The words on an American Greetings card say it all: “Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist. … It is the trust that they will not last forever, that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. … It is the faith that a source of strength and renewal lies within to lead us through the dark to the sunshine of His love.”*You see, we just can’t go through life pretending that griefs don’t happen, and acting like the hurt and pain aren’t really there. Faith is knowing that troubles do exist, but it is also the trust to know that they’re not going to last forever and that you will feel better.Hope is the essential ingredient to make it through life! It is the anchor of the soul. But you say your hope is gone? Don’t worry, it can be rekindled. The Lord is good to those who hope in Him.You can regain hope; you can refocus your view and wait on the Lord to renew your strength. Those without Christ may see only a hopeless end, but the Christian rejoices in an endless hope.*16\316\2*
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It is difficult to understand Herr E. in terms of conscious and unconscious, for everything he does seems to be unconscious. If, however, we resist using these terms, we can ask questions with more quantitative answers. What process does he identify himself with? What process does he experience as being outside of himself or as happening to him?
He identifies himself as being on vacation. He doesn’t like working and has no time for it. He is angry at the authorities for not giving him money for vacation. This ‘vacationer’ let us say, is his primary process, the one he identifies with.
His secondary process, the process with which he is in conflict and which he experiences as, happening to him from the outside, is the ‘unhealthy’ social worker. The authorities are sick, steal from him and need help. The vacationer is well but the authorities, in his opinion, are sick. It is important that Herr E. sees only the ‘others’ as ill; he, as the vacationer, is in order. We will return to this statement later on.