Wordless Wednesday: Make a Wish

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…and feel free to share anything that comes to your mind of this image.

 

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Fifteen Common Defense Mechanisms by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

“In some areas of psychology (especially in psychodynamic theory), psychologists talk about “defense mechanisms” or manners in which we behave or think in certain ways to better protect or “defend” ourselves. Defense mechanisms are one way of looking at how people distance themselves from a full awareness of unpleasant thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Psychologists have categorized defense mechanisms based upon how primitive they are. The more primitive a defense mechanism, the less effective it works for a person over the long-term. However, more primitive defense mechanisms are usually very effective short-term, and hence are favored by many people and children especially (when such primitive defense mechanisms are first learned). Adults who don’t learn better ways of coping with stress or traumatic events in their lives will often resort to such primitive defense mechanisms as well.

Most defense mechanisms are fairly unconscious – that means most of us don’t realize we’re using them in the moment. Some types of psychotherapy can help a person become aware of what defense mechanisms they are using, how effective they are, and how to use less primitive and more effective mechanisms in the future.”

Here is the article: 15 Common Defense Mechanisms  /psychcentral.com  (click the blue title)

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To See a World in a Grain of Sand

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To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

– William Blake

 

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Lovely Cooperation of Youngsters: Amhrán na gCupán /Music Video

This is a delightful performance (even though not understanding the words). It connected me with oneness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz63M3v11nE

“This was done at a Gaeilge languages immersion “class”. Gaeilge is the official language of Ireland.”