Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
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Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Mental Health Wellness Continuum and My Place On It

Somebody, like many months ago during the fight on the blog entry about the local medium recently implied to me that I am currently not mentally well.  I would like to know just what mentally healthy is.  I propose like, I was taught in nursing that it is a continuum and that we all slide along it daily, in different directions. If being normal means having no imagination about  reality, then I prefer not to be mentally normal (or on that end of the continuum).   I do not hurt anybody, am currently not bothering my neighbors with long grass, have not written any imaginative letters to anyone and am not perseverating about conspiracy theories.  I am well, and safe.  I just have a personality that is not well understood by the typical person, I guess.  My medical supports in the mental health arena are happy with my progress.

I am reading Eckart Tolle's New Earth.  I can say that I have struggled with egoism and materialism for years.  What compels me to search for treasures in an antique store?  To extend myself with more possessions? I don't know, but I am fighting the impulse.

 I try to take the "role of the other", so I cannot say that I am full of myself.  I was taught about trying to take others perspectives in the 1980's when I attended Hobart and William Smith College(Human growth and development).  I am not possessive or selfish in my relationships and I have friends.  There are even some from way back who have not abandoned me due to my struggles with reality.  I will pay attention to my interactions with others to see if my interactions are always all about me.

I have been accused of being judgmental and have examined that about myself.  I guess sometimes I like to be difficult for the sake of a good discussion or argument. 

 My children are around me now and aren't noticing anything ill about me and they are the good judge, I suppose.

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