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What is Love? Sadhguru: 🌷🌿What fragrance is to a flower, love is to a human being. If there is love in your heart, it will guide you through your life. Love has its own intelligence. Love is a quality. Love is not what you do. Love is what you Become. 1/18 #Justice4Australia
If 7.5 billion people minus one, you feel terribly lonely, that’s not love– that’s attachment. You want to be loved because you feel incomplete. Otherwise, being loved can be quite a nuisance. Love is not about somebody. Love is not some kind of act. Love is the way you are. 2/18
Using people and loving things – this is a complete misunderstanding of life. Things are for use. People are for love. If someone loves you because you are theirs, it is about you being their property. If someone loves you for who you are, you are fortunate. 3/18
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Why identity and privilege matter: Yesterday in Sydney Morning Herald Lakita Bourke (2021) wrote:“Prime Minister Scott Morrison says identity politics and the moral corrosion caused by the misuse of social media are forces seeking to undermine society.” 1/56 #Justice4Australia
“Mr Morrison made the remarks in a speech – in which he repeatedly referred to his Pentecostal faith – called “the responsibility of citizens in building community to achieve national success”. Morrison told an audience “as citizens, we cannot allow what we think we are 2/56
entitled to, to become more important than what we are responsible for.” So what is identity politics, how does it relate to entitlement and responsibility, and why does Morrison think it undermines society? Bisexual Muslim Poet @Omarjsakr (2017) commented for SBS: 3/56
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Wisdom from Sadhguru: “People care for their own little pleasure more than for everyone’s wellbeing. That is what we have to change in the world. What does an unlimited amount of wealth mean to a man who has a limited amount of time. 1/34 #Justice4Australia
The fight against corruption has to start within you, as integrity is an inner quality. Integrity is not a bunch of values or ethics. Integrity is the coherence between how you are, how you think, and how you act. 2/34
There is no substitute for a conscious, responsible behavior. If you learn to use the tools of body, mind, emotions, and energy by choice, you will naturally become a very impactful human being. 3/34
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🌺🌿Mindfulness Quotes:

“The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves - that is the day you will find your way out.” - Michael Singer 1/ 🌺🌿
“The bad news is you are falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there is no ground.” - Chogyam Trungpa
“Once in a while it really hits people they don't have to experience the world the way they have been told.” - Alan Keightley 2/
🍃🌺 “We are here on earth to help others, what the others are here for, I have no idea.” - Wystan Hugh Auden

“If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito!” - Dalai Lama 3/ 🌺🌿
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How to live with a ‘whole’ heart: #Justice4Australia

“There are no prerequisites to worthiness.” - Dr Brené Brown ❤️

“Shame is the most powerful master emotion. It is the fear we are not enough.”- Dr Brené Brown 1/ ❤️
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” - Dr Brené Brown ❤️

“Loving ourselves through owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.” - Dr Brené Brown 2/ ❤️
“Our worthiness, that critical piece that gives us access to love and belonging, lives inside our story.” - Dr Brené Brown ❤️

“Vulnerability is at the core, the centre, of meaningful human experiences.” - Dr Brené Brown 3/❤️
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What is #Justice4Australia? I joined Twitter to see if Trump would win or lose the US election. I had not watched the news or followed politics for years; too much, too soon had made me unwell: Psychosis. I saw Trump’s tweets and thought, ‘Is this guy for real!? 1/36
I had no clue then I would be thanking him now. Trump introduced me to the wonderful world of Twitter; incredibly talented minds constantly fact checking his tweets. Journalists, lawyers, doctors, psychologists, professors. Others with no qualifications equally impressive. 2/36
It was so refreshing to read quality responses, to see humour used to make people feel safe in a world seemingly, increasingly mad, and available to people all around the world for free. I did not know Tharnicaa and Kopika would bring me towards 3/36
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Dalai Lama: “On Earth Day 2021, I appeal to my brothers and sisters throughout the world to look at both the challenges and the opportunities before us on this one blue planet that we share. I often joke that 1/10 #Justice4Australia
the moon and stars look beautiful, but if any of us tried to live on them, we would be miserable. This planet of ours is a delightful habitat. Its life is our life, its future our future. Indeed, earth acts like a mother to us all. Like children, we are dependent on her. 2/10
In the face of such global problems as effect of global heating and depletion of ozone layer, individual organizations and single nations are helpless. Unless we work together, no solution can be found. Our mother earth is teaching us a lesson in universal
responsibility. 3/10
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For the Prime Minister of Australia:

