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Wishbone

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Things being depressing, which in this instance is perhaps better described as being hopeless or meaningless, are very different from being and feeling depressed. People can feel hopeless about things without suffering true depression and people can feel positive about things and still get true depression. For example, I would subcribe to something in between in that I think much happens by chance but that there must have been some purpose somewhere for any of this to have happened for all of us. In his view I'm halfway between hopeful and depressed, in thinking, but neither viewpoint has a bearing on me being depressed or happy.
 
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I guess what he wanted to say is like "Inch Allah" or "Thy will be done" which gives you freedom from guilt and learn how to accept "what IS as it is" as Eckhart Tolle would say.
 
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I see that. But it's still more of a 'philosophy to live by' rather than a 'how to avoid depression', isn't it?
 
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I think it is the feeling of "completely letting go" "everything is fine as it is yourself" "you can't be wrong and everything is a big plan anyway" and "enjoy life is to the fullest NOW !!!" You are safe now and forever.
 
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But he isnt talking about depression in that video (7:30 and on), he is talking about conciousness, he only said the words depression or depressive to make some points to what he explained, but depression wasnt the topic of that video.
 
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