Depression: The Key to Happiness
Depression is something i've had to deal with my entire life, yet the
more i've grown the more i've come to realize and understand how it has
both benefited and strengthened me. This world is upside down and
backward. Depression is simply your authentic self knocking at the door.
Remember - the world is crazy; you are not.
"The mind and spirit
of man advance when he is tried by suffering. The more the ground is
ploughed the better the seed will grow and the better the harvest will
be. Just as the plough furrows the earth deeply, purifying it of weeds
and thistles, so suffering and tribulation free man from the petty
affairs of this worldly life until he arrives at a state of complete
detachment. His attitude in this world will be that of divine happiness.
Man is, so to speak, unripe: the heat of the fire of suffering will
mature him. Look back to the times past and you will find that the
greatest men have suffered most." - Abdu'l-Bahá