--- 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?
> >

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