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  • Hou,Yi shared from Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Committment by Gay Hendricks, Kathlyn Hendricks
    When our dual urges for separateness and closeness are not resolved in healthy ways, we bring neurotic distortions of those urges to our relationships. The distortion of the yearning for closeness is clinging. The distortion of the urge for separateness is withdrawing, Clingers fear abandonment; withdrawers fear closeness.
    Note: boundary in intamacy: withdrwer and clinger both have fear.
  • Hou,Yi shared from Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Committment by Gay Hendricks, Kathlyn Hendricks
    What do we really need to know about emotions? The answer is simple: (1) feel them, and (2) communicate them in loving, straightforward ways to yourself and to others.
    Note: we need to learn how to feel our feelings and share it openly in intamacy.
  • Hou,Yi shared from Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Committment by Gay Hendricks, Kathlyn Hendricks
    Depression is a secondary emotion, the result of not being able to deal with a primary feeling, usually anger.
    Note: depression is secondary feelings hiding us from seeing primal feelings such as anger.
  • Hou,Yi shared from Love & Will by Rollo May
    Psychotherapy reveals both the immediate situation of the individual’s “sickness” and the archetypal qualities and characteristics which constitute the human being as human. It is the latter characteristics which have gone awry in specific ways in a given patient and have resulted in the former, his psychological problems.
    Note: a man will suffer from psychosis when has to distort the given archtypal temprement?
  • Hou,Yi shared from Love & Will by Rollo May
    Psychotherapy reveals both the immediate situation of the individual’s “sickness” and the archetypal qualities and characteristics which constitute the human being as human. It is the latter characteristics which have gone awry in specific ways in a given patient and have resulted in the former, his psychological problems.
    Note: a man will suffer from psychosis when has to distort the given archtypal temprement?
  • Hou,Yi shared from Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up by James Hollis
    now is the moment, the only moment that exists, in which becoming can be and in which consciousness can make a difference.
  • Hou,Yi shared from Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up by James Hollis
    As the poet Paul Eluard observed, there is another world, and it is this one!
  • Hou,Yi shared from Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up by James Hollis
    As Joseph Campbell said on television once, we can spend decades climbing the ladder, only to realize too late that we have placed it against the wrong wall.
  • Hou,Yi shared from a Personal Document
    As twelve-step groups say, “What we resist, will persist,”
  • Hou,Yi shared from A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living (Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) by Joseph Campbell
    wind.…The idea of yoga is to cause that wind to subside and let the waters return to rest.
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