We can hide from pain. A person told me, "I stayed in a bad relationship because I could hide there. I didn't have to face what got me into it to begin with. I didn't have to face what kept me in it. I hid out so I didn't have the light I needed to get out and live my life."
CG Jung wrote, "There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 28, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments
People are looking to find their way spiritually. I used to believe that religious guilt and fear were the primary culprits in thwarting spiritual growth. Now, as I've treated hundreds of individuals who've freed themselves from oppressive religious pasts, I see that one thing really holds people back from spiritual freedom: inertia.
Religious nightmares bolt a stuck psyche out of inertia. A patient reported, "I've gone to the same old church, listened to the same old dogma, and it's…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 20, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments
Life seems at an end. We're going to give up, thrown in the towel, we say. There's nothing more for me, we go on. Lights out, a voice inside echoes. When emotions are troubled to the point of despair, things are stirring in the mind. Something's cooking in life.
There's no way around the lights going out. It's going to happen. When it does, it's time to go still. A patient said, "When I began therapy I was suicidal. Everything was gone. There was no hope. It's taken time, but I…Continue