to experience; but it is the influence on the lower vital, for it is there as I have already told you that your difficulties are and that this vital depression recurs.
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  The depression of the vital you feel is a continuation of the old feeling in the struggle, but you must reject it and make of it a diminishing movement. The past in Yoga is no guide to the future. For what happened in the past was due to temporary and not permanent causes and to eliminate them is the very purpose of the sadhana.
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  Accustomed as I am to the misunderstanding or misreporting of the Mothers statements, I found that this about her having said that transformation is easy carries the habit to the extreme limit. Needless to say, she did not and could not say anything of the kind and it is astonishing that you should believe she could say anything so absurd and false. I must remind you that I have always insisted on the difficulty of the sadhana. I have never said that to overcome doubt is easy; I have said on the contrary that it was difficult because it was the nature of something in the human physical mind to cling to doubt for its own sake. I have never said that to overcome grief, depression, gloom and suffering was easy; I have said that it was difficult because something in the human vital clings to it and almost needs it as part of the drama of life. So also I have never said that sex, anger, jealousy etc. were easy to overcome; I have said it was difficult because they were ingrained in the human vital, and even if thrown out were always being brought back into it either by its own habit or by the invasion of the general Nature and the resurgence of its own old response. These things I have repeated hundreds of times. Your idea that my difficulties were different from those of human nature is a mental construction or inference without any real basis. If I am ignorant of human difficulties and therefore intolerant of them, how is it that I am so patient with them as you cannot deny that I am? Why for years and years do I go on patiently arguing about your doubts, spending so much of my time, always trying to throw light on your difficulties, to show how things stand, to give reasons for a knowledge gained by living and indiscutable experience? Am I writing these letters every night because I have no understanding and no sympathy with you in your doubts and difficulties? Why do I wait patiently for years for sadhaks to get over their sex difficulties? Why do I tolerate and help and write soothing and encouraging letters to these women who break out and hunger-strike and threaten suicide once a fortnight? Why do we bear all this trouble and tracas and fracas and resistance and obloquy and harsh criticism from the sadhaks, why were we so patient with men like X and Y and others, if we had no understanding and no sympathy with the difficulties of human nature? It is because I press always on faith and discourage doubt as a means of approach to the spiritual realisation. What spiritual guide with a respect for truth can do otherwise? And if I encourage and support doubt, the only result will be that doubt will last for ever and no assured realisation be possiblejust as if I encourage and support sex or any other contrary movement, it will last for evereven without that they last quite long enough by their own force and motion. All that I can do for them is to tolerate and be patient and give time enough for their transformation or removal. Surely when you look at all this fairly, you will see that you have made a very incorrect inference.
  As to the statement about drama and something liking to suffer, nobody doubts that your external consciousness dislikes its suffering. The physical mind and consciousness of man hates its own suffering and if left to itself dislikes also to see others suffer. But if you will try to fathom the significance of your own admission of liking drama or of the turn towards dramafrom which very few human beings escape and if you go deep enough, you will find that there is something in the vital which likes suffering and clings to it for the sake of the drama; it is something below the surface, not on the surface, but it is strong, almost universal in human nature and difficult to eradicate unless one recognises it and gets inwardly away from it. The mind and the physical of man do not like suffering for if they did it would not be suffering any longer, but this thing in the vital wants it in order to give a spice to life. It is the reason why constant depressions can go on returning and returning even though the mind longs to get rid of them, because this in the vital responds, goes on repeating the same movement like a gramophone as soon as it is set going and insists on turning the whole round of the often repeated record. It does not really depend on the reasons which the vital gives for starting off the round, these are often of the most trivial character and wholly insufficient to justify it. It is only by a strong will to detach oneself, not to justify, to reject root and branch that one can in the end get rid of this most troublesome and dangerous streak in human nature. When therefore we speak of the vital comedy, the vital drama, we are speaking from a psychological knowledge which does not end with the surface of things and looks at these hidden movements. It is impossible to deal with things for the purposes of Yoga if we confine ourselves to the surface consciousness only.
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  It is a pity that this movement of depression has come back with its painful and irrational circle. It must be thrown away for good: these movements go round in a circular repetitionary way characteristic of these things. It is lent force by the reasonings of the physical mind which are specious but of no value. It is not true of spiritual things that experience must come within a certain number of years or not at all. There are some who begin to succeed after a few years, some who take longer, succeeding only in work but not in meditation or activity of the inner consciousness, but finally the veiled inner preparation of so many years has prevailed and they begin to get the psychic change, the inner opening of head and heart, the descents, the growth through frequent though not uninterrupted experience. This has happened even to those who are troubled by these circular movements and have been again and again on the point of rushing away in despair. There is nothing more futile than to despair in the spiritual path and throw up the game: it is to break a working which would have led one to the realisation asked for if one had persevered.
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  Thirst for the Divine is one thing and depression is quite another, nor is depression a necessary consequence of the thirst being unsatisfied; that may lead to a more ardent thirst or to a fixed resolution and persistent effort or to a more and more yearning call or to a psychic sorrow which is not at all identical with depression and despair. depression is a clouded grey state in its nature and it is more difficult for light to come through clouds and greyness than through a clear atmosphere. That depression obstructs the inner light is a matter of general experience. The Gita says expressly, Yoga should be practised persistently with a heart free from depressionanirviacetas. Bunyan in The Pilgrims Progress symbolises it as the Slough of Despond, one of the perils of the way that has to be overcome. It is no doubt impossible to escape from attacks of depression, almost all sadhaks go through these attacks, but the principle is that one should react against them and not allow them by any kind of mental encouragement or acceptance of their suggestions to persist or grow chronic.
  It is hardly a fact that sorrow is necessary in order to make the soul seek the Divine. It is the call of the soul within for the Divine that makes it turn, and that may come under any circumstancesin full prosperity and enjoyment, at the height of outward conquest and victory without any sorrow or disappointment but by a sudden or growing enlightenment, by a flash of light in the midst of sensuous passion as in Bilwamangal, by the perception that there is something greater and truer than this outward life lived in ego and ignorance. None of these turns need be accompanied by sorrow and depression. Often one turns saying, Life is all very well and interesting enough as a game, but it is only a game, the spiritual reality is greater than the life of the mind and senses. In whatever way it comes, it is the call of the Divine or the souls call to the Divine that matters, the attraction of it as something far greater than the things that usually hold the nature. Certainly if one is satisfied with life, entranced by it so that it shuts out the sense of the soul within or hampers the attraction to the Divine, then a period of vairagya, sorrow, depression, a painful breaking of the vital ties may be necessary and many go through that. But once the turn made, it should be to the one direction and a perpetual vairagya is not needed. Nor when we speak of cheerfulness as the best condition, do we mean a cheerful following of the vital life, but a cheerful following of the path to the Divine which is not impossible if the mind and heart take the right view and posture. At any rate if positive cheerfulness is not possible in ones case, still one should not acquiesce in or mentally support a constant depression and sadness. That is not at all indispensable for keeping turned to the Divine.
  In speaking of the Buddhist and his nine years of the wall and other instances the Mother was only disproving the view that not having succeeded in seven or eight years meant unfitness and debarred all hope for the future. The man of the wall stands among the greatest names in Japanese Buddhism and his long sterility did not mean incapacity or spiritual unfitness. But apart from that there are many who have gone on persisting for long periods and finally prevailed. It is a common, not an uncommon experience.
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  This movement [of restlessness, sadness, gloom] is one that always tries to come when you have a birthday or a darshan and is obviously a suggestion of forces that want to disturb you and give you a bad birthday or bad darshan. You must get rid of the idea that it is in any way helpful for sadhana, e.g. makes you remember the Divine etc.if it does it makes you remember the Divine in the wrong way and in addition brings up the weakness, also depression, self-distrust etc. etc. quoi bon cheerfulness? It puts you in the right condition for the psychic to work and without knowing it you grow in just the right perceptions and right feelings for the spiritual attitude. This growth I have been observing in you for a fairly long time now and it is in the cheerful states that it is the most active. Japa, thinking of the Divine is all right, but it must be on this basis and in company with work and mental activity, for then the instrument is in a healthy condition. But if you become restlessly eager to do nothing but japa and think of nothing but the Divine and of the progress you have or have not made (Ramana Maharshi says you should never think of progress, it is according to him a movement of the ego), then all the fat is in the firebecause the system is not yet ready for a Herculean effort and it begins to get upset and think it is unfit and will never be fit. So be a good cheerful worker and offer your bhakti to the Divine in all ways you can but rely on him to work out things in you.
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  These feelings of despair and exaggerated sense of self-depreciation and helplessness are suggestions of a hostile Force and should never be admitted. The defects of which you speak are common to all human nature and the external being of every sadhak is full of them; to become aware of them is necessary for the transformation, but it must be done with a quiet mind and with the faith and surrender to the Divine and assured aspiration to the higher consciousness which are proper to the psychic being. The transformation of the external being is the most difficult part of the Yoga and it demands faith, patience, quietude and firm determination. It is in that spirit that you have to throw these depressions aside and go steadily on with the Yoga.
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  The meaning of the phrase you speak of is this, that usually the vital tries to resist the call to change. That is what is meant by revolt or opposition. If the inner will insists and forbids revolt or opposition, the vital unwillingness may often take the form of depression and dejection, accompanied by a resistance in the physical mind which supports the repetition of old ideas, habits, movements or actions while the body consciousness suffers from an apprehension or fear of the called-for change, a drawing back from it or a dullness which does not receive the call.
  It is these things you have to get rid of. But a sorrowful or despondent mood is not the proper condition for doing that. You have to stand back from the feeling of suffering, anguish and apprehension, reject it and look quietly at the resistance, affirming always to yourself your will to change and insisting that it shall be done and cannot fail to be done now or later with the divine help, because the divine help is there. It is then that the strength can come to you that will overcome the difficulties.

