What comes to mind when 'psychopathology/narcissism' is said? For most it will be memories and visions of serial killers. This myth needs to be dispelled. Psychopathology exists on a spectrum from mildly noticeable in many business tycoons to the extreme of serial killers. A psychopathic individual will not come up to you and say, “Hi, my name is Gary. I will convince you I am your best friend, gain your love and admiration and convince you we will have a grand time together. And when I have succeeded in convincing you of these things, I will begin the process of shattering your self-worth, your confidence and frighten you into becoming subservient to me. I will shatter your ability to trust, steal your belongings and money. I will terrorize you into inertia. And when I am done with you I will either discard you or kill you." No, they do not forewarn the potential victim of
Psyche and Matter participate in an endless dance; sometimes in harmony and sometimes out of step. Should either partner tip to the extreme, chaos prevails. Extreme intensity of psyche leads to mental ailments whereas extreme Matter leads to ego driven madness. Search for balance.
“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night”. —-William Blake “It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it”. —John Steinbeck A common complaint presented frequently in counselling is the inability to fall asleep. The reason sleep eludes many is on account of thought run amok. The first thing one needs to understand is the busyness of the brain is a habit, a pattern of ego chatter creating stories. As the stories develop emotion comes into the playing field changing the game by altering neurochemicals, not the ones conducive for a restful sleep. The brain responds and accepts these stories as real and thus the emotions naturally follow. Therefore it is necessary to learn how to create silence in the mind/ego at any time. Mastering this process takes a bit