Our dreams have their own language too. Theirs uses imagery and symbolism to construct narratives of varying degrees of coherence. There is a resemblance between the narrator of our dreams and the communicator of our primal needs. They are engaged in similar activities: they both translate desires, aversions, and unconscious thoughts into a language we understand. They render the unconscious conscious. We don't speak the unconscious mind's language. So if the unconscious mind wants to tell us something, it better find a way to make its message consciously accessible. … [Read more...] about Dreams and Instincts
If this conclusion sounds strange, overstated, or even childish, ask yourself: In your own relationship (past or present), doesn’t that account for almost all the frustrations you've had with your partner? Only the wisest, most enlightened individuals are able to live a life without experiencing the need to judge others or react to others judging them. And they can avoid doing so only because they’re unconditionally self-accepting and accepting of others. It really doesn’t matter how others might differ from them or evaluate them. Confident and secure about themselves, their inner regard simply isn’t vulnerable to interpersonal discrepancies. … [Read more...] about The Word “Should” May Hurt Both You and Your Relationship
The take-off point for the increased attention being paid to such online communities is the advent of MMOs—online games or interactive worlds that often involve huge numbers of people. MMOs can be accessed through PCs (which still forms part of the stereotype of the gamer), but also through video-game consoles and mobile devices (which have really opened the floodgates). The MMOs themselves often involve a large and enduring "Open World"—a digital environment representing a world through which individuals engaged in the MMO can wander at will, deciding for themselves what they will do to achieve their goals. It all sounds wonderful—a virtual incarnation of a Rogerian Humanist utopia—but is it true? … [Read more...] about The Loneliness of the Long-term Gamer
Not all narcissists engage in overt verbal dominance, but the ones who do can be relentless in their insistence on being heard with little to no reciprocation. Narcissistic monologuing can run the gamut from charming comedy, to professorial lecturing, to endless stories about people you've never met and places you've never been. But whatever the subject matter and the narcissist's personal style, the conversation quickly becomes a one-mouth show of overtalking, one-upmanship, and boredom or irritation when you attempt to speak. … [Read more...] about Are You Being Bullied by Narcissistic Monologuing?
Taurus: 20 April - 20 May Things seem to be getting better on the business front. Whether it is a job or business, you will get good results. Businessmen can find any good option today. This will make your business grow again at a faster pace. The day is favorable for the students, it will take your whole mind to study. If you are making any effort to get higher education then you can get some good news today. Your personal life will be happy. Relationships with your parents will be good. If you are married, then the day is good to give a nice surprise to your spouse. This will increase your love and your relationship will also be stronger. Talking about health, if you are an asthma patient then take care of yourself more. … [Read more...] about Daily Horoscope: 26 May 2020