Archive for February, 2014

Being alone…

Posted in Reblog on 09/02/2014 by Jen Healey

I may just be reblogging too much today, but when my reader has been filling up with so much wonderful stuff, I cannot do anything else!

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

aloneYou see, you are not educated to be alone. Do you ever go out for a walk by yourself? It is very important to go out alone, to sit under a tree—not with a book, not with a companion, but by yourself—and observe the falling of a leaf, hear the lapping of the water, the fishermen’s song, watch the flight of a bird, and of your own thoughts as they chase each other across the space of your mind. If you are able to be alone and watch these things, then you will discover extraordinary riches which no government can tax, no human agency can corrupt, and which can never be destroyed. – J Krishnamurti from This Matter of Culture

In my mind it’s important to distinguish between solitude which is imperative for good health and the maturation of the human spirit, and isolation which is a toxic disconnection from…

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not being like everybody else is not the same as being sick…

Posted in Reblog on 09/02/2014 by Jen Healey

You have to love Foucault!

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“…if you are not like everybody else, then you are abnormal, if you are abnormal , then you are sick. These three categories, not being like everybody else, not being normal and being sick are in fact very different but have been reduced to the same thing”
― Michel Foucault

Whilst those involved in constructing and foisting upon us diagnostic schema [like DSM] do claim to identify biological illnesses that have  genetic differences and having chemical cures, this is far from any whole truth.

“Diagnostic categories do not cut nature at the joint” Phil Thomas

Whatever it is that gets called  “mental illness” and diagnosed as “mental disorder” it is less a specifically identified genetic brain disease than it is some slack-handful cluster of surface level symptoms.   Disorders are not determined by laboratory test but by identifying the best match with a compendium of committee-constructed categories each with its own…

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in midst of winter….. Albert Camus

Posted in Reblog on 09/02/2014 by Jen Healey

A bit late, but too wonderful to not reblog.

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in midst of winter

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On belief and believing…

Posted in Reblog on 09/02/2014 by Jen Healey

Love it!

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

A story to consider:

mandalaBuddha entered a village. A man asked him as he was entering the village, “Does God exist? “He said, “No, absolutely no.” In the afternoon another man came and he asked, “Does God exist?” And he said, “Yes, absolutely yes.” In the evening a third man came and he asked, “Does God exist?”

Buddha closed his eyes and remained utterly silent. The man also closed his eyes. Something transpired in that silence. After a few minutes the man touched Buddha’s feet, bowed down, paid his respects and said, “You are the first man who has answered my question.

“Now, Buddha’s disciple, Ananda, was very much puzzled: “In the morning he said no, in the afternoon he said yes, in the evening he did not answer at all. What is the matter? What is really the truth? So when Buddha was going to sleep, Ananda said, “First…

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the bullying experiment – fouseyTUBE

Posted in Reblog on 09/02/2014 by Jen Healey

This needs to be shared. This is what social media should do, examine social behaviour, then I might consider joining the ‘facecrap’.

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fouseyTUBE‘s bullying experiment…

Q. how do people respond when they witness one person  bullying another?

“So I feel like the big issue with today’s generation is bullying: why does bullying continue and why doesn’t anybody put a stop to it?
“So I thought lets put a crime and let it happen right in front of peoples’ faces and see what happens.

Because of course, change starts with the people, right?”

the bullying experiment

How do you respond when you witness bullying?
because change starts with you, right?

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by fousey TUBE
Published on Dec 1, 2013

Why is bullying such an on going issue in society today? It’s the people who start it but is it not the people who have the capacity to put a stop to it? By watching an act of bullying with the thought of, “i was going to step in if it kept going.” you may be…

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Unlived lives

Posted in Reblog on 09/02/2014 by Jen Healey

I could not resist the tempation to reblog this!

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Motivation to do what we can to become conscious.

From Awaken in the Dream by Paul Levy — Unlived Lives

generation“Jung felt that the “unlived lives” of the parents deeply impacted the lives of the children, as if “branding” the children with a particular destiny. The unlived lives of the parents is an ancestral inheritance which has great weight and gravitas, in that it literally shapes the lives of the children. Jung elaborates on the notion of the parents’ unlived lives when he says it is “that part of their lives which might have been lived had not certain somewhat threadbare excuses prevented the parents from doing so. To put it bluntly, it is that part of life which they have always shirked, probably by means of a pious lie. That sows the most virulent germs.”

The repressed, unlived lives of the parents acts like a contagious and malignant psychic virus…

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