Episode 41: Spontaneous, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Zach Funk, tells the story of his suicidal depression and how his early experiences with depression allowed him to help others with suicidal depression. Sunday, October 30, 2016
Quotes used on this episode:
The true opposite of depression is not gaiety or absence of pain, but vitality: the freedom to experience spontaneous feelings.
– Alice Miller
It was not the beautiful or pleasant feelings that gave me new insight, but the ones against which I fought most strongly: feelings that made me experience myself as shabby, petty, mean, helpless, humiliated, demanding, resentful or confused, and above all, sad and lonely. It was precisely through these experiences, which I had shunned for so long, that I became certain that I now understood something about my life, stemming from the core of my being, something that I could not have learned from any book.