193. Solace in Fiction

There was a time in my life when reading the Victorian novels of George MacDonald were the only thing keeping me from going under. His characters were so real and so noble that I found in them a source of grounding amidst the chaos going on in my life. Gene Jimenez says much the same thing.

 “ A couple of suggestions. I have found great support and solace in fiction. Not junk novels, but good, solid literature with depth whose characters and situations “call forth” the “resourceful self” that we all need to get through the dark stuff.

Also, meditation– being present in the moment– is therapeutic, and can be drawn on at any time of day or night, in crisis or otherwise.”

– Gene Jimenez, Higher Executive Officer at Department of Social Protection, Dublin, Ireland

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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