In many shamanic societies,
if you came to a shaman if a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions:
When did you stop dancing?
When did you singing?
When did you stop being enchanted by stories?
When did you stop finding
comfort in the sweet territory of silence?
Where we had stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul.
Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salved.