Recognizing and Reflecting on Your Point of View—Defining Moments

Every idea that you hold passionately has a background in your personal experience. Two of the bases of predictive psychology are first, that our beliefs are a product of our past teachings, and second, that those things learned through actual experience and personal observation have more power to form our future than ideas learned by abstract examination.

The personal nature of our life path has roots in ancient lore. The Greeks claimed that our life force is guided by daimons or attending spirits who define our destiny. Our daimon, believed the Greeks, invites us to certain life experiences and keeps us from others in order to further our development. The late James Hillman, ...

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