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Everything is Connected: Autism, Schizophrenia, Depression, Mania, Bipolar Disorder, Politics and the World

I haven’t confirmed the statements presented here but they are interesting to read.

Just sharing:

Schizophrenia Bipolar Facts

 Did you know that British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill heard voices in his head and was diagnosed by psychiatrists as being bi-polar? And did you know that during World War II, Churchill’s “voices” would tell him to “sit here” or “sit there?” (Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, 1990, “Hallucinations.”)

Did you know that Biblical Prophets heard voices that instructed them to eat food stenched with human manure, such as Ezekiel? (Ezk. 4:12-15) And did you know that some of them see dead people and horrible monsters, such as Daniel, Ezekiel and John? (Dan. 7; Ezk. 1, 37; Rev. 13,9)

Did you know that Jesus heard demonic voices that instructed him to climb the roof of the temple and to jump from there? (Luke 4:9, Matt. 4:5-6)

Did you know that Socrates heard inner voices, walked barefoot, and had frequent catatonic episodes? And did you know that he called his “voices” the “Daemon?” (Plato’s Symposium, The Republic, Apology, and Phaedrus)

Did you know that some Nobel-prize scientists and mathematicians such as John Forbes Nash are schizophrenics?

Have you heard about Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass? Did you know that many hebephrenic schizophrenics like to use incoherent word-play as a word game?

Did you know that Warner Bros. Looney-Tune Characters such as Tweety and Bugs Bunny express two of the major types of schizophrenia? Tweety would typically say, “I tawt I saw a puddy tat…I did! I did! I did saw a puddy tat! (Characterizing paranoid schizophrenia) And Bugs would usually make childish funny faces, remarking, “Eh…What’s up DOC?” (Typifying hebephrenic or disorganized schizophrenia)

                       Facts You Should Know

Did you know that psychiatrists such as William Sargant say that “Jesus Christ might simply have returned to his carpentry following the use of modern treatments.”

Did you know that other psychiatrists such as Dr. William Hirsch agrees with that conclusion, adding other remarks about Jesus, saying, “everything that we know about him conforms so perfectly to the clinical picture of paranoia that it is hardly conceivable that people can even question the accuracy of the diagnosis.”

Did you know that Charles Binet-Sangle said in his book, La Folie de Jesus, that “In short, the nature of the hallucinations of Jesus, as they are described in the orthodox Gospels, permits us to conclude that the founder of the Christian religion was afflicted with religious paranoia.”

Did you know that saints such as St. Joan of Arc and St. Francis of Assisi also heard multiple voices in their heads? And did you know that the Church originally attacked them for demon possession?

Did you know that Jesus Christ was also accused by the clergymen and people of his time as being demon-possessed? (Mark 3:21-22; John 7:20, 8:52) And did you know that Jesus’ family members despised him? (John 7:5; Luke 8:19-21; Mark 3:31-34; Matt 12:46-50)

Did you know that some people think that schizophrenia is a form of spirit possession, or a close encounter of the third kind, or even a mystical channel to the paranormal world?

                      Schizophrenia Revealed

Did you know that schizophrenia means “split mind?” Since most psychiatrists don’t believe in God, this term refers to those who believe in the supernatural (e.g., angels, demons, God, etc.), which most psychiatrists call “fantastic hallucinations.” Hence, they believe that those who cannot distinguish “fantasy” from “reality” have “split minds.”

Did you know that there are several types of “schizophrenia?” 75% of those called as “schizophrenics” hear “voices,” and some also see “visions.” But the remaining 25%, who have no “voices” or “visions” are still called “schizophrenic” by traditional psychiatrists.

Did you know that psychiatrist E. Torrey describes these “voices” as “voices that command you to kill yourself, voices from outer space, two voices carrying on a conversation, even the voice of God.”

Did you know that although there are several theories for the cause of schizophrenia, the definitive cause is still UNKNOWN?

Did you know that 1 out of every 100 people in the U.S.A is called a “schizophrenic?”

Did you know that schizophrenics can be Bi-Polar (manic-depressive) at the same time, and vice-versa?

