Psychiatrists prescribe chemical medication that adjusts brain chemistry. The primary effect of this kind of medication is to heal the Brain. The secondary effect is to soothe or heal the Mind. Alternatively, there is another type of medicine: It is Thought. This medicine primarily heals the Mind, and then, secondary it heals the Brain. This chart shows how these types of medicine differ:
|Medicine||Prescriber||Primary Effect||Secondary Effect|
Do you take a Chemical medicine? Lets imagine that you do, for the sake of discussion.
So, you take your Chemical medicine religiously, and it keeps you from having a manic episode, or a panic attack, or hearing voices, or whatever your diagnosis calls for. But, do you take your Thought medicine equally religiously? (As an aside, isn’t it odd how we commonly use the word “religiously” in the context of taking medicine? Is that just a coincidence?)
Lets imagine two different examples of Thought Medicine. Here is the first one:
|Everything sucks. There is no opportunity in this town. I could easily list ten major problems in my corner of the world. I might as well give up.|
Here is the second one:
|There are some good things in life. Actually there are a lot of them. I am looking for the opportunities in my environment. I can see some already.|
We could hardly even call the first kind “medicine.” But, since it is a Thought, then, in essence, it works out to be a type of medicine. Perhaps it would be more accurate to call it: “bad medicine.”
What about the second example? Obviously, it is the kind of medicine that a healthy person takes.
These examples are simple, but you get the idea. So which kind of medicine are you taking? How’s it working out for you? What kind of thoughts are you putting into your own mind? Would you like to update your “script?” They say that the best things in life are free. That is the way the good Medicine is – it’s totally free.
Some people even say that, if you take the good Medicine faithfully, you will experience a kind of healing. Who knows? It might even be what they used to call “faith” healing.