When I see these wonderful TV ads or read in the magazines about the depression medication, I feel ah well how nice and easy it would be if a single pill could take care of all our worries, sorrow, and anxiety. Whoever has written the script or marvelous wordings for the ads greatly lure the depressed people. Well the medicines does not really cure but leads us to other side effects too. But unfortunately, the cold truth is NO MEDICINE CAN CURE DEPRESSION. Medicines can only calm you down and help you to rest, relax and sleep! It is only a temporary relief like a pain killer medication. Well you are the only person who can cure depression. Yes you can do it!!!

Everyone has their rough time in life. We are all born to learn something and the rough time in our life helps us to discover the follies, weaknesses, and mistakes in us and to correct them. It all depends on how efficiently and smoothly we can handle them, instead of being very upset and feeling very sad, hopeless, helpless, and being a loser. No, we are not a loser in anyway. What is going on in our life revolves around our past, present and future, and that's why we are experiencing the present condition.

Lots of things affect us unknowingly. All the situations, circumstances and experiences account to our character and nature which forms to be the basic qualities in us. So we should not blame ourself for what we are going through, because there are various factors involved. We should not judge ourselves as others do but reason out and find the answers for the questions : Why, what, when, where and how!!! That shows the maturity in us rather than being like a child who cribs, cries, or whines for the things it wants and it didn't get.

So, we need to stop for awhile calm ourselves down, and start thinking. What is the reason for becoming very unhappy? What is that, that is bothering me? Am I right or wrong in doing this? How can I solve my problems. Most of all how can I be happy and lead a healthy life? Here is the most important solution. MEDITATION!!!

Meditation, is a very essential factor in keeping our life happy. We should take time to meditate for at least ten minutes everyday. Well one can start with even few seconds or one minute of sincere quietness of mind. One can acquire the quietness, by initially letting the thoughts flow and empty itself out of our head without we pondering further on it. The more frequent we practice the more faster we can master the technique and can dive deep into the realms of meditation and find the truth. Hence, when we are undergoing depression or any other problem, we need a very quiet place, devoid of all distractions and disturbances, to think and analyze about ourselves and our problems and things that cause this hopelessness. And meditation is the most efficient method to find out the causes for depression or any such problems and will also show us some solutions.

Secondly, time to time evaluating our self helps us to progress in life. This helps us to stay away from depression. Every simple, single step we take really leads us a long way to success. We should believe in ourselves, we should highlight the good qualities in us and jot down the bad ones that need to be eliminated. We should accept our mistakes. By eliminating the bad qualities we help us to cleanse our mind and open our self to something new.

While we talk about evaluating, comparison comes to our mind, generally people say "don't compare yourself to others, everybody is different ". Well that is right but we need to view at it in a different angle for eg. The doctor compares the growth of the baby to a growth chart, to measure the growth of the baby. Every baby is different then why does the doctor do this, since there are some general norms. According to me we should compare. It is good to compare ourselves because we come to know how blessed we are than the others who are in some way less fortunate than us,(for eg. regarding health, wealth, status, character or profession etc.,) as well as how much effort we need to put to come up in life like some other people who really thrive so well in life.

We also need a very good, reliable, friend in whom we can trust and count upon some advise, support and encouragement which can help us in solving our problems.

We should also write down our goals in life. We should dream about them, we should work hard to achieve our goals and not worry about the results. Unexpectedly everything will fall in place, and make us happy. And we will be able to achieve something like others. As we know failure is a stepping stone for success. Depression can make us accomplish too!

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