Monday, February 25, 2013

Sanity - Diligent Introspection in a Supportive Environment

     "I never think of myself as 'cured' or 'entirely free' of depression or the possibility of panic attacks and disabling anxiety. Rather than avoid these experiences in my dharma talks, I discuss them whenever appropriate, as the fear of (recurrence) diminishes when it's addressed in a supportive environment. And, similarly to my alcoholism and addiction, I view depression and anxiety as the inevitable results of a consciousness that doesn't take time to turn inward and listen to what needs acceptance. My sanity, like my sobriety, is a daily reprieve born of effort and diligence, rather than a birthright. And, quite frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way." Josh Korda

Shambhala Sun, March 2013

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