[Martin Taylor 2011.03.02.11.29]
Let me add my belated good wishes, also.
But I'd like to ask a PCT-related question.
Many years ago, my wife had for a long time been somewhat depressed
(whether clinically or not, I don’t know). One summer, she painted
on the side of our garage a slogan that seems to have worked for
her. It said: “If you want to be happy, be.”
There are several possible ways of interpreting this, but one of
them is to add the imagined word “happy” at the end. This
interpretation seems to assert that one can control an emotion
perception in imagination. I find that difficult to describe in the
context of how we usually describe emotion perceptions.
Nevertheless, it seems to be the interpretation she intended, and
she has definitely seemed happier since writing it.
It's something that has been in the back of my mind as a puzzle for
quite a long time, triggered now by the sequence of “Happy Birthday”
wishes. Could it be that the wishes actually have a functional
value, in that the recipient may be able to “be”?
I know this question is very vague and not cast in a normal PCT
context, but it’s very vague in my mind, too.
On 2011/03/2 11:03 AM, Richard Marken wrote:
Thanks Fred and Boris for the birthday wishes, even
though they are late. But I expect yu guys to do better next
Best Rick -- Richard S. Marken PhD email@example.com [www.mindreadings.com](http://www.mindreadings.com)