Sean from bipolarOrWakingUp has made another video. He is someone I call friend whom I deeply respect. I do not agree with everything he says, or maybe more precisely I would deliver a similar message in a different way. Ultimately I think what he is doing is right on, but I want people to know I cannot embrace all elements of how he chooses to express his understandings. However, the foundation of what he says is completely sound and I think it’s an important part of the discourse of healing naturally.
I suppose the biggest place we differ is that I think there are multitudes of ways to heal and a multitude of ways to understand the things he talks about and while I never think he’s wrong, I sometimes think he leaves out a lot of a much broader realm of possibility in healing and explanation about what is happening. This is a huge topic though, too, and no one can say all they think and believe in a short video.
The following is where we share our views completely. We are all traumatized in this world. And simple lack of unconditional love is traumatizing to a child and for some of us who are more sensitive it can be enough to make us have a mental health healing crisis. When you start dealing with the obvious traumas it’s easier to understand how children are damaged and abused in childhood, but what has to be understood is that virtually no one escapes abuse in our society today. One of the reasons Sean’s work is so important is because it recognizes that what get’s labeled sick or mentally ill is a natural response to the human condition, which is one of great imperfection.
I like that at the end of this video Sean points out that we must remember that our parents too were hurt and they were and very likely are still unconscious of how they hurt us. My response to that is that we can choose to become conscious and break this vicious cycle. This is where the hope for the future lies. The tragedy is that so many of us are being turned into zombies before we can heal and help transform this world.
All my work, like Sean’s, is in the hope that some of us will “wake-up.”
Thank you Sean, for participating in this work.
For Marian’s insightful commentary on this work click here.