I just heard about the new syndrome coined by psychologists: “Post Avatar Depression Syndrome“. I think this is great! What a better way to deal with the rude awakening of how we humans have been behaving than to kill oneself? What a tragedy!
I find it encouraging that people are waking up out of the trance of the dark ages and realizing that we may have fallen out of sync with nature and with our naturalistic roots. For people who were completely oblivious to this, well, welcome home. Yeah- it’s depressing, sad, infuriating…all of it! But then the question becomes: What are you going to do about it?
To roll over and die or to become stunned into a catatonic depression certainly does not help the matter. I find this phenomena to be an excellent wake up call for the masses to rally and do something about the way they feel. Here are some suggestions:
1- Start hiking this week! Get out into nature re-establish your connection with the environment.
2- Do a detox. Cleanse your system of the impurities that have accumulated over the years. They clog the mind and block one’s energy flow
3- Become mindful of the waste you produce. Be accountable for your part in this mess- yes, we’re all to blame as it is our collective dream. If this is not the world you wanted but you passively stood by and let it happen this way, then welcome to the club. We allowed this.
4- Learn Qi Gong and meditation. Develop a personal practice that liberates your mind and energy and allows you access to the limitless void. From a deeper perspective, we can understand Reality better and come from a balanced place when we move to act on it. Check this link: http://www.taoistpath.com/qi-gong-yoga-store/
5- Help your fellow humans- be kind and considerate. Philanthropy starts with the small stuff and making the world a better place begins with one action at a time.
6- Support people who are making a difference. Look into the history and background of vendors and suppliers you work with and start to choose from firms that are doing the right thing. Be proud to announce that you do and encourage your friends and customers to do the same. I routinely will pay a bit more for items which I know come from fair trade and organic sources.
7- Get your news online. The traditional media is in the business of mind control and works for the “machine”. Search around and get the real story. Once you find a few good sources, subscribe to their RSS feeds and you’ll have real news everyday.
If you think you are suffering from Post Avatar Depression Syndrome….GOOD. Welcome to Reality. Now join the rest of us who are interested in doing something about it.
I suggest you get started right now.