"Most real communication actually creates the opposite of what we fear."
Touchstones, January 18
Despite my social anorexia, my reclusiveness, I have connected with some people and this quote rings true for me. When I have been honest and vulnerable, I have been received with kindness and generosity and not judgment and rejection. The problem with my previous love addicted, abusive relationship was that I stopped practicing honesty. Instead, I repressed and became resentful and this blocked my ability to practice "real communication".
A Recovery Blog
This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.