Ernest Becker has a great line; He says, “Psychosis is just neurosis pushed to its extreme” and when you think about it, we spend so much of our lives stuck in the monkey mind. Those cul-de-sacs and error messages, the excessive rumination and self consciousness that keep us trapped in our own head, that crippling self doubt, that insecurity, that unwillingness to be endured.
One of the things I’ve always loved about highly creative people, extremely extroverted characters that seem to come alive like in an active improvisational theater, with the way they live their lives. How can we bring more of that into our lives? How can we create gregarious environments that allow us to move beyond ourselves, to exceed ourselves instead of separated and isolated from everybody else? To feel so at ease, to feel so safe, to feel so at home?
You can tap into that true voice, that true self to be truly free, that fear of judgment. So, how do we get there? How do we achieve that? How do we catapult into these kinds of reveries? Well, one way is improvisational theater or another way is probably music jam bands. Another way is just simply participate in instances of deep playing like when you’re a child. Jump into the water, shake around and splash around with friends. I find that you’ll find yourself ‘healed’.