ABC of the Mind: Very Simple Knowledge of the Mind That Promises You Happiness & Fulfilment

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AuthorHouse, Dec 1, 2008 - Self-Help - 448 pages
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When will there be normal solutions for the emotional pains of normal people?


In recent times, it has become quite difficult to tell what is normal from what is abnormal in any mind. Any attempt to define what is “normal” tends to raise unnecessary debates due to one of the ABCs of the mind – its fluidity. However what is more important in the midst of unhelpful arguments and debates are people suffering in an epidemic of unhappiness. Unfortunately, because there are no statutory services for normal people who are suffering psychologically, but are not mentally disordered per se, the treatments for disordered people are routinely offered to normal people to little or no avail. By focusing on the fundamentals of the mind, this book uses the normality of difficult emotional experiences, their natural antidotes and prevention to offer a route to happiness and fulfillment.

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The Shrink by day and priest by night - who is he?


The metaphorical shrink by the day and priest by night is the sort of professional that your family doctor could refer you to if he believes that your mind is on the verge or is actually being damaged by the stresses of life. The pure shrink by day is the physician and a qualified psychiatrist who is trained according to the wisdom of concrete science. He is a technician who uses the manuals provided by the experts of the profession and usually after 5pm if not on call, may not give a damn anymore about the human being he was working on until 9am the following day or the next working day.  He is constrained by genuine professionalism not to be a true friend, lest he risks crossing the professional boundaries and losing his means of livelihood. 


As a psychiatrist, I see too many people and their loved ones who end up in my clinic or hospital bed simply because they did not know the ABC of the mind. 


Your guess will be right if you get the impression that here is the writing of an unorthodox psychiatrist - a priest and a physician, who believes more in his calling and not so much his academic qualifications, such as being a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


As a “priest by night” I am the individual who is burdened by the sufferings of others, a player in the spirit world of minds, an observer of the politics of human existence and the meaning of life and death, appointed by no man, but called by conscience to bring happiness to as many people as he can without desiring their reciprocation.


-         TAM, 2008


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