Dear Scott Morrison,

I am writing to you about the growing concern worldwide for the First Nations people of Australia. I was only 17 years old when I was formally taught, at James Cook University, 1/62 #Justice4Australia
about the Australian Government’s long standing abuse of First Nations people. I actually cried. I did not understand how any person or government could do what I learnt. I became an Academic at the same university that empowered me with that knowledge. 2/62
I am now a Psychologist in Cape York working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. I cannot thank them enough for enriching my life; for providing a sense of connection and belonging I did not experience growing up in Australia. 3/62
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#RaiseTheAge: “Young children do not have the neurological maturity to foresee the consequences of their behaviours, assess risk and comprehend the potentially criminal nature of their behaviour. 1/8 #Justice4Australia #Auspol
Aboriginal children are disproportionately represented within the youth justice system
around the country (21 times as likely to be under supervision as non-Indigenous young people). It is crucial that the Government listen to the numerous reports, 2/8
inquiries and Royal Commissions which recommend governments invest in Aboriginal designed and led community solutions when responding to youth justice issues. By failing to safeguard and care for the most vulnerable members of the community and 3/8
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My Recovery from Psychosis: People ask how I tirelessly campaign for Tharnicaa, Kopika and #Justice4Australia. People also thank me for being transparent about my lived experience of Psychosis. I have some beautiful insights I would like to share to explain how and why. 1/50
Firstly, there is no tireless effort on my part. It is my passion to share the truth for justice. Secondly, I am transparent about my experience of Psychosis because individuals can not only recover; Psychology now has a phenomenon known as Post-Traumatic Growth. 2/50
This week Christine Holgate powerfully shared her truth for justice; she was also transparent that she found the past six months deeply traumatising. Tony Wright, from The Sydney Morning Herald reported: “Ms Holgate’s evidence that she had become suicidal in the 3/50
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Knowledge is Power: Education is not intended to fill a container with knowledge. It is intended to light the fire of justice within you. The term ‘Philosophy’ in Doctor of Philosophy does not mean the field or academic discipline of Philosophy; 1/75 #Justice4Australia
it means in the broadest sense, with its original Greek meaning, ‘love of wisdom.’ I write this NOT as a Psychologist as there is limits within any profession. I write this as a human being in the broadest sense in accordance with love of wisdom. 2/75
Throughout history it was been a privilege and more importantly a responsibility to share the truth for justice. For example, ‘homosexuality’ was recently considered an illness in Psychiatry; listed in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 3/75
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“Exit Here: Ignorance is Bliss!”: You see some whales in the ocean. That is a fact. You wonder if they are a family. You will need evidence to know the truth. So you gather some and determine they are. This now becomes a truth for you. 1/22 #Justice4Australia
However, not all truths can be measured. For example, we cannot measure the end of existence. We’re not even absolutely sure there’s a glass wall with a sign that says, “Exit Here.” Another problem is that we can only ever be 99.9% confident that A caused B. 2/22
Every scientific fact must be falsifiable. This just means it must have the opportunity to be disproved. It was designed this way because a lot of what we considered to be true 100 years ago we no longer consider it to be the truth today. 3/22
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“My heart breaks when I think of the more than 450 Black families who have lost their sons and daughters, mums and dads, brothers and sisters at the hands of the Australian justice system. As an Aboriginal person, I feel pain of every one of these deaths. #Justice4Australia 1/13
I am angry that we continue to call for accountability and action. Deaths in prison cells, deaths in the back of police cars, deaths at the hands of police and prison guards: none of them should have happened. 2/13
Since 1991 - 30 years ago - more than 450 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody. Why is 1991 important? Because that is when the Royal Commission into Deaths in Custody made 339 recommendations to governments, 3/13
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2021 Suicide Prevention Summit. 14-16 May. Entirely Free: To equip every practicing mental health professional in Australia with global best-practice knowledge and skills on suicide prevention, thereby making a tangible reduction on suicide rates.👇🏼#Justice4Australia 1/18
Who can register: Community Worker, Counsellor, GP/Medical Practitioner, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Student, Teacher/Educator, Other. 2/18
Dear Mental Health Professional,
Suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. As a mental health professional, you are the frontline of defence, and you will be required to work with suicidality. 3/18
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Enlightenment: Do we experience reality as an illusion and are we are all hallucinating? What does it mean to “break the glass wall”? Well perception is like ‘a map of Earth’. It’s not the exact picture. However, it works. #Justice4Australia 1/50
The intellect is like that. It cannot see the whole truth but it works. It has been said that to “break the glass wall” is to taste truth so to speak. But it can be too much to experience all at once. That’s why practices, like yoga, were for people to experience it slowly. 2/50
