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From depressed to blessed w/ NY Times bestselling author Jonathan Robinson

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr - “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.”

We're back to talking about depression but from a lighter perspective. Who would have guessed that one of the worst period of your life could actually be a blessing in disguise? That's what I realized when I went through my own depression a few years back which eventually brought me to this path of awareness and this conscious lifestyle. Finally realizing that there’s more to life than to live it for others, for status, for conforming to someone ideal of what we’re supposed to live on the Earth. Connecting to my soul, remembering who I am and why I am here. Discovering healing modalities. Taking responsibility for my own life. Healing my traumas and let go of past experiences. Connecting to God, source, the creator of the Universe, to divine love like ever before. Finding light in darkness to overcome depression. It’s a journey though (step backs from time to time). For me the 1st one needed to crumble first, going through depression to realize that it was a weak one, doing the inner work to transcend that state and build a new foundation that is much stronger and stable than ever before.

Today is going to be a little bit different than usual because I’ve been contacted by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Robinson publisher to discuss his latest book: “The Enlightenment Project: How I Went from Depressed to

Blessed, and You Can Too” where he shares stories of what he learned from his

encounters with spiritual leaders of this world as well as what he learned by practicing over 50 spiritual methods and philosophies that really worked to overcome his depression and providing him with lasting inner peace.

He has made a career out of getting to know the greatest spiritual leaders of our time by spending decades interviewing over 100 well-known spiritual teachers to get their take on how to live a happy, peaceful, and meaningful life. Including the Dalai Lama, Byron Katie, Oprah, Deepak Chopra, the late Mother Teresa and Ram Dass.

Jonathan Robinson is a one of a kind psychotherapist, best-selling author of 14 books, and a public speaker who intervened in hundreds of successful businesses and organizations such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, and many others. He has reached over 200 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. His work has appeared in well-known publications such as Newsweek, USA TODAY, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as having made numerous appearances on the Oprah show, CNN, as well as other national TV talk shows to share his studies of the most practical and powerful methods for personal and spiritual growth - from mindfulness and depression, to communication and personal transformation. Without further ado, listen up to this gem!

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