I enjoy reading about Psychology, personality disorders and happiness.
There is no shortage of advice out there, with tons of people who have become Life Coaches, Therapists, Counselors, Intuitives and on and on, all with their own “paths to wholeness”, advice, methods, etc. And it gets me asking some things:
- Is *anybody* “whole”, healthy and “together”?? Is everybody “broken”? What does a Positive Emotional Health look like? and just what is the right advice to follow?
Is it all about…… “letting go”? Is that the answer? Or— “setting Boundaries”? Or “being mindful”? Or communicating better at work? And at home? Or getting more Sleep? Or “trusting your Heart”? or better Time Management? Or being more alert and sensitive to spiritual “energies”? Is it about cutting people out of your Life who annoy you?
Is it all of those things? And—–after you have finally done them, what then? Will you be happy? Would you settle for “less miserable”? What will you do to put more positive Pleasure into your individual Life?
Is it all about “giving back to the Community”? Is it really? Tell me—exactly what, tangibly, has “the community” -Already- done for you, that you would feel some legitimate “Need” to “give back”? Did the community pay off your student loan? Buy your first house? Your car? Pay your medical bills? No? So what exactly are you giving back”? No one seems to know. Or they wont say.
Most of the so-called “giving back” is often just for –Recognition and one’s own image.
So! You went on a run and “Raced-for-the-Cure”? Because you “care”? Do you really? Or do you “Care” about wearing the ribbon you got for participating, to work the next day so several people will ask you what it is and you can tell them all how you “cared” and were “giving back”? Now you can feel better about yourself cuz you’ve one-upmanshipped them and can tell yourself you “cared more” than they did and how you “made a difference”. Is that your idea of happiness? And yet many people do this.
Would they have participated and gave back if they couldnt tell anyone about it? I wonder. Imagine you are stranded on a warm island with no wild animals to attack you and plenty of fruit growing everywhere but—-no other people on the island. You are alone. There is no “community” to “give back” to. and so—-is Happiness impossible? What would you do to be “whole and Integrated and grounded and to feel positive”? Ask yourself this! I believe its a good test.
….and on it goes, with advice, therapies, programs, techniques, revelations, etc…..and so i ask: after we’ve all finally:
become more assertive, eaten more fiber and flaxseed, drink more water, had more massages, get more sleep, get promoted, cleansed our bodies of toxins, seperated ourselves from Toxic people, practiced more Mindfulness, gotten more hugs, attended more seminars…….what then? What is positive emotional and grounded health? Is anybody Healthy? –theOwl30 PS—scroll down and read another 8 or 10 of my posts. I write/post about a variety of topics. Comment on anything. 🙂