I must cease to cherish my opinions, question my beliefs, and release my convictions to dissolve wall of separation. I must strive earnestly, … Continue reading PROCLAMATION OF FAITH
The first tenet in my – Majestic Fivefold Way, is Know Thyself. Because if you don’t - how will the rest of us. I have discovered on my quest to wellness, the underlying principle that finally, me delivered me here, is knowing who I am. Self-examination is very important. On an intelligential, emotional and physical … Continue reading KNOW THYSELF – DO YOU?
When I was in the throes of severe depression, which I didn’t know at the time, I would throw myself into studying the teachings of the Buddha. Which is called the Buddha Dharma. Dharma is a teaching but also means purpose. Karma means action. I was in need then of Dharma Karma or some major … Continue reading BUDDHA SAVED MY LIFE.
So, I was suicidal and without medication and therapy. I had loving concerned parents who were clueless. Things did not look good. They would take me on long car drives. I would sit there catatonic and stare out into the rolling countryside of central Pennsylvania. Things always seem the bleakest right before they fade to … Continue reading SHARDS OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS.
There it was – the reason for all my life long difficulties. I was mentally ill, crazy, I had a screw loose – whatever that means. It explains all those seasonal changes where I would weep uncontrollably for no apparent reason. The mood swings. The strange behavior now was a cause for so many underlying … Continue reading THE BLACKTHORN THICKET
This month is Mental Health Awareness month. I want to take this opportunity to tell you my struggle with mental health. It was in 1994 that I hit rock bottom. I did not know it at the time because I had been so close to the end of my rope it became second nature going … Continue reading LOST IN THE SHADOWS.