Tag Archives: transcendence

Freedom Within

In the process of clarifying my values through the Hutzell workbook I’m starting to notice a value of mine that was difficult for me to name with one word. I thought of vitality, intensity, letting go, immersion, throwing myself into … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Happiness

Here is Teria Shantall’s answer to my question presented in the post “Is the Goal to Make People Happy?” Dear Batya I think the answer to your question is to distinguish natural happiness (as an outflow of good circumstances which … Continue reading

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On Music, Transcendence and Holiness

(a contemplation continued from yesterday…) The word for holiness means separating or distinguishing. The quality of holiness that we attribute to God is utter transcendence and separateness from anything physical. To put it in the positive God is pure spirituality. … Continue reading

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I Think Therefore I Am Holy

Continuing on the topic of thinking while studying with my study partner, we read that the mind, which is physical matter, has a link to the spirit and that by thinking about what we’re doing as we’re doing it, we’re … Continue reading

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From humiliation to humility

Utilizing Frankl’s logotherapy in the healing process. Abiel Tsoametse Khalema told his personal story and wove it into his work as a chaplain in helping members of his congregation move forward in their lives. He was born into apartheid in … Continue reading

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Big ideas

First a word about the photo. I’ve changed the picture in the blog heading and I wanted you to see the picture in its entirety before it was cropped. We took this picture by the lake at St. Moritz in … Continue reading

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A link to the transcendent

Superego operates within the psyche. It makes demands. The person responds to its demands like an object. Conscience evokes the human capacity to transcend the psychic level and it illuminates transcendent meaning. Frankl posits that there is a religious sense … Continue reading

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