The Infinite Search for Guidance

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Moriarty
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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/2/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I think i've said most of it in the subject title.

My search for guidance has led me here, and although I was hoping for something a little more 3D, this seems like a nice enough place.
Im not actually sure that Im 'depressed', but when I think back to how I used to look at the world, I think now I might be viewing things through some kind of melancholic veil. Some might call that 'growing up' but i've always seemed to idealize things - girls, groups of friends, the future, and i cant help but feel that has changed. Which is a shame.

I've always thought that viewing the world in an idyllic way and romanticizing things was a positive part of my personality, and i used to be quite happy about it, comfortable with it. It was all rosy grand. when i tried to psychoanalyze, i never thought of it as deluding myself although i did realize that maybe having that sort of outlook, might mean i'll never be truly happy, the grass is always greener n that.

I do take time out now and again to try and tie up all of my 'issues' for lack of a better word and figure things out in my head, but of course I'm very bias. So i've concluded that what I perhaps need is a constant. Someone or something to bounce ideas off, and maybe some kind words occasionally. I think it would have to be someone of a greater intelligence than my own if that makes sense, like a nice chat with Dr House.
I know my friends are an obvious choice, but we're all students, and they've their own things to consider.

So yea, guidance, bit of light psychoanalysis.. any takers?

(and I know you mean well, but please don't suggest god)

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 5/2/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
hi jamie here. male, 37.
 
then may i suggest you? for it is you that creates you, circumstance, ideas, communication, diligence, etc. how you see things is determined by how you see-a bit like listening and hearing. the here and now is something i keenly focus on, for the future will honour my deeds. sometimes a change of focus is required-maybe your learning focus needs to be of a more wholistic nature. perception is good, but if it veers you then maybe your veiw needs a new angle. life is about adjustments, about continued learning, about compassion and self-worth. i am glad you posted what you did, for it shows a self-actualising component, and this component is highlighted on needs and not wants. what is it you need? life is a journey, many paths and directions, follow your instincts and most of all be true to you and beleive in you. with compassion, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


getting by
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   Posted 5/2/2010 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad that you have joined us here, but want to recommend counseling too for guidance. When you have so many questions, it is good to have a professional ear to listen and give you support. Though we can give you our opinions, we can't counsel professionally. So please consider a counselor along with HealingWell.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


Moriarty
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   Posted 5/3/2010 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the advice and although I'm still not completely sure professional counseling is for me, you've actually helped me a lot.

Jamie, you're totally right, I've just realized how little i try and guide / advise others, compared with how much i used to. Maybe i wont be able to see 'myself' as my own figure of guidance until i take some time for other people again and within that perhaps earning my own trust again. cheers.

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 5/3/2010 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
wishing you peace and harmony. thx, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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