These self help depression insights will help you to recognize that your current state of depression is always only temporary and that dealing with depression always begins with you. Only you have full power within you to bring yourself back to a place of feeling good, if that’s what you really want!
Perhaps you're looking for advice on dealing with
depression for yourself or a loved one or maybe you’re looking for some
treatment for depression. That’s a great start. However, the truth is
that the only self-administered treatment you’ll ever need is contained
within your own being, within your way of thinking.
That’s right, these self help depression insights are not offering any kind of medical advice or recommending any drugs whatsoever. Everything written on this page offers a way for you to be fully self-empowered to deal with depression for yourself once and for all. The method I’m referring to is your own emotional guidance system.
These self help depression insights confirm that by utilizing our emotional guidance system at every moment of our life we can tell if we’re on track to maintaining our state of well-being or not, by recognizing how we feel. We’re always in a particular state of either feeling good or feeling not so good, feeling happy or feeling depressed.
Using the feedback from our emotional guidance system helps us to determine if we’re maintaining our natural state of well-being or not. By acknowledging how we feel, in this moment, we’re able to make adjustments to our thinking and thus improve how we feel
When we’re in a state of depression the reason we feel bad is because
our emotional guidance system is informing us that remaining in this
state is not serving us. Our natural state is feeling
good, and so anything other than feeling good is not where we want to
be, because nothing we really want can be found in a depressed state.
While it may not be possible to move from a deep state of depression
back to happiness and well-being in one swift movement it is possible
and very practical to move towards a better feeling state incrementally, one thought at a time.
By utilizing our emotional guidance system we’re able to get to a place that feels slightly better and from that place to a place that feels slightly better than that and so on. Thus, we can and do gradually rise up thought by thought, feeling by feeling, all the way back to our natural state of well-being.
As an example: you think about or imagine something that you don’t like or something that you don’t like comes into your experience. And then you pay attention to it, dwell upon it, and before long you’re not feeling good. That’s all the evidence you need - to know that your thoughts control your feelings.
This self help depression insight suggests that first we become aware of and pay attention to the feeling feedback advice from our emotional guidance system. And then we change our thoughts to match things that are more in alignment with whatever it is that we say we want and thus we’ll automatically feel better because that’s simply how it works!
For a thorough and complete explanation of your emotional guidance system and how to correctly utilize it I highly recommend getting a copy of "The Astonishing Power of Emotions" by Abraham-Hicks. I found that book to be very helpful, that’s why I introduced it to you here
Now that you’ve practiced these self help depression insights which advise you to become aware of and change your thoughts. Realize that the only thing that actually happened, which offered a sense of relief and better feeling, happened in your mind. That is to say, the circumstances that seemingly caused your depression remain the same. For instance: although you’re still alone and you still have to find some money, your mental attitude towards these things has changed causing improvement in how you feel.
Your current life circumstances are the end result or the effect of the vibrational output of your former state of being. Thus, new and improved life circumstances can only arise with the changed vibrational output of your new and improved state of being. Therefore, feeling good and hence being happy, in this moment, brings you closer to all good things!
As Bashar says: 'Circumstances don't matter only state of being matters...'
That is to say, your current circumstances do not determine or become (materialize into) your future experience. Only your current state of being determines and becomes (materializes into) your current circumstances.
Believe me; I know what it’s like to be feeling fantastic one moment and then suddenly to plunge into the deepest throes of depression the next. Fortunately, now that you’re aware of your emotional guidance system, you’ll be far less likely to slip back into depression so easily.
these self help depression insights suggest that there may be times when you’re having difficulty
directing the flow of your thoughts and sustaining positive thoughts. During these times I find it very
helpful to silently repeat a mantra to myself. A
mantra is a word or several words that you silently repeat to yourself
over and over. While there are many mantras you can use, this one suggested by these self help depression insights is highly recommended.
Previously, whenever my thoughts started in a downward or negative direction and I felt I was losing control of my positive state of mind, I just started repeating those words to myself over and over. When you’re consciously focusing upon those positive words, it’s impossible to think negative thoughts. In this way a mantra can serve us by holding us in our current positive vibrational state.
Start saying your mantra right away. Every time you remember just keep repeating those words. After you’ve been practicing for a while, whenever your thoughts start in a negative or unwanted direction your mantra automatically kicks in and holds you in your current positive state of mind.
I first heard this particular mantra by listening to "The Clearing Audio" by Joe Vitale. It’s a fantastic, spiritual, self-empowering audio message that's well worth listening to on a regular basis. I highly recommend it! Once you're generally no longer depressed and you want to bring yourself to an even higher positive state, in which you're happy and feeling good for most of the time, I suggest reading this self help goals page.
After reading these self help depression insights how do you feel in your now moment? Do you really want relief from depression? Or are you, secretly, using your state of depression to gain attention from others? Be honest with yourself, is your outward depression really self pity masquerading as depression? If so, do you really love yourself? Or is there a part of you that’s somehow lacking love? Do you believe that you need the attention of others to fill the emptiness that you feel? Find out on this self help relationship page.
If you're really stuck and you genuinely can't seem to shake off feelings of depression and hopelessness, I suggest that you read "When Everything Changes, Change Everything" by Neale Donald Walsch. I'm sure that Neale can help you to see life in a new way. While these self help depression insights will definitely help you to move in the right direction, the choice to start moving towards a place of feeling better, by thinking positive thoughts, will always be yours.
Here's to your clarity and well-being, always and in all ways
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