Published on Jan 4, 2017

Non-duality teacher Rupert Spira shows us a ‘method’ / a ‘treatment’ which those who are not in spirituality won’t often hear. But we have to deal with it responsibly and honestly! He advices us to remain as the knower, as awareness, detached from the depression itself and thus becoming free from suffering and depression.


Depression is a becoming more and more a serious mental health illness, which – without therapy or treatment – can lead to a life full of suffering or even suicide. But we don’t have to live with it forever. Rupert shares his advice on how to deal with depression wisely so that we get a spiritual understanding of it and overcome not only depression, but also other negative emotions like sadness, doubt, frustration, melancholia, etc.

Rupert asks us to enquire into the nature of what is going on inside of us. What is it that we know about depression? (Rupert Spira Quotes)
‘All there is to the depression is the knowing [awareness ] of it, that knowing is shining right on the surface of the feeling. It’s not buried behind it. You don’t have to separate yourself out from the depression and go looking for this knowing presence, (…) It’s right there shining (…).’ He continues ‘So give your attention to the knowing.’ It’s a very subtle change of focus that we have to make. Instead of focusing on the depression, we focus on the knowing of it. And we don’t have to escape the negative feeling. Because on the surface of the feeling, our true being shines. As a result of this ‘The depression itself, the feeling itself will have been revealed, the true substance of the feeling will have been revealed, which is happiness. Happiness is the substance of all feelings, even our deepest depression.’

So, if we listen to Rupert’s advice we can learn

– how to deal with depression and other negative emotions and feelings
– how to become free of the suffering that depression can create
– how to become aware of depression
– how to live a happier life
– how to enquire into and meditate on our true nature, which is awareness and how to remain as that awareness / consciousness.
– how to be your true, authentic Self.