The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth Revised
This Zen guide to utilizing depression as an opportunity for spiritual growth and personal acceptance includes personal accounts, written exercises, and meditation instructions.
Do you hate your depression? Do you wish it would just go away? How we treat ourselves is more important than getting over it. Rejecting ourselves in this moment is not good practice for accepting ourselves in another.
This book suggests that resisting depression–or anything else we don’t want–actually maintains it, and that compassionate acceptance of our feelings and ourselves leads us to freedom.
Cheri Huber has been a student and teacher of Zen awareness practice for over 30 years. She founded the Zen Monastery Peace Center in Murphys, CA and Living Compassion, a non-profit dedicated to peace and service. She has a weekly radio show, Open Air on talkshoe.com and maintains Cheri Huber’s Practice Blog.