Going Sane Going Crazy
Crazy: Unsound. Unbalanced. Cracked or flawed. Insane.
Craze: Crack, break, crackle or shatter.
Craze and crazy are words with origins in Middle English/Old Norse. Crasen. It means literally to crack, break or shatter.
Julia Cameron makes the statement in her book, The Artist's Way: Going sane looks like going crazy.
You know the feeling. You're trying to shatter the illusions, break down the walls, crack open the shell to find yourself and set yourself free.
Maybe you've been living in a glass jar or behind glass. You could see out but didn't realize you were trapped inside or behind and were living life as an observer but not being able to feel or touch.
For a long time I have quoted the above saying, going sane looks like going crazy, but lately it just didn't feel right, didn't feel accurate somehow. So I did what I always do, I asked the question, why?
What does the word sane really mean?
It's origins are Latin, sanus, healthy.
Showing or having reason.
Sound judgment or good sense.
Free from mental derangement.
Sensible, practical, realistic, rational.
Level headed, balanced, NORMAL.
Wow and whoa.
With a list of words like that defining sane and sanity, my next question was,
Do I really want to go sane?
Aren't these the very things that create the illusions, the walls, the barriers, the glass that keep me from being my amazing, unique, irreverent self?
I WANT TO GO CRAZY SO I CAN GO REAL AND AUTHENTIC. I DON'T WANT TO GO SANE!
What about you?
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