“In many shamantic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: ‘When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?'” – Gabrielle Roth
It’s certainly natural to feel disheartened from time to time, but too often the remedy that people seek is in a bottle — whether alcohol or drugs or medication — instead of following the advice of a wise shaman, sensitive clergy, helpful therapist or caring friend to seek and promote healing within ourselves.