Psicologoía para personas inteligentes

¿Cómo opera la Psicología?

Oedipus by Dali
EDIPO.- Nada de lo que estoy advirtiendo dejaré de decir, según estoy de encolerizado. Has de saber que parece que tú has ayudado a maquinar el crimen y lo has llevado a cabo en lo que no ha sido darle muerte con tus manos. Y si tuvieras vista, diría que, incluso, este acto hubiera sido obra de ti solo.

TIRESIAS.- ¿De verdad? Y yo te insto a que permanezcas leal al edicto que has proclamado antes y a que no nos dirijas la palabra ni a éstos ni a mí desde el día de hoy, en la idea de que tú eres el azote impuro de esta tierra.

Edipo rey, de Sófocles

(Imagen) Edipo y el Enigma, de Salvador Dalí

Wo Es War sollt Ich werde
Where it was shall I become
Sigmund Freud

It = chaos, unconscious, problem, symptom...
I = grammatically the first singular person, pro-nom personal...

There is a sine equa non condition to benefit from Psychology:

the person who wants the benefice must demonstrate a real commitment to work out the truth and, therefore, a willingness to examine one's own subjectivity in order to reach to the roots of any problem and, therefore, to resolve it.

That is to say: the first step is to find out if there is room for treatment, in the mathematical sense of the expression. For the key to solve any problem is discovering its enigma, in order to find whatever element was beyond one's control, thus causing troubles in body or mind, blocking personal resources or hindering one's creativity, etc.

Having explained this, one starts to see why true psychological exercise encounters strong resistance. Human species are not prone to examine their heart, let alone the dark side of it. For it does not flatter the ego to find an unconscious at work behind the scenes and to have to take responsibility in order to master henceforth its force creatively. However, such is the road to personal fulfilment, the path to true understanding, when one desires to get rid of a sickness which - under various forms - afflicts all humanity (Mt. XV 16-20).

Yet, well thinking, rather than wasting our life in blinding oneself like an ostrich, it would be wise to take the pain to know one's own heart. Afterwards, nobody escapes from the Delphic oracle: only truth can set us free.

That is why Jesus of Nazareth invited his disciples truly to understand, by carefully examining their hearts, this through the words escaping by the mouth. He followed therein the Socratic method of getting rid of problems by discovering the real reason of being for each thing. A method always valid, which Aristotle encapsulated in this memorable definition: "An education which is not examination of one's heart is not at all a true one". These great teachers of humanity, all concluded thus that our heart is the soul of everything human, from hell to heaven.

This heart at work in human matters is, after Freud (who was an educated Classical scholar and not the 'fraud' made by bad translators and worse sycophantic interpreters), what we actually call the unconscious.

In other words, to discover the light of the spirit, and to set its resources in action, a 'good conscience' does not suffice. For as the proverb says: good intentions pave the road to hell. It is therefore worth taking the pain of going beyond the veil and masks of the mere obvious and, with ethical courage, to examine one's point of view towards oneself and towards others; to start finally the change in life so long desired.

Briefly (right in opposition to fashionable sycophantic counselling trades and psychoidiotlogies of brain-programming-behaviours), true Psychology will ever signify: intellection of the soul. The immortal Socratic discipline wherein the cure is (beyond past frustrations) to understand as gymnastics of the soul's faculties, in order to create one's own well being.