Monthly Archives: January 2011

Humans hear; animals fear

Frankl says, ‚ÄúConscience could be defined as the intuitive capacity of man to find out the meaning of a situation (Will to Meaning, p. 63). Meaning is the opportunity/challenge/demand/invitation/requirement/call/question life asks (pick the word you prefer) for a unique individual … Continue reading

Posted in logotherapy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Voice of conscience or superego

The crux of what sets the voice of conscience apart from superego is its transcendent origin. What does this “voice” say? What is its significance? What is the result of listening to it? The voice of conscience is comes from … Continue reading

Posted in logotherapy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The art of gift-giving

If you want to give someone a gift is it important that the person know about it? Why or why not? In the book Ein Aya Rabbi Yitzchak HaCohen Kook focuses on explaining the Talmudic ambivalence over whether or not … Continue reading

Posted in logotherapy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Being there

Today I had an epiphany. Responsibility is a result of choice and choice is a direct function of not knowing! How did I come to this, why is it so exciting to me and what the heck am I talking … Continue reading

Posted in logotherapy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A tapestry

Sometimes a person will say “I may be wrong but…” Expressing an opinion is a frightening thing. We can’t both be right. Therefore either I’m right and that puts me into the threatening position of having to prove myself right … Continue reading

Posted in logotherapy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Avoiding the irritation build-up

To continue yesterday’s post with a personal experience: One of my kids made herself something to eat and didn’t clean up the dishes and frying pan. The accumulation of dishes in the sink is one of those things that I … Continue reading

Posted in logotherapy | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Nip it in the bud

We all get into situations we would rather have not gotten ourselves into. Although every person has different challenges the process is similar for everyone. There is something toxic for us that will lead to depression or something tempting that … Continue reading

Posted in logotherapy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment