Frequently, depression, which is common these days, as evidenced by the huge number of people taking antidepressants or seeking psychiatric treatment, is not necessarily the result of a miserable existence.
Instead, it can be part of a relatively peaceful existence in which the soul is trying to say something but isn’t getting through.
It is rare to find people who exemplify the statement “A person’s soul will teach him,” people whose souls guide them toward a certain path or grant them certain insights.
In order that “a person’s soul will teach him,” we must have an open, conscious dialogue with our soul.
When such a dialogue is absent, we are left with fragments that do not provide solutions but raise questions.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz