Today, the Daytop Philosophy has been adapted by various Therapeutic Communities in the Philippines as TC Philosophy and has been widely accepted not only by different drug rehabilitation centers but by the Parole and Probation Office and even the different detention facilities in the country like jails manned by the BuCor and the BJMP. In fact the Theraputic Community Modality Program has been adapted by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology as a model in the implementation of its Inmates Welfare and Development Program.
I would like to share the Daytop Philosophy or TC Philosophy to you, who is reading this blog right now, and I hope that you could get some inspiration from it, as much as I did.
I am here because there is no refuge,
finally from myself.
Until I confront myself in the eyes
and hearts of others, I am running.
Until I suffer them to know my secrets,
I have no safety from them.
Afraid to be known,
I can know neither myself nor any other,
I will be alone.
Where else but in our common ground,
can I find such a mirror?
Here, together, I can at last appear clearly to myself,
not as a giant of my dreams, nor the dwarf of my fears,
but as a person, part of the whole,
with my share in its purpose.
In this ground I can take root and grow,
not alone any more, as in death,
but alive to myself and to others.
by Richard Beauvais