[italic] “There is something profound happening between the ocean and the shore. This meticulous and constant filling and emptying resembles the rhythm of one’s individual life.[/italic]
[italic]When depression takes you over, it is as if the tide of your joy, your sense of life has withdrawn and will never return. At such a time you are marooned on a vacant shore, even the most simple gesture has to be deliberately achieved. The natural flow of spontaneity has ceased. In such times it is important to remember that the tide has merely gone out and with the certitude of the ocean rhythm, it will definitely return again and restore your old buoyancy.[/italic]
- John O’Donohue, [bold]Four Elements: Reflections on Nature[/bold]
The thread title is mine. The quote is something I randomly opened to after feeling compelled to pull the aforementioned book from my shelf. Just wanted to share.