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  1. christopher
    February 28, 2014 @ 5:21 am

    Beautiful post!!
    More wisdom as.usual!!

    • Fred Davis
      February 28, 2014 @ 5:25 am

      Thank you, Christopher! I’m glad to see you feeling bright!

      In joy,

  2. Tammy
    February 28, 2014 @ 5:52 am

    Beautifully said and so honest. Thank you, Fred.

    • Fred Davis
      February 28, 2014 @ 5:56 am

      Thank you so much, Tammy! I’m really grateful for your support!


  3. L
    February 28, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

    There are no words to describe my gratitude in clearing up my confusion over this units pharmaceutical needs . You have brought much peace to what was many years guilt over this issue .

    Your beautiful and honest exposition of your own experience is testament to one of my favorite lines in here – “What I’m interested in is what works, not what might look or sound good.”

    All love,

    • Fred Davis
      February 28, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

      Thank you, dear! I’m always happy to do what I can.

      All love,

  4. Kim
    February 28, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

    Thanks so very much for this post. You definitely cleared up something I’ve been wondering about for a long time. I always thought that anything that would alter your state of mind or mood would for sure be a hinderance to the awakening process (ie: antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds and the like).

    This was a very courageous post on your part, well, at least in the opinion of this unit. 🙂 Thank you for your honesty and sharing!

    • Fred Davis
      February 28, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

      Thank you, Kim! I very much appreciate your kind words.
      Thinking that there’s something that can hinder our awakening is the only thing that’s hindering our awakening!

      All love,

  5. Janene
    February 28, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    This REALLY needed to be said. Thank you!

    • Fred Davis
      February 28, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

      Thank you, Janene! I very much appreciate your support.

      In joy,

  6. Sajit
    March 1, 2014 @ 1:00 am

    Thanks for your willingness to reveal your personal experience with bipolar. As you say, there’s still such a taboo in our culture about mental health challenges. And as a therapist, I’ve seen how helpful meds are to a lot of people. And I also know there are a lot of people who think meds “shouldn’t” be necessary. Well, we both know that “shoulds” are not the same as “what is”.
    This post was helpful to me in accepting that “Sajitness” has her own emotional surges. Just came through a big one, the last couple of days.
    I think this was a very important topic to address, and how wonderful to have it addressed by someone who’s awake!

  7. Fred Davis
    March 1, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    Hello, Sajit! Thank you so much for your support. It’s always wonderful to hear from you.

    All love,

  8. justin
    March 4, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

    great! thank you for sharing.
    …and something is left confused,…but i am almost ready to drop another opinion.

    thank you

    • Fred Davis
      March 4, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

      Good for you. In the absence of opinion, what’s left?

      In joy,

  9. hamsa
    March 17, 2014 @ 4:29 am

    This masterful clarity brings the truth out of the closet at last. The motivation from the heart to not keep quiet is stunning to me and .those who have suffered from a chemical imbalance know these words ring for them and
    will be saved so much anguish. The rest of us send up a loud cheer for this rare ability for a world spiritual teacher to be so willing to be transparent if it can help clear up archaic and out-dated beliefs and opinions of spiritually uninformed people. You sure walk an uncharted land ….always have I guess and I am inspired to make this my rule to: “Show what you want to hide…and hide what you want to show” We all have a Lisa in us and the compassion to thrive. Thank you so much Fred for this …. hamsa

    • Fred Davis
      March 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

      Hamsa, my love. You are such a gem. Thank you, dear.


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