Originally posted by Dracotic
-Schizophrenia is a serious disease and I am not trying to say it isn't. Or make light of it.
I agree it is serious, and i also am not trying to make light of it. But, who has you convinced it is a disease? I think in some cases it is a
shining example of a multi-tasking mind. Seriously, most people won't even admit they hear their own voice in their heads, let alone voices of
others in their heads.
If i might offer some advice that i believe may help .....
Keep a journal. As you write in your journal/diary write with the intentions that no one else will ever read it. There will be no one to impress
with your words, and nothing to feel embarressed about, since no one else shall ever read it. Also, since no one else shall ever read it, you will
have no reason to lie to yourself. I believe this will serve as an effective tool, and also help you "defrag" your mind much like what we do with
computers. I'm not saying this will "cure" what it is you call a "disease", but i fail to see how not attempting to understand your own thought
processes could hurt you.
As you write in your journal you may encounter "bad" thoughts that make you feel uncomfortable. It's your journal, not anyone elses. So, write
out the "bad" or "uncomfortable" thoughts. Speculation is not a sin when it comes to your own journal, is it? Then use your speculation as a
tool to better understanding yourself.
Also, i suggest, that if you can think of a question, then write out the question. If you can't see a positive answer to the question, then ask a
question that negates the purpose for the first question to even exist.
It is my personal opinion that science does not have all the answers for you, and to be honest with you, it is your opinion as well. Or else, why
would you be here asking other members for their advice, when you have already recieved "proffesional" help?
here is one more thought i would like to share concerning "professionals", and laymen alike.
Feel FREE to use this anytime you want Dracotic:
Who has the right to call anyone else "Insane"?
"Insane" means to reside within one's own mind. So, in order for someone to observe that someone is within their own mind, it seems a
pre-requisite would be that the second person has to be within the mind of the person they are observing as insane. And, if the person who is calling
someone "insane" is in your mind to see that you are residing in there, then AREN'T THEY OUT OF THEIR MIND?
Hope you like that.
I'm serious about the journal idea, and i think it would help.
Incidently, i spent 11 years working with developmentally dissabled pediatrics and adult in a skilled care facility, prior to the last 10 years
working as a firefighter in the USAF. During my previous employment i took care of numerous individuals with Schizophrenia, to include one lady who
was truly unique. So, it is this experience that i draw upon to offer you my thoughts on the subject matter at hand.
Either i have or have not heard voices in my head. If i have voices in my head, at least i never feel lonesome.
[edit on 17-12-2006 by Esoteric Teacher]