Psychology - Point 15
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"Own is a very big word in therapy; you own your life, as if there's a self, an individual, enclosed self, within a skin. That's individualism. That's the philosophy of therapy. I question that. The self could be redefined, given a social definition, a communal definition." Hillman, James. Networker, Sept/Oct 1991.
"When we consider the soul of relationship, unexpected factors come into view. In its deepest nature, for example, the soul involves itself in the stuff of this world, both people and objects. It loves attachments of all kinds--to places, ideas, times, historical figures and periods, things, words, sounds, and settings--and if we are going to examine relationship in the soul, we have to take into account the wide range of its loves and inclinations. Yet even though the soul sinks luxuriously into its attachments, something in it also moves in a different direction. Something valid and necessary takes flight when it senses deep attachment, and this flight also seems so deeply rooted as to be an honest expression of soul. Our ultimate goal is to find ways to embrace both attachment and resistance to attachment, and the only way to that reconciliation of opposites is to dig deeply into the nature of each. As with all matters of soul, it is in honoring its impulses that we find our way best into its mysteries." Moore, Thomas. SoulMates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship, Harper Collins, 1994, p. 3.
Acknowledging the lifescape of meaning below and within knowledge gives psychology an actual and clear domain to work in. The lifescape make the “unconscious” visible, and subjects as knowledge alliances is a clear way to bridge the duality of consciousness of the therapy encounter–where reality is put on one side and feelings on another. There’s no surprise here as psychology has labored patiently exposing personal investments and relationships within our firmest beliefs. Further, all issues of identity are collaborative in being both constructed and discovered.
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