right now i am going through some tough emotional issues, i'll spare you the details..but when i do relay some of my troubles to friends and aquaintences i get :
" well just pray about it", or "have you read the dalai lama, it helped me" or even, "you need to send positive energy to cast out the negative"
i am a goddamn atheist! none of that shit worked for me when i did attempt to believe in something, why do you think it will work now? if they werent good people that i respected, i would just say "fuck you AND your imaginary friend!" but i cant obviously...
so, i've tried searching online and on amazon for some sort of book for non-believers who need a bit of encouragement or something to get through tough times or down periods and i cant wade through all the woo-woo books to find anything remotely what i am looking for. even though i have insurance, its been tough finding affordable outpatient therapy (i work for a living and get money taken out of my pay for premiums, however the co-pays for specialist care every week would wreck my budget as is)
any suggestions? thanks for your time.