In todays world, people seem to be afraid of emotions. But there are some very good reasons why emotions are healthy and good for you. So instead of running to the doctor and getting anti-depressants, check out the reasons why emotions are healthy for you. And why anti-depressants are so unhealthy for you.
The problems often arise from parents who don’t know how to handle emotions themselves, so they’re in no position to help their children understand the role emotions play and the value of them.
The problem also arises from our very masculine focus on life. The masculine side of us (in both sexes) focuses entirely on the mind, on logic, on understanding and very often, in getting the job done quickly. So interruptions can be annoying.
These are all good qualities to have. However, they’re not good on their own. They need a good dose of the feminine side of us, the feelings, the heart, the instinct, the gut feelings.
Without this partnership, ours lives become barren, untenable, worthless, robotic. There can be a loss of interest in life itself, disturbed sleep, chronic fatigue, poor concentration, indecisiveness, poor appetite. Suicide rates explode.
Pathology develops with headaches, palpitations, generalised pain perhaps leading to hallucinations.
Going on the addictive anti-depressants is no answer. They don’t solve the cause of the depression, and they are more often harmful than not. Peter Gotzsche, a Danish psychiatrist, has written a book that help people go through the difficult withdrawal process and survive the ordeal! He also has made films, with English subtitles.
Children know instinctively to trust their emotions. They laugh delightedly at simple pleasures. They cry when they want or need something, creating an unpleasant noise that a parent tries to quell. To do the job properly, the cause needs to be addressed. Complete focus by the parent is needed for the child to feel honoured.
This doesn’t happen often, so the child becomes more vocal, ending up whining a lot. This creates annoyance in the parent, which escalates the situation. The child grows up, feeling unworthy, unloved, with poor confidence.
Had the parent stopped everything and just focused on the child in their time of need, often only for minutes, the child feels loved, cherished, valued and develops confidence.
The heart always works in our own best interests. Our emotions give us feed back. When the mind tells us we should do something, but the heart disagrees, we don’t feel good. When we feel good about something, we know our minds and hearts are in sync.
The more we are in sync, the better our lives become. The less we are in sync, the worse they become. When we’re constantly out of sync, we’re consistently not listening to what is best for us. It has nothing to do with the status quo, others opinions or the current vogue. It has only to do with us as an individual.
Being consistently out of sync can lead to depression as well as crippling anxiety and many other maladies.
The obvious answer is to start taking notice of what feels good to do and do that. For many, that’s hard; they’re in a rocky place where the normal, however unpleasant, is familiar. For some, they find it hard to go against their family’s wishes, even though the family as a whole is not functioning well.
There is absolutely nothing wrong for a girl to be angry in situations that are disrespectful. Or for boys to cry in periods of grief. To swallow those emotions, or worse, to ridicule them, is deeply harmful, both for the sufferer and for the world at large. A man is no less for crying. A woman is no less for showing anger. They are more whole, more connected. They will do less harm both to themselves and to others.
Other roots of depression could be from a significantly big shock or fright, from abuse, from parents who were depressed. People feel home is normal. Until they go out into the world and discover it isn’t. But by then, the damage can be done and it’s hard to get out of the rut.
In homeopathy, we always focus on the cause of the issue and the current symptoms, especially those uncommon to the medical label. Depression, as well as all maladies, can be significantly relieved, often resolved fully, with the right homeopathic treatment.
Appreciate why emotions are healthy and learn to work with them for your greater good.