Depression, the Secret We Share

This video addresses the elephant in the room that nobody wants to acknowledge: depression.

We live in a competitive and vibrant society and we don’t want to admit that anxiety and depression effect us all. How honest are our smiles?

The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.

In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression – only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories.

Depression in the Context of Enlightenment

Depression is a state of mind that we can always change/transform. As Andrew pointed out, the key is esprit. The more esprit, the higher the mind rises along the inspiration and enlightenment value chain.

Inspiration and Enlightenment Value Chain Graph Basic

All enlightenment exercises aim at boosting esprit, in particular, those that aim at the dissolution of old, negative subconscious patterns. Upon the destruction of negative patterns, the esprit trapped in it will be released and added to our mind’s reservoir of free-flowing esprit.

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