Monthly Archives: May 2011

Will to meaning

The will to pleasure sets man up as an animal. The will to power sets man up as a god. The will to meaning sets man up as a created being standing in relationship to God. Through this relationship, and … Continue reading

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Music: Experiential meaning

When I asked myself what I want to do before I go to sleep to relax I thought of playing piano. Then when I tried to actually do it I wasn’t able to enjoy myself. I’m writing about this, you … Continue reading

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Our logotherapy team

Our logotherapy end-of-course workshop was wonderful. We asked them to consider the following quote and questions on the quote: “Man cannot really exist without a fixed point in the future. Under normal conditions his entire present is shaped around that … Continue reading

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Writing and a settled mind

Our end-of-course workshop is coming up and I have no time to blog. I will be back next week. I will only say this: There is meaning every moment. There are choices to make every moment. Not every choice requires … Continue reading

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The skill of conscience

This past week I attended a marriage enrichment conference. The overwhelmingly strong message was: People want to learn skills. It gave me something to think about in reflecting on logotherapy’s emphasis on meaning as opposed to skills and techniques. And … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers and Viktor Frankl on values

Today I had an epiphany. I have been asking the wrong question and juxtaposing the wrong texts. Before I asked the question: What are values? To answer this I juxtaposed Carl Rogers saying values are a matter of personal preference … Continue reading

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Interactive discussion model (revised)

Last night I experimented with an interactive discussion model for the small group. I learned that: I need to be more clear when giving instructions People tend to be quick to say they agree or disagree before they’ve understood what … Continue reading

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