2.25 - List of Topics in Each Talk, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   | 20-09-25 | Tuberculosis, depression; curing by Sri Aurobindo's force |
   | 26-09-25 | Curing by Sri Aurobindo's force; longevity; origin of humanity, Atlantis |
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   | 12-12-38 | Ahimsa; curing depression, anger, ego; self-control in Yoga |
   | 13-12-38 | Meditation; visions; realising the divine consciousness; bhedbhed; Adwaita |

2.27 - The Gnostic Being, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All life and living beings ready to rise beyond the mental ignorance, but not ready yet for the supramental height, would find in a sort of echelon or a scale with overlapping degrees their assured basis, their intermediate steps of self-formation, their expression of realised capacity of spiritual existence on the way to the supreme Reality. But also the presence of the liberated and now sovereign supramental light and force at the head of evolutionary Nature might be expected to have its consequences in the whole evolution. An incidence, a decisive stress would affect the life of the lower evolutionary stages; something of the light, something of the force would penetrate downwards and awaken into a greater action the hidden TruthPower everywhere in Nature. A dominant principle of harmony would impose itself on the life of the Ignorance; the discord, the blind seeking, the clash of struggle, the abnormal vicissitudes of exaggeration and depression and unsteady balance of the unseeing forces at work in their mixture and conflict, would feel the influence and yield place to a more orderly pace and harmonic steps of the development of being, a more revealing arrangement of progressing life and consciousness, a better lifeorder. A freer play of intuition and sympathy and understanding would enter into human life, a clearer sense of the truth of self and things and a more enlightened dealing with the opportunities and difficulties of existence. Instead of a constant intermixed and confused struggle between the growth of Consciousness and the power of the Inconscience, between the forces of light and the forces of darkness, the evolution would become a graded progression from lesser light to greater light; in each stage of it the conscious beings belonging to that stage would respond to the inner Consciousness-Force and expand their own law of cosmic Nature towards the possibility of a higher degree of that Nature. This is at least a strong possibility and might be envisaged as the natural consequence of the direct action of supermind on the evolution. This intervention would not annul The Gnostic Being the evolutionary principle, for supermind has the power of withholding or keeping in reserve its force of knowledge as well as the power of bringing it into full or partial action; but it would harmonise, steady, facilitate, tranquillise and to a great extent hedonise the difficult and afflicted process of the evolutionary emergence.
  There is something in the nature of supermind itself that would make this great result inevitable. It is in its foundation a unitarian and integralising and harmonic consciousness, and in its descent and evolutionary working out of the diversity of the Infinite it would not lose its unitarian trend, its push towards integralisation or its harmonic influence. The Overmind follows out diversities and divergent possibilities on their own lines of divergence: it can allow contradictions and discords, but it makes them elements of a cosmic whole so that they are forced, however unwittingly and in spite of themselves, to contri bute their share to its wholeness. Or we may say that it accepts and even encourages contradictions, but obliges them to support each other's existence so that there may be divergent roads of being and consciousness and experience that lead away from the One and from each other but still maintain themselves on the Oneness and can lead back again each on its own path to the Oneness. That is the secret sense even of our own world of Ignorance which works from the Inconscience but with the underlying cosmicity of the overmind principle. But the individual being in such a creation does not possess this secret principle in knowledge and does not base upon it his action. An overmind being here would perceive this secret; but he might still work on his own lines of Nature and law of action, Swabhava, Swadharma, according to the inspiration, the dynamic control or the inner governance of the Spirit or the Divine within him and leave the rest to their own line in the whole: an overmind creation of knowledge in the Ignorance might therefore be something separate from the surrounding world of Ignorance and guarded from it by the luminous encircling and separating wall of its own principle. The supramental gnostic being, on the contrary, would not only found all his living on an intimate sense and effective realisation of harmonic unity in his own inner and outer life or group life, but would create a harmonic unity also with the still surviving mental world, even if that world remained altogether a world of Ignorance. For the gnostic consciousness in him would perceive and bring out the evolving truth and principle of harmony hidden in the formations of the Ignorance; it would be natural to his sense of integrality and it would be within his power to link them in a true order with his own gnostic principle and the evolved truth and harmony of his own greater life-creation. That might be impossible without a considerable change in the life of the world, but such a change would be a natural consequence of the appearance of a new Power in Nature and its universal influence. In the emergence of the gnostic being would be the hope of a more harmonious evolutionary order in terrestrial Nature.

2.3.01 - Aspiration and Surrender to the Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Mother do?" On the contrary, the sadhak should feel, "Never mind, my aspiration will come back again. Meanwhile I know that the Mother is with me even when I do not feel her; she will carry me even through the darkest period." That is the fully right attitude you must have. To those who have it depression can do nothing; even if it comes it has to return baffled. That is not tamasic surrender. Tamasic surrender is when one says,
  "I won't do anything; let Mother do everything. Aspiration, rejection, surrender even are not necessary. Let her do all that in me." There is a great difference between the two attitudes.
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  If there is so serious an obstacle to your going forward, it consists only of two things, your vital depressions and your mental doubts which make you challenge even the experiences you have and belittle any progress you make. Never have we told you to be stiff and gloomy and speechless - on the contrary we have pressed upon the other side. Other obstacles or difficulties there are, but they could be overcome if these two things were out of the way or rejected and inoperative.
  If I constantly encourage you, it is not because I see you deteriorating and want to hide it - I see nothing of the kind, - but because I have faith in your capacities and see the nobler D behind all outward weakness. I would not speak what I know to be false - that much credit you can give me.

2.3.02 - Opening, Sincerity and the Mother's Grace, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Love and worship. What is needed is to get a full opening in which you will become conscious of the Mother. These things will bring the opening. Only, even if it takes time, you must not get depression, despair or revolt - for these things get into the way of the opening.
  The whole thing is to keep yourself open to the Mother. The preparation of the nature for the decisive experiences always takes time and should be a continuous self-opening without discouragement or impatience for immediate results.

2.3.03 - The Mother's Presence, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I sat down to write, I felt depression and confusion coming.
  But still I remembered my experience.
  That is what should always be done. If, instead of yielding to the depression and confusion when they come, you immediately remembered and turned to the Mother, calling the Light and
  Force, remembering the Divine, rejecting everything else, then these lapses would diminish and light would come into the whole nature.

2.3.04 - The Mother's Force, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The depression has come upon you because you accepted the thought that you were not doing what you should and not using the chance Mother had given you. Such thoughts should never be indulged for they open the door to depression and depression opens the door to the old movements; they used to come formerly from the idea that you were unfit, now it is this idea that you are not doing all you ought to do. As a matter of fact you have been progressing with a surprising rapidity for the last days at a rate that we ourselves did not expect from you.
  But whether the progress is rapid or slow, the attitude should always be an entire faith and reliance on the Mother; just as you do not think that the progress was the result of your own effort or merit, but of your taking the right attitude of reliance and the Mother's force working, so you should not think that any slowness or difficulty was due to your own demerit but only
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  Keep the reliance steady in your heart and do not allow selfdistrust, depression or sadness to invade you from outside.
  14 November 1935
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  I am again feeling that depression, but I cannot find out its cause. I feel a burning pain inside me and then some part in me becomes very hostile. There is also some inertia in the nature.
  These are the two difficulties, one of the vital dissatisfaction and restlessness, the other of the inertia of the physical consciousness which are the chief obstacles to the sadhana. The first thing to do is to keep detached from them, not to identify yourself mentally with these movements - even if you cannot reject them - next to call on the Mother's force quietly but steadily for it to descend and make the obstacles disappear.
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  Mother's Force to remove the depression. If you fall ill, call the
  Mother's Force to cure you. When you work call the Mother's
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  I am overcome with disappointment and depression. After reading your last letter, everything crumbled down in a wave.
  You said you would increase the Mother's light and consciousness in me, but I can't receive them correctly when I feel like this. I used to believe that the Mother was always there to help, but now you have uprooted that blind faith of mine. Why did you write like that? A little encouragement from your side would make me stronger to reach the destination.
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  It is no use giving way to depression or self-distrust, they are only obstacles to the change you want and which the Mother is working at in you. The suggestions which raise these things are always one-sided and exaggerated and one ought not to listen to them. It is not by his own strength or good qualities that anyone can attain to the divine change; there are only two things that matter, the Mother's force at work and the sadhak's will to open to it and trust in her working. Keep your will and your trust and care nothing for the rest - they are only difficulties that all
  13 May 1936 meet in their sadhana.
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   now forget its habit of depression or sadness. Let the happiness come into it also.
  First the Mother organises the inner parts of the being; then she begins to work on the outer being. Does this mean that when the inner parts are brought under control, then she begins to work on the physical nature?
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  While working, I suddenly felt a pressure of weakness, a depression in the chest. When I became conscious of it, I opened myself and called the Mother's force. After a few minutes it disappeared. Was it the divine strength that supported me in some mysterious way, or was it the inherent strength of the body that awakened?
  The inherent strength of the body does not do things like that.

