Repression and Depression
by Peter Fritz Walter
Repression and depression do not sound so similar for nothing. Every human being, when conscious of their natural potential of power is constructive and loving. The natural awareness of power is necessary and given to us for self-defense, for marking our personal sphere or simply for having enough courage to advance in life.
Striving for power comes about when natural aggressiveness is repressed; through this repression, as a cultural habit, as it were, soul power turns into depression—and with that becomes a destructive hunger for power.
When that happens, the natural streaming of life, with its energy, becomes a cold rigid controlling of life and also of sexual desire. This obsession for control that goes along with mainstream culture is the result of a lost continuum.