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    To be yourself, to be... evil?

    On Becoming a Person - To Be That Self Which One Truly Is
    Carl Rogers

    An even more common reaction to the path of life I have been describing is that to be what one truly is would mean to be bad, evil, uncontrolled, destructive. It would mean to unleash some kind of a monster on the world. ? I meet [this view] in almost every client. ?If I dare to let the feelings flow which are dammed up within me, if by some chance should live in those feelings, then this would be catastrophe.? This is the attitude, spoken or unspoken, of nearly every client as he moves into the experiencing of the unknown aspects of himself.

    Sometimes people express this concern by saying that if an individual were to be what he truly is, he would be releasing the beast in himself. ? [W]hen one is truly and deeply a unique member of the human species, this is not something which should excite horror. It means instead that one lives fully and openly the complex process of being one of the most widely sensitive, responsive, and creative creatures on this planet.

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    Re: To be yourself, to be... evil?

    I can relate to this approche to therapy more so than other therapies

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    Re: To be yourself, to be... evil?

    Me too...but how to get from 'there' to 'there'? Stumbling around in the dark isn't working...

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