2.3.05 - Sadhana through Work for the Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  13 July 1935 depression or impatience.
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2.3.07 - The Mother in Visions, Dreams and Experiences, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Mother's force. It carried me deeper and deeper into dense darkness through immense worlds of disgust and depression.
  Though I felt no peace and joy on this long journey, I continued to walk steadily and swiftly. Someone seemed to say, "Do not be depressed. Walk on, proceed. You have to cross through still darker worlds of disgust and depression, but keep on going." Along with this experience, I felt a great force. My heart opened wide; peace and profound contentment descended into it and I saw white light playing everywhere. Crossing another dark world, I saw a vibrant golden light. How powerful and beautiful that golden light was! My body, mind and heart were satisfied. I felt a sense of fearlessness. A sadhak's life is like the life of a warrior. However long the struggle, whatever the obstacles, we will ascend to the Supreme Truth. Is this the right way to observe my problems and difficulties?
  Yes, that is the attitude you have to keep. If it is kept, then
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  This experience brought me a mixed feeling of peaceful silence, self-reproach and a touch of sadness. It has remained with me all day, but now I apprehend a reaction; for usually my experiences recede, leaving me with depression or emptiness.
  What you felt was an opening of the psychic being in your heart and the perceptions that came to you were perfectly true. The reaction you speak of does often come after an experience. But if the depression can be avoided, emptiness does not matter. Up to a certain stage the nature needs after an experience a quiescent period to assimilate experience. One has then not to be depressed but to remain quiet waiting and aspiring for more experience, more opening, a more continuous flow of the truth.
  5 September 1934

2.3.07 - The Vital Being and Vital Consciousness, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There is behind all the vital nature in man his true vital being concealed and immobile which is quite different from the surface vital nature. The surface vital is narrow, ignorant, limited, full of obscure desires, passions, cravings, revolts, pleasures and pains, transient joys and griefs, exultations and depressions. The true vital being on the contrary is wide, vast, calm, strong, without limitations, firm and immovable, capable of all power, all knowledge, all Ananda. It is moreover without ego, for it knows itself to be a projection and instrument of the Divine; it is the divine
  Warrior, pure and perfect; in it is an instrumental Force for all divine realisations. It is the true vital being that has become awake and come in front within you. In the same way there is too a true mental being, a true physical being. When these are manifest, then you are aware of a double existence in you; that behind is always calm and strong, that on the surface alone is troubled and obscure. But if the true being behind remains stable and you live in it, then the trouble and obscurity remain only on the surface; in this condition the exterior parts can be dealt

2.3.08 - The Mother's Help in Difficulties, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All this is of no utility - complainings, questionings etc. of this kind should be put aside. You have to go on quietly, without depression or trouble, receiving the Mother's forces, allowing them to work, rejecting all that stands in their way, but not
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  Never allow this idea "I am not able" or "I am not doing enough" to come and vex you; it is a tamasic suggestion and brings depression and depression opens the way to the attacks of the wrong forces. Your position should be, "Let me do what
  I can; the Mother's Force is there, the Divine is there to see that
  --
  You must throw all that away. Such depression can only make you shut to what Mother is giving you. There is absolutely no good reason for such an attitude. The existence of difficulties is a known thing in the Yoga. That is no reason for questioning the final victory or the effectivity of the Divine Grace.
  4 February 1933
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  I feel a sense of tiredness, depression, sadness, but all the same
  I stick to you. I am quiet sometimes, but still feel sad. What should I do?
  --
  The sense of sadness and depression does not want to go - it comes and goes as it likes. Tell me what to do.
  When the habit of these moods ( depression or revolt) has been formed, they cannot be got rid of at once. There are three ways of doing it - (1) to streng then your own will, so that nothing can come or stay as it likes but only as you like; (2) to think of something else, plunge the mind in some healthy activity;
  --
  The Mother's help is always there for those who are willing to receive it. But you must be conscious of your vital nature, and the vital nature must consent to change. It is no use merely observing that it is unwilling and that, when thwarted, it creates depression in you. Always the vital nature is not at first willing and always when it is thwarted or asked to change, it creates this depression by its revolt or refusal of consent. You have to insist till it recognises the truth and is willing to be transformed and to accept the Mother's help and grace. If the mind is sincere and the psychic aspiration complete and true, the vital can always
  15 July 1932 be made to change.
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  If a sadhak has the Mother's circle of protection around him, I don't think he will have gloom, depression, doubt or anything hostile to the Divine.
  These things may try to come but they will not be able to enter
  --
  It is an obsession from the subconscient physical bringing back habitual thoughts, "I can't call rightly - I have no real aspiration" etc.; the depression, the memory etc. are from the same source. It is no use indulging in these ideas. If you cannot call the Mother in what you think the right way, call her in any way
  - if you can't call her, think of her with the will to be rid of these things. Don't worry yourself with the idea whether you have true aspiration or not - the psychic being wants and that is sufficient. The rest is the Divine Grace, on which one must steadfastly rely - one's own merit, virtue or capacity is not the thing that brings the realisation.
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  14. In depression, difficulty, wrong suggestions, doubt, inertia, on any occasion or happening I pray to the Mother to have courage, keep faith, face them and overcome them.
  This also.

2.3.08 - The Physical Consciousness, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  These things [self-esteem, depression, etc.] usually hide in recesses of the vital or the physical in which there is not yet the full force of the Peace and Light. When they are quite driven out from there, they may lodge in the subconscient and send up suggestions from there. Thrown out altogether they remain in the environmental consciousness and try to act from there, but then they are no longer part of one's own consciousness and are not felt as such but as something trying to come in from outside.
  One can be free [from lower vital movements], but one cannot say that the freedom has been made absolutely complete or secure until the complete transformation takes place. For these things always remain in the environmental consciousness or even at a distance in the universal itself and take any opportunity to come in from there.
  --
  These [forces of depression, dullness of mind, etc.] are things that wander about in the atmosphere and jump upon one without notice. It is often difficult to see where precisely they come from and often there is no reason at all or any inviting cause in oneself.
  They have simply to be thrown off as when something falls on the body.

2.3.10 - The Subconscient and the Inconscient, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This should be the main preoccupation. To dwell solely on the subconscient and the aspect of imperfection creates depression and should be avoided. One has to keep a right balance and stress on the positive side most, recognising the other but only to reject and change it. This and a constant faith and reliance on
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2.3.1 - Ego and Its Forms, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All that [self-depreciation and depression] is the usual play of the vital and the ego. It is the vital that can find satisfaction neither in talking with others nor in solitudeit has lost the old satisfaction in talks, but it cannot reconcile itself either to giving up the old attachmentit still feels a tie to it and so cannot get the joy of solitude.
  It is the ego that is self-important and makes much of itself, but depression, self-depreciation and the feeling that others do not like or appreciate your company is also a working of the ego. The first is rajasic ego, the second tamasic ego. To be occupied always with oneself and the action of others on oneself is ego. One who is free from ego does not trouble about these things. In Yoga one must be unattached and indifferent to these things, concerned only with Sadhana and the Divine and towards others the attitude must be one of quiet goodwill without any demand or expectation. If one cant arrive at this yet, one must always endeavour to arrive at that and not feed the lower vital movement by brooding on these other things.
  To depend on letters from me for getting free from depression will only create a habit of depression, demand for a tonic in the shape of a letter, then again depression, tonic and revival and the circle will go on. It is only by a resolute will to get rid of the vital and the ego through their reactions that you can keep yourself open to the Mother. Success may take time, but the steady will and aspiration must be there.
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  This is a very common disease with the sadhaksmaking comparisons with feelings of jealousy and envyin some it leads to revolt and self-assertion, in others to self-depreciation and depression. Naturally, these feelings are quite out of place and the judgments created are out of focus. Each sadhak has his own movement, his own relation with the Divine, his own place in the work or the general sadhana and to compare with others immediately brings in a wrong standard. It is on the truth of his own inner movement that he has to take his baseswadharma.
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2.3.2 - Desire, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To yield to depression when things go wrong is the worst way of meeting the difficulty. There must be some desire or demand within you, conscious or subconscious, that gets excited and revolts against its not being satisfied. The best way is to be conscious of it, face it calmly and steadily throw it out.
  If the lower vital (not the mind only) could permanently make up its mind that all desire and demand are contrary to the Truth and no longer call for them, these things would lose very soon their force of return.
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  For the rest, you have rightly said, I must preserve my equanimity and have faith in Divine Guidance when falsehoodor any trouble or difficultyconfronts me. The defect that opened the way to the bodily and other troubles was the faltering in your resolution to conquer the vital and follow the straight and high path and the consequent violent despair and depression it brought in its wake. Let those disappear altogether and do not allow them to rise in that way again. The path of spiritual calm and strength and the consecration of all your forces to the Divine is the one safe way for you and that you must now consistently follow.
    The correspondent observed that because Sri Aurobindo had condemned asceticism, many took it as a sanction to continue fulfilling their desires.Ed.

