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It is difficult, if not impossible to bring this subject to general attention. Despite the fact that everybody at some point suffers from it, due to shame or bad conscience people refuse to have a fair discussion about this.
The healing solutions society offer – medication and therapy – are short-lived and don´t solve the problem. There are very few willing to admit, but the widespread symptom of depression is clearly a sign that society itself is diseased.
OUR DISEASE IS OUR FALSE RELATION TO LIFE.
Nobody admits that though, as that would mean that people assumed their individual
and societal failure.
Thus, if you want to heal, you have to heal the whole society – which, of course, seems
like an impossible undertaking.
What is obvious is that you simply have to find impossible solutions to an impossible problem. You are literally groping around if you want to find veritable answers.
You may seem forced to look way beyond the general belief hold by everyone and delve
into very uncomfortable questions, if you want to find a way to recover.
You are totally on your own.
But against all odds, if you heal, you heal the whole society.
I know from personal experience what Depression means.
I have suffered from it most of my adult life. First now after years and years of intense searching and unimaginable hard work, I am finally onto something which seems to cure me.
The point is that if I manage to heal myself, I think I might be able to help others with the same predicament.
It is indeed inhumanly difficult to take up such a huge subject-matter and condense it in few words. But here is some worth-while reflection I wrote to a friend who is in the process of tapering himself off of his psychiatric medication.
“I am very pleased to hear about your decision. It means that you are no longer giving your power away to some phony substitute – namely medication -, which is nothing but a means of keeping you numb and estranged from yourself, but you have the guts of facing “the problem” directly.
The process of healing depression entails confronting What Is in total, “choiceless” attention, seeing what is, but at the same time, dispassionately disidentifying from
It is indeed the art of bringing unwavering Attention in the middle of turmoil.
It is not easy at all…
You see, depression can exist only “in time”. If you manage to “suspend” time, you find instant relief. “Relief” means actually feeling and coming in immediate contact with your real Life-force Now. With your unadulterated emotion.
You may feel some glimpses at first. First it´s like a whisper, but these whispers become more and more palpable.
Each time you acquire and sense the relief of healing, the more confidence you have that you can do it.
It is done somehow in stages.
Don´t rush, let the process take care of itself. Take it step by step. Let it happen.
Let it unfold.
2013/03/17 2 Comments
“We are conditioned to try to keep a smiling face at all costs.
A lack of optimism somehow indicates a lack of competence. Feelings of despair are treated reductionistically as a function of personal maladjustment. This doubles the burden individuals carry. Not only do they feel bad about their world, but they feel bad about feeling bad.”
This is a fragment from a post by Monica Cassani.
If you are interested to read the whole post,
here it is:
2013/03/06 1 Comment
I wish I could write the way I breath. Naturally, with no thought,
with no further analyzing.
At the end of the day, analysis means to fight against life.
To analyse is constantly reinforcing duality. To analyse is to create distance between
yourself and “the other”.
Unhappiness comes from too much analysis – trust me on that.
Unhappiness is distance. And distance breeds loneliness, distance breeds isolation.
Isolation is ultimately Sorrow – as simple as that.
Nothing in life is isolated, as Life is implicit relation. We have to put a stop
to living “explicitly.”
So, instead of analysing things, let´s try another approach:
Etymologically, it means to create a temple, or a sanctuary together.
So contemplation means that I see you without judgement.
To contemplate is to become “the other”.
Contemplation is Being – that is, intrinsically and thoughtlessly
recognizing yourself, in the other.
Contemplation is basically Love, as to contemplate means to embrace and
nourish yourself and the moment.
Contemplation is “here” with no “there”, as There exists implicit within Here.
To contemplate is the beginning of togetherness. Yes, the creation
of a new space within us.
So let´s contemplate each other for a change!…
2013/02/26 2 Comments
These are excerpts from an article about The Law of Attraction.
“As adults, our powerful thoughts continue to sabotage our lives, only the outcome is often quite stronger. From putting on weight to financial hardships, if you are not thriving then your thoughts are actively involved in sabotaging your greatest successes. You have invested in sabotage as the primary reference point in your life. Somehow you errantly believe that you are benefiting from sabotage just like the sick child feels a benefit by not having to attend school.
For instance, many people create illnesses to rest, take a break from life, to be taken care of by others or to avoid an uneasy situation. Instead of learning to find the tools to resolve these conflicts, becoming sick is the easiest way to find relief. One could make the argument that hospitals are filled with people who are choosing illness as a way of getting relief from a mental conflict that they are unable to resolve any other way. Yes, your mind is that powerful and there are no exceptions.”
“While this way of perceiving the world might be difficult to digest for many, when you understand our investment in sabotage things become much clearer. We are all looking for relief from conflict. If we do not believe that we can resolve the conflict externally, we frequently create a situation that resolves itself internally.”
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