it was my anger that gave me the strength to DISCONNECT and get out. And I'm glad I'm out. I'm never going back
Connection" doesn't necessarily imply positive feelings; I believe that it's only when something doesn't matter to you any more that it loses its power and that connection is broken.
Musing, early in the morning.
Maybe to break away from a strong grip, such as SGI, one needs a dose of anger, analogous to how one needs to use a blow torch to cut through a metal barrier. Once one is out of there, one can turn off the torch.
I am still sorting out my own non SGI related stuff. What Taiten wrote is (to me) a reminder of how interesting it is that so very many exploitative groups (and persons) try to estrange us from our own capacity for anger.
Get rid of anger or turn it inward, against the part of yourself the group tells you is negative, or turn it against those in the group who are its scapegoats, or those who are designated enemies.
Covert your capacity for anger into something you cannot use in those very situations where anger is emancipatory:
Protecting your boundaries
Saying no to bullies, whether they are gurus, bosses, or familly members
Anger combined with disgust (They are finding disgust is a very old and important biologically based emotion) assist to get us out of bad situations.
Anyone or anything trying to disable these qualities in us is trying to turn us into income producing meat puppets who wont flee the pen.
So that creepy feeling is a valuable thing, friends.
Disgust's Evolutionary Role Is Irresistible to Researchers - NYTimes ...Jan 23, 2012 ... Disgust is the Cinderella of emotions. ... It adds to the popularity of disgust as a
subject of basic research that it is ... So, he and his colleagues reason, while the
body turns down the dial on one kind of protection, it turns it up ...
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