Pat Drummond :: life & technology

August 09, 2022

How to Avoid Falling into Depression

Excerpt from "The Way Toward Health: A Seth Book" by Jane Roberts

The Way Toward Health (A Seth Book)

It is also true that persons in ordinary good health who often contemplate suicide have already closed themselves away from the world to an important extent. Even their physical senses seem blurred, until often they seek further and further stimulation. These same attitudes are apparent in a lesser degree to varying extents in periods of mental or bodily illness or in unsatisfactory life situations. If you are such a person, however, there are also other steps that you can take. Project yourself into a satisfying future. Remind yourself that the future is indeed there if you want it, and that you can grow into that future as easily as you grew from the past into the present. 

Many depressives concentrate almost devotedly upon the miseries of the world – the probable disasters that could bring about its end. They remind themselves that the planet is overpopulated, and project into the future the most dire of disasters, man-made and natural.

Such thoughts are bound to cause depression. They are also painting a highly prejudiced view of reality, leaving out all matters concerning man's heroism, love of this fellow creatures, his wonder, sympathy, and the great redeeming qualities of the natural world itself. So such people must change their focus of attention. 

The other creative, positive, achieving portions of life are ever present, and thoughts of them alone can bring refreshment and release from tension.