Presence

A willingness to open-heartedly experience both your interior and exterior worlds is a potent antidote to depression. Tuning in to your moment to moment experience, without avoidance or distraction, connects you with a feeling of aliveness. This practice, called presence, and also known as mindfulness, is at the heart of The Mind Body Mood Solution. The vitality that results from the practice of presence is a rich source of energy that dissolves the constricting, deadening effects of depression. Like the morning sun that burns away the fog, presence enlivens you and allows you to see the world and yourself clearly.

For more info, please read my articles on presence at Rodale.com:

http://www.rodale.com/natural-immunity

http://www.rodale.com/transcendental-meditation-and-mindfulness-meditation

http://www.rodale.com/mindfulness-exercises