I’m finding that one of the problems of being in school again is that it makes me think more, but I don’t have the time to do anything with what I’m thinking. This morning (it’s morning for me, okay?) I’m thinking about the little I know about Leni Riefenstahl, and wanting to know more, thinking […]Read more "half-thunk thoughts"
I’ve been getting in my own way really quite drastically on the work I really must do for classes the past few weeks. I have attempted to ease myself along, break the tasks into manageable chunks (new and important skill for me, that), not beat myself up, set aside time, try to identify the things […]Read more "Resort to bribery"
I’ve been thinking about Lillian Rubin’s The Man With the Beautiful Voice (assigned) and how much I disagree not so much with her actual decisions about when she should allow physical contact (with no sexual overtones from her) to be part of her therapeutic work with someone, but how she reaches those decisions. I’ve been […]Read more "It’s Routine"
My professors of Holistic Theories of Psychotherapy tell me that Buddhist Yoga practitioners…or possibly Yogic practitioners of Buddhism…use a phrase which has been translated as ‘skillful means’. It is not enough to have good intentions, or even a good heart, or a passionate desire to help others. One must also have the skillful means to […]Read more "Skillful Means"
One Art — Elizabeth Bishop The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to master. Then practice […]Read more "The Art of Losing Isn’t Hard to Master"