Monthly Archives: March 2019


Enlightening The Shadow


"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however is disagreeable, and therefore not popular." Carl Jung We are not just what we think we are. We are also what we think we are not. Each of us forms a sense of our personality based on our capabilities and virtues. We also define ourselves by the characteristics that we reject. If dad or mom seems rageful and dangerous, we may grow up rejecting awareness of our own anger. We [...]

Enlightening The Shadow2019-03-23T09:49:46+00:00

Dynamic Inversion


This tool helps you control your impulses for immediate gratification. This may include food, drugs, sex, etc. we all have emotional habits that are gratifying in subtle ways and yet that weaken us. The most common examples are projecting our anger out on others or “spilling” our anxieties out on them. Pick an impulse you struggle with (sugar craving, or yelling at your spouse). Think of this impulse as traveling out to the world through a “lower” channel that you can close off. Do this by associating the pain behind [...]

Dynamic Inversion2019-03-16T09:34:35+00:00

Defense Mechanisms


How can you communicate with people who seem to be out of touch with reality and rational thought? Once you understand why these people behave so irrationally, you can communicate more effectively with them. PROJECTION A neighbor was insistent that people have no right to carry firearms because he didn't want to be murdered if one of his neighbors had a "bad day.” I responded by asking him why he thought his neighbors wanted to murder him, and, of course, got no response. How does my neighbor "know" that his [...]

Defense Mechanisms2019-03-09T09:17:36+00:00

Budha’s Wisdom


Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, or "Enlightened One," died in 480 B.C. his wisdom lives on. "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." "Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else." "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone [...]

Budha’s Wisdom2019-03-02T09:09:31+00:00
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