On 10/26/2014 9:03 AM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
Jeez, Michael, doubling down on your idiocy, doesn't somehow make you
look clever, or smart.
/It's starting to look like a FFL war on women. If Judy was still around
she would have taken this rumormonger to task a long time ago. /
It,.......................... unfortunately......just makes you
Sorry about that.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mjackson74@...> wrote :
Oh no no no no Sal! Haven't you read Share's gushing posts about what
a grand effort the TMO is officially putting forth to combat suicides
in Fairfield??? They certainly don't need to admit TM isn't the cure
for all things. They are doing all SORTS of fabulous things, all
created and orchestrated by the magnificent TMO!!
*From:* salyavin808 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
*Sent:* Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:05 AM
*Subject:* [FairfieldLife] Re: FFL Hating Turq and Belief in God is a
form of mental illness
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote :
So, what happened at the meeting, who said what and what are they
going to do about it?
Dateline Fairfield, Iowa. The meeting? It was one in a continuation of
working meetings held about mental health in the community that have
been ongoing for months now most every Tuesday going under the working
banner of the Fairfield Mental Health Alliance. These are working
meetings of people who are interested in being activley involved in
helping with communal mental health. On alternating Tuesdays are
working committee meetings while on the off Tuesdays is the large
group meeting where the committees bring their work. The larger
meetings are very business like organized by agenda. A lot has been
done [accomplished in very tangible ways] over several months to
facilitate mental health in to the community.
The meetings are open to interested people who would be actively
involved. They are not gripe sessions where people just hate, bitch
and complain, but working meetings looking for action steps to work on
and facilitate. Different aspects have been focused on and worked on
within the ongoing previous meeting process. Last month before this
last meeting the other night was the presentation and distribution of
the campus guideline for psychological health treatment. That was a
historic meeting and showed the work of a lot of people.
This current meeting the other night was a facilitated meeting getting
down to the cultural things that may underlie meditator communal
mental health. Everything came on to the table. It was really well
facilitated. Evidently it is now time in the process to really
consider elements of our culture. There were about 40 people around
the room of various ages and rank in the community. The meeting had a
cross-section representation of students, graduates of the whole
school system, long-term community meditators, campus people, and
It was extremely well facilitated lasting within and hour or so such
that everyone was asked to speak and participate in a series of rounds
around the room where everyone was asked by the facilitator who ran
the meeting to respond to particular questions in short and those
comments were captured on whiteboard and poster boards by scribes in
front of everyone to be kept and read through out the meeting.
Starting with a question something like, in only a few limited words
and without statement what do you see the problem is here in the
community culture with mental health? 5 or so words. It went around
the room. Then once everything was on the boards in front of everyone
came the next question, in a word how do you feel now about all that
was said? It went around the room to everyone including movement
leadership. 'Hopeful' was a common comment among a range of feelings.
Last large question of the group was something like, in five words
what should be done to effect change in the communal culture? Again
time was taken to go entirely around the room and the answers were
recorded by scribes on boards in front of the whole group to read.
That went around the whole room and everything was said without
comment or discussion. It just moved around the room to everyone.
These were pertinent action points.
In the end of the meeting then everyone was asked to come forward and
physically vote with a limited number of hash-marks to what they felt
were the most important points offered in the meeting. That data then
will subsequently generate a report with priority for a future meeting
about what it might take to change the culture of the movement around
mental health. It was all very open and very well done. Communal
process to continue,,
Now, as the science evidently does seem to indicate do take some quiet
time for effective transcendent meditation for the welfare of your
mental health and go forth and have a better day.
Jai Guru Dev,
-Buck in the Dome
Good for you guys for taking it seriously, it seems to me that for
there to be an actual organisation to confront the issue means there
must be quite a problem. Or is it that the usual therapies and
professionals that the average person goes in search of aren't there
due to the self-help nature of the town generally?
There are many paths to wellness, everyone has to find their own way I
think as we all respond in different ways and have different needs.
But as long as they know have options and won't get ostracised, it's a
good step. So a well stocked library is essential too I think, reading
about how problems develop and can be treated might be a good start
for a lot of people, it might familiarise them as to how the mind
works as opposed to what they've been taught by the TMO which has a
woefully incomplete picture of how the personality works not to
mention a very unhealthy attitude to mental problems to start with. As
is evidenced by the fact that you need to hold meetings about mental
health in the first place.
I don't credit this "vedic" treatment plan as being worth the effort,
it might help a few but it'll be because some people are helped just
by having someone to talk to. It depends what the problems are, how
they started and how deep rooted they are. An admission that TM is no
panacea for all can only be a good thing and I'll be interested in any
news about how the TMO responds.
Admitting there is a problem is always the first step in conquering it
as they say...