Part of learning to listen to the body has depended on my employing the witness position of my own experience. That's meant that the below practice of not believing I know anything has been my modus operandi.
Coming to love our "negative" feelings is part of the deal when we're healing. The parts we like the least must be incorporated. You've got to love those babies too. The problems start when we deny of those types of feelings. That's when they get ugly. No feelings are bad. Feelings are neutral. feeling them is not acting on them. We must feel them if we hope to ever come into flow. ...
Everything that happens in our lives (and all our encounters with psychiatry) are SITUATIONAL. Always. There is no such thing as a clinical depression without a "situation." That is a ludicrous and destructive fantasy. The same is true for anyone with any diagnosis. Schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety, OCD. We all have stories and context. Diagnosis try to strip that away from us. The fact is EVERY single person with a diagnosis has an individual, unique story and context. Everything matters. Diagnosis (as currently most frequently used) are reductionistic lies that try to remove us from the fabric of our lives. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Our modern society likes to draw a sharp dividing line between “religion” and “science.” Religion is the stuff of ritual and superstition, while science is a beautiful man-made structure built entirely of FACTS. Objective. Proven. I don’t think it works like that. Faith is an integral part of life – even in the presence of... Continue Reading →