Ultimately the responsibility for psychoses lies with oneself.
They cannot be blamed on society, televison or poor parenting, because they are an evolutionary part of our existence. We evolve in and out of psychotic behavior on a yearly, weekly and even daily basis. This evolution is more violent and extreme among those for whom a secure foundation of love and trust is not omnipresent.
Society and television and such do not provide such omnipresent love.
The feeling of ‘aloneness’ attributable to such psychoses is a product of the constant reminders and cues around the individual without such omnipresent love, that we are all ultimately alone.
Religious treatises that extoll the virtue of universal love may therefore be considered to be reassurances that we are all at least not alone in our aloneness. That it is an equal burden shared by the living.
Societies built on such premises will thrive. Societies built on anything else will serve to isolate the Individual further and will ultimately destroy the society from the inside-out…one individual at a time.
At any given point in the evolution of a society, its members exist at many different points on the continuum of aloneness. Individuals in such societies that are particularly aware of aloneness may be psychotic. Individuals who are particularly aware of the need for love of others in the face of aloneness may be successful members of such societies. They may be considered wise, generous, loving and caring, for their ability to love. And faith in their ability to love may become a barometer of the “joy” of the society.
It is a matter of faith versus knowledge. Either one has faith or one has loneliness. To rationalize faith is impossible. Such rationalizations will collapse under the weight of their own falseness. Faith is a function of something altogether different. And something usually unnameable.
So far the only significant predictor of faith is the experience of pain.
Thus, love – named and unnamed – is the greatest emotion in the world. Its power is all-encompassing and universal.
a loveless life is the passage of time
a life without genuine love is a meaningless exercise in the passage of time.
a life lived in false love is an even more meaningless exercise in the passage of rationalizations within time.
The fear of a false love in this world is a sensitive spot in all sentient creatures. There will always be a market for prophets who prey upon the fear that one’s own rationalizations are not genuine. There will always be a market for preying on self-doubt. Which is why doubt by others of self is the ultimate disrespecting stance, the push toward psychosis. It is denial of an existence.
Love is therefore – more than physical love, or words – the promotion of ones rationale for existence. Love is support for life. Self-doubt is a psychosis. How does one treat psychosis? Through self-love.