Therapy from the Will is Distinctive:
- Therapy from the Will is distinctive in that it leads to vigilance of and control over the lure of self-idealization. For otherwise, if you unconsciously accept your self-ideals as realistic representations of who and what you should be, you become overly anxious when you doubt your ability to attain them or discouraged when you fail to. Therapy from the Will informs you that you can't prevent yourself from manifesting self-ideals nor can you extinguish your want to live up to them, but it's possible to no longer need to. In other words, you're capable of subduing the lure of self-idealization if you recognize from an intuitive standpoint that you are at one with the inborn will to live. In gaining this insight you will be able to directly inspire and empower yourself to make changes and improvements regardless of the past or present significance attributed to your actions. As a result, both the attraction to and need for the idealization of your self-identity is much lessened.
- Resembling other therapies, Therapy from the Will facilitates the acquisition of tools and techniques with which you could better your life in areas where you’ve been struggling to make needed changes and improvements. But Therapy from the Will distinguishes itself in its view that your therapy isn’t complete until you break both your dependency on, or need for, self-idealization and on the idealization of things and events your inner self is identified with. For as long as you’re dependent and you fall short of your self-ideals, which is likely to happen, or any related idealization isn’t actualized, you’ll lack the inspiration and power needed to use the tools and techniques you’ve acquired to your utmost capability.
- Therapy from the Will is distinct in bringing attention to the “good” purposes, however small, limited, or self-defeating they may be, that are intended by personal problems and difficulties you still struggle with. Accordingly, you’re likely to feel more self-accepting in realizing the good you intend by them. And you’re likely too to feel more optimistic when you realize that the pursuit of a lesser good, the purpose of which typically is to minimize emotional distress or punish your self or someone else because you failed to achieve your self-ideals, is just easier, simpler, or safer to bring about than it is to strive for a greater good. So from the standpoint of Therapy from the Will it’s not because there’s something deficient or defective in your essence or adequacy that accounts for your failure to eliminate your problems and difficulties. Rather it’s because there’s something lacking in your self-support and that’s why you resort to them. Therapy from the Will proposes that a greater good almost always is achievable when you subjectively “own,” or deliberately intend, your problems and difficulties. Because by “owning” the intent that leads to them you experience your capability to generate firmer intent; the result of which strengthens the self-support you need to successfully pursue an even greater good.
- The distinctive self-knowledge gained from Therapy from the Will isn’t just relevant to bringing about changes and improvements that reduce or eliminate dysfunction, or help you be a better or healthier person. Indeed such self-knowledge, especially about being at one with the will to live, enables practically all sorts of progress. In effect it makes increased self-mastery possible in that it applies to acquiring or perfecting any skill or reaching any objective, such as, having more expertise in water-color painting, becoming more facile and innovative in the use of apps on your smart phone, or not waiting to the eleventh hour to complete important tasks, such as, filing your annual income tax. Due to laziness, impatience, or a poor work ethic, you like many others settle for less achievement or personal growth than your capable unless you’re threatened with the loss of something precious, such as, your job, health, or relationship. You generate less effort and meet fewer challenges to protect your comfort zone from threats to your self-identity. But the unique self-knowledge gained in Therapy from the Will reveals your inherent capability to command the level and duration of intent needed to fulfill many more of your unmet goals the result of which would instill your life with more fulfillment, pride, and self-respect.