Becoming conscious is risky business

When people are sensitive and they get labeled mentally ill...the force of all of society believing it's an illness is projected onto us...If we don't come to understand the actual toxic force of this it will kill us. That is the tragic truth. And it's no small thing to do that. When all of society projects the belief that ugly, intractable uncontrollable forces are making us sick...well, no surprise...we get sick...

The life-liberating impact of feeling the feeling

By Georgi Y. Johnson -- The moment we choose to feel a feeling, we have moved beyond thought and into direct experience. That is, we have moved out of the programing of the temporal, linear, left brain, which builds agenda through the composition of time frames and stories. Feeling what we feel does not take place yesterday, and will not take place tomorrow. It always happens in the now. Feeling is so much in the now, that even if the thoughts are in the future, the feeling will still be in the eternal now. Because of this, when we move from consciousness to awareness, or from mental awakening to sentient presence and begin to feel what “is”, old, unfelt feelings will emerge, even if decades have passed in the interim. -- Contrary to popular belief, it is not possible to “think” away a feeling. We can check it rationally and we can relativize it. We can justify, excuse, build stories and rename it. But all of this thinking activity is dependent on the allowance of the feeling in the first place. We cannot know what the feeling is that we think we are “thinking away” (by changing our thought patterns) unless we first agree to feel it. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

A suicide prevention poster from the Icarus Project

Most of the suicide-prevention posters I've seen (admittedly not that many - the topic is still pretty taboo in our society), are aimed solely at the loved ones and close friends of the person in danger.  How to recognize the signs of suicidality, who to call, etc.  Somewhat helpful, I guess, but shouldn't we be... Continue Reading →

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