Meditation definitely helps in depression and anxiety. I personally think that depression is just a kind of energy which has gone in the wrong direction. In other words, depression is an energy that has turned against you. So what does that tell you?
If depression or anxiety is a negative energy then you can channel it to a positive energy, right? Absolutely right! It will not eliminate overnight but you will have to learn to transform it into something creative, something positive. You have to get out of it because it is not working for your benefit anymore but hindering your way to live joyfully and peacefully.
I firmly believe that we are physical manifestation of different kinds of energies. Happiness is energy, joy is energy, bliss and even love is a kind of energy. These are some of the positive energies.
On the other hand, sadness, anxiety, anger, depression, self -loathing and fear are some of energies which are against you. These are bad and negative energies. Some forms of energies work for you and some work against you. Now the question arises:
To be honest, mediation helps a lot if you are depressed. If you practice it regularly, you will certainly overcome this negative energy called depression. Meditation works with your thoughts, it maintains the proper balance of thoughts and purifies them.
It teaches you that you control your thoughts not these thoughts control you. You are the captain of the ship; it is you who calls the shots in your life. It gives you mental clarity and lets you know what you exactly want in your life.
As I mentioned earlier, depression is just an energy working against you. So, all you have to do is channel this energy into something beautiful. But first, you will have to overcome it to come to a balanced state so that you can use it to do something creative. Meditation will help you channel your negative energies into bliss.
Being totally dependent on those depression pills is not the solution. You have to start taking actions. Let the first step be meditation. Makeup your mind and practice it regularly. I know first few days will be hard but rest of the journey will be amazing.
Creativity is just your intelligence having fun.
I have read many studies on whether meditation is helpful to fight depression or not. I found that every study supported the fact that mindfulness and other approaches of meditation can drastically bring down your depression and anxiety levels.
You can Google it and you would find a lot of researches that undoubtedly prove the importance of meditation and the super powers it brings to you. I personally struggled with depression for over 5 years and meditation is one of the top two activities that pushed me out of it. I will tell you the other one in the next article.
Meditation brings you back in that childlike state when you were curious to lean and to explore new things and possibilities in life. It brings you back your confidence, self-esteem, curiosity, sharpness and courage. All it takes is regular practice, every morning for at least 15 minutes no matter what.
There are plenty of approaches which are helpful in depression and anxiety. You can pick any one of these, whichever suits you perfectly and start meditation. Here are some of the methods of Mediation for depression and anxiety:
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