Health Depression

Cuzz09

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 21, 2004
24,833
11,120
Adel - SA - Aust - Earth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Norwood & Liverpool.
I'm not depressed, but my fear of death is becoming a bit crippling. I spend far too much time pondering eternal nothingness.

If I believed in an afterlife things would be a lot easier. Sadly I can't trick myself into believing in such things.
I just think of it like...

Do you know when you're sleeping? or all of time before you were born?



On SM-G925I using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

Deliverance

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 19, 2011
10,042
13,866
MCG
AFL Club
Hawthorn
I'm not depressed, but my fear of death is becoming a bit crippling. I spend far too much time pondering eternal nothingness.

If I believed in an afterlife things would be a lot easier. Sadly I can't trick myself into believing in such things.
Does it make you feel better knowing that your body will live on forever in other forms? All your atoms will be turned in to magnificent natural wonders over time immemorial.

While you're conscious in this form, just make the most of life. Difficult to do during lockdown admittedly.
 

dales.girl38

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 29, 2007
11,764
13,492
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Does it make you feel better knowing that your body will live on forever in other forms? All your atoms will be turned in to magnificent natural wonders over time immemorial.

While you're conscious in this form, just make the most of life. Difficult to do during lockdown admittedly.
I hadn't thought about it like that, it is better than thinking of it as complete nothingness.

I am hoping to make more of my life once this crisis is over, I think being stuck on pause in what should be my "prime" (but wasn't, pre-covid) isn't helping.

I just think of it like...

Do you know when you're sleeping? or all of time before you were born?

On SM-G925I using BigFooty.com mobile app
Yeah I imagine it's like the time before I was born. At least sleep has nice dreams.
 

TheMightyEagles

All Australian
Aug 8, 2010
696
623
AFL Club
West Coast
I'm not depressed, but my fear of death is becoming a bit crippling. I spend far too much time pondering eternal nothingness.

If I believed in an afterlife things would be a lot easier. Sadly I can't trick myself into believing in such things.
The way I think about it is, when you pass away, you are no longer conscious and so eternity feels like nothing more than a moment.
 

Deliverance

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 19, 2011
10,042
13,866
MCG
AFL Club
Hawthorn
I hadn't thought about it like that, it is better than thinking of it as complete nothingness.

I am hoping to make more of my life once this crisis is over, I think being stuck on pause in what should be my "prime" (but wasn't, pre-covid) isn't helping.


Yeah I imagine it's like the time before I was born. At least sleep has nice dreams.
The world is your oyster once we're out of lockdown. I guess you could start thinking about things that are within your control. Start planning things you can do once we are free again, to get to where you want to go in life.
 

dales.girl38

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 29, 2007
11,764
13,492
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
The world is your oyster once we're out of lockdown. I guess you could start thinking about things that are within your control. Start planning things you can do once we are free again, to get to where you want to go in life.
My main goal is to find a partner to share my life with. I'm very independent, but lockdown has shown me that I don't want to be alone forever.

Thanks for taking the time to reply & show care.
 

AngryRanga

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 6, 2013
5,339
7,905
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Toby Greene, Man City, Timberwolves
Does it make you feel better knowing that your body will live on forever in other forms? All your atoms will be turned in to magnificent natural wonders over time immemorial.

While you're conscious in this form, just make the most of life. Difficult to do during lockdown admittedly.
My go-to thought is that the chances of me being born were ridiculously low. The sheer chance of my parents meeting, getting together, some sperm winning the race etc., is a trillion to one when you include all the variables. I don't believe that any child between my parents would have been "me", philosophically. This always makes me feel more grateful for the chance of living at all.
 

MannumPower

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 15, 2006
14,930
12,313
Mannum
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Alberton Swamprats, Sunderland
I’ve mentioned previously that I’ve had depression for a long time for me it’s a roller coaster ride that I never get off, I have ups and downs. My wife travelled to South Africa about 8 years for a conference and they had a guest speaker called Robin Banks who is a motivational speaker basing his inspiration on the Mind Power movement. My wife came back a changed woman with a great outlook on life. Typical me always sees the negative and just brushed off what she was taught. Fast forward to about three years ago when I was struggling and the opportunity came for us to see this Robin Banks along with his mentor John Kehoe in New Zealand. I felt I needed to do this so we flew over for the three day mind power conference. Well it blew me away, I learnt so many things especially about how the mind works and how I can actually be more in control of my thoughts and feelings. This course changed my mental health for the better and even though I’m still on the roller coaster ride I always find myself going back to my mind power notes and getting myself back on track. So much of my depression is not necessarily a chemical imbalance but simply that shitty voice in my head taking over and controlling me. Mind power helps me to change all that. Check out this video which I always come back to when I’m feeling stressed. Hopefully it might help someone here make it through another day.
 

