Photos by Justin Kral of Kral Studios.
My heart feels heavy with the news of Robin Williams passing. I've experienced depression before, and it is hard. Really hard. My heart goes out to his family and the many people who are feeling the weight of that loss.
I am dedicating my practice this week to those who are suffering – to anyone who is feeling depressed. May you find small moments of peace, and may you remember that you are worth the struggle, and that you are strong.
For me, at some of the times that I felt the worst it helped to do these things:
- to journal about my experiences, and to write down what I'm grateful for
- to acknowledge my real feelings, even when it was scary
- to practice yoga
If you are depressed, I encourage you to seek help. Talk to someone and just let them know how you’re doing. Let the people who love you help hold you up.
I also invite you to send me an email… I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about yoga or meditation, to share resources and readings that have helped me, and just to give you a virtual hug.
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Please remember that you are not alone and you are most definitely loved. Even if you don’t feel that way today, it’s true.
Love you guys, and wishing you much peace. Namaste.
PS An article on how to love someone if they're depressed.