Another thought on speaking…
From Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Indian mystic and guru, 1926-2011)
“Before you speak, think –
Is it necessary? Is it true? Is it kind?
Will it hurt anyone?
Will it improve on the silence?”
What else is going on?
Beneath the surface
Behind the scenes
“the study of that which is not accessible to direct
observation” (Rose, p.18)
what doe this include?
o Reading between the lines, you can sense that there
was something else going on than what it actually is
Why does it matter?
A few key concepts
Consciousness: what we are currently thinking of, everything
we are aware of
Unconscious: things that we don’t really or can’t think about
o The biggest part of our minds, we don’t have access to
o Instincts, desires, wishes, memories that are difficult
(too difficult that you don’t refuse to think about it)
o Unconscious can hold attitudes that we don’t know
Ex. “I don’t like that guy, but I don’t know why”
Behaviour as symptom: things we do that we don’t know why
until we really think about it
o Ex. banging mike and sharon’s heads together
Causes vs. Goals (telos): what is the cause of hitting “mike
and sharon’s head together?”
Repression: When someone experience something traumatic
enough, that their conscious can’t handle, their mind will push
it to the side to the unconsciousness so they don’t think about
o 4 general situation