"..But since we have a body it is indispensable that we exist also as an animal, and each time we invent a new increase of consciousness we have to put a new link in the chain that binds us to the animal, till finally it will become so long that complications will surely ensue." CG Jung

About depression

Depression is a state of being where libido (psychic energy) is sucked down from the conscious state into the unconscious. ‘The well is dry’. The waters have retreated down into the depths. According to Jung, the Unconscious or the Self does this as a protective measure – your psyche wants to you sit up and pay attention to something awry in your life. And your Psyche doesn’t want you to squander libido foolishly – so it is withdrawn for your protection and for your attention. Ironically ‘being depressed’ is considered a good thing as it is seen not as disease but as a blown fuse – something the body does to avoid further meltdown. When depressive symptoms occur in Jungian analysis, the patient isn’t quickly rushed into ‘curing it’. He or she is made to ‘be’ with it and look at ‘what is going wrong in your life’. ”Getting you less depressed as soon as possible’ is not high on the agenda.

When you are in a desert, you should not too run fast to get out of it.

Going through depression, or the Dark Night of the Soul, is no fun but it is the start of real growth.