The photograph is of Barcelona one of the places Picasso lived during his youth.
Mosha Ben Maimon (Maimonides) was a 12th century Jewish Torah scholar and physician. Maimonides was born in Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain.
R. Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. I like what he says about a focus on need and on original purposes.
And an example of the design of the universe at its best with a photograph of the Dolomites.
Slightly late for last week, but some interesting thoughts from about how important it is to have sense of the direction. It reminds me of the tension many transactional analysts experience between developing a clear contract for therapy when working with clients and allowing the space for other areas of work to emerge that have not yet been considered.
And it seemed appropriate to use Roman font along with a picture from Italy.
Some thoughts from the American philosopher and psychologist William James.
I very much like this quote from EM Forster, it reminds me of some definitions of the concept of script in transactional analysis. In TA the concept of script is that we make an unconscious life plan and live our lives accordingly. It seems to me that both and Berne and Forster were encouraging us to free ourselves from any life plan and find autonomy.
Something a little more light-hearted this week from the American journalist Franklin P. Jones.
Monty (picture) and I spend a good few hours together relaxing – well I scratch him, and he relaxes.
In some ways I think this describes the task of therapy to work out what is known, what is unknown, explore our perceptions of what is remaining and then to see if our perception may change through that exploration.
Second quote – I’m setting myself the challenge of a quote for every week of the year. I’m often struck by the wisdom in some of the French philosophers and thinkers. From a transactional analysis perspective a way of thinking about autonomy?