Today I discuss how we tell many 'lies' or 'half-truths' to ourself. These are self-sabotaging even toxic thoughts that we repeat to ourself very often, and we do this unconsciously too ! We do a mental exercise together with the whole group (on Zoom) to learn more about 'The Greek Way' of working on ourself, of improving ourself and our habits.
We do a mental exercise together with the whole group (on Zoom) to learn more about 'The Greek Way' of working on ourself, of improving ourself and our habits.
The Greeks were the first to de-mystify our thinking processes. They were the first to approach human psychological problems, through a 'scientific' , objective, logical approach. "While philosophy was an established pursuit prior to Socrates, (for example, to study natural phenomena like thunder and earthquakes) Cicero credits him as "the first who brought philosophy down from the heavens, placed it in cities, introduced it into families, and obliged it to examine into life and morals, and good and evil."
Here is a small 'demonstration' of the Socratic approach in the video.The Socratic approach is conversational. It employs the dialogue not only as a didactic device, but as a technique for the actual discovery of opinions amongst people, there are truths upon which all people can agree, Socrates proceeds to unfold such truths by discussion or by question and answer. Mainly it focuses in unveiling the Truth, and to move away from 'lies', 'myths', 'fake news' and all forms of self-deceit. "The truth shall set you free", in other words.
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Alkistis from Greece.