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.
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.
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?