--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Ann" <awoelflebater@...> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Xenophaneros Anartaxius" <anartaxius@> > wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ravi Chivukula <chivukula.ravi@> > > wrote: > > > > > > Oh wow, this must be hard. what do the doctors say Xeno, do they have > > > anything definitive, how long must you suffer like this? Goddammit why > > > can't they just say it, two choices - how hard can it be, either a > > > sociopath or a psychopath. > > > > Ravi, I have been reading about sociopaths and psychopaths recently. I do > > not suffer and I am not a sociopath, but what you said is germane to the > > issue because I think I do have some traits that I share with sociopaths. > > Maybe I am about a third of the way there. Some of these traits intensified > > with meditation. > > > > The only person that has been on this forum that I would suspect of being a > > sociopath is Robin Carlsen, but I am not in a position to make a believable > > diagnosis; would prefer to leave that to professionals. > > I can tell you, after reading the article you shared a link with here, that > Robin may be lots of things but sociopath is not one of them I read the > article evaluating this possibility the entire time and 99% of what I read > bears no relation/resemblance to Robin.
I never knew Robin directly, only interacted with him here, so, as I said it was a surmise; glad to be corrected. But something was out of whack with him, if you take all the stories into account. > > > > The following article is said to be written by a diagnosed sociopath, who > > used the pseudonym "M.E. Thomas". I am curious what you think of this > > person. > > > > http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201305/confessions-sociopath > > > > I am also interested in the experience or experiences you had 3-4 years > > ago, your 'awakening'. Some 40 and more years ago I had some experiences > > that I would have called awakening, though now I would call them > > 'openings'. Some were, were I religious, simply divine. If I had been > > suckered into a religion, they surly would have been a conversion > > experience. Then I went through a period lasting maybe seven years of > > expansion, followed by decades of what I would call a dark night, then a > > real awakening, the character of which was quite different than those > > earlier experiences, though the early experiences had a grain of clarity, > > but not nearly as much as I had thought at the time they occurred. For me > > those early experiences were ecstatic, while the latter had a profound and > > utter ordinariness, a complete lack of any hint of the spectacular. > > > > It is that you seem to have had a very profound and ecstatic experience, > > but now perhaps more reflective about it, maybe wondering how things will > > unfold from here. I assure you this is not something I can help you with, > > it is something you are on your own here. You seem to have moments of deep > > reflection and moments of near insantity. How do you fit these together? > > >