Monday, October 8, 2007

shakespeare on counseling

I just read of the death yesterday of a faculty emeriti (retired), also an SLU alum and a fourth generation Laurentian. He taught in the education department and was a counselor.

One of his favorite quotes was from Shakespeare’s Hamlet:

"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."

While this can be taken to extremes of relativism, is does capture the trap of unhealthy, negative thinking patterns. Our minds have developed habits of twisting reality that lets us think we see truth when it is often only the product of our deceitful hearts.

I've written on this before . . . 'nuff said.

Be blessed!

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