After returning to Seattle and spending two months, somewhat isolated in Ron’s garage, Adam and Ron both agreed that it was time for Adam to move out and start interacting with a larger social sphere. Adam left and went to the one community in the Northwest
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Adam has told us on multiple occasions that our interviews are helping him. He has been very forthcoming and honest with his feelings and descriptions of what he is going through, both the good and the bad.
I have been following Adam now for 17 months and watching as he attempts to navigate his mental distress. It has become very apparent that, for a person like Adam, finding help while navigating the social stigmas he faces is a challenging process to say the least.
In our interviews with Rick Tarnas, Sadhguru and Roger Walsh we’ve found that Western culture does not have a context or foundation for someone going through an episode of severe mental distress that could potentially lead to a spiritual awakening
I was very honored to meet and interview Roger Walsh, a professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Walsh has not only studied many of the great spiritual traditions of the world,
As a homeless person, Adam joins thousands of individuals on the street who have ended up there because of mental disturbances. It has been estimated that 6% of the U.S. population suffers from some form of severe mental illness and
Adam’s guides and synchronicities continued to inform him and he feels his co-workers at Whole Foods Market cannot understand what he was going through.
Ron is finding meditation and his time with Adam increasingly helpful in dealing with his ‘Moral Injury’ from the war. Over time they both complete two 10-day Vipassana Meditation retreats, which are very helpful in furthering their healing process. In the meantime, Adam moves to a small lake in the Cascade foothills named Lake Joy…. Read more »
While interviewing Adam, he suggested that I meet a good friend of his, Ron. When I met Ron, I was immediately impressed by how bright and articulate he was.
At work Adam is feeling judged by some of his co-workers as ‘crazy’. He tells me how hard it is to find people he can speak to about the ‘interactions’ he is having with his ‘guides’.