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Posted - 03/11/2013 : 03:10:53
| I am addressing this post as 'the people who helped one the most.' More specifically , things that you can do that could help you recover:
Look for compassionate people in your recovery. You should find people who have the bearings and the mark of profound humanity and understanding, and also welcome you as you are. By humanity I mean people who understand the phenomena of human suffering in its many aspects, and have recovered in comprehension - perhaps the case in point is someone who specifically recovered from mental illness successfully, or a pdoc with great spiritual insight.
Look for a core of religious/phisophical belief to give you faith, and one that works for you. But do not become dogmatic, and keep an open mind, and remain a free thinker....
I have this saying: if the world seems brutal and hostile, do not blame it, but restructure the 'spiritual' and mental armour you are wearing: if things are falling at the seems, or if you stumble - it is not the battle of reality, but how you are geared emotionally to face it.
Make positive affirmations.
Reverse the situation - rather than to seek help, give help to those in a more difficult situation.
Associate yourself with symbols of faith and courage and perseverance, and 'let St. Michael roam along with your footsteps.' (Or Buddha, Krishna, etc., or whomever inspires you). Walk with your spiritual protector or guardian angel, or if you don't buy into religion, seek an ideology to guard you, but above all always trust your instincts and intuition before any book.
Do not escape the reality - but be resilient and patient, and know that the seemingly fragile world is not so much the tragedy it appears to be but the way you choose to look at it.
Hope the advice helps, cheers