Question: If we are constantly going through different moods, how can we conquer depression?Sri Chinmoy: In your case, it is not all depression. You may be thirty per cent depressed, thirty per cent angry and also have fear, doubt, jealousy and other things. But the strength of the soul's will is far greater than the strength of these undivine forces. If you can bring forward even one per cent of your soul's will-power, with that you will be able to conquer your depression. Although you suffer for half an hour with depression, with the power of the soul's will, you can easily nullify your depression. If you can bring your will-power forward, your depression will be over in one second.
Sri Chinmoy, The hunger of darkness and the feast of light, part 1, Agni Press, 1974