Depression is an experience that is truly once in a life opportunity to understand the depths of human existence. It rudely awakes our 'taken for granted attitude' of the substratum of existence.
Understanding the equivalent of Depression
Imagine the enjoyment we have in a theater watching our favorite movie. Many a time we are transported to another world as we forget the real world and all the 'real' troubles that were tormenting us. In that imaginary world based on the projections on a screen, we can be easily taken for a ride through a spectrum of emotions from joy to fear to hope. To disrupt a world of such illusions there is many a grade of interference that can rudely awaken us to the real world.
It could be a gentle ripple in the screen on which the movie is projected or in another dimension, an earth quake that could shake the entire theater. Both could be quite disastrous to the person who is experiencing the movie, especially if one is enjoying the best part of a happy movie.
Why do we experience Depression?
Such is the effect of the phase of depression that it shakes the individual out of his or her enjoyment mode. Of course enjoyment or bliss is the default mode that our physiology is designed for, but with conditions that apply eternally. Mankind has of late has had the opportunity to stretch those limits beyond the scope of its design.
What benefit does it offer to humans?
The Depression Phase is a protective response to safe guard the fine neurological structures from high voltage assault of uncontrolled stimulation due to wrong life style choices. Hence it should awaken us to recognize our transgressions of natural laws and make us aware of better options inn dealing with our desires. Basically it is an alarm to slow down. If we heed to this natural early warning system, our physiology is spared from a complete shutdown.
How to deal with the early symptoms of Depression?
Without going into the details of the symptoms of Depression, it is obvious from the name that when one feels run down and low in energy, we need to be prepared for drastic changes in our life. One has to be sure that healing is ingrained in our systems. We only need an environment to heal ourselves.
Go to BASICS immediately.
Just RUN out of your current situations, what ever it may be. Don't hold onto all the supposed "MUST DOs" & MUST HAVEs". It has undoubtedly contributed to your downfall. i.e the current scenario in which you have been living. Hence plan and execute a HOLIDAY of LIFE.
Go to a natural environment and allow your self to be nurtured back to balance.
Dr. Kumar is a medical doctor blessed with holistic vision by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.