When I look upon that pale reflection I don’t know what I see; Shadow of my flesh — perfection, though crumbling to debris. Am I that flesh, that body incarnate, Sensible to touch and feeling? The shadow jeers, feeding me austerity. enraptured by its hollow idyll; imperceptibly.. sinking to deluded clarity, fading into your(my) corrupt libel. It opens its mouth to speak, agape and moronic,...
Americans today probably belong to the first generation on earth that looks at a...– Lauren Slater, Welcome to My Country (via psychotherapy)
Passive Agression Toward the Self →
psychotherapy: via Psychology Today: Are you—unawares—a mental and emotional masochist? In self-sabotage you “act out” internal conflicts by first moving toward a goal—then retreating from it. “I can do it” is offset by “I can’t do it.” “I want it” is overridden by “No, I don’t want it.” “I deserve it” countermanded by “I don’t deserve it.” The net result of such an ambivalent—or...
This Could Be Carl Jung's Century (The Guardian) →
psychotherapy: excerpt: “…Yet if the last century has been called “the Freudian century”, there are reasons for thinking that this one could be Jung’s. His time does seem to have come. For a start he invented the term “complex”, meaning combinations or clusters of emotional issues and dynamics, drawn from past, present and even the future. This idea rescues clinicians from having to make...
We’re all difficult. Everyone who is married is a difficult spouse. We emphasize...– William Doherty, psychology professor at the University of Minnesota (via psychotherapy)