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Here’s Mote in Your Eye!

Why do I criticize the saw dust in my brother’s eye while there is a plank in mine? I ask myself this question, a version of another question from some famous person. This question came to me while I was reflecting upon a recent interaction with a friend of mine. I threw this friend under the bus […]

Self Defense

The Father of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, postulated “ego defense mechanisms.”   For example, the ego uses intellectualization to displace anxiety-producing thoughts with related “intellectual” thoughts.  The nasty thoughts are repressed into unconsciousness while acceptable intellectual thoughts are expressed freely. What if psychology itself is an intellectualization and defense mechanism against Self Realization? There is a […]

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