Are You Spiritual Or Psychotic? by @thereseborchard

I liked these quotes in particular…

“Our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness” < good to know!

“Hope is to the soul what oxygen is to the body”

“Society in general regards people who talk to God as holy. But society in general regards people whom God talks to as insane.”

Amplify’d from psychcentral.com

Are You Spiritual Or Psychotic?


By Therese J. Borchard

Are You Spiritual Or Psychotic?

When blogger Kevin Williams asked his psychologist what the difference was between being mentally ill and being prophetic, the head expert said: “People who hear voices and see things that aren’t there can be classified into two groups. The first group are people who cannot cope with these voices and are called mentally ill. The second group are people who can cope with the voices and are called psychic. It is my personal belief that being psychic and being psychotic are the same thing depending upon how you cope with it. Society in general regards people who talk to God as holy. But society in general regards people whom God talks to as insane.”

Kevin goes on to explain the gift of our madness:

Manic depression has been called a brilliant madness because of the expansive ideas that psychosis can create. In days of old, people recognized how mental illness can even be a gift. Socrates once declared, “Our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness, provided the madness is given us by divine gift.” Plato referred to insanity as: “a divine gift and the source of the chief blessings granted to men.”

Because, as Larry Frick tells Richard at the end of the interview: “Hope is to the soul what oxygen is to the body.”

Read more at psychcentral.com

 

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