Sanity is an essential part of living. It is a most intimate aspect of life, that sense of standing where one is and being able to know what one is seeing. It really is very basic. The ability to see how one thing is different from the next, that a rainbow isn't a waterfall, or a cliff. To discern and see the more subtle variations in the similarities of the world, like how one butterfly is different from the next. And then to know when the oak tree is indeed the oak tree, so one can recognize that it is the same tree. These abilities integrate into sanity.
It is how we have a sense of wholeness, of being an entire person. In a world where we are constantly being evaluated, measured and told what is wrong with us, sanity is our refuge. We can stomp on the floor and know that it is real. We can see a friend's face and know who they are; see them smile and know they care for us. We can hear music and know whether or not it is beautiful for us. We can hear the same song by different singers and tell that it is both the same and different. We also have a right to the choice of one version of the song over the next.
There are elements in our society that try to magnify usual human experiences into disorders. It is our ability to recognize that we are and to sense who we really are that protects us when the world would take away our ability to be sane. "We of the Church believe that all men have inalienable rights to their sanity.", stated L. Ron Hubbard in the Creed of the Church of Scientology in 1954. This is true and more relevant today.
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AUTOR: Martha Stilson