A possible recovery technique:
Find a picture of whoever has loused up your head. Put it in a place where you can have a pee.
Or, if you or a buddy owns a shredder, place picture of X in shredder. Or visualize doing so. Shred away. Use material as compost---or as loo paper.
Urinal targets with pictures of despised persons are available so use some inspiration here. (google "urinal target" and "satirical" or "political" and see what comes up. That alone may give you a much needed laugh.
The Anticult wrote:
By the way, the swearing and anger would be a healthy thing coming out of a sham-scam like Eckhart Tolle. That is probably about reinstalling healthy, natural boundaries, which were violated by Eckhart Tolle's techniques.
wrote "I'm sorry for cursing so much but I'm just so enraged by all of this"The Anticult
Its very common to feel a healthy anger after one realizes they have been duped and manipulated and exploited.
Sects and cults try to make people feel guilty for that too!
I'd like to add something to what The Anticult has mentioned. It isnt only Sects and cults
which socialize us to feel guilty for having healthy and appropriate feelings of rage after discovering we have sold a bill of goods.
There is something that sociologists have termed 'cultic milieu'. This is not a cult or sect. Its a large and wide social network in which one is likely to hear about a wide range of human potential products and commerical gurus. It is a setting in which we are socialized, informally, but no less powerfully, to avoid negative thinking and to feel ashamed of anger.
This cultic milieu is the place where one is frowned on or given disapproving looks if one expresses skepticism, suggests the application of critical thinking, or advises that one run a fact check/background check on a guru or group.
The cultic milieu is the place where one is forbidden to be 'judgemental' and told to avoid victim mentatlity if one dares report being betrayed.
And where the rule is pity the perpetrator and blame the victim.
In cultic milieu someone can ride into town and say they experienced spontaneous enlightenment and no one will wonder whether its factually true.
The story will be swallowed whole.
A common theme of cultic milieu is some version of:
Turn off your mind and open your heart
Listen to Your Heart, Not Your Head
- Oprah.comJun 11, 2010 ... Find out why listening to your heart is much more valuable than always making
decisions with just your head. ... While the mind is the content of who you are,
your heart is your essence. Your true heart is not ... How Hot Is Your Anger?
Cool Yourself Off! ... Turn Your Workplace into a Caring Place ...
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(Note: Oprah has not lost her mind. She's head of a media nexus and businesswoman)
Here are two more examples:
Lose your Mind Find Your Heart
Lose Your Mind, Find Your Heart
Jan 3, 2008 ... Lose your mind, find your heart is a 4-week teleclass beginning Tuesday January
8th at 9am MST. This class is led by Leila (CK) Reyes and ...
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Amazon.com: Jesus Drives Me Crazy! (0025986232245): Leonard Sweet ...Jesus Drives Me Crazy! shows how, by losing your mind, you can find your soul
.... is something that every Christian needs to hear and take to heart. ...
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By contrast, these commerical gurus have phone numbers for PR firms, IT techs,
accountants and investment advisors available at a fingers flick.
Commerical gurus get to use their minds whenever they want, while telling us to stop our minds, drop our egos.
For more about cultic milieu read here:
Finally--why does it have to be a choice between mind and heart?
Why not both?
In fact, I'd say we think and feel in at least three domains
Head, Heart and Gut
And all need to work in unity.