Thursday, April 13, 2006

"Handicapping" ourselves

It seems that many of us these days want to claim "handicapped" status. Please don't misinterpret what I am saying. I believe there are legitimate handicaps out there that should be supported with tax revenue etc. What I am talking about is the desire in our society to claim some type of handicap status as an excuse for why we can't move forward. I see it in my office from time to time. People who want to label themselves as a environmental intolerant, fibromyalgia patient, depressive or etc you name it. Why are we so willing to claim a disease state and then latch onto it for all the potential benefits it can afford.

I often talk with my patients about referring to themselves as they want to be. Another words not calling themselves a depressed patient when what they really want to be is happy and whole.

Maybe we should all think about the ways in which we are handicapping ourselves by labeling ourselves in ways that are not helpful and actually detrimental. I hope you will consider how you are buying into our "handicapping" culture and decide to become fully functional in your emotional, physical and chemical life.

8 Comments:

At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post! I've often been utterly amazed when I've come to realize just how much I have "paralized" myself in various situations. I too would think that I've been handicapped until I realize that I and I alone have created that reality. The mind is amazingly strong...taking us any directions. Any direction at all, if we allow it so.

By the way, could you write about what all you learned in your seminar. I would be interested to hear about it.
vj

 
At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Angel said...

After reading your post, I was reminded of a spot in this book I like to read.. It says "through the word you express your creative power. It is through the word that you manifest everything. Regardless of what language you speak, your intent manifest through the word. What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will all be manifested through the word."
just sayin.. :)

I like your thoughts and happy to read your post.

Hope all is going well for you and your family.
Adios

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Angel said...

After reading your post, I was reminded of a spot in this book I like to read.. It says "through the word you express your creative power. It is through the word that you manifest everything. Regardless of what language you speak, your intent manifest through the word. What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will all be manifested through the word."
just sayin.. :)

I like your thoughts and happy to read your post.

Hope all is going well for you.
Adios

 
At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Angel said...

opps... sorry.. I was multi tasking and didn't realize I clicked publish already..

my bad!

 
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