Monthly Archives: November 2011

Religious and Secular Commitment

For as long as I can remember I’d always complained about the way people seem to identify themselves with one group or another and only then decide how they will behave based on their imitation of the group they belong … Continue reading

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The Inclusiveness of Exclusive Single-Minded Focus

The capacity for single-minded focus is made possible due to the awareness of the oneness of God built into our nature. Thoughts are easily disturbed by distractions as light as hearing scratching on a board. We can hold onto a … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient

Frankl didn’t intend for logotherapy to stand on its own but to supplement other theories much the same way that the spirit cannot stand on its own without the physical body, the intellect or the emotions. The spirit is not … Continue reading

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Meaning in Stupidity

I hesitate telling this story. How much of myself should I reveal to the world? There has to be a limit. Maybe I am influenced by reading yesterday about the benefits of mindfulness and how when we are in touch … Continue reading

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The Long and Windy Road

Life is a long and windy road. As Steve Jobs once said, you can only connect the dots backward. You can’t connect the dots forward. So what are you supposed to do when you’re going forward and you can’t see … Continue reading

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Reflecting

Reflecting in logotherapy is not the same as the method of mirroring back what the client has said to us. We’re mirroring back meaning. The focus is the person and not “the problem.” We stop and reflect together that he’s … Continue reading

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Affirmation

Affirmation in logotherapy is different from affirmation in other approaches. First of all it’s an unspoken acknowledgment of the absolute worth of the person sitting across from us and a transmission of that worth. Although every approach begins with this … Continue reading

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