Source:

http://myconnected.webs.com/

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The One

When you blew the horn at a pedestrian, a driver, or a person riding a bicycle
You blew it at me first and I am hurt the most
Because I’m one of them

When you ignored someone who was begging for alms or asking for help
You ignored me first and I am hurt the most
Because I’m one of them

When you frowned at someone for his seeming indifference or folly
You frowned at me first and I am hurt the most
Because I’m one of them

When you yelled at someone for his honest mistake
You yelled at me first and I am hurt the most
Because I’m one of them

When you cheated someone materially, emotionally, or intellectually
You cheated me first and I am hurt the most
Because I’m one of them

When you failed someone for breaking a promise or neglecting your responsibility
You failed me first and I am hurt the most
Because I’m one of them

When you cursed someone for his error, annoyance, or disapproval
You cursed me first and I am hurt the most
Because I’m one of them

When you lied to someone
You lied to me first and I am hurt the most
Because I’m one of them

When you hurt a stranger, someone you know, or a person you love
You hurt me first and I am hurt the most
Because I’m one of them

When you failed to see God in your or others people’s midst
You failed to see me first and I am hurt the most
Because I Am the One

Yours truly,
Just Another Soul

(December 2010)

In Search of the Missing Light

I almost weakened my ego (unconsciousness/compulsive mind) when I became aware of my consciousness (thoughts). I found peace in my solitude but since I was conditioned by the past, tradition, the society, people’s words, I couldn’t help but expect things out of situations/events and they freak me out. I may not have matured as a person for being tactless and easily fretted. While it is true, as far as my ego is concerned I was forced to free myself from identification with form. I was convinced that the more I identify myself in the outside, the more I will crave for many other things. Now that I’m totally free, it’s easier for me to stop thinking and be still. I couldn’t care less for I fear nothing even if I don’t have anything (material things) or anyone (family, friends, relationships) to identify with and I am guilty of nothing because have accepted all that I am (my appearance, my mistakes, my past) and the responsibility that goes with my true nature (formless).

Doing public service was indeed a fulfilling experience but I felt something was missing and I couldn’t figure it out. Only to find out, I am complete, I am whole, and I am one with all things and nothings. In my quest for deeper understanding I have learned from reading Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life” that there are five purposes of a person’s life: 1. worship (to know and love God); 2. fellowship (to be a part of his family; love each other); 3. discipleship (to be like him; be an effective part of the body of Christ ); 4. ministry (to serve him; service to believers;  considering your SHAPE – spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, experiences); and 5. mission (to tell others about him; service to unbelievers; share the good news). These were simplified by our parish priest in his homily when he said that our purpose in life is “to bring Christ alive in the world.”

The deeper meaning of this statement underpins the message of Eckhart Tolle to the world in his attempt to awaken those whose mind imprisoned their life leaving them with unending suffering. He believes that the teachings of Buddha, Jesus, and other great individuals have all the same meaning or at least goal and that is to end suffering (enlightenment) or to receive heaven or the kingdom of God (salvation). Interestingly, I found that there is a universal consensus in all religions that: 1. nothing stays the same, all things change; and 2. nothing is independent, with everything affecting everything (http://just-be-it.com/). Tolle, in his “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose” concludes that one must do all things in a sacred way since divinity is in the depth of every individual, the only treasure which can never be taken away:

Once you are awakened, it will be easy for you to answer this question: Who are you? Consciousness that has become conscious of itself… As each human being is an integral part of the collective human consciousness, we (the awakened) will (or are expected) to affect the world much more deeply than is visible on the surface of our lives. That is, to endow the seemingly insignificant (activities, which are in fact,) with profound meaning. Our task is to do everything in a sacred manner – to bring spacious stillness into this world by being absolutely Present in whatever we do. Where there is consciousness, there is quality in everything we do, even the simplest task. The very reason for our existence in human form is to bring that dimension of consciousness into this world. The pain-body will diminish not through fighting it but through bringing the light of consciousness to it.

Love is the only thing I am holding on to and it can be shared to anyone or anything through compassion, healing and awakening of the world.