2.3.3 - Anger and Violence, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    The correspondent wrote that he grew angry when he read some false statements about Sri Aurobindo made by a journalist and that his anger relieved him of a slight depression. He was reminded of a remark made by Sri Ramakrishna: "The ripus (passions) too can help in the spiritual life provided you know the secret of the game: for instance, anger may help you if you turn it against all who are hostile to the Divine."Ed.
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2.4.02 - Bhakti, Devotion, Worship, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  What I meant by the change was the great improvement in your mental and vital attitude and reactions to outward things and to life which was very evident in your letters and account of happenings and gave them quite a new atmosphere warm and clear and psychic. Naturally the change is not yet absolute and integral, but it does seem to be fundamental. Moreover, it is certainly due to a growing bhakti within, especially an acceptance of bhakti as your path and of the implications of that acceptance. The mind has taken a new poise less intellectual and more psychic. What prevents you from seeing the growth of bhakti (sometimes you have seen it and written about it) is a continuance of the physical mind which sets going with a constant repetitionary whirl of its fixed ideas whenever there is any touch of depression. One of these ideas is that you dont progress, will not progress and can never progress, the old thing that used to say, Yoga is not for the likes of me etc. The activity of the physical mind (next to the wrong activity of the vital) is what most keeps ones consciousness on the surface and prevents it from being conscious within and of what goes on within; it can see something of what happens on the surface of the nature, the results of the inner movement but not the cause of the happenings, which is the inner movement itself. That is one reason why I like to see the physical mind occupied in poetry and music etc. and other salubrious activities which help the inner growth and in which the inner bhakti can express itself, for that keeps the physical mind busy, unoccupied with the mechanical rotatory movement and allows and helps the inner growth. The rotatory movement is less than it was before and I expect it one of these days to get tired of itself and give up altogether.
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  The pure feeling of viraha is psychic but if rajasic or tamasic movements come in (such as depression, complaint, revolt etc.) then it becomes tamasic or rajasic.
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2.4.2 - Interactions with Others and the Practice of Yoga, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  If your husb and is in a perilous period of his life and suffering from ill-health and you feel for him, the best thing for him is still that you should tranquillise yourself and call the Divine to his help to pass through. Even in the ordinary life disquietude and depression create an unhelpful atmosphere for one who is ill or in difficulties. Once you are a sadhak, then whether for yourself or to help others for whom you still feel, the true spiritual attitude of reliance on the Divine Will and call for the help from above is always the best and most effective course.
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  You have to find that out [which people are bad influences] for yourself. There are people you mix with who have doubts, suggestions, depressions, jealousies, dissatisfactions with the Mothers action. They can easily throw that on you without intending it. These influences are all around in the atmosphere. It is not sufficient to avoid this or that person. You have to learn to be on your guard and self-contained.
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  I dont suppose people are at all aware of this occult commerce [of vital energies]. Some like Daudet may observe the expenditure or throwing out of forces, but not the pulling or the effect on others. The idea of mental interchange is familiar though only of the superficial kind, not the silent action of mind on mind which is always going on, but the vital impacts are known only to a few occultists. If one becomes very conscious one can become aware of the forces acting in and from all around, e.g. forces of joy or depression or anger.
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  There is always a drawing of vital forces from one to another in all human social mixture; it takes place automatically. Lovemaking is one of the most powerful ways of each drawing up the others vital force,or of one drawing the others, which also often happens in a one-sided way to the great detriment of the other. In the passage come many things good and bad, elation, feelings of strength, fullness, support or weakness and depletion, infiltration of good and bad qualities, interchange of psychological moods, states and movements, ideas helpful and harmful, depression, exhaustion the whole gamut. In the ordinary consciousness one is not aware of these things; the effects come into the surface being, but the cause and process remain unknown and unnoticed because the interchange is subtle and covert, it takes place through what is called the subconscient, but is rather a behind-consciousness covered by the surface waking mind. When one gets into a certain Yogic consciousness, one becomes very much aware of this covert movement, very sensitive to all this interchange and action and reaction; but one has this advantage that one can consciously build a wall against them, reject, refuse, accept what helps, throw out or throw back what injures or hinders. Illnesses can also pass in this way from one to another, even those which are not medically regarded as contagious or infectious; one can even by will draw anothers illness into oneself as did Antigonus of Macedon accepting death in this way in order to save his son Demetrius. This fact of vital interchange, which seems strange and unfamiliar to you, becomes quite intelligible if one realises that ideas, feelings etc. are not abstract things but in their way quite concrete, not confining their movements to the individuals mind or body but moving out very much like the waves of science and communicating themselves to anyone who can serve as a receiver. Just as people are not conscious of the material waves, so it is and still more with these mental or vital waves; but if the subtle mind and senses become active on the surface and that is what takes place in Yoga then the consciousness becomes aware in its reception of them and records accurately and automatically their vibrations.
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  One has to go inside into the inner being and one can minimise contacts, if necessary, not as an absolute ruleprovided there is a real living in the inner being and sufficient contact with outside things not to lose ones hold of practical realities. But if there is an isolation which brings depression, inertia, unhappiness, gloom or else morbidity of any kind, then it is evident that the retirement is not wholesome.
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3.03 - The Four Foundational Practices, #The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, #Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, #Buddhism
  Ideally the practice should be applied as soon as any grasping or aversion arises in response to an object or situation. The grasping mind may manifest its reaction as desire, anger, jealousy, pride, envy, grief, despair, joy, anxiety, depression, fear, boredom, or any other emotional reaction.
  When a reaction arises, remind yourself that you, the object, and your reaction to the object are all dream. Think to yourself, "This anger is a dream. This desire is a dream. This indignation, grief, exuberance, is a dream." The truth in this statement becomes clear when you pay attention to the inner processes that produce emotional states: you literally dream them up through a complex interaction of thoughts, images, bodily states, and sensations. Emotional reactivity does not originate "out there" in objects. It arises, is experienced, and ceases in you.
  There is an infinite variety of stimuli to which you may react: attraction may arise at the sight of a beautiful man or woman, anger at a driver that cuts in front of you, disgust or sorrow at a ruined environment, anxiety and worry about a situation or person, and so on. Every situation and reaction should be recognized as a dream. Do not just slap the sentence onto a piece of your experience; try to actually feel the dream-like quality of your inner life. When this assertion is actually felt, not just thought, the relationship to the situation changes, and the tight, emotional grip on phenomena relaxes. The situation becomes clearer and more spacious, and grasping and aversion are directly recognized as the uncomfortable constrictions that they truly are. This is a powerful antidote to the state of near possession and obsession that negative emotional states create. Direct and certain experience of using this practice to untie the knot of negative emotion is the beginning of the real practice of lucidity and flexibility that leads to consequent freedom. With consistent practice, even strong states of anger, depression, and other states of unhappiness can be released. When they are, they dissolve.
  The teachings generally refer to this particular practice as a method to give up attachments.

3.05 - The Conjunction, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  patient suffered for years from depressions and had an unaccountable
  phobia about Paris. She managed to rid herself of the depressions, but the
  phobia proved inaccessible. However, she felt so well that she was

3.05 - The Formula of I.A.O., #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  represents Isis. Sooner or later it is succeeded by depression the
  Dark Night of the Soul, an infinite weariness and detestation of the

31.01 - The Heart of Bengal, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Bengali race bears a resemblance to the soil of Bengal. The mind and the vital of the Bengalis are soft and pliant. New ideas and forms can claim them for their own. Their brain is not solid and hard as in some dry mountainous regions. They are ready to receive all new impressions. On the other hand, like the sticky clay of Bengal, their mind and vital adhere to whatever they undertake. All things which appeal to the intellect and the curiosity, they can in no time convert into something that has an appeal to the heart, and once they take these things up, they will not easily leave them. Of course they do not always ding to these things with equal tenacity. The springs of their life-energy droop after a little exertion. But whenever they get time and opportunity they can overcome their depression and then they do not hesitate to tighten their grip.
   In the nerves, the mind and the vital of the Bengalis, there is flexibility in a good sense or instability in a bad sense. This is why there is the possibility of a new creation in them. They are not yet able to conform their soul to a cut and dried way of life. No tradition has taken a deep root in them. There is so much want of pure blood in this race and the river-bed of this province changes so often that the immobile tower of past glory cannot weigh heavily upon it.

