psychology

The elephant in the forest

2019-07-06T22:07:53+02:00June 1st, 2011|

Indian psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar compares the unconscious to a usually good-natured elephant that we cannot really control. He writes, 'the unconscious demands respect, even awe, not only for its uncanny knowledge but also for its terrible power'.

What is the link between meditation and happiness?

2019-07-06T22:12:24+02:00November 18th, 2010|

I started to meditate regularly four years ago, and since then, little by little I started to feel better. My outside world was the same (same work, same family, same house, and more or less the same friends – except that the number of Acem friends increased), so it was evident that the reason for […]

A three-way dance

2019-07-06T22:15:38+02:00September 11th, 2010|

In Acem Meditation, the active self leads the dance while the receptive self follows, and the spontaneous self brings in a liberating and unconventional element. A psychologically mature personality needs all three selves, says Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen.