Reality is an approximation. Don’t let anyone tell you differently because they can and will. From “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato to Timothy Leary’s “Psychedelic Experience” Nobody here has really cornered the market on reality (enlightenment). In fact, every felt like you don’t fit in anywhere? That’s because we don’t, any of us. … Continue reading Life if Illusion
Ever hear the phrase “Cheer up! Things could be worse.” Of course, we all have. It’s designed to guilt trip you into gratitude (be grateful for what you’ve got). And it’s very effective. Lately though when I hear this trite phrase, I think, “yea things could be worse, but they could be better, a hell … Continue reading Subconscious Scrap
I started "Struggle Street" Oct. 23, 2017 as part of a new treatment regimen. I was hoping it would control my severe depression/PTSD that I had been suffering from since childhood (Reasons). Today I would like to share a brief list of symptoms/behaviors from both before and after this treatment. Before: fatigue, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH UPDATE
This pesky little dichotomy can cross you up making your life very unsavory if you let it. Let’s examine the difference between the two. First, “reaction”, we react to stimuli every day, one example would be if someone cuts you off in traffic. Your first reaction might be, “I’ll kill that Mother Fucker” or “That … Continue reading React v Respond What’s your Choice?
An emotional pendulum swings throughout the day Serious violence is well on the way If you think you know, I say you do not One must read between the lines for my thought Struggling now with my consciousness and will Few will understand the blood that will spill Let’s talk anger, mine. Is it … Continue reading Don’t Play Angry
My backyard with a wild turkey way back by the trees.
Below is a list of medication I’ve ingested over the years for depression/PTSD, to no avail. (There are more sundry medications that I have forgotten about over the last 16 years of treatment that are not listed, please forgive). Psychotherapy performed by some questionable therapists and my own brand of self-help round out my treatment … Continue reading Good Help is Hard to Find