Some of the goals of therapy

To find ways to love and accept love

How to stop getting stuck in feeling bad about yourself

To create a fuller and happier life

To find ways out of helplessness and the feelings of being overwhelmed

To find a way out of the unnecessary pains, sadness, and losses in our lives

Friday, August 17, 2012

Aging and Mortality

Sometime in one's 60s the events of consciousness begin to change.  At the center of consciousness is the subjective "I" sort of looking out at the outer world and attending to the inner world.   The shift in mentation which I am pointing at has to do with the arrival of "things" from the inner world.   Simply said, the arrival of thoughts, physical sensations, images, and other mental representations will more frequently have a footnote - the footnote being, "does this mean I am on a short path to my ending".  
At first this query can send a silent shudder through one's mind.   After surviving the fear the challenge becomes how to make use of these warning signals.  Am I right now living the life I want?  How do I get there?   We each have the gift of life, we each get a certain number of heart beats,  am I using these moments the way I want or am I wasting my heart beats.