• My Fear Of Temptation And Vice

    Reflecting- to experience so many recurring personal ills in the midst of temptation is a painful spiritual reality.Furthermore experiencing temptation and trying not to act upon it requires my strength and compliance. I am certain I would be tried and tested whether I resist or rebel against these visitations. I am a spiritual person with a soul so I resist.Moreover, in the wrong environment it would be all to easy to fall into vice.My mental ...

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    anxiety,
    spiritual emergence,
    fear
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  • You Are Doing A Good Job

    It is my belief that suffering mental illness has a great spiritual benefit and significance for all of us if only we can bear to live with it. We can understand deeply other people's misfortunes because we are so depleted ourselves. So we work hard, we are not lazy. It is a symptom that optimism and positivity are elusive in this adversity. We need to ask for great courage to steer through it and we ...

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    hope,
    spiritual emergence,
    work
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  • My Spiritual Recovery Experience

    My spiritual recovery has four aspects: 1. I do not have to be ill to lead an unreal or untrue life. 2. I do not have to be well to lead a real or true life. 3. I can be unreal or untrue due to the complexities of my illness. 4. I can be real and true about the complexities of my illness. 1. It seems to me vast posses of people are able to ...

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    Tags:
    spiritual emergence,
    depression,
    recovery journey
  • Bob Makes Peace With His Struggles

    Bob Considers His Struggles To anyone looking in all that is observed is someone struggling, believes Bob . Struggling with confidence, struggling to tie his own shoe laces. A nervy person unable to inspire confidence in others. He is eventually ignored after a few jokes are shared between those who seem to find life much easier.He has to forgive them. His youth is diminishing ,theirs is in full flood.He knows they should know better. He ...

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    Tags:
    sense of self,
    self-knowledge,
    spiritual emergence,
    self-help,
    hope
  • Bob's Photons Of Light

    Bob's Photons Of Light "The effort I am putting in is being seen" Bob reckons to himself. "It registers like photons of light detected on the most sensitive photographic plate" he construes. The image might be difficult to interpret as with particle physics for instance. But it is noticed and recorded , he thinks. I am writing messages to the cosmos for someone to see , he explains to himself. He fears a black hole ...

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    Tags:
    spirituality,
    sense of self,
    inspiration,
    spiritual emergence,
    self management
  • Bob Offers A Reflection On His Chequered Existence

    Bob Offers A Reflection On His Chequered Existence I was born with a sensitive , impressionable , weak nature easily influenced by the force of words going into me and by the words coming out of me . There were many words worth hearing , as well ,words that caused me to be inspired filtered through the prism of my illness going in and coming out of it like the sea. I would learn about ...

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    Tags:
    smile,
    taking control,
    spiritual emergence