September 28, 2021

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Faces of his ghosts

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Haunted

When a man returns from war, he must decide if he gives names to the voices and faces of his ghosts.

Perhaps we speak with the spirits of our past so that we can gain explanation, understanding and then meaning. Perhaps there is a door that we must open, or a door that we must close. Home is a prime site for hallucinations. There’s a story to be told and we must listen. Ultimately our thoughts, our actions, our perceptions, and our feelings are ours and ours alone. We should never let our ghosts tell us what to think. We must tell them what to think. They are never our doctor, and we are never their patient. They have no power to represent anything to us unless we assign them a value. We must not allow ourselves to be deceived by them. We must live without fear. We must never be controlled by what we imagine, in fact we should never be controlled by anything, even if it is flesh and sinew, blood and bone.

Hallucinations may include seeing, hearing, feeling, or even smelling things that feel real but are not. You might not need to see a doctor; there are a lot of reasons that people could be seeing things; different hallucinations result from different causes. If they interfere with your ability to sleep or cause you distress, consider seeing a qualified health care professional to develop a strategy to cope with the hallucinations and to understand the importance of taking care of yourself.

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