A Re-blog: Sitting with my Mental Illness. (A Fresh Examination). — DWalksZen – A Meditation Journal

So a week has passed and it is blog day. I updated the mindful commandments and a modified excerpt from my journal is here: Core feelings So, later I will see that realisations, I call ‘antidotes’ can treat my core feelings, if I acknowledge them for the first time, every time so that mental blockage […]

via Sitting with my Mental Illness. (A Fresh Examination). — DWalksZen – A Meditation Journal

Human/Humanity?

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No matter who we are, no matter what our circumstances, our feelings and emotions are universal.

In the recent past I have thought “wouldn’t it be nice to turn off my feelings”.  The reason I say that is for this reason, sometimes I find myself getting so upset over some things people say in the news.  My best friend constantly tells me “don’t let it bother you”.

Being stripped of feelings would basically reduce myself to the level of a computerized robot.  I certainly wouldn’t enjoy life it that were the case.

My feelings lets me understand the feelings of others, when someone says they were crying I can relate to that because I have cried.  Feelings gives me a level beyond just my brain and body. 

Maybe, in some areas I may be overly sensitive towards certain things, for me I consider that is the factor that makes my life unique.  Like wanting to adopt every stray dog in the world.  Or when I see a baby, brings back the memories of holding my own daughter the day she was born.

The down side of my feelings is that sometimes I allow negative feelings overtake me to go over the edge into depression.  I need to work more aggressively on that section of my feelings.  Need to learn how to quickly replace the negatives with positives. 

So, my objective each day is to do my level best not to allow the negatives overwhelm me!

Looking In – A Journey Of Introspection

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Introspection is the examination of one’s own conscious thoughts and feelings. In psychology, the process of introspection relies exclusively on observation of one’s mental state, while in a spiritual context it may refer to the examination of one’s soul. Wikipedia

Virgo.svgIf I was a believer of Astrological Signs I would be a Virgo. There is a personality trait that is considered a negative, that being too critical of others.  For me that is so true, I can be harshly critical of others around me.  It is something that for the past amount of time I have been fighting with everything I have.   

For the past few blog posts has been my effort of finding quality traits of my being.  Yes, it isn’t easy for when you have been focused on all the rotten traits changing your focus is a very daunting task.

I am not saying that I will never have bad days again for I know that is very much likely.  I know that I will be on medication for the rest of my life. Medications is what keeps me from sliding backwards.

I am not a professional, not a Physician, Psychiatrist, or even a counselor so what works for this human being may not be the path for others to follow.

So, follow this blogger’s travel of introspection!