Whatever we may say, unkind words or even words that were not meant unkindly, can often hurt us. Belonging, approval, and being part of a group or tribe is important to us because it enhances our survival. Therefore, we feel good when we get approval from others and feel bad when we get their disapproval. Here, we try to understand why words hurt and how we can build emotional resiliency.
Can Buddhism help with anxiety, suffering, and depression? Is Buddhist enlightenment possible and will it lead to an end to suffering? We explore Buddhism and enlightenment, as well as how they help with suffering and depression.
How do we escape from this life of quiet desperation? How do we recover from despair? So began my journey for self-discovery.
One of the most frustrating and depressing things about depression is that nobody knows what it really is and nobody knows how to “fix” it. This article is about my own experience with depression, and my own framework for understanding it.