Category: Philosophy

Repairs and Fine Tuning 

Seems we are either bringing our cars or some instrument or item in need of repair into the shops or our bodies into the gyms or our doctor’s offices. Constantly we are in need of new parts, infusions, devices, other things to keep us moving and grooving.

This process begins early for most of us and continues until our final resting spot.

When do we stop? How much is enough? When do we pour it on?

At some point in this laborious process we stop along our paths deep breathe and decide. We decide when we have had enough repairs and or fine tunings and we make those big decisions.

Cancer has touched almost all of us in one way or another. I personally have lost both my beloved mother and my dear sister to the big bad C. Both of these precious hearts made decisions along their journey and at the end of their paths. Decisions about what would be enough or how much they wanted to be repaired.

It is interesting to me as it may be to you that given the choices we have in life, still sometimes we make decisions based solely on immediate gains. Or we make ill informed decisions or let others make decisions for us. Either way these are important decisions and perhaps we should take more time in thinking about them and share them with the people we love.

 And the wheel goes round and round and round.

Philosophical Counselling?

Nobody said we should live in a Silo. At least it is my belief. Welcome philosophers alike. Please tells us how and what, all ears and open heart.

 

Sententia

Counselling seems to have become the property of mental health practitioners. It immediately signals to a paradigm that is their reserved propriety. And yet, the study of the human mind, neither originates with them nor is it their exclusive domain of study. Philosophy in the Western tradition dating back to ancient Greek philosophers finds the birth of all notably intellectual endeavours. Aristotle is credited with having clearly delineated disciplines of study with accompanying methodological domains. Granted we have witnessed huge evolutionary progress in our understanding of the human psyche but this has been a collaborative enterprise, the insights of which can be catalogued amongst neuroscience, philosophy of mind, psychotherapy, psychology, social anthropology, sociology and various schools of thought and intellectual currents within each of these disciplines.

Counseling, consultancy, mentoring, these are all in the widest sense pedagogical activities. Guidance, advise, support and decision making strategies are not specific to mental…

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