sonuus saidI would like to know, any spiritual practices/ traditional rituals/ Yoga have you followed to overcome depression or loneliness, which can sometimes be very much a part of the gay life.
Also does it help, I am asking this specifically because, I have tried to dabble in some eastern spiritual practices, but it does take while before you can noticeably see any changes or overcome the “inner loneliness”.
Social physical exercise is good for depression and loneliness. Also, eat right for your blood type. See Peter D'Adamo's books. Yes, certain foods can contribute to depression.
Pick-up a tennis racquet a can of balls, watch some videos of games and see what they're doing and do the same. It may be more excellent to watch videos from the 1970s. I can tell you why if you're interested.
Astrology helps a lot with depression. Use astro.com for self awareness and compatibility. Also read Suzanne White's The New Astrology. You will also need to check out where your north node is. Jan Spiller books are wonderful for this. This is very critical. If your north node is at the west or north direction of your natal chart, you have to adjust to a nature of being single. Only when your north node is at the east or south direction, you are a person who partners well or has the company of family/relatives. Second, look at what's going on in your 7th house--not just your natal chart but your natal chart with the transits.
As for depression, you may have a bad Mars transit. Look to see if there is an opposition or square affecting your natal Mars or your natal Moon. Why do I bring up Mars challenged as a cause of depression? Mars is our planet of energy. If your energy is challenged/under pressure, you will be depressed. Also if there is a change in direction from the direction of your natal Mars, you will be somewhat depressed. There are two types of depression in Astrology: challenges (opposition and squares) and direct vs. retrograde which just stops your energy of going forward in order that you reflect on your past momentum. Your momentum will pick up again.
Hire an escort--not for sex but for intimate affection. Having someone to get nude with and hug/hold/kiss you for an hour will get you through for a while.
Read Portrait of a Lady by Henry James or The Brothers Karamazov. Great literature with great characters is good for having no characters in your own life.
In addition to reaching out to people via realjock.com, also use meetup.com.
Wishing you Wellness from Source