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Some Notes on Dreaming

Though we seem to be Sleeping,

There is an Inner Wakefulness

That directs the Dream,

And that will eventually startle Us back

To the Truth of who we are.

                           ––>Rumi

 

Dreams educate us about the nature and workings of the psyche, how the soul speaks in a symbolic language of images and stories, and how we assemble our individual version of reality through a narration of our…

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Added by Jeremiah Abrams on February 6, 2011 at 12:02am — 4 Comments

Anxiety and Depression, Future, Past, and Present

Anxiety is emotion that is oriented to the Future.

...anticipating events and undesirable consequences.

 

 

Anxiety is excitement with too little breath.

––Fritz Perls

 

 

Depression is oriented to the Past.

...remembering with remorse, regret, un-forgiveness.

 

 

Your Depression is caused by an inability to praise.

You…

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Added by Jeremiah Abrams on January 29, 2011 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

Despair

"Despair is the only cure for illusion." ––Alexander Lowen



People get trapped in despair when their despair is incomplete, when some thread of illusory hope is still retained. Without despair we cannot transfer our allegiance to reality–it is a kind of mourning period for our fantasies. Some people do not survive this despair, but no major change within a person can occur without it. (Phillip Slater, Earthwalk, 1974)



Despair is incomplete when we still believe in the…

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Added by Jeremiah Abrams on January 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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