Happiness is our natural state. To experience it you
have to remove the negative programming and negative self image.
Psychology is a fail pseudo-science. It labels "problems" and cements
them so much that a person develops an attachment and makes the
"disease" part of their self image.
We CAN choose to be happy but to do it means giving up the past. It
also means forgiving and truly loving/accepting oneself and others. Let me give you a concrete example of what I mean. I
recently visited a friend of mine who is a psychology
professor at prestigious university. But even after 20
years of teaching psychology he is still a very unhappy person. Why?
Because he is addicted to having a negative self image. His common
refrain is "I'm not good enough". This issue will NOT be cured by any kind
of medicine or traditional psychological theory.
It's a CHOICE and I told him I don't support his unreality. A person can
choose or not choose what mental program to run in their minds.
Running the idea that "I'm not good enough" over and over in one's mind is
mental masturbation and simply a bad habit. The more one does this the
more power you give to the idea. And believe it or not this mental
"addiction" actually gives the person a kind of weird pleasure. They
get attention and pity for their "mental illness". The big problem is
that "sciences" like psychology instead of healing tend to cement the
idea that a person is fundamentally sick. They give the illness a
"name" and "treat" it with drugs.
One way to start healing is to practice self introspection or meditation.
Instead of automatically responding to the inner negative dialog you
begin by watching it as an interested observer. Know that the
"thoughts" are not YOU. As time goes by these negative thoughts will
lose power and one can cultivate a more positive attitude.
If you stop the mind completely you WILL experience
Bliss because Bliss is our natural state. In the majority of cases drugs are overused. Also it's
back to the same old primary question.
Does consciousness/mental attitude cause a physical symptom or does a
physical problem cause a mental or emotional imbalance?
The point is that in the majority of cases the primary factor is
attitude which is a matter of personal choice. There are too many
people who get locked into believing they are victims and will forever
be depressed. It becomes over time an integral part of their self
Nobody ever finds happiness through psychology. It's a dead end and the
people who teach it and practice it have incentives to keep people
sick and believing they are dependant on therapy and drugs.
There is no such thing as a "depression" gene. If so
then a significant number of babies of depressed parents would also
suffer from this.
So here is the core of the debate. The psychologists
would have us believe that there are physical anomalies in the brain
which actually CAUSE depression. If this basic premise was true then
there is the possibility that this anomaly could be passed to the
children of said person.
The first premise is false but since the symptoms of depression can be
dulled using drugs the experts would have us believe that the drugs
are somehow fixing the physical problems in the brain. This is how the
use of these drugs and the theories are justified.
The problem of course is that the drugs don't fix anything. They just
dull the emotional pain to the point where people can still be
functional. Then after the drug wears off it must be taken again and
This is one way people can be controlled and brainwashed. Tell them
they have a disease that only WE can help you with. Only WE have the
therapy that can ease the pain. Only WE have the drugs that will make
you feel better.
Follow the money. Also realize that most of these
"academics" have huge amounts of time, money and energy invested in
these theories so they have very little if any incentive to change
And yes I have been unhappy and had horrible traumas
when I was younger and growing up. It's called LIFE.
You forgive because you realize the people who damaged you were
themselves damaged. You introspect why you are unhappy and begin the
process of changing the mental dialog from negative to positive. You
make a plan to change the exterior parts of your life you don't want.
You take FULL responsibility for what has happened to you and what
will happen to you. You cry A LOT. It takes time and usually much
patience because the mental and emotional habits are deeply engraved.
And yes part of the process involves reconnecting to our higher
Selves, the spiritual level. This country prides itself on it's
material and intellectual accomplishments but is SERIOUSLY bankrupt on
the spiritual level.
If a person is unhappy most of the time it's because they have
problems or situations they don't like and have trouble dealing with.
We aren't talking about car accident victims here with half their
brain gone. I'm talking about the guy who hates his job and boss and
instead of fixing it he goes to a doctor with suddenly a chronic case
Some claim that depression has "a HUGE genetic component." This is
clearly a lie since if depression was hard coded into a nervous system
then a person would have NO chance of recovery. And I'm talking about
natural recovery without drugs. It's a lie because depressed people
can and do recover by changing their mental and emotional states.