One Minute Solutions

One Minute Solutions

“Beware the purveyors of one-minute solutions, who assure you that all you need to do is change your diet, manage your time more efficiently, exercise more, learn to relax on the job, adjust your priorities, communicate better, learn to enjoy stress, or think positively and avoid ‘negative’ emotions. Because stress is not simply a disease; it is a symptom that you are living somebody else’s life, marching to a drumbeat that doesn’t syncopate with your personal body rhythms, playing a role you didn’t create, living a script written by an alien authority. Depression is more than low self-esteem; it is a distant early warning that you are on the wrong path and that something in you is being pressed down, beat on, kept imprisoned, dishonored. Burnout is nature’s way of telling you you’ve been going through the motions but your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. And false optimism is like administering stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.” Sam Keen

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  1. Wise words from Sam Keen. Yesterday, while seeking some advice on such things, my teacher recommended a book called Soulcraft by Bill Plotkin. I hadn’t heard of the author or the book, however I have now ordered it, as I can very much relate to the assertion “there is a great longing in all people to uncover the secrets and mysteries of our individual selves”.

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