Tuesday, February 26, 2008

On Managing Depression: Spiritual Solutions

Who is this radiant soul?
“I’m just a Writer with Roaring Flames in my Heart
and a Blogger with

a Global Agenda . . .”

I found out in ‘06 it’s likely I’ve had depression most of my life.
One of the people I live with has a similar history.
A number of my blogging friends are in the same boat.
I’m submerged in a medical treatment that increases depression.
I take medication but I realize it’s, at best, a chemical life jacket; certainly not something that can remove the Drowning Sea of Feelings…
I’m striving for a spiritual cure.


This Baha'i is a guide for us all in Exploring our Spiritual Nature: Benevolence in Dharmic Exploration. -gw


Alexander M Zoltai said...

You honor me...

alexbr82 said...

hi just to say that his blog now is http://amzuri.wordpress.com/author/amzolt/

and not amzuri anymore

Anonymous said...

I am a Baha'i and I have experienced depression for most of my life. I am at a point in my life that I am really suffering. I try to fill my heart with God's love and fly above these feelings but sometimes I feel no connection. I love the Faith and I want to love myself as God's creation. I want to have that burning love but sometimes I don't feel like living anymore. What Baha'i literature can I read that touches on mental illness so that I can try to understand a way to be on my path and overcome this very difficult test? I need help. I need support. I live like this in a closet. I put on my happy face but I don't radiate like a spiritual being should. In such a loving community I feel so lonely. I pray that God will give me strength and answers. Does anyone have any advice?

George Wesley Dannells said...

You are not alone as a Baha'i who experiences depression. My advice is to seek the help of professionals who specialize in alleviating the symptoms of mental illness and call on a nearby Baha'i Spiritual Assembly to consult with. The Baha'i Writings all contribute to mental fitnss. You may not always "feel it" when yo pray and study, but by maintaining the spiritual practices and seeking professional help, you will achieve your heart's desire, I am convinced. Therapy works. God really loves us.