Have you ever struggled with procrastination and unable to move forward because you know/feel that whichever way you choose, it seems bad?
Have you ever seen patients who are excessively burdened by this? For me, it was yesterday. It’s not an uncommon story.
When these situations present itself, we can consider the following.
Is there .....
1. A failure to reconcile or integrate their inner compass with their outer compass. In other words, have they failed to reconcile or integrate their internal values/principles with the external values/principles of their “tribe”/society.
2. A failure to reconcile or integrate two or more opposing values of the outside world.
3. A failure to reconcile or integrate two or more opposing values of their inner world i.e. their own values.
4. A failure to reconcile or integrate their thinking mind with their feeling mind. What we “think” is right and what we “feel” is right, may be pointing in completely opposite directions at times.
I use to have an interest in computer coding in primary school.
Like coding a computer program, when one criteria or value is in conflict with another, one has to assign which one is more important in any given context. If we are unclear about that, it will show up as an error or simply freeze.