|Accepting Imperfections as Perfection:)|
I had a circumstance over this past weekend that reminded me just how thankful I am that I no longer have to be "perfect".
It was one of those situations where someone else decided that the way I was communicating was ineffective and decided that it was within their rights to "tell me all about it".
This person had no idea of who I was, what my life experiences had been or the path I've followed to find freedom from the pain of the past.
And the lesson learned was two fold:
1. Use discretion with whom I share my pain
2. What other people think of me...
is none of my business:)
From the archives one year ago...
You're Nuts Not Traumatized This piece addresses the subtle ways in which peoples life experiences can shape the outcome when life experiences are denied or ignored.
The Sting of Stigma; The Wind Never Lies This is part 3 of a 3 part series....you can link back and read parts 1 and 2 from this page. This is a piece that shares stories of those who have lived the reality of discrimination related to being tagged or "marked" with the label of "mental illness".
May is "Mental Health Awareness" month...so lets get aware of the difference between being "marked" and being discriminated against.
The human condition is not a disease.
Human distress is not a disorder or a defect of character.
Let go of the labels and you'll be surprised at how quickly the "stigma" goes away.
But thats just my opinion:)
Seek Knowledge, find Wisdom, live your Truth!