Spontaneous enlightenment can be dangerous: like psychosis. Now if you have read my thread on the ‘Window of Tolerance’, about snakes 🐍 and ladders 🪜, it’s like going from zero to hero, in intensity of arousal. You hit the roof of the attic. The body cannot go further. 3/50
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Dark Side of Psychology: Excerpts from the following paper highlight the need to challenge the ‘status quo’. This is an inspiring piece on how healthy skepticism and activism achieves cultural change: ‘Out of DSM: Depathologizing Homosexuality.’ #Justice4Australia #Auspol 1/43
In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed the diagnosis of “homosexuality” from the second edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This resulted after comparing competing theories,
those that pathologized homosexuality and 2/43
those that viewed it as normal. Theories of pathology: viewed homosexuality as a sign of a defect, or even as morally bad, with some of these theorists being quite open about their belief that homosexuality is a social evil. For example, 3/43
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‘Support through connection’ for survivors: “Learning to feel safe ‘enough’ with another person, or within a group, can be an important part of a survivor’s journey. For many survivors it can be hard to identify a person with whom you do feel safe. #Justice4Australia 1/47
It can be hard to begin to trust them. It is important to try and identify your safe person or people. The following are possible people or groups who can provide you with support: Family; Friends, neighbours or work colleagues; 2/47
Peer groups: like a local drop-in centre, support group or sports club; Counsellor or therapist, case worker, support worker, GP or other professional; Therapeutic groups; Groups with activities you enjoy e.g. sport, hobbies, music, singing, dancing; 3/47
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Dedicated to Australia’s First Nations people: Over-represented in Custody. Deaths in Custody. Children aged 10+ in Custody. Parents 10 x more likely have children removed from home. Health, mental health, suicide crisis. More.👇🏼#Justice4Australia #Auspol
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I am Australian:
I came from the dream-time
From the dusty red-soil plains
I am the ancient heart
The keeper of the flame
I stood upon the rocky shores
I watched the tall ships come
For forty thousand years I've been
The first Australian
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I came upon the prison ship
Bowed down by iron chains
I bought the land, endured the lash
And waited for the rains
I'm a settler, I'm a farmer's wife
On a dry and barren run
A convict, then a free man
I became Australian
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I'm the daughter of a digger
Who sought the mother lode
The girl became a woman
On the long and dusty road
I'm a child of the Depression
I saw the good times come
I'm a bushie, I'm a battler
I am Australian
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Self-care for survivors: "Self-care" means looking after yourself. It means treating yourself as person who deserves care. Caring for yourself is often challenging for people who experienced child abuse or childhood trauma. #Justice4Australia 1/11
That’s because you were harmed by another person. Sometimes it was done on purpose. Other times it happened because that person had their own issues which stopped them caring for you. 2/11
When an adult neglects, hits, insults, abuses or ignores a child, the child comes to understanding that they aren’t worth much. Often this happens time and again. This often means that the child grows up believing that they don’t deserve to be loved or cared for – 3/11
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Complex Trauma Treatment: “Complex trauma is different to the trauma of a single incident. Single incident trauma is associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Survivors of complex trauma may experience PTSD and are at increased risk of PTSD. 1/24 #Justice4Australia
Yet the impacts of complex trauma are more extensive and debilitating than those of PTSD alone. People with complex trauma often develop complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C –PTSD). This is to be included in the upcoming ICD11. 2/24
What is complex trauma treatment? `[T]here is no one perfect trauma therapy’ (Shapiro, 2010). The core features of complex trauma treatment reflect clinical and neurobiological insights, including the role of the body. They have been informed by psychodynamic 3/24
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An Indigenous Man has died: 5 Deaths In Custody In 4 Weeks. A week from the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report. All of Australia’s violations of abuse are here: 2021 Human Rights Watch World Report.👇🏼#Justice4Australia #Auspol
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Australians: The brave have always fought for truth. Neuroscience finally confirms all wisdom traditions: awareness, compassion and action benefits us all. Now there’s no excuse for injustice. Only ignorance or the deliberate negative use of power. #Justice4Australia #Auspol 👇🏼
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#March4Justice worked: Goggle Box has delivered a clear message to Australians. Your efforts are changing Australia’s landscape. Morrison Government have not released Tharnicaa and Kopika #HomeToBilo. However, we can go to them: CI tourist hotspot. 1/2 #Justice4Australia #Auspol
CIConference2021: Date TBA. Attend CI with advocates to remind the world stage of Australia’s cruel and unlawful refugee crisis. Same-day city protests across the nation. If you can support this idea in anyway please DM this genius: @p3pp3rtr33z. #Justice4Australia #Auspol 2/2
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