Depression is a total breakdown of the mind. When the person falls below the mind, his mind is divided, fragmented. He is continuously against who he was originally and existentially. Depression means 'I am totally alone here. I am doing this all by myself. Everybody is against me. I have to carry everything on my own shoulders, and there is nobody to look after me. The whole existence is hostile and unfriendly towards me.’ Actually, the existence is not against you—you are against your own consciousness. When you are against oneself, when you are fighting with who you are, you are in anxiety and then depression follows. You are stuck with your past and afraid about the future.
Anxiety enters either with the past or with the future. To live in the past and to be afraid of the future is a lower state of mind. You are trembling. What if something goes wrong? What if I do something wrong? What if the future is a continuation of my unfortunate past? What if I missed the whole point? ‘What if’ is the whole point of anxiety.... READ MORE
You Are Not It.
Whatever you come across in your life, you are not it. There are thousands of things that can come your way. There are thousands of things that you claim as yours. You go and declare your beliefs, your definitions, your ideas, and your thoughts to others, God, and yourself, and through that declaration you are sustaining the preferable life. There are thousands of declarations. What are you declaring? Meditate. In declaring that there is no God, you are declaring your own ego. In declaring that you don't have health, you are declaring your disease. In declaring the absence and need for love, you are declaring your misery. When you declare something negative, in that very declaration, you are complaining but still keeping the negativity. But in declaring your health, love, and truth, you are declaring your detachment because you are conscious of it. Do you get it?... READ MORE
The medical establishment sees insomnia as sleep disorder that can lead to chronic diseases. The causes of insomnia for them include psychological factors, medications, and hormone levels, and the treatment for this ‘illness’ can be medical or behavioural or both.
The people who are suffering from insomnia should not think of it as a disease. Insomnia is not an illness. Do not categorize it. Visiting a doctor is meaningless. Insomnia is not your problem; the uncontrollable, anxious mind is your problem. What is the cure for the anxious mind? Meditation... READ MORE