To describe the impact of this video, in this present moment, causes a confounding emotional experience. Expectation and intuitive presuppositions previously held, about personal knowledge and skill have shifted. This shift from a narcissistic notion of self as a therapist, to an increased understanding of how this disposition creates limitations, bounding self-discovery and personal self-awareness. Unknowingly blinded by this narcissism, realized through this experience and humbly accepted with an enthusiasm and motivation to openness. This epiphany of sorts, received and examined, actuate a catalyst for change.
The Imaginary is ¡§the part of the psyche that contains our wishes, fantasies, and, most importantly, images¡¨ (Bressler 156). Lacan¡¦s major focus is in his theory that our psyche is lack and fragmentation. ¡§We have longings for love, for physical pleasure¡Kbut nothing can fulfill our desire to return to the Imaginary Order and be at one with our mother¡¨ (Bressler 158). Many of the poems in The Red Leaves of Night withhold the sense that St. John is yearning for something and is never complete. For example, in his poem ¡§The Unsayable, the Unknowable & You¡¨ St. John presents a situation where he is completely captivated by a woman and lusts for more activity with her.
The Unconscious Mind and Self-Development Make your dreams come true, go follow your heart, be the true you; these are sayings heard on a regular basis. However, what does making one's dreams come true really mean, and besides what are those dreams? The inner self of humans is a confusing and intriguing place, the unconscious mind reigns supreme here controlling the flow of information and selectively filtering it (Kluners 2014) as it becomes a conscious thought, a deeper understanding of the unconscious mind, its defenses, and a mechanisms such as a dream by which we can peer into the unconscious mind will help one to grow personally, (Newirth 2014) and to unlock the immense creativity (Perera 2013) and potential waiting to be unleashed.
This begins to take away our freedom (of ourselves). We then respond by doing the same and turning them into objects for our consciousness and taking away their “freedom” to gain ours back. Ultimately, throughout the relationship, we constantly attempt to find confirmation of what ourselves wish to be. Even the harmonious relationship of love cannot be fully attained, according to the ideologies of Sartre. Although his ideas seem to view the others existence in a negative way, one that always causes some sort of conflict, there are times when we seek these relationships and objectifications for our own gratification.
His attitude towards woman, guilt, and mythology illustrate the manifestation of the hylic level of the psyche. Dunstan is the direct counterpoint to Boy. Where Boy demonstrates a fixation on physical sexuality, Dunstan distances himself from any material sensuality. Where Boy only worships a capitalist god created in his image, Dunstan pursues a world of saints and spirituality. Dunstan is evidently a representation of the pneumatic complex.
As such, our inner world is converged and dispersed to the wider society. On the other hand, the psychodynamic view recognizes that fragmentation of one self is unavoidable, which will stimulate unconscious disagreement, only to be dealt with defence mechanisms within. This will eventually produce a self identity which is either incomplete or distorted.
Because the man, rather than the boy, recounts the experience, an ironic view can be presented of the institutions and persons surrounding the boy. This ironic view would be impossible for the immature, emotionally involved mind of the boy himself. Only an adult looking back at the high hopes of "foolish blood" and its resultant destruction could account for the ironic viewpoint. Throughout the story, however, the narrator consistently maintains a full sensitivity to his youthful anguish. From first to last we sense the reality to him of his earlier idealistic dream of beauty.
The narrator has an extremely vivid memory of the past as a result of Tridib’s influence. He recalls, “I could not forget because Tridib had given me worlds to travel in and he had given me eyes to see... ... middle of paper ... ...ard May and the grandmother initially believed him to be. Tridib’s sacrifice through his actions restores his imagined construction of himself as a strong active figure. Tridib bridges multiple discrepancies in order to establish a coherent self-identity. He negotiates the divide between his actions and his words, between his view of himself and others’ view of him, and between the active and passive aspects of his identity.
Human culture expands rapidly and our concept of consciousness is rapidly evolving with it. Philosophers have filled the void concerning the true nature of consciousness not yet determined by science. Despite the subjective nature of consciousness, perceived by many to be a personal and private aspect of human existence, neurobiologists are investigating and measuring objective characteristics of introspective reasoning and associated elements of morality. Most agree that consciousness is key to human happiness and belonging. I will argue that consciousness is a physiological phenomenon, equivalent to the concept of self, as well as a portal to one’s culture, collective experience and fulfillment.
Each experience is unique, incapable of fitting a generic mold created by society. J. D. Salinger’s novel, Catcher in the Rye explores the ambiguity of the adult world Holden must eventually learn to accept. Throughout the novel, Holden resists the society grownups represent, coloring his childlike dreams with innocence and naivety. He only wants to protect those he loves, but he cannot do it the way he desires. As he watches Phoebe on the carousel, he begins to understand certain aspects of truth.