EDWIN M. GREENBERG, PH.D.
Up until I became more intuitively informed with subjective knowledge, my main motivations stemmed from a self-centric understanding of the greater good, which idealized evidence that confirmed I was special. Succeeding in producing such evidence elevated my self-identity and inspired the kind of self-support on which I had become dependent. And when I was successful, it strengthened my intent to exert the effort necessary to cope and strive to attain the goals that elevated me. However, only when I succeeded in bringing about the evidence that showed I compared favorably with my self-ideals did I believe I was entitled to attribute special significance to the results of my self-centrically inspired actions. The result was I felt special and free of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt, but invariably it was short-lived.
As you can imagine, I couldn’t consistently feed my dependency with idealized evidence that confirmed I was special. Consequently, I suffered the unpredictable ups and downs of an unstable self-identity that fluctuated from positive to negative again and again. In effect, I had become a captive in a self-made trap since I believed I was to blame for my shortcomings since supposedly I had free will. Since I incorrectly believed I had free will, I continually tried, but couldn’t override my negative self-identity and its various manifestations. As a result I repeatedly fell short of re-inspiring the level of intent needed to remedy my personal problems and reverse my shortcomings to prove that I was at least good enough per my idealized standards.
When I became more subjectively informed through intuition, my understanding of myself underwent a remarkable transformation and expansion as I realized that while there is no inner self, or I, with free will, or any free lunch either, I am at one with the inborn will to live. The revelation of such knowledge allowed me to appreciate that I’m always capable of directly supporting my feelings through strong intent. This has made it possible for me to go on and hold on when it’s obvious that it’s for the overall greater good of my existence. I was inspired with hope because I knew I could sustain such self-support for the sake of my overall well-being independently of any success at self-idealization, and more importantly, independently of any failure at it.
The content of this website elaborates on some of the above insights and how they have been fundamental in making lasting changes and improvements in my personal life. In getting to know myself more completely I discovered that what’s crucial on an ongoing basis for my well-being is both understanding what the overall greater good is and directly generating the personal power, or ego-strength, that’s necessary for me to bring it about.
My hope is you will grasp the relevance of the points made in this website to your unfinished quest for change and improvement, and that you will want to pursue your quest further with me in person. I feel confident that if you earnestly apply yourself, you will recognize how you could help yourself become more autonomous from the lure of self-idealization, which until now has made it difficult and problematic to bring about the personal changes or improvements which you’re still seeking and but nevertheless capable of bringing about.
Edwin M. Greenberg, Ph. D.
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