MannumPower

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 15, 2006
14,930
12,313
Mannum
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Alberton Swamprats, Sunderland
I'm not depressed, but my fear of death is becoming a bit crippling. I spend far too much time pondering eternal nothingness.

If I believed in an afterlife things would be a lot easier. Sadly I can't trick myself into believing in such things.
Hi mate, it’s ok to be fearful of things but obviously you’re now at a point where you’re letting those thoughts in your head control everything. Good news is you can also change this and you most definitely have it in you to do this. I’ve just posted in this thread a video from John Kehoe about stresses and anxieties , I reckon you should check it out. Our mind is a funny bugger alwAys talking to us, we don’t have to listen to our thoughts though. And when you start taking control you start changing your life. There’s a lot of different videos from John Kehoe on YouTube and if you like him and what he has to say there are books too. It might not be for you but it’s worth a shot right? A 6 minute video could help change your life for the better. All the best.
 

dales.girl38

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 29, 2007
11,764
13,492
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Hi mate, it’s ok to be fearful of things but obviously you’re now at a point where you’re letting those thoughts in your head control everything. Good news is you can also change this and you most definitely have it in you to do this. I’ve just posted in this thread a video from John Kehoe about stresses and anxieties , I reckon you should check it out. Our mind is a funny bugger alwAys talking to us, we don’t have to listen to our thoughts though. And when you start taking control you start changing your life. There’s a lot of different videos from John Kehoe on YouTube and if you like him and what he has to say there are books too. It might not be for you but it’s worth a shot right? A 6 minute video could help change your life for the better. All the best.
Thank you, that was a good video. I'll see if I can find some more of his stuff.
 

Metalcrusher

Bush Chook
Jan 22, 2015
17,816
39,442
Kalgoorlie
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Blackburn United EPL ... sorta
I’ve mentioned previously that I’ve had depression for a long time for me it’s a roller coaster ride that I never get off, I have ups and downs. My wife travelled to South Africa about 8 years for a conference and they had a guest speaker called Robin Banks who is a motivational speaker basing his inspiration on the Mind Power movement. My wife came back a changed woman with a great outlook on life. Typical me always sees the negative and just brushed off what she was taught. Fast forward to about three years ago when I was struggling and the opportunity came for us to see this Robin Banks along with his mentor John Kehoe in New Zealand. I felt I needed to do this so we flew over for the three day mind power conference. Well it blew me away, I learnt so many things especially about how the mind works and how I can actually be more in control of my thoughts and feelings. This course changed my mental health for the better and even though I’m still on the roller coaster ride I always find myself going back to my mind power notes and getting myself back on track. So much of my depression is not necessarily a chemical imbalance but simply that shitty voice in my head taking over and controlling me. Mind power helps me to change all that. Check out this video which I always come back to when I’m feeling stressed. Hopefully it might help someone here make it through another day.
That is powerful mate. Thanks for sharing that.
 

MannumPower

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 15, 2006
14,930
12,313
Mannum
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Alberton Swamprats, Sunderland
That is powerful mate. Thanks for sharing that.
I might share some of my notes I took from the seminar, it may help someone. So many of our thoughts have just become a habit. The way we think is a habit, when you do the same thing constantly you start doing it without even being aware. I’m the type of person who always sees the negative first it’s a bad habit I’ve fallen into so straight away in any given situation I’m bringing things down. But like any habit you can change, you just have to catch yourself and flip your thoughts around.
 

tangolikelama

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 21, 2013
7,969
16,932
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
I'm not depressed, but my fear of death is becoming a bit crippling. I spend far too much time pondering eternal nothingness.

If I believed in an afterlife things would be a lot easier. Sadly I can't trick myself into believing in such things.
Don't think this will help but I lost my old man suddenly when I was twenty. One of the hardest but most settling things I did was view the body afterwards. Since that day I'm no longer scared of it. He wasn't there, it was just peaceful, no pain, no suffering anymore.
 

Cuzz09

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 21, 2004
24,833
11,120
Adel - SA - Aust - Earth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Norwood & Liverpool.
Don't think this will help but I lost my old man suddenly when I was twenty. One of the hardest but most settling things I did was view the body afterwards. Since that day I'm no longer scared of it. He wasn't there, it was just peaceful, no pain, no suffering anymore.
Yeah Im the same mate. i was 23. Im glad it was quick coz Ive seen people struggle for years living like vegetables and I know he wouldve hated that. When I go I want it to be instant... but hopefully not for like 50 years lol

On SM-G925I using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

Top Bottom