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Old 03-07-2008, 12:06 AM   #21
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Long term I believe it will be one of those life experiences that will serve you well. It's a powerful and sometimes humbling endurance life test full of introspection and I'll bet that even if you don't produce any art right now, that when you regain interest in your craft, that your creations will benefit from this time.

You've now had a glimpse into the darker side of being human and I'll bet that you can sympathize with and relate to many types of people and situations that you may not have before now. I have been there from what I think was an overdose of stress and I know that it's truly a dark, confusing, and lonely place. I was lucky in that I have a fantastic wife and co-workers. St.Johns Wort, some self hypnosis and increased physical activity also helped to get me slowly out of that.

It helps to take time every day to count your blessings.

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Old 03-07-2008, 06:33 PM   #22
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I just got back from my Reiki class and it was amazing. I have had it done once before and it really helped me. I am going to study with the Reiki master for Level I and learn how to heal myself. The teacher is this spry little 64 year old woman and I know I was meant to meet her....sounds strange, but feels almost like destiny.
destiny is past tense.

take this with whatever grain of salt but if you are already depressed and i assume in that susceptible to escapism that you work to maintain a good measure of healthy skepticism if you insist on exploring during this period anything more esoteric than less strictly, objectively, empirical before you risk deluding yourself further.

some things are better saved for when you are stronger and thinking more clearly.

"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin

"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901
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