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It may sound too good to be true, or too simple a solution for what ails you. But the first question to ask yourself is; which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Do your emotions just happen all by themselves, or do your thoughts create the sad, happy and everything in-between emotional response?
Depression develops as a result of continuous thinking about the aspects or challenges that you are currently facing. If all you do is think about how bad you feel in this moment, you will continue to feel bad in the next moment as well.
If you are unhappy with your life, or some aspect of it, your emotional response will tell you if what you are thinking about is in your highest good. If you think about how much you hate your job, and then you feel unhappy about it, your emotional response is telling you; ‘this doesn’t feel good, you need do change something here.’ It seems obvious doesn’t it? But many people then become fearful of making a change, because they are afraid of the unknown or starting something new.The Other Side
On the flip side, when you think about or experience something good in your life, you feel great, right? Well your emotions are now telling you to keep this up because it feels good.
Your emotions are there to guide you through your life…however, many of us, get ‘stuck’ in the ones that make us feel bad, and then we keep thinking how bad we feel, which in turn represses the brain’s biochemical release of the ‘feel-good’ chemical responses. So, it becomes a vicious cycle that is difficult to find your way out of.
However, the best solution is not to take a pill that will interfere with body’s innate ability to function properly, but to start meditating, each and every day. Additionally, and if you’ve been dealing with depression for a long time, keeping positive, inspiring visual images and messages in front of you, all day, will help your brain ‘rewire’ the depression program into a positive, happy program. Your brain works like a computer, so whatever you are programming into it, will play it back out for you in the form of your emotional responses and experiences.Meditating the Ego Away
Practicing daily meditation actually supersedes the intellectual function of the brain, and can act as a bypass, or superconductor to what you want to experience in your life. The mind is where the ego resides, and the ego is where we get into trouble, especially if we are creating our daily life from this place. If you live anywhere in the Western world, you were most likely taught to live, from the intellects’ thought-based system.
And, more than likely, you were told as a child that it was more important what you thought, than how you actually felt about something.
Does this sound anything like what you were told as a child or young adult? Those of you who were not taught anything similar to this, and were actually encouraged to follow your heart, consider yourself very lucky, indeed. My personal opinion is such that learning to stand in a single-file line in kindergarten should be replaced by learning to follow your Heart; a much more useful tool for living a happy life.How’s it Working for You?
Okay, so most of us have been programmed to use our intellect to live our lives by. Is it working for you? Are you happy and fulfilled? Are you living your Dreams? Do you feel passionate about your life every morning when you wake-up? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, congratulations, and no need to continue reading. And, I might add, please share everything you know with your family and friends.
If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, then you’ll want to start integrating a daily meditation into your life as soon as possible.
Meditating is not only important for people dealing with depression, but for everyone. We are all living in an extremely chaotic world, and it is easy to become emotionally overwhelmed. Many of us over-schedule our daily lives, have become addicted to watching too much TV, and managing our lives through our mobile media devices.
The first thing you can do to improve your life is to turn off the TV – especially the trauma-based shows, and without question, the only-report-the-bad-news nightly news. Then, begin to meditate every day. Find someone qualified to teach you. There are many types of meditation out there, so it will be easy for you to find one that suits you best.Learn How to Meditate – It’s Easy!
I teach a specific meditation process that will easily guide you to opening your Heart Center and accessing YOUR inner wisdom and joy. You can watch my Heart-centered meditation technique on my YouTube channel here.
Have a great day, and wishing you improved happiness and joy in your life.