“POEISIS”

It’s Greek: from the verb poiew (to make, to fabricate). It is the root of our word “poetry” which for us is a noun but in its Greek root it is a verb. It is a conjunction point: work & thought; matter & time; begetting & bringing forth; it is a sense of movement. In the twentieth century in both philosophy and literature the sense of “Poeisis” defines a movement “from” something “to” something: examples …

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Positive Disintegration

Doing a fair amount of reading recently and came across this: A fundamental truth in professional therapies is “positive disintegration” stated by Polish psychologist Casmir Dobrowski. He posits that: “Most people grow as a result of falling apart.” In the Dialogue with another therapist it was suggested to Dobrowski that surely a person can grow through success. Dobrowski responded: “Theoretically, yes, we can grow through our successes, just as easily as we can through our …

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