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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What Do You Think the Higher Purpose of Autism Is?

Posted: 23 Oct 2017, 2:34 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 970


I find it dull and completely void of imagination that one would identify with their intellectual capacities over their intuitive nature. Speaking for myself, nothing inside me, intuitive or intellectual, drives me towards a feeling that there's any higher purpose behind autism. If I were more pron...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What Do You Think the Higher Purpose of Autism Is?

Posted: 23 Oct 2017, 2:25 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 970


I find it dull and completely void of imagination that one would identify with their intellectual capacities over their intuitive nature. Speaking for myself, nothing inside me, intuitive or intellectual, drives me towards a feeling that there's any higher purpose behind autism. If I were more pron...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: middle aged diagnosis of AS

Posted: 22 Oct 2017, 12:40 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 539


Hi Billy I was diagnosed ten years ago at the age of 40. It's been a very long and arduous journey for me.integrating this deep understanding of myself has been very complex. My whole being was shaped around a persona that was unconsciously created to protect me from what was for me a harsh and crue...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What Do You Think the Higher Purpose of Autism Is?

Posted: 21 Oct 2017, 10:46 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 970


It makes perfect sense to me that everything has a purpose. Yet how this all gets played out is beyond my thinking minds ability. I find it dull and completely void of imagination that one would identify with their intellectual capacities over their intuitive nature. As Einstein (who many believe wa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: BBC Chris Packham - Aspergers and me

Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 2:24 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,650


I'm looking forward to seeing this. I love it when people in the public eye come out and talk about being in the spectrum. I love it because it demonstrates in the most powerful way how diverse the spectrum is. Soon, perhaps in a decade or so, we (those of us who are high functioning) will no longer...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm Not An Aspie. I Lied During My Assessment.

Posted: 08 Oct 2017, 7:43 am 

Replies: 128
Views: 3,887


LD The answer to many of your questions could simply be that the spectrum is as wide as it is deep. Many of us in the spectrum find this difficult to grasp. We simply like "us and them," or "in and out" models. The deeper reality, like everything else lies in varying shades of gr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm Not An Aspie. I Lied During My Assessment.

Posted: 06 Oct 2017, 4:18 am 

Replies: 128
Views: 3,887


It is quite feasible and to some extent even logical, that many in the high functioning end of the spectrum would be economical with the truth in an assessment. Whether this actually constitutes a lie or not is not easy to ascertain. For example, many high functioning folks who were diagnosed mid li...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Newly diagnosed at age 27, not sure how i should be feeling

Posted: 29 Sep 2017, 3:00 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 855


Diagnosis does not have to diminish your humanity. For many here the experience of being diagnosed was life affirming. It was life affirming for many in the spectrum because they no longer had to unconsciously over compensate for their limitations. Diagnosis in this context becomes a moment of enlig...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Newly diagnosed at age 27, not sure how i should be feeling

Posted: 29 Sep 2017, 1:25 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 855


Thank you, yes, as mentioned this is a very imperfect list. Sorry it wasn't that helpful to you. I wish you well.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Newly diagnosed at age 27, not sure how i should be feeling

Posted: 29 Sep 2017, 12:36 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 855


Just to add, I have all the above mentioned on the list. I have been formally diagnosed with high-functioning autism as well as formally diagnosed with cPTSD. My quest started out as an obsession, yet has now become like a fun game. The intensity of your distress and discomfort I am sure will abate ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Newly diagnosed at age 27, not sure how i should be feeling

Posted: 29 Sep 2017, 12:30 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 855


Hello Holography. I am sorry you are struggling with this right now. It sounds an awful predicament to be in, existentially and practically. One of my obsessive interests - born out of similar circumstances to yourself - was to devote the last ten years to understanding the boundary between autism a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your experience with mindfulness

Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 4:41 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 2,380


Dead thread! :skull: The community of interbeing was founded by Thich Nhat Hanh. A man with more insight than most. I get confused with the distinctions here, is "mindfulness" now something different to the traditional religious practice? Because I have had much experience with the latter...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your experience with mindfulness

Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 2:53 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 2,380


My latest little book Unclouded by Longing - Meditations on Autism and being present in an overwhelming world, is all about my experiences of living Mindfully with Autism. I am also a member of the community of interbeing in London. The community of interbeing was founded by Thich Nhat Hanh. As well...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hurricane Madness...

 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Madness...
Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 11:56 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 432


I'm pleased to hear you are safe and well.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Fever Affect in Adults in the spectrum

Posted: 09 Sep 2017, 3:18 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 677


There seems to be a fair bit about how this might affect children, but I would be very interested to hear from adults in the spectrum. I have recently had a virus that was awful, but I always enjoy the effect it has on my OCD and general anxiety. In life generally I feel like everything is always tu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hurricane Madness...

 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Madness...
Posted: 09 Sep 2017, 3:10 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 432


I'm wishing you well from London.

Let us know how you are doing.

Chris.
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