Solitude

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… the highest and most decisive experience of all, … is to be alone with his own self, or whatever else one chooses to call the objectivity of the psyche. The patient must be alone if he is to find out what it is that supports him when he can no longer support himself. Only this experience can give him an indestructible foundation.

Jung (1943)

My decision to go to Mallorca was not because I wanted to follow the sun, neither was it because I wanted to cycle. My decision to work abroad for two months was informed by a desire to be alone.

As Sartre said, “Hell is other people.” He may have also said that, “Hell is the place we go to when we lose ourselves.” 

Instead of Hell, I chose Mallorca.

Don’t misunderstand me, please. Mallorca is a wonderful place. It’s just that it was my…

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mike2all

This is the story of what happened to me when anxiety took a grip. I lost my senses, I lost my job, and I lost me. I then turned to writing to find those things that had gone missing. How can you teach when you believe that education is a business that is failing in its primary remit of helping to create a better society? Indeed, how can you teach when you believe that you have nothing of value to pass on? The book/blog is the story of my recovery from the absolute darkness of the early days. It is an Odyssey through my life over the last twelve months and a retracing of my steps to discover how I found myself there. More than all of that, it is a re-evaluation and a rejoicing of all that which I call life. Happy reading and I hope it helps. There is madness, Everyday Madness, and not all of it comes from within.

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