P.K.Odendaal 23 August 2011.
Note added 10 February 2014.
I am not sure why this article all of a sudden became popular again, as it has been slumbering for more than two years. However, I will give it the attention it deserves now that it has become popular again.
The issue is very simple if we map it in the IT domain.
In some spiritual and emotional sense we are computers with a hard drive, read only memory, random access memory and lots of used and unused storage space - and of course ports which let information into us.
We surf the web (gather information) and the ports receiving this information (senses) send it to various peripherals we have (memory, knowledge, brain, emotion, sub-conscious), and if it cannot find a suitable peripheral it will store it in our hard drive (sub-consciousness) or registry (brain).
Some of the information we gather (viruses) are bad for us and damage some part within us. So we need an anti-virus program to clean us up.
This anti-virus program is our ability to dig deep into our registry or hard drive(sub-conscious mind) to find harmful viruses and eradicate them. This is psychoanalysis.
We will move from the physical domain as an example and apply those methods and solutions to the metaphysical world of the mind, soul and spirit. I will use a few of my own hangups to work through as an example of how these problems are to be dealt with. You might also contribute with your own stories, so that we can learn from each other as well.
Like in the physical world, a problem will just not vanish with time, if we do not deal with it, and so it is also in the metaphysical world - each problem must be dealt with. And if you have been successful in dealing with your physical life problems, then you should be able to deal with these more emotional problems. All that is needed to start dealing with it, is to become aware of the problem and then to apply some rational analysis to it.
- we are afraid of something
- we do not like something
- we feel inner pain when we hear or see something
- we lose our temper when something happens
- we blame someone for an unfortunate incident
- we suffer from some mania - a Greek word meaning madness