3.1.02 - Asceticism and the Integral Yoga, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Why then this depression and despair?
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  I quite acknowledge the utility of a temporary state of vairagya as an antidote to the too strong pull of the vital. But vairagya always tends to a turning away from life and a tamasic element in vairagya, despair, depression etc., often dilapidates the force of the being and may even lead in some cases to falling between two stools so that one loses earth and misses heaven. I therefore prefer to replace vairagya by a firm and quiet rejection of what has to be rejected, sex, vanity, ego-centrism, attachment, etc. etc.; but that does not include rejection of the activities and powers that can be made instruments of the sadhana and the divine work, such as art, music, poetry etc.Yoga can be done without the rejection of life, without killing or impairing the life-joy and the vital force.
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3.1.3 - Difficulties of the Physical Being, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  What you felt in your chest was the attempt of the old ignorance to bring back the vital restlessness, depression, confusion, through the physical attack for it is on the obscuration of the physical that they now depend for stopping the Light and Force from coming and for obscuring their working and creating disturbance and destroying the quietude. Reject it as you did this timewhenever it tries to come.
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  It is not that something is always wrong within you but that there is still in the subconscient physical being a part that was accustomed to respond very strongly to the vibrations of these thoughts and feelings and can still respond. Usually you would not allow them to come up at all in thought or feeling form,it would only manifest as a depression of the body or fatigueor, if it came, you would get over it at once and the vibrations would sink down and disappear. But in the atmosphere heavily surcharged with this invasion of the ordinary consciousness there is a lessened elasticity in the physical consciousness and they were able to rise. This is an exceedingly common experience. One has to detach oneself from these still weak parts and regard them as if a detail in the machinery that has to be set right. In your case also your nervous (vital physical) being is exceedingly conscious and sensitive and anything wrong in the atmosphere affects it more than it would most of the others.
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  The thoughts and feelings expressed in your letter are born of the depression and have no truth in themselves apart from it. Your being here does not in the least take up space that could be occupied by better sadhaks. For a good sadhak there will always be a place in one way or another. The incapacity which you discover in yourself is simply the resistance of the habitual external and physical nature, which everyone has and which none, however good a sadhak, has yet been able to transform radically, because it is the last thing to change, and its resistance is acute just now because it is against this that the power of the sadhana is now pressing so that the change may come. When this part presents itself it always tries to appear as something unalterable, incapable of change, impervious to the sadhana. But it is not really so and one must not be deceived by this appearance. As for the fear of madness, it is only a nervous impression which you should throw away. It is not vital weakness that leads to such upsettingsit is an obscurity and weakness in the physical mind accompanied by movements of an exaggerated vital nature (e.g. exaggerated spiritual ambition) which are too strong for the mind to bear. That is not your case. You have had long experience of inner peace, wideness, Ananda, an inner life turned towards the Divine and one who has had that ought not to speak of general incapacity, whatever the difficulties of the external nature,difficulties common in one form or another to all.
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3.2.08 - Bhakti Yoga and Vaishnavism, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  P.S. All this is of course only an answer couched in mental terms to your one objection or inability to conceive how one can love God without having first known Him or had experience of Him. But mental reasoning by itself leads to nothingit is something in yourself that has to see and then there is no difficulty. Fortunately, you are moving near to that. Nor would I trouble at all about this point, if you did not make of it a support for depression and despair. Otherwise it would have no importance, since with one idea or with the other one can arrive at the goal because the soul drives towards it.
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  But you will say that it is not the Divine from which you recoil, rather you accept and ask for it (provided that it is not too divine), but what you object to is the supramentalgrand, aloof, incomprehensible, unapproachable, a sort of austere Nirakara Brahman. The supramental so described is a bogey created by this part of your vital mind in order to frighten itself and justify its attitude. Behind this strange description there seems to be an idea that the supramental is a new version of the Vedantic featureless and incommunicable Parabrahman, vast, grand, cold, empty, remote, devastating, overwhelming; it is not quite that, of course, since it can come down, but for all practical purposes it is just as bad! It is curious that you admit your ignorance of what the supramental can be, and yet you in these moods not only pronounce categorically what it is like, but reject emphatically my experience about it as of no practical validity or not valid for anybody but myself! I have not insisted, I have answered only casually because I am not asking you now to be non-human or divine, much less to be supramental; but as you are always returning to this point when you have these attacks and making it the pivotor at least a main supportof your depression, I am obliged to answer. The supramental is not grand, aloof, cold and austere; it is not something opposed to or inconsistent with a full vital and physical manifestation; on the contrary, it carries in it the only possibility of the full fullness of the vital force and the physical life on earth. It is because it is so, because it was so revealed to me and for no other reason that I have followed after it and persevered till I came into contact with it and was able to draw down some power of it and its influence. I am concerned with the earth and not with worlds beyond for their own sake; it is a terrestrial realisation that I seek and not a flight to distant summits. All other Yogas regard this life as an illusion or a passing phase; the supramental Yoga alone regards it as a thing created by the Divine for a progressive manifestation and takes the fulfilment of the life and the body for its object. The supramental is simply the Truth-Consciousness and what it brings in its descent is the full truth of life, the full truth of consciousness in Matter. One has indeed to rise to high summits to reach it, but the more one rises, the more one can bring down below. No doubt, life and body have not to remain the ignorant, imperfect, impotent things they are now; but why should a change to fuller life-power, fuller body-power be considered something aloof, cold and undesirable? The utmost Ananda the body and life are now capable of is a brief excitement of the vital mind or the nerves or the cells which is limited, imperfect and soon passes; with the supramental change all the cells, nerves, vital forces, embodied mental forces can become filled with a thousandfold Ananda, capable of an intensity of bliss which passes description and which need not fade away. How aloof, repellent and undesirable! The supramental love means an intense unity of soul with soul, mind with mind, life with life, and an entire flooding of the body consciousness with the physical experience of oneness, the presence of the Beloved in every part, in every cell of the body. Is that too something aloof and grand but undesirable? With the supramental change, the very thing on which you insist, the possibility of the free physical meeting of the embodied Divine with the sadhak without conflict of forces and without undesirable reactions becomes possible, assured and free. That too is, I suppose, something aloof and undesirable? I could go on for pages, but this is enough for the moment.
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3.2.2 - Sleep, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The depression coming on you in sleep must have been due to one of two causes. It might have been the trace left by an unpleasant experience in some disagreeable quarter of the vital world and there are places in plenty of that kind there. It can hardly have been an attack, for that would surely have left a more distinct impression of something having happened, even if there was no actual memory of it; but merely to enter into certain places or meet their inhabitants or enter into contact with their atmosphere can have, unless one is a born fighter and takes an aggressive pleasure in facing and conquering these ordeals, a depressing and exhausting effect. If that is the cause, then it is a question of either avoiding these places, which can be done by an effort of will, once one knows that it is this which happens, or putting around you a special protection against the touch of that atmosphere. The other possible cause is a plunge into a too obscure and subconscient sleep that has sometimes the effect you describe. In any case, do not allow yourself to be discouraged when these things happen; they are common phenomena one cannot fail to meet with as soon as one begins to penetrate behind the veil and touch the occult causes of the psychological happenings within us. One has to learn the causes, note and face the difficulty and always reactnever accept the depression thrown on one, but react as you did the first time. If there are always forces around which are concerned to depress and discourage, there are always forces above and around us which we can draw upon,draw into ourselves to restore, to fill up again with strength and faith and joy and the power that perseveres and conquers. It is really a habit that one has to get of opening to these helpful forces and either passively receiving them or actively drawing upon them for one can do either. It is easier if you have the conception of them above and around you and the faith and the will to receive them for that brings the experience and concrete sense of them and the capacity to receive at need or at will. It is a question of habituating your consciousness to get into touch and keep in touch with these helpful forcesand for that you must accustom yourself to reject the impressions forced on you by the others, depression, self-distrust, repining and all similar disturbance.
  As for the actual mastery of a situation by occult powers, it can only come by use and experimentas one develops strength by exercises or develops a process in the laboratory by finding out through the actual use of a power how it can and ought to be applied to the field in which it operates. It is of no use waiting for the strength before one tries; the strength will come with repeated trials. Neither must you fear failure or be discouraged by failure for these things do not always succeed at once. These are things one has to learn by personal experiences, how to get into touch with the cosmic forces, how to relate or equate our individual action with theirs, how to become an instrument of the Master Consciousness which we call the Divine.

3.2.4 - Sex, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  As for the other point, the right attitude is neither to worry always about the sex-weakness and be obsessed by its importance so as to be in constant struggle and depression over it, nor to be too careless so as to allow it to grow. It is perhaps the most difficult of all to get rid of entirely; one has to recognise quietly its importance and its difficulty and go quietly and steadily about the control of it. If some reactions of a slight character remain, it is not a thing to get disturbed aboutonly it must not be permitted to increase so as to disturb the sadhana or get too strong for the restraining will of the mental and higher vital being.
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  Worry, depression and Sex-Dreams and Emissions
  People get too much worried about these [sex-]dreams which are only mechanical movements of the subconscient physical. If the conscious vital is cleared, they will after some time, with a little concentration, dwindle away.
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  It is all nervous. If you did not get depressed and despondent and create a weakness by the depression, the discharges would do no harm. All get them except those who indulge and so get out the sex-fluid or those who have a strong Yogic or other control over their sleep. That control has to be got, but the first thing is to get rid of this reaction of despondency and weakness which is quite unnecessary.
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33.07 - Alipore Jail, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The case dragged on for quite sometime, for several months in fact. And then, the trial once over, came a period of utter loneliness. We could do nothing but await the results his state of dark night lasted nearly two months. I too had occasional fits of depression during this period. "Why, and what, and where, and which way?" These were questions at came up and clouded the mind. There was a sense of wariness. The one solace I found - it came towards the end - was in the company of Vivekananda. That was 1en his book, Colombo to Almora,came to my hands. What faith and confidence, what strength, what courage breathed through his words and his manner! All seemed to get cleared up, especially when I read aloud the Vedic and Upanishadic mantraslike,
   vedaham etam purusam mahantam

