Sanity vs. ‘normal’ insanity

Lisa Tolliver psychotherapy Louisville; anxiety; holistic EMDR

One day I would like to make up my own DSM with a list of “disorders” I have seen in my practice. For example, I would want to include the diagnosis “psychological modernism,” an uncritical acceptance of the values of the modern world.  It includes blind faith in technology, inordinate attachment to material gadgets and conveniences, uncritical acceptance of the march of scientific progress, devotion to the electronic media, and a life-style dictated by advertising.

Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

(With thanks to Karl Duffy at Mindfulbalance, from whose blog this is shared)

The enemy within

Spiritual; Christian; Buddhist; therapy; struggle; trans; LGBT;   “Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either  —  But right through every human heart  —  And through all human hearts.    This line shifts.     Inside us, it oscillates with the years.      And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained.      And even in the best of all hearts, there remains . . .  An un-uprooted small corner of evil.         Since then I have come to understand the truth of all the religions of the world:   They struggle with the evil inside a human being  (inside every human being).   It is impossible to expel evil from the world in its entirety,   but it is possible  to constrict it   within each human heart.”

― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago