Saturday, September 15, 2007

Doors, Windows and Views

One can take the view that psychology is all a bunch of crap… and they would be right

Another view is that psychology makes the attempt to create a language and define the thought and feeling process. In turn it attempts to understand intent and motivations…

Both views are valid...

I tend toward the second… Why? Because I find it more interesting than the first...

I could say the exact same thing for religion...

Why my interest in Buddhism… Again, because life for me is more interesting when I view it through that window...

If alive and human we will experience suffering. Buddhism explores the nature of suffering and offers a perspective beyond "oh is me", "why me" and goes beyond blame. For me Buddhism offers me a process to conserve energy.

It too explores what is the nature of thinking, motivation and intent.

What are selfish thoughts and what are selfless thoughts?

If I feel bad often my thinking is selfish. When I feel good often my thinking is selfless.

So my dabbling as a complete and utter amateur in psychology and Buddhism life to me is far more interesting. Larry was talking to me about doors. Psychology and Buddhism are just doors for me and offers me different views about the nature of life.

And if its crap... well its crap that delights me.


bobby bacon


Anonymous said...

How is psychology crap? Isn't it just a name given to a process of experiencing?

I would say, psychology nor religion are crap. They are ways to describe what we feel.

Crap is, I think, the way some manipulate the mind to their own gain. Create a power system.

It's important to teach,and to learn to listen. As I once called it, "To build bridges."

Our psychies know things outside science. There is no available language to express those feelings. We try.

Life is viewed from where one stands. Everyone expressing an experience brings a different perspective. If it can be accepted that every honest view is of value to the whole picture, progress is made toward full understanding.

the trick is to keep egos and self interest at bay.

Keep pace with a group you feel most in tune with is OK. As long, I think, you do not forget to think for yourself.

For wild thing nature is the best teacher.


is really no available language to explain them.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about that trailing after line. Not supposed to be there. Happened with corrections.

Anonymous said...

Some people are not interested in psychology, religion or science. To them it is crap. Or more politely they are not interested.

They have other interest and views. They chose a different road, a different language to express their human experience.

My view is that psychology, science and religion is an interesting form of expression that expands our language and abilities. Others may choose other forms of expression that are equally valid.

Everything is relative to a point of view. Through many points of view we have many colours on the palette to choose from.