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Depression; A Disease Of Thought, Not Mind

The very notion that something as self-destructive as depression can come from mind only is futile to me. And if it coming from mind only makes no sense to me, medication, CBT and other types of depression treatment also made no sense to me.

We all have a mind, yet we don’t all experience depression. Why is my mind different to any other mind? What makes me so unique that I can so easily fall into depression, even if nothing in my life at all is ‘wrong’. If I’ve been perfectly happy and content right up until the moment the fall happens? OK yes, it could be my serotonin or dopamine levels, but I work with people whose serotonin or dopamine levels are off and they don’t fall easily into a depression so deep, thoughts of not existing anymore so easily pop into their minds – note ‘popping into mind’, as the thoughts have to come from somewhere else before they enter mind. So where do they come from, and why are so many of us so very different from far higher numbers of others? And why therefore is depression treated as a disease of the mind when the thought came from somewhere else before appearing in mind?

Thoughts are transitory, mind is always present

To make this point a little clearer, how often have you said the words ‘I just had a thought’, or ‘I’ve just thought of something’. In a moment in time a thought it transitory, it is not always there, it is temporary. Yet my mind is always present, always active, always responding to sensory perceptions all around me. I can still my mind, quiet my thoughts and so my mind and my thoughts must be separate in some way, they cannot be the same, they cannot be of the same place, so where do thoughts come from?

Thoughts are preconceived ideas of the environment we were raised within

Again, sit with this for a moment. I have thoughts, you have thoughts, but our thoughts are very likely very different. If we were both asked a question it is very likely we would both respond with completely different thoughts and opinions on it, and so thoughts are preconceived from the experience of life we have had. And if that is true, they can be changed, they can be positive over negative, happy over depressed, vibrant over lethargic.

Feelings of hopelessness and despair, a life lived that you can't ever get back

Thoughts can be rewired, emotional energies cleansed, mindset remapped to positive and depression healed cured and repaired, but to do so takes courage, conviction, belief that you deserve to be free of it, for the belief of being helpless to it, useless generally, hopeless even runs rife through all who despair in the garden of depression.

  • 'Life is pointless'
  • 'I am worthless'
  • 'I don't deserve to be happy'
  • 'Happiness is for everyone else, not for me'

To free yourself from the depths of depression you have to believe there is more for you than your current reality. That you are worth at least something, that you are not helpless and hopeless. If you can get yourself to the point where you see some kind of chance of recovery, or life lived, you can be healed of it completely.

I offer free 30 minutes chats to determine the level of commitment you have to yourself and your wellness journey. If this is something you are keen to explore, please reach out to book, and consider the words I am using here, if you feel committed to yourself as that is key, you are the healer, I merely guide, heal energy, listen. Commit to yourself and you can have all you wish for and desire and so much more.

Peace and love

Enlightened Life xxx  


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