A SPIRITUAL APPROACH TO DEPRESSION
Depression is a part of life. Still, how we view the world affects how we experience the world. How can a spiritual approach help us navigate one of life's most painful passages? Even scientific research is beginning to acknowledge that spiritual belief and practice enhance psychological well-being.
"Spiritual" reasons for depression are proposed. Since life is a journey and we learn from all experiences, depression is not viewed as dysfunction or failure that needs to be fixed -- it serves to focus, teach lessons, or give a clear sign that it is time for adjustment or change. Depression may force a necessary period of reflection, reassessment, preparation, or focus on our relationship with God. In spiritual thinking, depression is something we encounter on our journey. It is not our essence or purpose. We always move to another place eventually.
Depression is also a test of and exercise in faith. More than any other mindset, it makes us harshly question the benevolence and wisdom of the universe or God. Healing occurs through the struggle and commitment to return to faith. Specific ways to help us do this are discussed.
Title Name: A Spiritual Approach to Depression
Title ID: 1717877
Release Date: 2008 (original release: 1999)
Written & Narrated by Judy Marshall, Ph.D.
Mixed/Mastered by Paul Moser, PMIII Productions [pm3prod.com]
Photography/Production by JF Ferraro
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