From “De-pressed” to “Deep Rest”: Depression as a Call to Spiritual Awakening? – Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster’s co equivalent of The Two Ronnies ‘four candles’ sketch – but about a very serious subject!

From “De-pressed” to “Deep Rest”: Depression as a Call to Spiritual Awakening? – Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster talks about seeing depression from an ‘awakened’ perspective. His popular article on depressive breakdown, suicide and spiritual awakening can be found here: http://www.lifewithoutacentre.com/rea…

“We can view depression not as a mental illness, but on a deeper level, as a profound, and very misunderstood, state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own false story of ourselves. It is an unconscious loss of interest in the second-hand — a longing to ‘die’ to the false…” – Jeff Foster

Jeff’s website is http://www.lifewithoutacentre.com

St Francis: “Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace….”

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.