Work Camp sample

October 16th, 2016

Next year we have scheduled more time at home to support the “Work Camp” program.  Come for a visit and I will work with you on whatever topic you wish for five days plus feed you.  Cost is $650 for the focused work, room and board.  Out of one “work Camp” type conversation about the “orange meme” a guest wrote a report attached:

“Contrary to what Freud suggested, we humans operate less out of instinct and more in the realm of expectation and projection. We are aspirational beings who always have a story about ourselves and a goal or a vision in front of us. In past times, that aspiration was God. In modern times, we might call it Beloved. Psychologically speaking, Beloved is anything that is “out there” that we crave and aspire to whether it is money, property, power, relationships, beauty, charisma, health, spirituality, success, ideals, knowledge—literally anything. Whereas in past times, the Absolute was never an attainable goal for mortals. In modern times, a desire, an infatuation, or even an obsession is always assumed to be obtainable by some means. The funny thing about obtaining something is, once we do, the throne from which Beloved once was seated becomes vacant. The object is no longer “out there.” It has become something that is known and familiar — part of us –  and therefore must give way to allow some other manifestation of Beloved to take its place. In the case of devotion, the venerable status of Beloved is always maintained and preserved. Either way, the operating principle is projection. And since nothing of limited origin can possibly be complete or absolute, there’s a story we must constantly tell ourselves about that which we have assigned Beloved status. Most of it centering on managing our unfulfilled expectations. Nevertheless, to be human is to always have something “out there” to aspire and stretch towards that we might expand our range. Such is the paradox on which our lives find meaning. And so, on with the show”.   Mark L.

 

 

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