Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
 User Gallery
Registered: 04/15/05
Posts: 11,088
Curio Cabinet of the Personality
    #4537638 - 08/15/05 01:31 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

My recently-developed sense of humor about myself includes the image of my personality structures, however disliked or beloved, as knick-knacks in the curio cabinet of my behavior.

A few items in my collection are useful: patience, communication skills, scientific knowledge, optimism, dedication, curiosity. I like to display these under the custom-installed spotlights, on the top shelf. I like them, I use them frequently, and I want others to notice and admire them.

Some items are clearly not "paying their rent." Neurosis, fear, self-doubt, insecurity, judgment. No matter how often I shove them to the back of the shelf, they push their way forward again. I'd like to pretend they are not in my collection. I'd like them to go away without any effort on my part to accept or integrate them. The only time I feel any peace about these items is when I take a step back to view the whole cabinet.

In the past week, I've been involved in many dialogues about unconditional love, socio-pathology, judgment, and the basic human need to become whole.

I relate this to my "cabinet" and consider whether I can, in all honesty, cast the first stone at anyone else's collection.

Without first extending unconditional love to my own flawed, human personality structure, I cannot claim to be able to offer it to anyone else.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
 User Gallery

Registered: 05/01/04
Posts: 8,433
Loc: all this Flag
Last seen: 3 hours, 8 minutes
Re: Curio Cabinet of the Personality [Re: Veritas]
    #4537665 - 08/15/05 01:38 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Awesome analogy...

I'd say be proud of your lesser valued collectibles while you still have them (and don't try to hide them in darkness)

But don't give up an opportunity to trade them in for something nicer


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* god and its lack of unconditional love (forgive and judge) kaiowas 2,306 19 04/27/04 07:55 PM
by xebek
* unconditional love kaiowas 813 13 03/26/04 04:43 PM
by kaiowas
* Dalai Lama's Personality Test
( 1 2 3 all )
Frog 6,872 49 01/23/04 07:57 PM
by Serene
* Do u Believe, in an unconditional loving God ?
( 1 2 3 4 all )
lucid 6,500 74 09/25/03 07:08 PM
by ska8ball
* Personal belief systems
( 1 2 all )
Frog 2,226 34 12/20/03 07:40 PM
by Frog
* What type of person could honestly love mushrooms?
( 1 2 all )
World Spirit 3,058 29 06/28/03 02:41 AM
by wrestler_az
* What is consciousness? What is a person? HagbardCeline 807 8 06/08/03 11:01 AM
by MarkostheGnostic
* Alien ships = cellular structures? Adamist 482 4 09/04/03 07:50 AM
by fireworks_god

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, CosmicJoke, Jokeshopbeard, DividedQuantum
334 topic views. 1 members, 1 guests and 6 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
MRCA Tyroler Gluckspilze
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.022 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 19 queries.