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> Question from an email:depression?
> I was wondering if you could recommend any techniques for
> I DO hope that you'll reply because nobody has responded to myI did reply privately (in part) this way, and thought I should share
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> Hope you'll reply
"As a health care professional (Psych RN), I urge you to seek your
doctors help. So often, medication is the real need and meditation a
very good addition."
It is attributed to Mahatma Gandi that he was once berated by someone
for teaching people how to sew and thereby make anough money to live
on, and for not teaching them to meditate. Ghandi answered "You can't
meditate when you're body is hungry. You will not be able to
concentrate. So first, you must be able to earn money so you can eat
enough to satisfy the hunger". Similarly, if your bodily chemistry is
out of whack, as it often is in depression, you won't be able to
concentrate. There is nothing wrong with taking medicine. Sometimes it
is the best way to satisfy mental and emotional hunger. And then,
concentration is possible, and any technique will "work"