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The Blind Spot of the Mind : Why We Have Difficulty Understanding Ourselves (e-Book) PDF 306-5
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From a lecture Manly Hall originally delivered on April 3rd, 1960.
Here Manly explores how one can overcome self-imposed limits of thinking by disciplining and directing the unconscious towards an understanding of self and others.
p. 4 -- "We can study this problem, make important researches, gather statistics, but all our findings come to one general conclusion, and that is that each person has areas of his own understanding that have not been developed. These areas represent fields of activity with which he is not familiar, patterns of life that he has not experienced, levels of understanding that he has not personally known. As a result of the absence of practical fact to assist him, the person must depend upon theoretical fact".
P. 8 -- "We begin to feel sorry for ourselves, and the individual who is sorry for himself can never be truly honest about himself. Yet the moment we turn to strangers, or to the world in general, we are no longer under this tremendously pressure-filled personal psychic intensity. Of course, some persons can be very emotional about distant things; they can become tremendously worked up over impersonal problems. For the most part, however, we view these things with a certain degree of mental distance that enables us to be wiser in handling them".
Copyright ©1961, 1988
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