3.3.1 - Illness and Health, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The nervous (vital-physical) being supports the bodyif it is calm and strong and solid, then the body is well supported and can withstand illness and weakness or, if illness comes, it will bear and more easily get rid of it. If the nervous being is weak, then it is the opposite. If the nervous being is not merely weak, but nervous and unstable, over-sensitive, vehement or excitable, then there is much fluctuation, restlessness, exaltation and depression in the beingthere may even be a wrongly acute creative imagination which brings in disorders into the body that are nervous and not physical there is no physical illness of the heart but there are pains and palpitations, nothing physically wrong with stomach and intestines and yet there is inability to digestnervous dyspepsia; pains are created in different parts of the body and so on sometimes there is hysteria.
  These conditions are not always native to the bodythey are often created by troubles in the life, some disturbing illness or other reasons but often it is due to some hereditary cause or otherwise native to the system. Women tend to get like this sometimes if there is disorder of the menstruation.
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  It is not anything physical but a vital depression (in some part of the vital, not the whole) that prevents the body from recovering its elasticity. There was some part of the vital that was resisting a radical change and even, unknown to your mind, trying to go on as it was under cover of the change in the rest of your being. This has now, owing to this last affair, received a blow and got depressed and, when the vital is depressed like that, it affects the body. You say rightly that it is part of a change or turn that is taking place. But these effects of inertia and weakness need not continue; as soon as this vital part acquiesces gladly in the turn or change, the elasticity and energy will return.
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  It is good that you reject the sense of illness and allow no depression. Let there be no apprehension in the physical consciousness; with faith make it open to the Force.
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  The seeds of these old illnesses remain in the subconscient after they are cured. So when the subconscient is being worked, an adverse push bringing a general depression may make them sprout up; but they can be counteracted by the Force if you are vigilant and persistent in your sadhana and not remain to trouble.
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  It is a great gain if you feel no depression when the attack on the body comes.
  The pain itself is, from your description, evidently nervous and, if you develop openness in the more physical layers of the being, then the action of the Force can always remove it or you will yourself be able to use the Force to push it away. It is a matter of getting the habit of opening in the body consciousness.
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  The first thing to be done in order to recover is to stop yielding to the attack of the nerves the more you yield and identify yourself with these ideas and feelings, the more they increase. You have to draw back and find back something in you that is not affected by pains and depressions, then from there you can get rid of the pains and depressions.
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3.3.3 - Specific Illnesses, Ailments and Other Physical Problems, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  T.B. is the result of a strong psychic-vital depression. Sex cannot directly cause T.B. though it may be a factor in bringing about a fall of the vital forces and a withdrawal of the psychic supporting forces leading to T.B. The lack of vitality which easily comes as a result of modern civilisation is therefore a very strong contri buting cause. Moderns have not the solid nervous system and the natural (as opposed to the artificial and morbid) zest of life that their ancestors had. But I dont know about the soldiers the hideous trench war with all its ghastly circumstances and surroundings was, I imagine, far more difficult to bear than the open air marching and fighting of the Napoleonic times.
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  The first thing to do is to keep throughout a perfect equanimity and not to allow thoughts of disturbed anxiety or depression to enter you. It is quite natural after this severe attack of influenza that there should be weakness and some fluctuations in the progress to recovery. What you have to do is to remain calm and confident and not worry or be restlessbe perfectly quiet and prepared to rest as long as rest is needed. There is nothing to be anxious about; rest, and the health and strength will come.
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3.4.1 - The Subconscient and the Integral Yoga, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  What is happening just now [the rising of confused, depressing thoughts] is that there is a great uprush of the subconscient in which are the seeds or the strong remnants of the habitual difficulties of the nature. But its character is a confusion and obscurity without order or clear mental or other arrangementit is a confused depression, discouragement, inability to progressa feeling of what are we doing? why are we here? how can we go on? will anything ever be attained? and along with it old difficulties recurring in a confused and random but often violent and distressing fashion.
  You cannot begin again; it would be too difficult a thing in this confusion. You have to get back to the point at which you deviated. If you can get back to the Peace that was coming and with it aspire to the freedom and wideness of the Purusha consciousness forming a point dappui of detachment and separation from all this confusion of the subconscient Prakriti, then you will have a firm ground to stand upon and proceed. But for that you must make your choice firmly and refuse to be upset at every moment and diverted from it.
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  But in reality these things [old movements of the lower nature] are not sufficient reasons for getting sad and depressed. It is quite normal for difficulties to come back like that and it is not a proof that no progress has been made. The recurrence (after one has thought one has conquered) is not unaccountable. I have explained in my writings what happens. When a habitual movement long embedded in the nature is cast out, it takes refuge in some less enlightened part of the nature, and when cast out of the rest of the nature, it takes refuge in the subconscient and from there surges up when you least expect it or comes up in dreams or sudden inconscient movements or it goes out and remains in wait in the environmental being through which the universal Nature works, and attacks from there as a force from outside trying to recover its kingdom by a suggestion or repetition of old movements. One has to stand fast till the power of return fades away. These returns or attacks must be regarded not as parts of oneself, but as invasionsand rejected without allowing any depression or discouragement. If the mind does not sanction them, if the vital refuses to welcome them, if the physical remains steady and refuses to obey the physical urge, then the recurrence of the thought, the vital impulse, the physical feeling will begin to lose its last holds and finally they will be too feeble to cause any trouble.
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3-5 Full Circle, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Marxists had formulated this problem in an incorrect and thus destructive way long ago. In the depression I had set myself to reformulate the problem, and have been at it ever since. That's how we came to have the key to Madden's lock, ready at the right time; the time which makes its idea irresistible.
  Here is the problem as assembled in Clash of Culture.56,57 I quote a few typical passages in a coherent, cumulative way, and add to each passage Unified Science's answer.

3.7.2.05 - Appendix I - The Tangle of Karma, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The secret reason of mans failure to rise truly beyond himself is a fundamental incapacity in the mind, the life and the body to organise the highest integral truth and power of the spirit. And this incapacity exists because mind and life and matter are in their nature depressed and imperfect powers of the Infinite that need to be transformed into something greater than themselves before they can escape from their depression and imperfection; in their very nature they are a system of partial and separated values and cannot adequately express or embody the integral and the one, a movement of many divergent and mutually non-understanding or misunderstanding lines they cannot arrive of themselves at any but a provisional, limited and imperfect harmony and order. There is no doubt a material Infinite, a vital Infinite, a mental Infinite in which we feel a perfection, a delight, an essential harmony, an inexpressible completeness which, when we experience it, makes us disregard the discords and imperfections and obscurities we see and even perceive them as elements of the infinite perfection. In other words the Spirit, the Infinite supports these depressed values and elicits from them a certain joy of his manifestation that is complete and illimitable enough in its own manner. But there is more behind and above, there are greater more unmistakably harmonious values, greater truly perfect powers of the Spirit than mind, life and matter and these wait for their expression and only when they are expressed can we escape from this system of harmony through discords and of a perfection on the whole that subsists by imperfection in the detail. And as we open to a greater knowledge, we find that even for such harmonies, stabilities, perfections as the energies of Mind, Life and Matter can realise, they depend really not on their own delegated and inferior power which is at best a more or less ignorant instrument but on a greater deeper organising force and knowledge of which they are the inadequate derivations. That force and knowledge is the self-possessed supramental power and will and the perfect and untrammelled supramental gnosis of the Infinite. It is that which has fixed the precise measures of Matter, regulates the motive instincts and impulsions of Life, holds together the myriad seekings of Mind; but none of these things are that power and gnosis and nothing therefore mental, vital or physical is final or can even find its own integral truth and harmony nor all these together their reconciliation until they are taken up and transformed in a supramental manifestation. For this supermind or gnosis is the entire organising will and knowledge of the spiritual, it is the Truth Consciousness, the Truth Force, the organic instrumentation of divine Law, the all-seeing eye of the divine Vision, the freely selecting and generating harmony of the eternal Ananda.
  ***

WORDNET



--- Overview of noun depression

The noun depression has 10 senses (first 4 from tagged texts)
                  
1. (4) depression ::: (a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity)
2. (3) depression, slump, economic crisis ::: (a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment)
3. (3) natural depression, depression ::: (a sunken or depressed geological formation)
4. (1) depression ::: (sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy)
5. Depression, Great Depression ::: (a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment)
6. low, depression ::: (an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow")
7. depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression ::: (a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention)
8. depression, impression, imprint ::: (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")
9. depression ::: (angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object))
10. depression ::: (pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter")




--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun depression

10 senses of depression                        

Sense 1
depression
   => psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition
     => condition, status
       => state
         => attribute
           => abstraction, abstract entity
             => entity

Sense 2
depression, slump, economic crisis
   => economic condition
     => condition, status
       => state
         => attribute
           => abstraction, abstract entity
             => entity
   => crisis
     => situation
       => difficulty
         => condition, status
           => state
             => attribute
               => abstraction, abstract entity
                 => entity

Sense 3
natural depression, depression
   => geological formation, formation
     => object, physical object
       => physical entity
         => entity

Sense 4
depression
   => sadness, unhappiness
     => feeling
       => state
         => attribute
           => abstraction, abstract entity
             => entity

Sense 5
Depression, Great Depression
   INSTANCE OF=> historic period, age
     => era, epoch
       => time period, period of time, period
         => fundamental quantity, fundamental measure
           => measure, quantity, amount
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity

Sense 6
low, depression
   => air mass
     => atmosphere, atmospheric state
       => weather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric condition
         => atmospheric phenomenon
           => physical phenomenon
             => natural phenomenon
               => phenomenon
                 => process, physical process
                   => physical entity
                     => entity

Sense 7
depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression
   => affective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance
     => mental disorder, mental disturbance, disturbance, psychological disorder, folie
       => disorder, upset
         => physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition
           => condition, status
             => state
               => attribute
                 => abstraction, abstract entity
                   => entity

Sense 8
depression, impression, imprint
   => concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
     => solid
       => shape, form
         => attribute
           => abstraction, abstract entity
             => entity

Sense 9
depression
   => angular position
     => position, spatial relation
       => relation
         => abstraction, abstract entity
           => entity

Sense 10
depression
   => push, pushing
     => propulsion, actuation
       => act, deed, human action, human activity
         => event
           => psychological feature
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity




--- Hyponyms of noun depression

7 of 10 senses of depression                      

Sense 1
depression
   => melancholia
   => blues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapours
   => funk, blue funk
   => melancholy
   => slough of despond
   => low spirits
   => dejection

Sense 2
depression, slump, economic crisis
   HAS INSTANCE=> Great Depression

Sense 3
natural depression, depression
   => basin
   => bed, bottom
   => crater
   => hole, hollow
   => lowland
   => sinkhole, sink, swallow hole
   => trench, deep, oceanic abyss
   => trough
   => valley, vale

Sense 4
depression
   => demoralization, demoralisation
   => helplessness
   => despondency, despondence, heartsickness, disconsolateness
   => oppression, oppressiveness
   => dysphoria

Sense 7
depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression
   => agitated depression
   => anaclitic depression
   => dysthymia, dysthymic depression
   => endogenous depression
   => exogenous depression, reactive depression
   => major depressive episode
   => neurotic depression
   => psychotic depression
   => retarded depression

Sense 8
depression, impression, imprint
   => dimple
   => groove, channel
   => dimple
   => dip
   => incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent
   => sag, droop
   => wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line
   => crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chap

Sense 10
depression
   => click, mouse click




--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun depression

10 senses of depression                        

Sense 1
depression
   => psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition

Sense 2
depression, slump, economic crisis
   => economic condition
   => crisis

Sense 3
natural depression, depression
   => geological formation, formation

Sense 4
depression
   => sadness, unhappiness

Sense 5
Depression, Great Depression
   INSTANCE OF=> historic period, age

Sense 6
low, depression
   => air mass

Sense 7
depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression
   => affective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance

Sense 8
depression, impression, imprint
   => concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

