This list of queries seems funny but is accurate.
Here, we can apply it to therapists. I have taken liberties to pick, choose and do light editing of author "By Siri Seriously Singh, S.S.S."
Back in your hippie days, you grew your hair long to piss off your
parents, but meekly cut it short on orders from your guru.
When you were a young rebel, you threw away your bra and girdle
or swore you'd never dress in a suit. But under influence of
your guru, you re-learned how to shave your legs, wear heels
or, if male, got remdial lessons on how to knot a necktie.
You despised your parents' generation for being Establishment
phonies, but on obedience to your guru, created your own tax
For your honeymoon, you go to some famous place, not
because of its place in world history or because of its
museums, but because your guru had special visions there.
Your smart phone is loaded with other members' contact info.
(Members of your consultancy group if you are a therapist or other professional are mostly other sect members)
The only music that you listen to comes from your organization or its authorized list.
You think that most people who
aren't in your group are alcoholics, drug addicts, or neurotic (unless of course, they're friends with your leader).
The only things you can remember about your past are the painful parts.
Even though you don't believe in superstition or faith healers,
you believe what your guru says about auras.
You wonder how it is that you can have a health problem when you know you've done everything just right like you were told by your group and its leader.
The only real vacations you take are sect related.
You just sold your car so you can afford to go to a group activity or fundraiser.
You are seriously thinking about selling your house for the same reason.
The only way you can really like people is when they are members of, or potential recruits for your group.
You do your two and half-hours of evening meditation and still wonder if that was enough and feel bad because you think you can never really do enough.
Even your nightgowns meet the group's code.
Even though you might think that a piece of clothing looks good that's "not approved"--you don't even allow yourself to want it.
You think all the other groups just like yours are "cults," but not yours.
You think all the other groups just like yours don't ask enough of their members, but yours is better-- because you have to do even more than they do.
A lot of stuff that you used to think was really weird you are now doing.
Even though you told yourself that you would never bow down to a human being--you just touched your teacher's feet.
You find it easier to forgive your friend's husband for abandoning his children and stealing her money--than to forgive her for disobeying a group rule.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/24/2014 09:38AM by corboy.