Health is wellness of the body, the mind, and the soul; their alignment with one another is the art of living well.
Wisdom is understanding of the self, others, and the nature of things; it is essential to living as if everything is a miracle.
My Way! No Way! TAO Is the Way!
We all have a depressive mind because we are all living in a world of depression. The only difference is that our depression may all differ in intensity: slight, serious, or severe. The reality is that each and every one of us is depressed, without any exception, because we all experience our depressive episodes at some points during our lifespan, and it is very normal. However, many of us prefer to deny or ignore our mental and emotional dysfunction due to the stigma that is often associated with depression.
The truth of the matter is that the more you strive to avoid your depression, the more frequent it comes back to haunt you. Don’t try to escape the inescapable. Instead, go through your depression, and experience anything and everything in it in order to get enlightened. If you become enlightened, you may get out of your depression for the rest of your life; even if you don’t become enlightened, you may look at your depression very differently.
Avoiding depression with distractions, such as exercise and meditation, suppressing depression symptoms with affirmations and visualizations, and uplifting the depressive moods with medications -- all these do not work. Instead, go through your depression, and experience every aspect of your depression. To do this, you need the ancient TAO wisdom from China: TAO is the Way, the only way to go through anything and everything in life, including depression.
Read my book: My Way! No Way! Tao Is the Way!
Here is the INTRODUCTION to the book:
“TAO is neither a religion nor a philosophy.
TAO is simply a way of life about the Way of life, that is, a general way of thinking about everything in life. It is a pathless path of humanity to live as if everything is a miracle.
TAO is the Way through anything and everything in life in order to fully experience them and live in balance and harmony. TAO is not about avoiding or getting out of anything unhappy and undesirable in everyday life, such as depression; rather, it is about going through depression by experiencing every aspect of it in order to become enlightened, if possible, with the profound human wisdom to continue living in peace and harmony in a world of depression.
TAO is looking at life not as a series of both happy and unhappy episodes, but simply as a journey of self-discovery and self-awakening to the real meaning of life existence. You are defined not by your words and thoughts, but by the ways you act and react, as well as the impact you may have on others around you. You exist not because you are simply here; you are here in this world to love and to learn how to live, as well as to help one another do the same.
TAO is formless, shapeless, and inexplicable in words; after all, it had existed long before there were even words. TAO is infinite human wisdom, which is a pathless path to the infinity and the origin of all things.
TAO is not about making your life any easier; it is about acceptance of all aspects of your humanity that need to be fully experienced, embraced, and then to be let go of in order to become wholesome at other times of your life and living-that is the essence of TAO wisdom, which is true enlightenment of the human mind.
Living in a world of depression, you might want every-thing your way or no way. But TAO is the Way through your depression, enabling you to understand how and why you might have your depression in the first place.”
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My Way! No Way!
TAO Is the Way