The truth is most people perceive in their bones the vast vacancies in which they swim and they therefore cling to distraction, drugging and denial as much as possible. — James Hollis from Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives
That basic sentiment makes me think of Gabor Mate’s book too, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction.
Other posts that feature James Hollis:
- We’re not here to fit in, be well balanced, or provide example for others…
- We are not meant to be well-balanced, sober servants of collective values…
- The inner voice: dare to listen
*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. Do not assume your MD will know how to do it either. They are generally not trained in discontiuation. They don’t always understand that they don’t know how to help either. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up