Sense 9
depression
   => angular position

Sense 10
depression
   => push, pushing










--- Coordinate Terms (sisters) of noun depression

10 senses of depression                        

Sense 1
depression
  -> psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition
   => cognitive state, state of mind
   => state of mind, frame of mind
   => abulia, aboulia
   => anhedonia
   => depersonalization, depersonalisation
   => hypnosis
   => fugue
   => trauma, psychic trauma
   => morale
   => anxiety, anxiousness
   => hallucinosis
   => identity crisis
   => nervousness, nerves
   => delusion, psychotic belief
   => mental health
   => mental illness, mental disease, psychopathy
   => agitation
   => depression
   => elation
   => irritation, annoyance, vexation, botheration
   => enchantment, spell, trance
   => dissociation, disassociation

Sense 2
depression, slump, economic crisis
  -> economic condition
   => recession
   => depression, slump, economic crisis
   => full employment
   => prosperity
   => softness
   => shakeout
   => wage setter
  -> crisis
   => Dunkirk
   => exigency
   => juncture, critical point, crossroads
   => depression, slump, economic crisis

Sense 3
natural depression, depression
  -> geological formation, formation
   => aquifer
   => beach
   => cave
   => cliff, drop, drop-off
   => delta
   => diapir
   => folium
   => foreshore
   => ice mass
   => lakefront
   => massif
   => monocline
   => mouth
   => natural depression, depression
   => natural elevation, elevation
   => oceanfront
   HAS INSTANCE=> Pillars of Hercules
   => range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains
   => relict
   => ridge, ridgeline
   => ridge
   => shore
   => slope, incline, side
   => spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring
   => talus, scree
   => vein, mineral vein
   => volcanic crater, crater
   => wall
   => water table, water level, groundwater level

Sense 4
depression
  -> sadness, unhappiness
   => dolefulness
   => heaviness
   => melancholy
   => misery
   => forlornness, loneliness, desolation
   => weepiness, tearfulness
   => sorrow
   => sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness
   => cheerlessness, uncheerfulness
   => depression
   => downheartedness, dejectedness, low-spiritedness, lowness, dispiritedness

Sense 5
Depression, Great Depression
  -> historic period, age
   HAS INSTANCE=> Enlightenment, Age of Reason
   HAS INSTANCE=> Elizabethan age
   HAS INSTANCE=> Victorian age
   => antiquity
   => golden age
   => Jazz Age
   HAS INSTANCE=> Baroque, Baroque era, Baroque period
   HAS INSTANCE=> Middle Ages, Dark Ages
   HAS INSTANCE=> Renaissance, Renascence
   HAS INSTANCE=> Italian Renaissance
   HAS INSTANCE=> Industrial Revolution, technological revolution
   HAS INSTANCE=> Reign of Terror
   => reign
   => turn of the century
   HAS INSTANCE=> Harlem Renaissance
   HAS INSTANCE=> New Deal
   HAS INSTANCE=> Reconstruction, Reconstruction Period
   HAS INSTANCE=> Restoration
   HAS INSTANCE=> Depression, Great Depression

Sense 6
low, depression
  -> air mass
   => high
   => low, depression

Sense 7
depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression
  -> affective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance
   => depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression
   => mania, manic disorder
   => bipolar disorder, manic depression, manic depressive illness, manic-depressive psychosis

Sense 8
depression, impression, imprint
  -> concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
   => dome
   => pit, fossa
   => recess, recession, niche, corner
   => bowl, trough
   => scoop, pocket
   => depression, impression, imprint
   => cup
   => indentation, indenture

Sense 9
depression
  -> angular position
   => elevation, EL, altitude, ALT
   => depression

Sense 10
depression
  -> push, pushing
   => depression
   => nudge, jog
   => press, pressure, pressing
   => shove
   => boost










--- Grep of noun depression
agitated depression
anaclitic depression
clinical depression
depression
dysthymic depression
endogenous depression
exogenous depression
great depression
involutional depression
manic depression
natural depression
neurotic depression
psychotic depression
reactive depression
retarded depression
unipolar depression





