The death of Greg Boyed has shocked many people including myself.
Suicide can be a revealing of collective disconnection on many levels.
The book “Lost connections” by Johann Hari explains that the root cause of depression is disconnection:
- disconnection with others
- disconnection with meaningful work
- disconnection with meaningful values
- disconnection with childhood trauma, etc.
Psychotherapy teaches me a whole new way of being with myself and others – most challenging yet most honest and loving way of being in relationship.
The article I’ve read on the Herald articulates the work of Psychotherapy very well as follows:
When you are in the black hole of depression, there are many people who will try and throw you a rope. But that is not enough. What you need is someone who is able to get down in the hole with you.
And then very slowly, very gently, you both build a ladder and you climb out. You’ll wish like hell you could do this faster, someone else could do it for you, that you didn’t keep falling back a few rungs and then have to start again. But this is the work.
It is my resolve that I create and spread this kind of connection with other people both in my personal life and work.
I believe this is what we all need in our daily life.
The article is here: