"What makes you crazy is to be an agent of your own gaslighting.
It starts with outward conformity, when you say and do things that contradict your truth.
You might have good reasons to hold the pretense:
To avoid shaming and ostracism, to be accepted, to keep your job.
But unless you can hold a place of truth within you that is inviolate, the show soon becomes real.
You forget the boundary between true and false, and the bandits breach the walls.
They run amok as you hold on to the inner sanctuary, the seat of the soul.
Finally they invade that too, and you become a fugitive in your own castle.
This is what I mean by insanity."
~ "Sanity", Charles Eisenstein, 2021