The next level of depression takes us deeper into the unconscious mind and is usually due to our discontentment with the status quo.
Some depressions can become more serious. We develop an addictive pattern that makes us journey to the same place, churning the same thoughts over and over again. This behaviour can become as severe and as deep as our emotions dictate. The deeper the imagination the deeper the depression becomes.
There is another very important element to these kinds of depressions, which relate to the mind. The mind stores the past up to date, which holds our instinct and makes life possible. Routinely we will enter into the mind and journey, but when we become involved in our emotions it becomes extremely difficult to detach.
Although we are aware that we cannot resolve the past, we develop this desperate urge to keep trying. We go aimlessly searching without a serious objective, just repeating the same.
This form of addiction can easily manifest as we are always in need of emotional explosions and reactions, by magnifying and manifesting events of the past, every thought fuels our addiction. We become alienated, we will feel that none of our present life makes any sense, as if ones sanity is being lost and there is no way out.
Like a revolving door we can get off at any moment that we choose, but regardless, we keep on going on the same cycle continuing the ride.
Of course in this situation we do not think about what we are doing to the physical self, nevertheless we will notice and complain about minor discomforts such as stomach ache and back pain.
When a situation becomes deeply embedded it naturally alters our behaviour. To release our sadness or anger we traumatise the self as a form of self-punishment. This affects our health and it is through our beliefs that we allow it to spread.
Naturally with all these forms of behaviour we can trigger or initiate an altered state, which on the long term can manifest into some form of condition or another.
All of this is preventable.
It is extremely important that when we journey into the mind that we make use of the situation and try to learn and understand the way in which our mind is working.
Always make the effort to question whether your thoughts are imaginary, unreachable, or unrealistic. Always look at your imagination, what is it creating? Where is it taking you? And why?
Wait for the answers. In time you will differentiate whether your thoughts are mental processes or based only on emotion.