Today, I take a moment to honor the amazing Robin Williams. His brilliance, wit, humor and creativity have inspired me for many years. I spent many hours in front of my television and in movie theatres being blessed by his talent. As I reflected on his challenge and ultimate death, it took into a place of deep contemplation.
I believe we can all learn from Robin. Depression is something most of us have faced at various times in our lives. Depression does not honor wealth, status, culture, religion or race. It shows up and can deflate us in a short period of time.
Depression is insidious. It comes like a thief in the night. The dictionary definition states that depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest; a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way. We try to cope with it using drugs, prayer, meditation, exercise, sex and overwork. Ultimately, depression wins because we are not skilled in getting to root cause. I believe that cause is rooted in fear and the absence of self-love. [Read more...]