Every month, around the first of the month, the team at Liberated Mind will post a short message. Monthly messages will comment on some topic related to psychotherapy and mental health / awareness.
With the new year upon us, take the opportunity to begin again and renew your commitment to your own mental well being.
True acceptance is the opposite of defeat. Acceptance is a posture of empowerment!
We are prisoners of the present, in perpetual transition from an inaccessible past to an unknowable future.
We tend to reduce life to similar binaries. 1's and 0's. The human brain loves blacks/whites, opposites arranged along a distinct pole of good or bad / happy or sad. Putting life into boxes keeps things simple. Right?
Values have two parts. The first part is 1) values are abstract concepts or meanings guiding how we “ought” to be in the world. The second part is 2) values get internalized according to how we rank them; ranking depends on our level of commitment to a value, the sense of importance we place on a value, and the salience of that value in our lives.