33. Body, Soul, and Spirit

“A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” That is my unequivocal belief, and I experienced it in my own triumph over depression. Where does that sentence come from? It is found

In Scripture, Ecclesiastes 5:6:

Though one may be overpowered,

Two can defend themselves. 

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.                                                                             

Though this verse refers to people, I have interpreted it from the viewpoint of depression. If you only take medication, you can still become overpowered by the situations and circumstances of life.

If you combine medication with psychotherapy/counseling, you have a firmer base to defend yourself against depression.

If you add on the spiritual dimension, you will have the cord of three strands that will not be quickly broken. 

In this blog, I am not just throwing things together that I find here and there and think are interesting. The blog site as a whole is meant to present a holistic approach to overcoming depression, and each posting is based on the healing elements of body, soul, or spirit – or all three like this posting. For example, the last post (32) was Can the Mind Heal Depression?  The mind is within the soul, as are the emotions and the will.

If you want to achieve mastery over depression, choose the holistic approach of body, soul, and spirit, choose a cord with three strands. Make a comment if you have any questions or want to record a success story. This is not a blog for myself; it is a blog for you.

About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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