Depression: Deep Rest

This episode is on a quote I saw on Jim Carrey’s Twitter:

“The word depressed can be spoken as deep rest. We can choose to view depression not as a mental illness but as a state of deep rest, a spiritual exhaustion that we enter into you when we are de-pressed (pressed down) by the weight of the false self, the mask, the mind-made up story of “me”. We long to stop pretending and express our raw truth! To give voice to our secret loneliness, our shame, our broken hearts, boredom and brilliant rage! Depression’s called to truth needs to be listened to and understood, not analyzed or medicated away. There is no shame in your exhaustion. We are all exhausted, my love. Slow down today. Allow yourself to rest, deeply. And weep. And breathe. And begin again, now. I say our depression is holy- it contains the seeds of new life

-Jeff Foster

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