Metanoia as a medicine for the soul


Most of the time we hear that a lot of young people, and not only them, suffer from this incurable disease, known as depression. Many of us, young people, who are crushed by thoughts and feelings, persist with contemplation towards them, often locking ourselves in them. We often ask ourselves “why do we suffer?”, “What is suffering and how can we get rid of it?”. In the following, we will try to solve these dilemmas together. We all know what suffering is because we all went through it. Therefore, I will not insist on this topic. I will insist on the state of uplift from this suffering, this disease of the 21st century, depression. Metanoia – a medicine for the soul

Causes of depression: our mistakes

All too often, man gets to fail voluntarily or involuntarily. The states of sadness and isolation are the consequences of these mistakes. Most of the time, people do not want to talk about their problems or what they have on their mind. But there comes this explosion of the soul, this discharge of the inner self. This is how the state of “metanoia”, regret and awakening, appears.

Often, caring too much about the negative aspects of life, we forget that its essence is happiness. We remain trapped in these thoughts. We can no longer cross their barrier. We cannot look beyond the fence of suffering.

A great Christian scholar said that “God allows suffering, but with this suffering automatically comes its antidote.”

Often, the image points us towards the negative side of things and not the positive side. We look more at the “empty part of the glass”. We isolate ourselves in our own thoughts, our own feelings, our own thoughts. We can’t break these barriers.

Happiness is a voluntary action

Happiness is a continuous adherence to the good and from this good to the better. Once this path is taken, the heart begins to open and receive “metanoia”. Thoughts and feelings change in relation to the soul and to God, which definitely helps this state to become accentuated in each person’s heart.
Through the moral structure of man, through ethos, he can discover that the human being is not conceived to be understood negatively, but to awaken from this state of negativism.

The philosopher Lucian Blaga said “Who does not fall cannot rise” that is to say, in its conception, in order to rise on the vast peaks of happiness, you must have an inevitable moment of lifting from the state of fall.

Also, Nicolae Iorga said very beautifully, “Flying up makes you unseen, but you see.” All these philosophical or Christian ideas awaken in us this state of metanoia, lifting us from the hidden negativism deep within our soul. Therefore, we must wake up every morning and say that today I can do better than yesterday and tomorrow better than today, having a living hope that happiness comes in small ways, out of sincere and pure love and the desire to climb towards the most perfect peaks of the soul and rational thinking.

Finally, I will conclude with the beautiful words of the French writer Boris Vian, who reinforces what I said earlier, saying: “If you have enough patience you can move the mountains out of place, but if you have enough intelligence you fly over them, that is easier. ”

Author: Vlad Maxim


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