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The Simplicity of Understanding - Bryan Ryan


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Friday, January 15, 2016

A while ago last year, a mother of two kids, in her thirty’s, came to see me. She had been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder some 5 years previously.

She had been in and out of John of Gods Hospital over the 5 years, and every few months saw a psychiatrist, mostly a different one, who prescribed drugs for her.

This is what she told me “My life is manic, full of dramatic highs and lows, by the stigma of this ‘disease', and family and friends trying to make decisions for me, assuming that I am incapable of making my own decisions”

 

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Being unafraid of my own experience - Shaul Rosenblatt


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Friday, May 03, 2013

Recently I was walking in the street and found myself crying. I’d spontaneously started thinking about my late wife, Elana, and the pain of her loss had made me cry. It was a simple, pure and very meaningful experience. It seemed appropriate to me to embrace the thoughts and feelings that were coming my way, knowing that they were profound and purposeful; I simply waited to see where they would take me. I cried for a few moments, as I remembered the sense of love and respect I had for her in her lifetime and that remains with me even 12 years later. But as quickly as they had come, those painful thoughts were replaced by new thoughts of gratitude; gratitude for the 11 years I spent married to Elana; gratitude for having had such a special woman in my life; gratitude for all that she gave me. I dwelled on that gratitude for a few moments before new thoughts came along, my tears dried, and I was on my way again. The whole experience took less than a minute. But it was a rich and deeply meaningful minute for me.

One of things that I value so much in my life nowadays is my lack of fear of my own experience. I know that my experience is just fine; and even when it...

 
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