Bit of an impasse

[From Mike Acree (980827.0920 PDT)]

Tim Carey (980827.2040)--

I had another session today with the woman who has the troublesome 3

year

old twins and has had significant problems in the past. I really felt

that

this session didn't go very well at all in terms of MOL. It didn't

seem

that there was any "going up" at all and I found it hard to find any

real

focus. . . . We talked around this idea for a while
but there didn't seem to be any movement "up" at all. Perhaps my
expectations are too high. . . . I probably feel like I'm at a bit of

an impasse.

A bit of a remote association: I was reading Robert Rosenbaum's new
book _Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy_ last night; he relates that,
after having practiced meditation for a year, he still wasn't
experiencing anything but extreme physical pain, and a lot of associated
irritation and frustration. He confessed to the Zen master that he was
stuck and didn't know what to do. The master's response: "If you don't
know what to do, then you're not stuck."

Mike

[From Tim Carey (980828.0605)]

[From Mike Acree (980827.0920 PDT)]

A bit of a remote association: I was reading Robert Rosenbaum's new
book _Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy_ last night; he relates that,
after having practiced meditation for a year, he still wasn't
experiencing anything but extreme physical pain, and a lot of associated
irritation and frustration. He confessed to the Zen master that he was
stuck and didn't know what to do. The master's response: "If you don't
know what to do, then you're not stuck."

Hmmmm. Thanks Mike, I really enjoyed reading this. It has a kind of "up a
level" feel to it all by itself.

Regards,

Tim