Depression has reached epidemic proportions. The story we’re telling ourselves about ourselves is no longer convincing, it’s no longer serving us (man is that the truth for me!).
We’re like a fragmented hard drive, we’re barely ever in the zone, barely ever connected to something greater than ourselves. Maybe we have lost our way, maybe we have gone as far as we can, maybe our triumph as innovators and engineers has brought us to this point and now we need something more. The tales of old, the narratives that used to cloak us in an existential blanket, don’t provide us with the fundamental explanation of who the f____k we are? And what we’re meant to do.
It’s been published that 800,000 people are committing suicide a year now, according to the United Nations, which is more than the the numbers of people who die from natural disasters and armed conflicts. More people are more depressed, more anxious, crazy, not able to get out of bed in the morning oppressed by the stranglehold of their own spirits, what is going on? I don’t know. I can empathize, I’ve had my share of panic attacks, my share of heartache, I’m having my crisis of meaning, my share of distress. And, yet here I am, not perfect, flawed, but committed to writing and communicating daily, weekly. Here I am trying to make sense of it all. This is a journey, and we’re in it together, the alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had and lost some infinite thing.
Tell your friends and family to join me at http://www.mkanthony.com as we navigate this incredible time. Perhaps there is a cure on the way, perhaps what we need is a vastly different approach, perhaps the new space is “inner space” and perhaps together we can figure it out. With Hope, Love and Willingness we can accomplish anything!!
“Blessings on your journey”
Thanks, Jason Silva!!