(The following are my commentaries on Social Issues, Current Events, Concepts and also Personal Impressions of people and everyday life)
Suggestions for a better everyday life
I have a French Canadian friend here in Montreal, Canada, who is a psychologist, but whose psychoanalytic treatment is somewhat different from the traditional ones. Pauline emphasizes more on the spirituality of her patients than on their psychology or psyche.
She gives talks to small groups of people related to the quality of everyday life in all of its dimensions. She therefore asked me if I could provide her with some suggestions for her lectures, which I will outline here in this article.
The original text was written in French so I shall present its English translation as well as the original French text.
The translated text goes as follows:
My dear Pauline,
I am sending you the list.
For improving our everyday life, you should
1 –Sleep a minimum of 9 hours a day, 1,5 hours during the afternoon and 7,5 hours during the night.
2 –Transform gradually your everyday routines.
3 –Use your imagination.
4 –Not live only for the expectations of society, the family and friends.
5 –Contribute towards the needs of the young and the elderly who feel alone and isolated.
6 –Feel empathy for everyone as a whole.
7 –Express and apply your own reality even if it goes against the norms of society.
8 –Discover and utilize the metaphysical aspects within yourself and within your environment, such as dreams, intuition, symbols and instinct.
9 –Not take seriously society’s norms and roles, since they are artificial and superficial human creations.
10 –Always occupy yourself with a creative activity which represents you as talent and personality.
11 –Explore and understand the reasons and the causes for your insecurities.
12 –Think about the factors which affect the quality of life of all of humanity, and try through your mode of life to neutralize its negative and destructive effects.
13 –Not take seriously the outmoded institutions of society, since they were created to serve the interests of a very small minority of people who are schizophrenic, destructive and self-destructive.
14 –Get to know through travels, studies, readings and free discussion, the different cultures and their philosophic truths. Human society has many social truths, like the snow crystals in nature.
The following is the original French text that I sent to my psychologist friend by email
Ma chère Pauline,
Je t’envoie ma liste.
Pour améliorer notre vie quotidienne :