Good, better, best
Never let it rest
Until the good is better
And the better best
It is good to have your body healed; it is better to have your body and soul healed; it is best to have your body, soul, and spirit healed.
If a depressed person is in crisis, he/she needs to first
move out of crisis. This is often, but not always, medication prescribed by a psychiatrist. Once out of crisis, he/she needs to discover the causes of his/her depression and that is a psychotherapist who plumbs the depths of the mind, will, and emotions to bring understanding, new thinking, and new behaviors that advance the healing process.
Too often, people stop there and are just a bad night’s sleep or a highly stressful situation away from returning to the pit. Adding the third leg to the stool – the spiritual – creates a solid footing to reach a state of stability, where one is able to function at an intensity level that once created crisis. Beyond stability, there are a few who reach a level of mastery over their depression, where they can experience a wide range of intensities of depression and still function, as King David, Charles Spurgeon, and Abraham Lincoln did.