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“Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems… Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.” Dr. Peter Breggin

Sep 10, 2010

Burdens to bear or blessings to behold?

I am amazed how the very same event, condition or circumstance can be perceived as a burden or a blessing--the only determinant factor being my own perspective. I am a survivor. This was not always so. I was a victim first, with little to no ability to recognize my responsibility to myself or anyone else; including my children or society as a whole. It was a perspective that caused damage as much, if not more so, than the precipitating event or treatment from others which caused me to feel victimized. Having a recognition that the only thing I am truly responsible for is my own attitudes and actions--and recognizing I am not supposed to have the power or ability to make any one see anything as I do. "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein  For me this means in the middle of any shift in my beliefs, behaviors or attitudes, I have the opportunity to embrace all of what the experience offers. Sorrow, growth, awareness, connection and recovery. Ultimately, I more often than not find my burdens are my blessings. It is only through a willingness to accept all of the emotions, positive or not, tied to my experiences that I can truly learn whatever is possible in a given situation.

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