23XX: “I’m not dysphoric anymore.”


3 thoughts on “23XX: “I’m not dysphoric anymore.”

  1. ” … I learned that I could sit with painful things and find real ways to heal rather than always reaching for the more immediate ways to cover it up and let it fester …” So much courage, right here.

    This prompted all sorts of thought-spikes for me. (I call the kind of thoughts that travel faster than light through the consciousness and link things, create new landscapes, etc, ‘thought-spikes’)

    One of the grave ills of our culture, and there are many, is the overweening need for speed, instant gratification, to reach outside for what can only be found within.

    It reminds me of that passage from the Charge of the Goddess:
    ” … And you who seek to know Me, know that the seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without …”

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  2. I wonder how many humans in general have body dysphoria as they’re growing up and becoming adults…looking in the mirror and seeing themselves in what could be considered an ‘ill-fitting suit,’ something they have to adjust while they grow into it, like cuffing pants that are too long, sleeves that slide past the wrist. Worrisome, having to fret with such things until you no longer have to, embarrassing to be pointed out by others who are more ‘comfortable,’ with extreme examples being anorexics, who certainly require immediate help, but kids are thrown into transition before they’ve finished growing, without the opportunity to truly determine without question that their body is not as ‘wrong’ as they think it is.

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