The Only Reason You’re Not Happy Right Now

Take a look at the world and see the unhappiness. See if you can find a single person who is fearless, free from insecurities, anxieties, tensions, worries. Two out of three of us are unhappy, according to the Harris Poll, and three out of four of us are stressed, according to the APA’s annual stress survey. What is making you so unhappy, miserable, alienated from yourself, stressed, afraid, at times unkind to others and condemning…

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You are not your depression

The reason you suffer from your depression and your anxieties is that you identify with them. You say, “I’m depressed.” But that is false. You are not your depression. If you want to be accurate, you might say, “I am experiencing a depression right now.” But you can hardly say, “I am depressed.” That is but a strange kind of trick of the mind, a strange kind of illusion. You have deluded yourself into thinking—though…

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