By Erving Polster
Erving Polster significantly expands the information and considering at the improvement of the self. this crucial publication bargains therapists new methods of considering, in addition to particular methods to aid sufferers notice a robust and fit experience of self.
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O n che other hand, if a jungian is simply one who foll ows her or h is own ind ividuat ion process, then one is a Jungian no matter what one does, as long as one stays on crack. But this seems a bit tOO easy, tOO simplistic. I would say that you are a Jungian when, in order to avoid you r own arbitrariness or selfindulgent living, you choose C. G. jung as a reference point for your self-examination, in which you challenge completely your beliefs and methods and find positive meaning in doing that.
He loved Zen sayi ngs. ElEl Jt-lltEl [Each day is a fine day l was h is favo rite. I also remember, [Truly focusing on oneself, one realizes Buddhahood. ] Many times I heard from h im the story of Bodhi Dharma's "sin ing for nine years, faC ing the wa ll. " Si nce I respected him so, I thought that he must have been enl ightened, perhaps espec ially because he had no fear of death, which was such a terrible problem fo r me. When I grew up, I hoped that I would reach enl ighten- BUDDHIS T ! JUNG I AN !
The interest of so many of my analysands in Chrisrianity indicated that, within the ir Japanese culture, they had experienced some sort of fri ction with their surroundings and no longer felt at ease with themselves. Thus they came for analysis. When their dream analyses began, however, they were surprised that they had highly significant dreams of Sh into shrines and Buddhist temples. Of course I never encouraged them to quit being Christian or to become Buddh ist. Although this did happen in some cases during the process of dream analysis, 1 was devoted simply to fo llowing each one's indi viduation process.
A Population of Selves: A Therapeutic Exploration of Personal Diversity (Jossey Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series) by Erving Polster