depression

A Quote by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross on light, people, dark, hard, difficulty, difficult, depression, beauty, and shine

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by Albert Schweitzer on spirit, fire, inner, faith, passion, life, discontent, depression, people, and time

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by Mr. on depression, reflection, and opportunity

Depression can presnt an opportunity for reflection.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on doctors, therapy, depression, sanity, presence, and awareness


"Do you have trouble getting to sleep?"
"No," I said, "I want to sleep all the time."
"Well, you don't have the clinical signs of depression," he said,
clicking his pen.

I left then, for good,
and as I walked
the song broke through,
the loud green sound
of this garden called the earth,
the garden between my thighs.
The sky's spinning song
of light and dark:
a rocking in my blood,
the ocean's lowing like a cow
looking for her calf.

I sat and sang by the water's edge
where I knew he would not go.

Kathleen Norris

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 31 (from Lilith and the Doctor

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Nicholas Schmidt on self, self-knowledge, depression, discomfort, truth, anxiety, and awakening

Somewhere along the journey of remembering who we really are, we may find ourselves in a very uncomfortable space, a void in which we realize that we haven't totally let go of our old beliefs, and on the other hand we have yet to fully plug into the new truths we have discovered. This awkward "place of mind" can bring on an internal crisis of uncertainty, instability, confusion, frustration, and a most unspeakable despair as the "dark night" sets in and makes its presence felt.

Nicholas Schmidt

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Robert Grudin on depression, depressed, chores, and labor

You may cure yourself of a depression by forcing yourself to perform, in rapid order and with excruciating concentration, half a dozen or so unpleasant chores, especially if they have long been postponed. This is a kind of homeopathic purgative, a treatment of like with like.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 103

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Mr. on recession, depression, economic downturn, economy, and act of god

 



     Regarding the economic downturn in the U.S. our government played a part by establishing a tone of existing on credit and borrowing against our collective futures.  Our lending institutions played a part. Coming up with loan products like 40 year interest only loans so people could afford to get into houses that were overpriced to begin with. We did it to ourselves by over consuming and focusing on buying things to make us feel good about ourselves. 

    This recession / depression will be corrected over time but this is a good time for us all to re-examine our priorities and values. It's time to think about buying only what we can afford and to save money for a rainy day. Remember what I said about suffering...the suffering is repeated until the lesson is learned. President carter tried to teach America this lesson in the 1970's when he allowed credit card companies to raise interest rates to discourage people from living on credit. We didn't learn the lesson then. Will we learn it now?  

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on depression and suffering

Sometimes, I get so consumed by depression that it is hard to believe that the whole world doesn't stop and suffer with me.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by Elizabeth Wurtzel on depression

What do you do with pain so bad it has no redeeming value? It cannot even be alchemized into art, into words, into something you can chalk up to an interesting experience because the pain itself, its intensity, is so great that there is no way to objectify it or push it outside or find its beauty within. That is the pain I'm feeling now. It's so bad, it's useless. The only lesson I will ever derive from this pain is how bad pain can be.

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Source: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America

Contributed by: Charles

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