Thursday, February 20, 2020

Basic mental capacity

Basic mental capacity

If we want to be able to stand up for ourselves we need to be dangerous / cocky and confident. However, at the same time, as socially dependent beings, we need people to like us, hence we need to be able to keep the “dangerous / confident” part of us under control to establish friendships / families / relations. The confident / dangerous part is our protection when we meat people who might turn mean and malicious. To those who are reasonable our protection will make sense and we will respect each other and can go on in an eqaul / constructive way.

Since all of us have potential behaviors on a scale from need of love to aggression and we are ridden by feelings from sane fear to passion I think these are the areas, in for example a therapy project, where we might help people come to terms with their problems. I see no big differences if we are talking about individual life, family life, neighborhood relations, societys, companies and countries. At least within related cultures we are talking the same notes, possibly different octaves, rythms and scales. Sometimes played in C Major and sometimes in G Minor etc., which enriches our emotional color scale.

I've always listened to music, mainly jazz music. Suddenly I tried to understand it at a high age. Now I know why. And suddenly I see life through musical metaphors…


Monday, February 10, 2020

The Shifts Of Life

The Shifts Of Life…

December, January have, as far as I can recall, represented my shape and energy curve's low-water marks. I thought that with "wisdom", through therapy and good living in its positive sense, I could change this. Not so. It's as if I have an imprint, programmed for these two months of spiritual and physical cleansing to be able to function well during the remaining months.

Today on February the 10th I woke up and felt excellent. The image in the mirror surprised me, it was again in balance in a positive old-fashioned way. Calmness and harmony existed within me and this was reflected in my charisma. A feeling and a day to take advantage of. Playing piano, project meeting on the internet and physical exercise will color the day.

Two of the weekend's videos about trauma and exaggerated climate reports I should see again. They may have contributed to my sudden return to wellbeing. "Demian", a book by Herman Hesse (friend of Carl Jung), which I re-read gives me satisfactory evidence that my life's trauma management has contributed to today's wellbeing. Unfortunately, my own Demian, aka Art Janov, is no longer alive, but the memory of his radiance, thoughtfulness and wisdom is in my subconscious. So does his view of how we become shaped by what our trauma has programmed into us, unless we have been able to relive the original pain and turn evolution to our advantage.

The pen runs away with me. Training, video calls and piano exercises should also be taken care of.

Life is a cabaret, old chum!
Start celebrating
Right this way, your tasks are waiting…

Jan Johnsson