I tend to agree with Krishnamurti that our society, is on mass, very sick. Consider this: 62 of the world’s richest people own the same as the 3.6 billion poorest people. If that isn’t a recipe for global depression then perhaps this is: We’re losing an area of forest as large as 20 football fields every minute.
By the time you finish reading this blog post, an area of forests 100x greater than a football field will have been destroyed (source). To top it off we’ve got an insane ex reality T.V star (aka Trump) with access to the nuclear bomb codes. Ding ding! The world has gone mad.
So knowing all of this how does one become truly sane? How do we cultivate wellness and contribute to global healing whilst we’re at it?
There’s no easy answers to these questions but I do believe that it’s important to address our own personal problems in the context in which they live. If 1 in 4 women of childbearing age is on antidepressants we have to ask ourselves are we collectively depressed for good reason?… are we all feeling an ecological sense of doom? …. powerless to the economic powers that be? Hopeless about our brothers and sisters living in poverty?
It may not be wise to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders but then again burying our heads in the sand hasn’t really solved anything.
I believe to truly get well, as individuals and as a society we need a whole body/ whole society approach: Mind/ body/ sprit/ planet. If that seems overwhelming to you, perhaps it would be easier to heal this together, with the support of a community.
Dr Kelly Brogan offers an online support group for those who sign up to her 44 day Vital Mind Reset Program. She’s a holistic psychiatrist who’s offering a broader treatment perspective and one that’s really helping people to not only achieve health but establish a deeper connection with the truth.
She also offers free e-book “Change your Food, Heal your Mood”