Skepticism is a healthy process that aids discernment…

Let’s not demonize the skeptic! While anything can be taken too far, skepticism is a must for healthy individuals in our dog-eat-dog world.

I made this rather sarcastic observation recently:

” I don’t know what to do with myself. I guess I’ll be a life coach.”

Nothing like somebody who couldn’t figure out what  to do with themselves coaching others on how to deal with not knowing what to do with themself.

The guru is within. Look no further.

Someone told me that the above comments (first tweeted) were too skeptical and that people need support. This was my response:

Skepticism is a very healthy impulse…don’t let anyone tell you different.

Going to extremes with anything will end up being not so helpful…but skepticism will also keep you alive when employed with good sense. If we had all employed healthy skepticism many of us wouldn’t have ended up on psych drugs at all.

Falling for the marketing of “support” is a good way to spend a lot of money to get harmed by predatory folks who imagine they’re do-gooders (inside and outside of psychiatry this is a common human problem, really and happens with all the so-called helping professions).

The most vulnerable folks do not do well with healers from the marketplace.  Learning to employ skepticism allows one to learn to listen to the body/mind/spirit and thus develop discernment. This isn’t about not getting help. It’s about getting appropriate and healthy support organically from our inner-driven knowledge earned once we learn how to discern in a process that require skepticism.  Once we know how to listen that may mean sometimes  employing a “life-coach.” More often it probably doesn’t. That’s all. Anything is possible. Enjoy that really good life coach if you’ve got one.

Capitalism makes predators of everyone and if we’re not aware the most sensitive among us get trashed. …I keep one foot in the world where people are harmed at all times so that I can point out info that helps elucidate the issues. No blinders. Blinders are denial. Denial is spiritual bypass.  Spiritual bypass is the norm.

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AND yes, I could use some compensation for the many 100s of hours I’ve worked with folks over the years. Working like we do and not getting any sort of compensation that I might live more comfortably in the face of continued challenges continues to teach us what we’ve learned from psychiatry. We must not be worth it. Let’s change that patterning. If I helped you or a loved one out, please help me back now. thank you.

****We could  use some financial support at the moment! You know, for things like the mortgage so that we can maintain a roof over our heads. Yup. I do this all for no other compensation than avZ what the readers want to offer in support. Thank you!****

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2 Responses

  1. Bob LeGlob

    “capitalism makes predators of everyone…” I’m skeptical of your characterization of capitalism. The marketplace is the marketplace. It is amoral. There may be immoral actors within it, but that isn’t the fault of capitalism. Socialism would make would make thieves of government, even moreso than they are now.

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