“When we are told what is healthy we are being told what is right to think and feel.” So often I have an idea of what people should do. One of the saddest moments for me in the last year or so was when my friend told me that I had told them not to take anti-depressants.
Now I realize that when faced with my own fear, I “re-act,” to the stimulation that brings up the fear. I become unconscious, since I dont have a lot of experience of taking care of myself when it comes to how quality of life decisions are made. I then usually blurt out what I have heard in the past or what I think I am supposed to say. I then hope you are not going to see that I dont know what I am talking about and that I am just trying to get you to not question my opinion.
“Symptoms, not therapists, led this century to soul.”I am sad that we still look to people with initials behind their name to lead us to health. We think, because we have made the rational mind our higher power, that only people who are educated can help us.
The best healers I know are people who have empathy, conscious relationships with their friends and family, and truly can stay present, that is to stay out of their own ego.
Some of the most disturbed people I know are in the healing professions.
“The healer is the illness and the illness is the healer.” A wounded healer is the kind of healer I am led to. When people tell me how much they have suffered, I am more apt to become open with them. If they tell me how much they know about what I should do, then I usually start to shut down and become reserved. I connect to Hillman and Jung because they both had an idea of their wounds and limitations.
Let me tell you why I am scared to say something to you that might help me. I am wounded to the level of my soul. I am scared to tell you that I am so wounded because you might laugh or disavow what I say.
If you want evidence of the manic state of normalcy just watch and listen to the talking heads on the radio and TV. They think that every little event, whether it being the snafus on signing up for “Obamacare,” or the difference that Sarah Palin was to the status quo politically were the end of the world. (I am neither a Palin or Obama fan by the way.)
123 RV. Forgiveness, its all about forgiveness.
 Albert Einstein, all other quotes by James Hillman.
I may not post as much for the next 4 or 5 days. I am going to school!