Where is there? I'm honestly not sure of where "there" is myself, but I am told that when I get "there" I will find it. Quite recently I found myself back in a private search for there and I wasn't quite sure where to start, so I turned to my regular meditation practice. I stepped… Continue reading Where is there?
In reaching for certainty I have sometimes found more uncertainty that I would hope for. But this too can be a sign of growth even when it may seem a bit disheartening and unsettling. Uncertainty can have a sort of stability to it when you become used to it being there. Do we have to… Continue reading Uncertainty
I think that what constitutes as healed or healing depends on the person that has experienced the trauma. If you have ever done any serious work on yourself involving healing your own mind then you may know first hand that the degree of your healing depends on how much you were damaged. Over the course… Continue reading Poking Through
The difference between psychoanalysis and psychotherapy can be said that psychoanalysis looks at the unconscious, while psychotherapy works with what we are conscious of. Now this isn't 100% accurate, but from a layman's perspective, this may be the easiest way to draw a distinction between the two techniques. Today, we tend to view psychotherapy as… Continue reading A Brief History of Psychoanalysis-Freud, Breuer, & Klein
Dukkha A good take on Buddhist psychology suggests one examines the four noble truths which are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering (dukkha, samudaya, nirodha, and magga). For the sake of this post… Continue reading A Buddhist take on Anxiety and Suffering