Northern Light wrote:My doctor said eating a diet rich in Trypophan (Turkey, Chicken, Poultry) could help a lot in my case - not much good when I turned veggie on 31 December!
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Northern Light wrote:Hi,
I was sondering if any members suffer with Depression, and if so, how their practice affects their depression (...or vice versa).
I suffer from long-term depression and have been having a very low spot since December. I find that meditation (particularly Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana practices) really help the symptoms of depression in the short term, but the problem is, my depression lowers my motivation to actually meditate.
So it's a bit of a viscious circle, or 'catch 22'.
The worst part about my depression is that it causes deep feelings of loneliness and isolation. They're not rational - I have a lovely wife and 3 kids, a small number of good sincere friends, and a good life. But that is the crux of the illness - it's not raional; it's clinical.
Anyway, I wasn't intending to turn this into a councelling session but was just wondering if depression affects any other Buddhists here?
Johnny Dangerous wrote:if you don't have a sangha- go find one, IME a support system, teacher(s), and mediation that you actually look forward to makes all the difference between motivating you to practice or not.
Northern Light wrote:...
My doctor said eating a diet rich in Trypophan (Turkey, Chicken, Poultry) could help a lot in my case - not much good when I turned veggie on 31 December!
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