If someone is in a position where their inner world is generally out of control, for instance, they may believe that they have mental health problems. This could have taken place after they did some research online, or it could be the result of what their doctor has said to them.
Then again, their friends and/or family may have played a big part in what they believe. Before they came to this conclusion they might have had no idea about what was going on, meaning that labelling themselves in this way may have been reassuring.
A Closer Look
If they were to describe how they experience life, they may say that their thoughts are often out of control. Along with this, it might also be a challenge for them to handle how they feel.
It can then be as though they are all at sea within and that they don’t have the ability to handle their own emotions. On the other hand, they may be more specific; with anxiety or fear being something that makes it more or less impossible for them to function in their day-to-day life.
Experiencing all this arousal is likely to take a lot out of them, which may mean that they spend a lot of time feeling burnt out. Conversely, they may spend a lot of their life feeling flat.
It is then going to be difficult for them to find the energy that they need to in order to do the basics things in life, let alone to achieve anything significant. Being alive can be a burden, and it may seem as though they have no reason for being here.
What they may find is that they feel completely worthless and as though they don’t deserve to exist. There may then be moments when their mind is filled with suicidal thoughts, and they may even self-harm.
However, regardless of what someone is going through, what is clear is that it is going to stop them from being able to appreciate their time on this earth. But, they may believe that the sooner they sort out their mental health, the better their life will be.
The Key Area
It can then be as though what is going on inside their head is the problem and, if this was to change, their whole life would change. They may even believe that they have chemical imbalance, with this being the reason why they are not in a good way.
There will then be the negative thoughts and feelings and behind all this will be an imbalance when it comes to their neurotransmitters. For some unknown reason, their brain won’t be functioning as it should.
On the other hand, they may have been told that the reason their brain is not working properly is because of their genetics. They were then born with faulty DNA and hearing this may cause them to feel even worse; that is, of course, unless finally finding out about what is wrong with them doesn’t cause them to experience a sense of relief.
So, in the same way that there is physical illness, they will have what is known as a ‘mental illness’. And as it can be normal for them to take a pill when their body is not functioning in the right way, it will then be normal for them to take a pill if their brain is playing up.
The Perfect Scenario
It is surely a dream come true for the drug industry to have so many people on the planet who believe that their inner challenges are result of a chemical imbalance in their brain. Having said that, they have undoubtedly played a part in this, so it’s not as though it just happened.
For a while now, the drug industry has played a big part in the kind of relationship that so many people have with their own bodies, and now they are playing a big part in the kind of relationship that so many people have with their own brain. In both cases, the answer to their problems is always out there.
The Same Old Story
It can seem as if the drug industry is there to help people; when in reality, this industry is there to make money. The best way to do this is to not only keep people dependent and out of touch with themselves – it is to keep them ill, along with redefining normal human experiences as being a sign of ‘mental illness’.
Therefore, there will be the people who are not in a good way and then there will be the people who will come to believe that there is something wrong with them after they have been diagnosed by the experts. Anyway, while the term ‘mental illness’ is not bad per se, it can create the impression that inner problems are the result of having a faulty brain.
The Tip Of The Iceberg
What this then does is completely disregards what is taking place in someone’s body. This part of them is then not going to play a part when it comes to how they feel or what thoughts they have, for instance.
In many ways, the body can be seen as the root and the head can be seen as the flower. Therefore, when someone tries to change their inner experience by focusing on their brain, it will be similar to trying to remove a weed by cutting off the top.
The Main Area
This is where human beings carry trauma, and this can relate to what they have experienced since the moment they were born - and even what took place in the womb - and it can relate to what their ancestors experienced. The enteric nervous system, another brain, is also found in the stomach.
It has been said that over ninety percent of serotonin and over fifty percent of dopamine is made in this area. Taking all this into account, if someone wants to feel good about themselves and to feel more at peace, for instance, it will be vital for them to make sure their gut microbiota is in good shape and for them to heal any trauma that they might be carrying.
What this shows is how important it is to question what the so-called experts say and to look a little deeper. The drug industry also understands that it is human nature to avoid pain and this is why it can be so tempting to just take something.
Getting in touch with the body and working through the pain that arises takes courage, and it takes patience and persistence. The assistance of a therapist or a healer may be needed here.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 25 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.