There is one very simple reason for all emotional depression .
I have discussed how feelings of “ happiness ” and “sadness” emerge spontaneously from within our self on every decision we make for ourselves in our lives.
When the feeling of happiness emerges, it does so in recognition that the particular decision made is beneficial to the individual. Conversely, when the feeling of sadness emerges it does so in recognition that the particular decision made, is not beneficial to the individual.

In other words there is an inner intelligence inside each of us that is monitoring and commenting on every decision that we make at every moment. It is there essentially to tell us whether we are on the right track in life. When we are, i.e. when we choose to listen to this inner intelligence and heed its advice we feel happy, joyful, contented, fulfilled and therefore successful. After all, isn’t the definition of “success” tied to one’s happiness and fulfilment?

So what happens when we (for whatever reason) don’t heed to the advice of this inner intelligence and/or there is conditioning within the individual, which causes them to be in a situation that is less than desirable? In other words, what happens when we “think” that our logical mind – or someone else’s – has better answers to a situation than this inner intelligence? Do we choose to follow it, or them? Well, if you try this experiment for yourself you will most likely find yourself feeling unhappy, sad, unfulfilled, and therefore unsuccessful.

Now, what happens if you go on without following this inner intelligence for a lengthy period of time, say months or even years? Unfortunately, eventually the sadness and unhappiness will start to turn into something even more severe.

This emerging state is what many psychiatrists and psychologists call the “State of Depression”. If it becomes bad enough, it brings with it a host of other symptoms i.e. anxiety , hopelessness, loss of energy, loss of motivation , sleeplessness, worry, and even suicidal thoughts.

Most mental health practitioners would say that this “theory” is too simplistic to explain the state of depression , and will try to invoke a biological cause. In other words, they might imply that there is “something biologically wrong” with the person who suffers from depression .

If you are suffering from depression, I ask you to judge for yourself. Say to yourself, “there is something biologically wrong with me” and notice if this makes you feel happy or sad?

Does it make you feel good inside? Does it make you feel in charge of your life or out of control? Where would you rather be? I’m sure that most people prefer to feel happy, in control of their own mood’s state and in charge of their lives.

How do you feel, now, knowing that you have deep inside you everything you need, in-order to move yourself towards that state of happiness? If you are not used to listening to these inner guidance feelings, it will take some practice to reacquaint yourself with them.For more information on how you can reclaim control over your own life, head to the Institute of Self Mastery website where you will find more useful resources or request a complimentary consultation.

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Felicity Muscat is the Founder of The Institute of Self Mastery which was created to help others fulfil the truest, highest, and most authentic expression of themselves in all areas of life.

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Felicity Muscat, former psychologist is now an international self-esteem, self-empowerment, and self-mastery life coach. Felicity is also a relationship and success coach, author of three best-selling books and Level 3 mind resonance coach.

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