Humanity is estranged from its authentic possibilities....What we call 'normal' is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection and other forms of destructive action on experience. It is radically estranged from the structure of being.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal. Madness can be a sane response to an insane world.
-- R.D. Laing
On the other side of madness lies a peace and a harmony, a reconciliation between imperfect self and imperfect community, an acceptance of both, with a vision always near at hand of a higher ideal.