The first one is the fact that people cannot be think as separate from their relationships. Since relationships are one of the core factors in our life, it would be inevitable to be effected by them in different ways. The way we chose to deal with these relationships may be maladaptive and we need to learn a better way of dealing. PIT enables the therapist and patient to work on the present feelings and thoughts, which may arise in current therapeutic relationship. Even if these feelings and thoughts appears in the therapy sessions, they are also patterns of thinking and feeling in real life settings.
The search to understand ourselves is an inherent human trait. We seek self exploration in order to understand ourselves and others. However, we are not defined solely defined by our present experiences; the past plays a vital role in the creation of our self and our perception of reality. We consider time concrete, as we are able to measure it through the visible change in our surroundings. However, time is also psychological, and is therefore observed differently than physical time.
According to Daryl self perception is “A person’s view of him or herself and of any mental or physical attribute that makes up the person’s self. The perception theory of how self knowledge unfolds.” It assumes that internal states are inferences resulting from observation of one’s behaviour (Tuntufye., 1993: 267). Understanding how people get to know themselves is important because self knowledge is a foundation which people use in the process of forming values, preferences and attitudes. Clear self knowledge helps people make decisions in daily life, whereas the absence of well defined self knowledge can render an individual unable to make these decisions. The self perception theory consists of two basic claims.
We need to explore our minds. Discover ourselves. Ursula Le Guin’s interesting argument of “The Child and the Shadow” portrays the necessity of the shadow side of self and how we need our unconsciousness and consciousness to work together for us, as well as our society, to really
Our identity is what we think of ourselves to be combined with how we choose to express it and further coupled with what others think is the best way of expressing ourselves. It is a thread of overlapping psychological states while being located in different locations. Creation of the self is always an active ongoing process where in, the answer to the question “Who am I?” is given by the story we tell about ourselves which highlights the interaction of the interior development of an individual’s personality and participation in society by internalising the cultural norms, acquiring different statuses and playing various roles in a particular context. It is a combination of our values, beliefs and our personality. However, there is nothing that we can point out within our self that is the core essence which will never change.
As individuals that are highly dependent on knowledge, can we frankly say that the only influence knowledge has is on our personal lives? Are we not considering knowledge as a simple, trivial aspect of our lives then? “The whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives”. This quote is one that contradicts itself, stating that knowledge is what lies within the roots of our lives, yet failing to realize that it’s not doing this only through our limited personal knowledge, but also through humankind’s profoundly deep pool of shared knowledge. Perhaps one should attempt to interpret personal and shared knowledge to enhance one’s understanding of the quote given.
However, considering that each student has an individual learning style, I have acknowledged that developing a flexible teaching style is vital to enhancing teaching and learning experience. Consequently, the feedback has prompted me to reflect on my practice. The student’s comment may not directly refer to my teaching method, however she suggested an approach that was different to my style. It was a struggle to change considering that the feedback was given in broad context. It felt like I was heading into a totally different and vague
We may be developing professionally or at doing whatever we practice doing, but we are not developing ourselves, which is our intellectual-emotional mind, by our intellect paying attention to the experience of Consciousness and our intensified emotions by will maintaining that experience. When we are talking about developing our intellectual-emotional mind, it is through having more will to pay attention to the experience of Consciousness and being emotional about
It provided insight on the reasons why I may be drawn to certain career choices than others, shows pertinent areas of strengths, as well as weaknesses. What I found most interesting is the parenting styles as a INTJ, although I am not yet a parent, it specifies that because of acquiring this personality trait, one may tend to be a perfectionist and as the same, expect the child to be one also. This can create a strain on the relationship. Within the workplace, I do appreciate a strict code of conduct and prefer to work in an environment that is challenging and with like-minded group of individuals. In school, the learning style made prefect sense.
Our lives are marked by events that make us grow and mature. We cannot grow if we are too comfortable. Only by being out of our comfort zone will we notice substantial transformations in ourselves. Many times, to advance through obstacles, one must endure excruciating pain. To get through difficult situations the only option might be to reinvent yourself, to replace what you thought was fair and right, and adjust yourself to the new reality.
Ecosophy T is self-realization. Naess wants to give it an “expanded meaning based on the distinction between a large comprehensive Self and a narrow egoistic self,” (418). Self-realization is becoming self aware of how you fit into the world, and how you can make it better. Self-realization happens when you have maximum self-determination, complexity, symbiosis, and a no class society. In order to have full realization, the person needs to learn and question and relook at their life.
I also understand the importance of being accepting to different cultures especially within this role. The article has stressed upon the importance and clarified to me culture deals with a lot more then just traditions as it sums up our basis of self-identity, and incorporates itself within the way we preform, speak, and interact with those around us. In recognition to this, not always do we agree of those of another culture but we must never ostracize them. In other words, “service learners learn about problem-solving in social situations and appreciating cultural difference” (Kronick, Cunningham & Gourley,
They claim that because we adhere to what is already familiar to us, it is difficult to apprehend a new idea (7-9). In knowing this, one measure we must take should be to challenge what we know by changing the metaphors we live by. The changes to our conceptual views lead us to a deeper level of understanding; allowing us to accept new ideas as our own and because of this we can no longer revert to ignorance. Prior to college there are many things in our lives that can keep us from enlightenment. These causes may include things like our family’s values or a lack of experience.