We have become a nation if not globe of what I call 'happy junkies'…We will do any thing to stop negative feelings.
Recent medical know how is suggesting that depression may be a good thing as the mind, body abd soul is demanding our attention. In the case of depression we become more reflective and pose questions. Not that I am suggesting that these are pleasant states and where appropriate allopathic and homeopathic treatment should be sort. However these 'negative states' are there to teach something…
Rumi says “This being human is a guest-house. Every morning a new arrival, a joy, a depression, meanness…Welcome and entertain them all!”
Rumi continues, “still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.” In essence, each may be here to teach us something.
The Magnus opus of Rumi namely the Mathnawi is a piercing yearning of separation and loss. A masterpiece of heart poetry…