Mind- and Soul-Talk, the dichotomy is still alive!

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The author Russell Bishop of the post “Self-Talk Vs Soul-Talk: Is It All Just Psychobabble?” states that psychology nowadays is not real psychology and instead it is “psychobabble”, and revises few principles that he says they are frequently dismissed in a “psychobabble”.

As a person who is frequently going to a therapist since 18 years old,
I would say that the reasons why we search for a therapy are:

– To Create Our Own Experience of Life;
– To Take Charge of Our Lives;
– We Are Aware the We Are our Own Worst Critic;
– To Learn to Listen to the Quiet Voice of Our Deep Emotions (“Soul-Talk”);

Therefore, the reasons why we look for a therapy are exactly the
frequently dismissed questions in a “psychobabble” according to the author
Russell Bishop.

Moreover, he asks us if we are listening to our mind or soul. Come on!
Is he still living in a dihcotomic world? Our mind is our soul, and
vice-versa. If we have soul after death, we have to remember that, while alive, our soul is our mind.

The article “Self-Talk Vs Soul-Talk: Is It All Just Psychobabble?” is a misleading interpretation of the importance of a therapy in our lives. It is a shame because many people who really needs therapy are guided by this kind of “Mind-Talk” – because the article has nothing about “Soul-Talk”. It is exactly the opposite
because instead of marrying Mind-Soul, he states for the divorce.

Therapy is a painful process, and not easy at all – as well as it doesn’t mean that everybody is going to have courage to follow their deep emotions and dreams (“Soul-Talk”). We need courage to face our “Soul-Talk” as well as we need a lot of courage to live in synchrony with them, and this is exactly what a “psychobabble” does. But if we are going to do what we have to do for our “Soul-Talk”, it is our own responsibility. The “psychobabble” is one opportunity but it is not the only one. I have pity for this author – he is blinded by the old fashioned dihcotomic interpretation of the world. It seems that he is still hanging out with Descartes despite the fact that the later is dead…

Descartes (1596-1650)

Descartes (1596-1650)

If you are curious, here is the link for the reason of this post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-bishop/soultalk-is-it-all-just-p_b_1090988.html?ref=happiness

3 responses »

  1. I am of the opinion that the mind and soul are seperate entities. The mind makes interpretations and uses logic and reacts. The soul operates on a higher plane that the mind cannot understand. Through the soul we learn things and then can teach the mind how to practice in a way that follows decisions made by the soul. Big fan of therapy though so no criticism on that one. I have a free therapist if you need her number- she is really, really good!:)

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