Paging through one of my older books addressing psychological theory, Waking Dreams by “imaginary” psychologist Mary Watkins. This book is quite brilliant and as I understand it made quite a stir in the world of academic psychology for it’s criticism of psychology for taking the “imagination” and ambiguity out of life…in other words, attempting to analyse EVERYTHING. Watkins stresses that the unknown and imaginary was the necessary path to real self-realization…that sometimes sitting with that which is unknown, for a time longer…allowing your imagination to grasp and then spin around the unthinkable/unimaginable/painful/frustrating will in fact open and expand one’s ultimate experience and understanding…leading us places/to discovers we never thought possible…it’s enjoying the journey for journey’s sake rather than simply anticipating the end.

It’s a lovely concept…xxx c.

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