It’s easy to lose the path to liberation. How can you ever find it again if you’re busy walking another path in a different direction? Luckily, some disturbances in our lives stop us in our tracks, prevent us from continuing down a path that we have learned to walk, but which will not lead us to becoming who we are here to become.
Almost nothing is more effective at stopping us in our tracks than depression. Depression removes all distractions and forces you to give everything you’ve got to the task of finding your way back. There is always one of life’s biggest questions that your depression is compelling you to pay attention to.
Depression gets you thinking, obsessively so. The wrong kind of thinking keeps you stuck, but the right kind of thinking gets you to try new things. Trying new things is necessary to answer the question that depression is forcing you to answer. Answering that question will bring you closer to your true self. With depression as your guide, you can find your way home.