Saturday, November 24, 2007

Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude: "You are enough, just as you are. This moment is enough, just as it is. ~Ralph Marston"

Friday, November 23, 2007

Self-Help Blogs on Squidoo

Self-Help Blogs on Squidoo

Do you know any of these failures?

an article on this self help blog I found...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Subjectivity- the subject object relation

God's Eye View

I had an idea of what I wanted to write about in this post but
upon reading up on what wiki had to say I found this phrase:

hmm, God's eye view

I took E.S.T. in August 1979, There I was exposed to the idea that God is nowhere...
we are 'here' by virtue of us not being anywhere else,
God is no where because he's Everywhere.

This is a lot more than just semantics.

  • I'm a codependent.

  • I'm an incest survivor.

  • I'm an addict.

  • I came to that conclusion from reading and listening to
    John Bradshaw's work. Bradshaw bases much of his work on
    Family Systems Theory.

    One of the tenants of Bradshaw's work is that as codependents, we're
    "Other-centered" we identify ourselves from others, not from ourselves.

    For Example:
    Let's say Dad is a rager, given to violence...
    Dad comes home and we're playing with our all over the place.
    Our response to Dad entering the room is "Huhhh!!"
    Is Dad gonna hit us?
    What kinda mood is he in?
    I should have picked my toys up, I'm going to get beat...
    "Whew!" Dad doesn't notice us, we're notgoing to get beat

    This leads us to be "Hyper-vigilant", we become expert in reading others (we'll get our butt beat if we're not careful and develop this skill to a very high degree!!)
    and our inner selves are neglected, our inner self is not even on our radar screen.

    Bradshaw speaks of co dependent's as human doings not human beings

    how do we 'Be'?

    The concept of being is foreign to not only codependents but society in general

    This article is for informational purposes only.
    Please contact a licensed professional in your area
    if you are in crisis or require mental health services

    David Bruce