I'm Tim Donovan.
If I could say only one thing to you, it would be this: No matter how it may feel at the moment, life hasn't abandoned you. There's so much more to the story. The answers you've longed for your entire life... really do exist. Once you find them, your experience of life will never be the same. The anxiety, the depression, the overwhelm--they will all begin to fade, and in their place will be an understanding about life that is truly breathtaking. The purpose of everything we do here at the Inner Oasis is to help you make the same discovery for yourself.
My Encounter With Depression
As the Founder of The Inner Oasis, and as someone who has come face-to-face with the deepest depths of depression--and, thankfully, found my way out of them--I can tell you that I've stood where you're now standing. And while I'm not a physician and don't pretend play one on the internet, I can help you find your way out of it.
What you're about to read is a true story.
It was the summer of 1997.
I had no idea how it had happened, but somehow my own mind had turned on me. It was bombarding me with the most terrifying thoughts and feelings I'd ever experienced. It was pure hell... an experience I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy.
I can still remember standing in my bathroom, staring blankly into the mirror, repeating over and over, "What's happened to you? . . . What's happened to you?"
It's an extraordinary position to find yourself in — extraordinary because even though a part of you remains rational and clear-thinking, the overwhelming sense of hopelessness you feel drives you to contemplate solutions that are nothing short of dreadful.
I know that you know, it was no laughing matter. And that's why I had to do something . . . before it was too late.
YOU AREN'T ALONE.
We know how hard it can be to ask for and receive help.
It feels as if nobody could possibly understand. That you've tried everything. That there aren't real solutions, just band-aids that will work for awhile, but ultimately land you right back in the hellscape of depression.
We know what that feels like. We've been there. And there is a way out.
It's not easy, but it is simple.
It will require hard work on your part, but really, what's harder than living with depression?
You can do it and we can help.
The Upcoming Course: Dissolving Depression
You will be guided online, step-by-step through an inspiring course, where you will learn the little-understood wisdom that lies beneath all philosophy, psychology and spirituality, without any dogma or woo-woo stuff to "get through". The real meaning behind it all.
I know that sounds lofty, but we are talking about the principles that reside at the core of all truths. You will explore the very worlds that Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Krishnamurti, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Buddha and Rumi explored.
Not simply study their insights, but cultivate your own in an environment of curiosity, inspiration and discovery. You will learn what it means to actually be free.
The course will be launching in the next few months, so be sure to sign up so you can be among the first to discover it. We know you're going to love it.
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"In the end, what you're really searching for,
through all those endless pursuits and problems in life is just one thing:
the discovery of the one true purpose for being a human being.
Find out what that is and every other problem will begin to fall away."