Paradoxically, to survive depression you have to give yourself over to it. You have to embrace the darkness, or enter into the darkness, or let yourself become the darkness, and try not to judge yourself for it.

You also have to try as much as possible to honor whatever small signs of progress might come as you work your way through that darkness, or as it works its way through you.

–Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D.
If Only We Would Listen
What We Could Learn About Politics, Faith, And Each Other



See also Resistance is Futile on this blog.



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