De-pression, a sense of suffocating pressure on your mind, psyche, soul and/or consciousness.
A terrible gremlin or condition of the psychological mind that troubles far too many human beings today.
It is indeed a terrible fate to go through ones life with depression as a dark cloud hanging over oneself.
Well simply because it can be transcended by your inner intelligence.
Pure wisdom evaporates all forms of negativity, depressions, anxieties, fears, hopes, dreams and anxieties of the mind.
What is left is you and life, life and you, or just simply life itself without any separation between you and life. You are life as you are seemingly simultaneously living life.
The spiritual approach to psychological misfortune is based on switching the lens from personhood to presence. A switch where overthinking is replaced by intuition and being.
I dare not guarantee immediate or any results but that doesn’t stop me from revealing this timeless wisdom.
With that said, lets discover together how you can transcend depression through pure spiritual wisdom.
First things first…
Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes. – Ramana Maharshi
Know thyself, is a powerful statement, sometimes used casually but most often used in a profound way to clarify to the listener that to know oneself is an invaluable wisdom to attain to.
How do you go about knowing thyself?
Is it by study?
Is it by thinking?
Is it by feeling?
Is it be contemplating?
Is it by meditating?
Is it by practicing?
Is it by giving?
Is it by being kind?
Is it by pushing your limts?
Is it by expressing yourself?
Is it by loving and caring?
Is it by taking responsibility?
It could be all of these things, and none of them.
To truly know yourself, you just have to earnestly entertain an idea sufficiently and long enough.
The method of self-inquiry
Who am I?
That question and seed idea will give you everything you truly need to dissolve depression, that is if you stay with it long enough and with an earnest heart of course.
Spirituality isn’t to meddled with as an half-ass endeavour, rather if you ask me, its more like an all-or-nothing kind of game. If you become a “spiritual person”, well then you kinda miss the point or even become more depressed as some studies show.
The essence of spirituality is to remove the poison of personhood so that presence alone remains. This is true spirituality in our humble view.
With that said, when it comes to the most effective, unsparing and direct spiritual “teachings” or methods, Ramana Maharshi’s wisdom on self-inquiry is definitely at the top.
Here below you can have a look at Ramana Maharshi’s talks and teaching on self-inquiry
Can consciousness be depressed?
Consciousness can never really be depressed or “down”, it is always open and available for every type of experience, bitter or sweet, good or bad.
One of essential points of spirituality, as we view it at least, is that your inherent state is naturally happy. Your natural state which is presence. What you need to do is to realize that what you take yourself to be isn’t who you truly are, that is to say the sense the separate self / ego. You are much more some sort of presence.
When you truly establish yourself in this essential understanding, you become somewhat existentially immune (strong word) to the shenanigans and mischiefs of the psychological mind, from which most, if not all, of your troubles stem from.
This psychological mind is supposed to be your servant, not your master.
Why you feel depressed is because the consciousness has become too heavily identified with the body and the mental processes that seemingly takes place within it.
You are not merely this!
You are consciousness, made of love and pure joy.
If this sounds like hippie bullshit to you well, then you are allowed to have your own opinion.
And you know what they say right.. Opinion are like assh…
Well you get my point!
What I’m trying to say is: Be happy, thats your essential nature and fundamental birthright.
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. – Ramana Maharshi
Daniel Seeker is a wandering dervish and lifelong student of the past, present and future. He realized that he was made of immaculate consciousness when meditating in his hermit cave on the island of Gotland, Sweden. His writings are mostly a reflection of that realizaton. Daniel currently studies history, philosophy, egyptology and western esotericism at Uppsala Universitet.