Thank you for the ground beneath me For it catches me when I fall. Thank you for the path ahead of me - Though tiresome and plagued with twists and turns, Thank you that I have somewhere to go. Thank you for loving me, For allowing me to see a new day - Though adorned …
Wonderful… “the True Self is a sense of being alive and real in one’s mind and body, having feelings that are spontaneous and unforced.”
With my blog I try and challenge and inspire. Challenging perceptions and ideas is important – It is how we grow.
I have done this by the social angle, I have done this by the philosophical angle, and I have done this by a religious angle.
Now maybe time for a Psychological Angle? 😉
In Donald Winnicott’s thought there is a “True Self and False Self”.
“Only the true self can be creative and only the true self can feel real.” For Winnicott, the True Self is a sense of being alive and real in one’s mind and body, having feelings that are spontaneous and unforced. This experience of aliveness is what allows people to be genuinely close to others, and to be creative.
In Winnicott’s writing, the “False Self” is a defence, a kind of mask of behaviour that complies with others’ expectations. Winnicott…
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I feel trapped - The walls are closing in on me; How did I end up here? I feel caged in, Is there any hope of being set free?
If I died would you miss me? Would my absence leave a void Or would life move on as normal? Will you stop at random moments During the day as time stood still, And you remember the good times, The laughter - The memories. Would you miss me? Or would you forget I ever existed.
I either push through or I give in, Pressing myself towards the resistance Which cuts me to shreds And leaves me broken. I either fight or I die. I either contend for the promises God has declared over my life, Or I lie in defeat and Wallow away, seeking comfort in pain. Victory is for …