Friday, November 1, 2013

Bleed Joyfully – A Fresh View of Depression

Bleed Joyfully – A Fresh View of Depression

" We have displaced our natural impulse to worship the sacred onto the material world. We accumulate wealth instead of strengthening our values, pursue knowledge instead of wisdom and choose status over interconnectedness."  

" Leonard Cohen poetically puts it; There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in." << Great tat idea! 

"Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, we might begin to welcome the slowness depression brings. We might recognize the accompanying inwardness as an intelligent response to the manic culture we live in. And, if we can withstand it, we may even find that it opens the door to beauty. 

According to Gregory Orr, author of Poetry as Survival, the land of suffering can be exceedingly fertile soil. It is, as Orr puts it, “where energy and intensity concentrate.” It is from “that place just beyond, which chaos and randomness reign,” that our greatest inventions originate"

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