Mate and Rumi: We are all, internally, way bigger than “normal”

I start to grind my teeth when I think about the wonderful young people I know who, experimenting perhaps a bit too far with edges of many kinds, have been “diagnosed” and allowed themselves to fall into the pharmaceutical trap. As the wise doctor says, “What I see is a continuum. These traits [bipolar, schizophrenic, ADD, ADHD etc.] are present to some extent in everybody.”

The point is: when you go a bit too far, then just pull back a little. Begin to notice what happens in your psyche when you begin to allow certain states to creep in. Rather than medicalize, meditate! It’s YOU who are in charge of your one wild and beautiful life.

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