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Health is wellness of the body, the mind, and the soul; their alignment with one another is the art of living well.

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TIPS
WISDOM
Wisdom is understanding of the self, others, and the nature of things; it is essential to  living as if everything is a miracle.
Daily Tao Wisdom to Avoid Depression

We are living in a world of depression, which affects millions of people of all ages. Anti-depressants and psycho therapies may relieve some of the disease symptoms but do not cure the disease. So, it is important to avoid depression.

Depression is all about the mind-the “thinking” mind; more specifically, how the mind functions. The human mind plays a pivotal role in depression: it could be the underlying “cause” of many problems related to depression; on the other hand, it could also be the “antidote” of depression. That is to say, the human mind is a double-edged sword: it could create many “problems” for depression, as well as provide many “solutions” to depression.

The thinking mind plays several major roles in your life, especially in relation to depression.

Life is about experiences, which are composed of thoughts of those experiences by the human mind. According to James Allen, the author of As A Man Thinketh, men are “makers of themselves” and the human mind is the “master-weaver, by both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance.” Accordingly, you may have become who you and what you are by way of your thinking mind over the years; in short, you are the sum of your own thoughts. Therefore, your thinking mind plays a pivotal role in your life.

Tao wisdom may help you understand how the mind thinks, and how it may work for or against you with respect to avoiding or getting depression.

Remember, your “thinking” mind is responsible for creating not only your so-called “realities” based on your perceptions of your life experiences, but also your personality, which also plays a pivotal role in your living in a world of depression.

It is your human nature to identify yourself with your thoughts created by your own thinking mind. This identity begins to relate to more thoughts, both past and present, as well as their projections into the future as desires and expectations. These accumulative thoughts begin to take shape and form your ego-self, which all of us have, because it is the identity that separates and distinguishes us from others.  But the ego-self may also become the human flaw that is ultimately responsible for your depression.

Tao wisdom is the way not only to avoid depression but also to go through depression-if you already have depression-experiencing every aspect of depression, instead of avoiding it with distractions or drugs-and thus the only Way to get you out of depression while living in a world of depression.

Don’t deny or stigmatize your depression! Go through it, and you may or may not get enlightened, but you will look at your depression differently.

My Way! No Way! Tao Is the Way!

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Stephen Lau
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