The Myth of the Chemical Imbalance
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The most prevalent theory in Psychology lies in Psychiatry. It is the belief that the human struggle is a chemical imbalance that plays itself out in various illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. When they are pressed even the American Psychological Association will admit to this. However in a capitalistic country they have to go where the money is; as long as people want to believe they have a medical condition that requires medicine then there will always be a business that feeds on these negative thought patterns.
It’s all in the mind: Quite literally
Only the wise person who has taken the time for personal growth and self-development will understand the myth of the chemical imbalance theory. They may take medicines in the short term but inwardly they know there is nothing really wrong with them. The struggle is in the mind with true victory lying in simply learning how to control your mind.
While medicine and therapy play its part in the healing process you have to admit there is no incentive these days to want to overcome the mental struggle that we often put ourselves through. After all you get social security disability for having a mental condition. Along with SSI you get free housing and healthcare because you are too disabled to work. If you put the minimum of ten years that is required to qualify for social security then you get top dollar in accordance with how much you earned.
So what is the incentive to want to overcome your “chemical imbalance”?
The only motivation to want to overcome any mental illness is a personal commitment to self-development and personal growth. An abundant life lies in getting to know yourself and the unique gifts you have to offer the world. But in western culture which believes in allopathic medicine that separates the mind-body connection you will only learn this if you really want to because capitalist society will feed your delusions for profit. You have to be willing to go against the grain and empower yourself to do so.
There is no incentive for personal growth: It is a matter of personal responsibility
Even the majority of those who work in the field of Psychology and Psychiatry know this. No doubt they are thankful for their jobs and are probably fearful of what might happen to their career choice if people suddenly went through a consciousness revolution. But then again they don’t get paid to help you overcome.
They do give you the tools however.
It is you responsibility to pursue the path of personal growth and live the abundant life of victory that you inwardly know you should live in the first place. If you can’t then it’s because your mind wants to believe all the lies the world tells you that success and money is more important than taking time for personal growth and getting to know yourself.
The Courage to be find yourself and be true to yourself
Granted it is not easy to go against the grain of society. In fact you have to have a great deal of courage to do so. Much of the bipolar illnesses in society today are nothing more than anxiety and other fear-based issues. People don’t take time for personal growth because they are afraid to get to know themselves. This living in fear can manifest itself in various physical and mental difficulties, often called the chemical imbalance.
An individual’s emotional life is the seat of their spiritual life. To exhibit spiritual and personal growth is the same as having an increase in emotional intelligence, or being more in tune with your emotions. If you have a higher EI you have a higher consciousness and your thoughts no longer control you. Once you understand the mind-body connection you will have no choice but to pursue this path because “lifelong” medicines will no longer work on you.
You will have to take advantage of personal growth and self-development opportunities and learn how to control your mind. Then you will experience the abundant life of true prosperity and well-being because once you conquer the mind the struggle in life is over.
Life really is not all that hard, the battle just starts in the mind. People made it for thousands of years before conventional medicines came along. A capitalistic society just rewards your false thinking by profiting off of it. It is up to you to take charge of your thought life by pursuing self-development and personal growth and learning how to balance out your own brain chemicals.
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