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Wikipedia - Afar Triangle -- A geological depression caused by the Afar Triple Junction
Wikipedia - Alarcon Basin -- Submarine depression in Mexico
Wikipedia - Alas (geography) -- A shallow depression formed by subsidence of the Arctic permafrost
Wikipedia - Antidepressant -- Class of medications used to treat depression and anxiety
Wikipedia - Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Wikipedia - Atypical depression -- Depression characterized by improved mood in response to positive events
Wikipedia - Ball-and-socket joint -- Ball-shaped surface of one rounded bone fits into the cup-like depression of another bone
Wikipedia - Beck Depression Inventory
Wikipedia - Bedrock mortar -- Anthropogenic rock depression used for grinding
Wikipedia - Behavioral activation -- behavior therapy for treating depression
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Wikipedia - Bipolar disorder -- Mental disorder that causes periods of depression and abnormally elevated mood
Wikipedia - Blind Stamp -- Image, design or lettering on an art print or book formed by creating a depression in the paper or other material
Wikipedia - Blowout (geomorphology) -- Depressions in a sand dune ecosystem caused by the removal of sediments by wind
Wikipedia - Bounty Trough -- A depression in the sumerged eastern part of Zealandia
Wikipedia - Bupropion -- Substituted amphetamine medication mainly for depression and smoking cessation
Wikipedia - Carolina bays -- Elliptical depressions concentrated along the Atlantic seaboard of North America
Wikipedia - Caspian Depression -- A low-lying flatland region encompassing the northern part of the Caspian Sea
Wikipedia - Category:Depression (mood)
Wikipedia - Chronic depression
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Wikipedia - Dallol (volcano) -- A cinder cone volcano in the Danakil Depression
Wikipedia - Danakil Depression -- Geological depression, northern part of the Afar Triangle or Afar Depression in Ethiopia
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Wikipedia - Depression (differential diagnoses)
Wikipedia - Depression (economics)
Wikipedia - Depression (geology) -- Landform sunken or depressed below the surrounding area
Wikipedia - Depression in childhood and adolescence -- Pediatric depressive disorders
Wikipedia - Depressionism
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Wikipedia - Depression Quest
Wikipedia - Differential diagnoses of depression -- Differential diagnoses
Wikipedia - Dimples of Venus -- Sagitically symmetrical depression over the gluteal fold
Wikipedia - Double depression
Wikipedia - Dry lake -- Basin or depression that formerly contained a standing surface water body
Wikipedia - Dugout (shelter) -- Hole or depression used as shelter
Wikipedia - Economic depression -- Sustained, long-term downturn in economic activity in one or more economies
Wikipedia - Endogenous depression
Wikipedia - Endorheic lake -- Depression within an endorheic basin where water collects with no visible outlet
Wikipedia - Epeirogenic movement -- Upheavals or depressions of land exhibiting long wavelengths and little folding
Wikipedia - Eric J. Nestler -- Neuroscientist of addiction and depression
Wikipedia - Evolutionary approaches to depression -- Attempts by evolutionary psychologists to use the theory of evolution to shed light on the problem of mood disorders
Wikipedia - Federal Writers' Project -- United States federal government project to fund written work and support writers during the Great Depression
Wikipedia - Geriatric Depression Scale
Wikipedia - Great Basin -- Large depression in western North America
Wikipedia - Great Depression in South Africa
Wikipedia - Great Depression in the United States -- Period in American history
Wikipedia - Great Depression in Washington State Project -- History website
Wikipedia - Great Depression of British Agriculture -- Economic depression
Wikipedia - Great Depression -- worldwide economic depression starting in the United States, lasting from 1929 to the end of the 1930s
Wikipedia - Greatest Generation -- Generation who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in World War II, generally born between 1901 and 1924 to 1927
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Wikipedia - Hawaiian Trough -- A moat-like depression of the seafloor surrounding the Hawaiian Islands
Wikipedia - Hellenic Trench -- A long narrow depression bordering the Aegean Sea to the south
Wikipedia - Hill-Sachs lesion -- Cortical depression in the posterolateral head of the humerus
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Wikipedia - Impact crater -- Circular depression on a solid astronomical body formed by a hypervelocity impact of a smaller object
Wikipedia - Inbreeding depression -- Reduced fitness as a result of inbreeding
Wikipedia - Karanis -- Archaeological site in the Egyptian depression of el-Faiyum
Wikipedia - Kellis -- Archaeological site in the Egyptian depression of el-Dakhla
Wikipedia - Kettle (landform) -- A depression/hole in an outwash plain formed by retreating glaciers or draining floodwaters
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Wikipedia - Loki Patera -- The largest volcanic depression on Jupiter's moon Io
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Wikipedia - Long-term depression
Wikipedia - Major Depression Inventory
Wikipedia - Major depression
Wikipedia - Manic depression (disambiguation)
Wikipedia - Melancholia -- Mental condition characterized by extreme depression and other symptoms
Wikipedia - Melancholic depression
Wikipedia - Moclobemide -- Chemical compounda reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA) drug primarily used to treat depression and social anxiety.
Wikipedia - Neuroticism -- Personality trait involving anxiety, anger, jealousy, guilt or depression
Wikipedia - No Depression (magazine) -- Roots music magazine
Wikipedia - Norwegian trench -- An elongated depression in the sea floor off the southern coast of Norway
Wikipedia - Oceanic trench -- Long and narrow depressions of the sea floor
Wikipedia - Olecranon fossa -- A deep triangular depression on the posterior end of the humerus
Wikipedia - Pack Horse Library Project -- Great Depression mobile library project in Kentucky
Wikipedia - Panhole -- A shallow depression or basin eroded into flat or gently sloping cohesive rock
Wikipedia - Pit crater -- A depression formed by a sinking or collapse of the surface lying above a void or empty chamber
Wikipedia - Plunge pool -- Depression at the base of a waterfall created by the erosional force of falling water and rocks where it lands
Wikipedia - Postpartum depression
Wikipedia - Psychotic depression
Wikipedia - Qattara Depression -- Depression in the Western Desert of Egypt
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Wikipedia - Recession of 1937-1938 -- Economic downturn that occurred during the Great Depression in the United States
Wikipedia - Rock-cut basin -- Cylindrical depressions cut into stream or river beds
Wikipedia - Sacral dimple -- Small depression in the skin located just above the buttocks
Wikipedia - Sad clown paradox -- Contradictory association between comedy and mental disorders such as depression and anxiety
Wikipedia - Salt pannes and pools -- Water retaining depressions located within salt and brackish marshes
Wikipedia - Scalloped topography -- Depressions in topography at mid-latitudes of Mars
Wikipedia - Sediment trap (geology) -- Any topographic depression where sediments substantially accumulate over time
Wikipedia - Sinkhole -- Depression or hole in the ground caused by collapse of the surface into an existing void space
Wikipedia - Stomodeum -- Depression between the brain and the pericardium in an embryo,
Wikipedia - Sua Pan -- Topographic depression in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana
Wikipedia - Subsidence crater -- A hole or depression left on the surface over the site of an underground explosion.
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Wikipedia - Tropical Depression Ten (2007) -- Atlantic tropical cyclone
Wikipedia - Tunkin Depression -- Valley in Republic of Buryatia, Russia
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Wikipedia - Uvala (landform) -- A local toponym in some regions in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia for a closed karst depression
Wikipedia - Uzboi-Landon-Morava -- Series of channels and depressions that may have carried water across a major part of Mars
Wikipedia - Volcanic crater -- Roughly circular depression in the ground caused by volcanic activity
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The Waltons (1972 - 1981) - In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, during the Great Depression, the Walton family makes its small income from its saw mill on Walton's Mountain. The story is told through the eyes of John Boy, who wants to be a novelist, goes to college, and eventually fulfills his dream. The saga follows the...
The Neverending Story(1984) - A young boy drifts off into his own depression after dealing with his mothers death. His father tries to raise him right but the boy needs his own answers. He finds these answers after running into a strange book store to escape some bullies. And the book that he "borrows" would lead him into a myst...
The Journey of Natty Gann(1985) - Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is...
American Beauty(1999) - Lester and Carolyn Burnham are on the outside, a perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house, in a perfect neighborhood. But inside, Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughters friends. Meanwhile, his daughte...
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas(1982) - The Chicken Ranch is a whorehouse that got its' name back in The Great Depression. Back during that time, people who wanted to be with the girls paid for them with chickens, due to food being difficult to get in those days. In the place's later years, one of its' best workers was Mona Stangley (Doll...
Pennies From Heaven(1981) - Arthur Parker (Steve Martin) is a sheet music salesman during The Great Depression. He frequently hits the road, both to ply his wares and escape from the issues he has with his wife Joan (Jessica Harper). On one excursion, he meets a teacher named Eileen (Bernadette Peters) and he falls in love wit...
Alegria(1999) - The acclaimed Canadian performance troupe Cirque de Soleil, which combines acrobatics, magic, music, and theater into spectacular stage productions, brings one of their most popular shows to the screen in Alegria. Frac (Rene Bazinet), a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens...
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The One Armed Executioner(1981) - This is the story of an Interpol agent turned restaurateur, out for revenge against the gangsters that cut off his arm and killed his bride. This tragedy left him deeply depressed, and his battle with depression has to be won first before he can be thoroughly trained in martial arts. After his train...
The Saddest Music in the World(2003) - A musical of sorts set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression, where a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world. Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize.
This Property Is Condemned(1966) - The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.
Summer Heat(1987) - Feeling lonely and neglected by her overworked husband, Roxy, a Depression-era farm wife, is drawn into an ill-advised affair with Jack, their hired hand.
Mary Poppins Returns(2018) - Set in London during the Great Depression, some twenty-five years after the events of the original film, the film sees Mary Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, return to them in the wake of the death of Michael's wife.
Carnivle ::: TV-MA | 55min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Series (20032005) -- During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell. Creator:
Christine (2016) ::: 6.9/10 -- R | 1h 59min | Biography, Drama | 14 October 2016 (USA) -- The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career. Director: Antonio Campos Writer:
Emperor of the North (1973) ::: 7.3/10 -- Emperor of the North Pole (original title) -- Emperor of the North Poster In 1933, during the Depression, Shack the brutal conductor of the number 19 train has a personal vendetta against the best train hopping hobo tramp in the Northwest, A No. 1. Director: Robert Aldrich Writer: Christopher Knopf
Hard Times (1975) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG | 1h 33min | Crime, Drama, Sport | 13 August 1975 (France) -- The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans. Director: Walter Hill Writers: Walter Hill (screenplay), Bryan Gindoff (screenplay) | 3 more credits
Jimmy's Hall (2014) ::: 6.7/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 49min | Biography, Drama, History | 30 May 2014 (UK) -- During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation. Director: Ken Loach Writer:
King of the Hill (1993) ::: 7.4/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 43min | Drama, History | 20 August 1993 (USA) -- A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest. Director: Steven Soderbergh Writers:
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) ::: 6.5/10 -- G | 1h 41min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 2 July 2008 (USA) -- Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job. Director: Patricia Rozema Writers:
Lawless (2012) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 1h 56min | Crime, Drama | 29 August 2012 (USA) -- Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits. Director: John Hillcoat Writers:
Off the Map (2003) ::: 7.2/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 45min | Drama | 4 April 2007 (Australia) -- An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss. Director: Campbell Scott Writers:
Of Mice and Men (1939) ::: 7.9/10 -- Passed | 1h 46min | Adventure, Drama | 12 January 1940 (USA) -- A mentally disabled giant and his level headed guardian find work at a sadistic cowboy's ranch in depression era America. Director: Lewis Milestone Writers: John Steinbeck (by), Eugene Solow (screen play) Stars:
Of Mice and Men (1992) ::: 7.5/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 55min | Drama, Western | 2 October 1992 (USA) -- A nomadic farm worker looks after his dimwitted, gentle-giant friend during the Great Depression. Director: Gary Sinise Writers: John Steinbeck (novel), Horton Foote (screenplay)
Paper Moon (1973) ::: 8.1/10 -- PG | 1h 42min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 9 May 1973 (USA) -- During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. Director: Peter Bogdanovich Writers:
Pennies from Heaven (1981) ::: 6.5/10 -- R | 1h 48min | Drama, Musical, Romance | 1 January 1982 (USA) -- During the Great Depression, a sheet-music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent schoolteacher. Director: Herbert Ross Writers:
Repulsion (1965) ::: 7.7/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 45min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 3 October 1965 (USA) -- A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. Director: Roman Polanski Writers: Roman Polanski (original screenplay), Grard Brach (original screenplay) (as Gerard Brach) | 1 more credit Stars:
Repulsion (1965) ::: 7.7/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 45min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 3 October 1965 (USA) -- A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. Director: Roman Polanski Writers: Roman Polanski (original screenplay), Grard Brach (original screenplay) (as Gerard Brach) | 1 more credit Stars:
Seabiscuit (2003) ::: 7.3/10 -- PG-13 | 2h 20min | Drama, History, Sport | 25 July 2003 (USA) -- True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. Director: Gary Ross Writers:
Sounder (1972) ::: 7.6/10 -- G | 1h 45min | Drama, Family | 26 April 1973 (Argentina) -- The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food. Director: Martin Ritt Writers:
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) ::: 8.0/10 -- Passed | 2h 9min | Drama, History | 15 March 1940 (USA) -- A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. Director: John Ford Writers:
The Rainmaker (1956) ::: 7.0/10 -- Approved | 2h 1min | Romance, Western | 13 December 1956 (USA) -- During the Depression, a con-man promises rain to a desperate drought-ridden Kansas town and marriage to a local desperate spinster. Director: Joseph Anthony Writers: N. Richard Nash (screenplay), N. Richard Nash (play)
The Saddest Music in the World (2003) ::: 7.2/10 -- R | 1h 40min | Comedy, Musical | 12 May 2005 (Portugal) -- A musical of sorts set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression, where a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world. Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize. Director: Guy Maddin Writers:
The Serpent's Egg (1977) ::: 6.7/10 -- R | 1h 59min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 15 February 1978 (USA) -- Berlin, 1923. Following the suicide of his brother, American circus acrobat Abel Rosenberg attempts to survive while facing unemployment, depression, alcoholism and the social decay of Germany during the Weimar Republic. Director: Ingmar Bergman Writer: Ingmar Bergman (a film by)
This Property Is Condemned (1966) ::: 7.1/10 -- Unrated | 1h 50min | Drama, Romance | July 1967 (USA) -- The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression. Director: Sydney Pollack Writers: Tennessee Williams (suggested by a one act play of), Francis Ford
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) ::: 8.2/10 -- Approved | 2h 9min | Crime, Drama | 16 March 1963 (USA) -- Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. Director: Robert Mulligan Writers:
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My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)
No Depression
No Depression in Heaven
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October 2017 Vietnam tropical depression
Oxytocin treatment for postpartum depression
Palace of Depression
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Qattara Depression
Qattara Depression Project
Rating scales for depression
Second Great Depression
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South African Depression and Anxiety Group
South Kara Depression
Teenage Depression (album)
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
The Great Depression: America, 19291941
The Great Depression (Blindside album)
The Great Depression (disambiguation)
The Hilarious World of Depression
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
Treatment-resistant depression
Tropical Depression 10F (2004)
Tropical Depression 18W (2009)
Tropical Depression Eight (1981)
Tropical Depression (EP)
Tropical Depression Fifteen (1970)
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Tropical Depression One (1992)
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Tropical Depression Twelve-E (2011)
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West Hesse Depression
Widespread Depression Jazz Orchestra
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