The reasons of the “being” and the wide range of its expressions unravel through the hard path of the existence. This happens through an intricate forest of entropic events that mankind interprets on the basis of his own beliefs. The path is long and narrow, but if properly addressed, it can set aside great surprises, changing forever the course of our life…
Psychosynthesis (or Biopsychosynthesis) is not a doctrine or a psychological current, but a method that offers, through a factual approach, the opportunity to make a journey into the self-knowledge, growing by a personal transformation and developing our own skills through an assisted and at the same time self-taught path. This approach offers an extremely effective procedure developed by the Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli (1888-1974), which allows to regain our own balance. Psychosynthesis, therefore, is the ideal tool for actually achieving it. The psychosynthetic process allows such a result to be achieved through an inner research path essentially based upon three main phases:
- know yourself;
- possess yourself;
- transform yourself.
As Roberto Assagioli says, in order to accomplish this path safely, you need to learn how to recognize and avoid the pitfalls that we face along the life. This can be achieved by learning, both in grasping the “indications” of life itself and distinguishing the transpersonal dimension (spiritual) will, but also identifying true intuitions and learning how to discern them from the subconscious imagination and from the external suggestions. That’s very important to achieve your own psychophysical balance which can be done through a constant practice and making it at any occasion of our life.
How to cope with pain and survive to it?
As Assagioli writes in some notes: ” when we are tormented by the pain, when the troubles and the worries make us to lock our self in the shell of our personality and we are drawn to the weak-willed lamentations, to love recriminations, to the malicious “compassion of self “, we must oblige ourselves by a resolute act to come out from ourselves and to remember and realize how many human beings in every part of the world are suffering more than us (prisoners, body and soul sick people, slaves of the low passions, and the materially and morally abandoned, etc). Scattering this way your own bitterness drop across the great sea of human pain, but remembering the meaning, the high purpose and the spiritual value of suffering; The glorious destination of human evolution; The final liberation and bliss in which every pain will find overwhelming compensation. ” Therefore, the pain has its own specific function and the father of Psychosynthes clarifies that: “no less strength is required to sustain prosperity instead of adversity. In moments and periods of well-being, we can easily make a serious mistake: living and acting just “personally”, loosening vigilance and discipline, neglecting to maintain continuous and conscious contact with the inner God. We delude ourselves to be free, strong and to control ourselves; We waste in sterile and sometimes low egoistic purposes the precious energies given to us from the Spirit (reality). Then it is needed for us to get ” the good sorrow” to shake us, to reform us, and to teach us to become worthy depositors of the gifts and powers of the Lord. “
Assagioli offers a personal example of how to use difficult life events as an opportunity to develop one’s personal and spiritual psychosynthesis in his new book “Freedom in jail”, just published by The Istituto di Psicosintesi and Gruppo alle Fonti.
The Istituto di Psicosintesi (www.psicosintesi.it) was established by Roberto Assagioli in Rome in 1926 and reopened in 1946 after the war. It was setted up as a non-profit organization since 1965. Its statutory aims are: “to spread the knowledge and favour the development of Psychosynthesis as an integral conception of the human personality, as well as promoting its applications in the fields of self-growth, education and psychotherapy, interpersonal and social relations”. It contains his library and an archive of his manuscripts and notes, some of which as yet unpublished.