One of the many things misunderstood about schizophrenia is that people think it's a disease or that it automatically makes the person dangerous. The negative stigma it's gotten makes it harder for the ones who have to live with it. They are people's sons, daughters, mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers and friends.

The illness itself can actually be a gift. There are metaphysics behind the illness. There are cases of schizophrenia corresponding with chakras. Once someone with schizophrenia reaches spiritual maturity, they can be the most compassionate people because they explore many different perspectives. They're usually open minded people. A schizophrenic mind can be intelligent, empathetic and creative despite it's drawbacks. It's a matter of perspective within the person who has it. People with schizophrenia have a hard time focusing on a mind set and staying consistent. Their dial always turns. They can be all over the place. That can be improved with spiritual maturity and dedication. That involves a high level of self awareness.

It's hard for people like me to maintain a sense of self. Our minds are a broad spectrum. People who don't have schizophrenia usually just stay on one channel their whole lives, maybe wandering a little bit. People who have schizophrenia usually do a complete 360 degree spin on the dial. It can be extremely frustrating when they have a realization of self or knowledge just to have it all of a sudden slip away. Imagine spending hours building a complicated puzzle just to see all the pieces fall away and disappear. They're easily distracted in their own minds. Isolation can be a best friend and worst enemy at the same time. In isolation, they don't have to deal with the outside world but they have to deal with being alone with their thoughts.

Schizophrenia can be induced by trauma. At some point in their lives they may have had their personal boundaries violated. Many with schizophrenia die from suicide or poor health before they grow old due to not knowing how to cope. It's a search for sense of self. It can be very frustrating being an enigma or outcast of society. There's usually a lot of shame and guilt involved. No two people with schizophrenia are the same and they shouldn't be treated as such. It is one of the most misunderstood and mysterious mental illnesses on the planet. A lot of people don't even research it before projecting judgments on the ones who have to live with it.

 Joe IV

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