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I Gave Up on Happiness Because it Made Me too Sad

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By Dr. John F Demartini

The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that by 2020, depression will be the second biggest health problem world-wide behind heart disease. The question is what is making us so sad?

According to Inspirational guru and author Dr John Demartini, it is the futile pursuit of ‘happiness’ and the fantasies of how life should be that is creating this world wide epidemic. Demartini explains that life like a coin inherently has both sides, the good and the bad, and attempting to get rid of one side is idealistic.

“I believe we live in a world addicted to fantasies. The fantasy of always being nice and never mean, of having the career we love and never experiencing stress, of having relationships that are never ending honeymoons
or having bodies that resemble the air brushed models we see in magazines. It is these fantasies that are the very source of our mental suffering and as a result depression. “We can’t have fulfillment by running away from half of our existence. It is not about thinking positively, it is recognizing that the good and the bad occur
simultaneously.” Comments Dr Demartini

Considered one of the leading authorities in the arena of human behavior and personal wellness, Dr Demartini’s
work is a culmination of thirty years of research and studies into numerous disciplines including physics,
philosophy, theology, metaphysics, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, neurology and physiology. He is a
colleague of and has presented with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Steven Covey, Dr Patch Adams and Mark
Victor Hansen and speaks over 300 days a year.

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