Depression can be a hidden killer because many get depressed without knowing why. It is not only circumstances which create depression. For a serene life, we have to remain centred, regardless of the circumstance. A major calamity is obviously difficult to process only in this manner, but the truth is, we are all essentially greater than every circumstance. There might be a flaw inside us which allows this condition to germinate or enter, in non-clinical cases of depression.
Our nature is like a jigsaw puzzle where the pieces do not fit easily. Its alignment not only has the potential to help one overcome depression but also helps one overcome the whole gamut of pain and suffering.Sometimes, depression can arise through physical fatigue; then the obvious solution is to take rest. Although there are more covert reasons for fatigue itself, basically, when one takes rest, the problem is considerably reduced. But one has to plunge very deep inside to find the root cause of depression inside oneself despite there not being a medical reason.
Essentially, the non-clinical kind of depression could be the consequence of ignorance. Most of us depend on the outside world to seal our life.
We have certain preconditions for evolving. If they are not met, something rankles inside. One might even claim that depression is a matter of choice. One chooses a certain direction in life and must bear the consequence of that choice. We begin to see why the Mother once called “an aimless life” as “a miserable life”. One just muddles through. In the realm of ignorance, nothing can lift the spectre of depression.
But stepping out of ignorance is not easy. The path will get more dolorous as problematic influences intervene. One has to pitch one’s camp firmly in the Truth and retrench whenever we waver. There is no distortion in the Truth. If you have a mantra, hold onto it… it can be a real boon. I read ‘ego’ for ignorance. That is why the Mother said it is the ego that gets depressed. It can be the vital ego when its desires are not met. A change of government is required: from ego to soul. Uprooting ego is the only way to rise up to another level, above every circumstance. Suppression will not work but with aspiration we can nurture our consciousness. We can all access this Truth and it is our best armour. Consciousness brings knowledge, leaving no room for ignorance.
As we move forward, our consciousness counteracts the gravitational pull from the surface. Our aim is to reach a state where only bliss is recognised and known. We progress past the duality of mood swings to a station of supreme equality. It requires effort: we have to collaborate in this work and do our share. The work is not for personal salvation: it is much greater than that. Through observation, we use a searchlight to see how this condition
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