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

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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