How can I set right a tangle which is entirely below the level of my consciousness? By being with yourself …by watching in your daily life with alert interest, with the intention to understand rather than to judge, in full acceptance of whatever may emerge, because it is there. You encourage the deep to come to the surface and enrich your life and consciousness with its captive energies by understanding the nature of life and mind. Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligenceNisargardatta
Here’s a collection of articles about therapy, and being human.
“Most patients come to therapy not because they have neural chemical imbalances, but because they are grappling with fundamental questions: how do I live a meaningful life in a challenging world? How do I live with integrity? How do I repair my relationships? How do I live in harmony with my environment? Am I alone? What does my life mean?” – Taking A Stand, Huffington Post article about how the medical model of mental illness is not tackling the real issues and how talk therapy can help
Fable. Therapy through storytelling.
The Trauma of Being Alive. “Trauma is not just the result of major disasters. It does not happen to only some people. An undercurrent of trauma runs through ordinary life, shot through as it is with the poignancy of impermanence.”
The Mental Illness Paradigm: Itself an Illness That Is Out of Control. “We flood an individual’s brain with an array of highly toxic chemicals designed to make it through the brain’s natural blood-brain barrier and impact this extraordinarily complex and fragile organ in a ridiculously blunt and haphazard manner, and we call this ‘treatment.’ Can we really be surprised that such treatment so often results in converting natural and transient crises into lifelong chronic ‘illnesses’?”