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Live Videos: The Hereticals I [2018-subbed in English]

*** “The Hereticals” is a series of live videos that I do in fb and I upload also here, as well as on my channel in You Tube.
*** “The Hereticals-I” (2018) are SUBBED in English. “The Hereticals-II” (2019) are spoken live, DIRECTLY in English.
*** All of “The Hereticals” are on concepts that I think are horribly abused by internet, social media and pop-psychology (love, forgiveness, interconnectedness, positive thinking, the power of our thoughts, etc).
*** I do not claim at all that what I say about such concepts is any kind of “truth” ad nI only present my personal approach.
***All the series of my live-videos entitled “The Hereticals” are based on and refer directly or indirectly to the theory and philosophy underlying Gestalt therapy and especially its existential aspects.

We are not only what we are thinking | 1st from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

In our days, there is a broader, widespread and fashionable tendency in psychology, or rather in popular psychology: the idea that we always get (or attract) whatever we think... Consequently, if I think positively, if I am an optimist, I shall attract events that are good for me… 
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In the miracle of our moments | 2nd from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

Any experience is first composed on non-conscious lower (I mean simply less complex) levels and then passes on to higher (only in terms of complexity) levels to be more and more refined, until it reaches a coherent form and enters our conscious mind. As a metaphor, I would suggest the image of a tall building...
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Eros: the confetti hypothesis | 3rd from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

In eros there is a figural element: an almost metaphysic sense of deep harmony and intimacy not justifiable by the how long and how much we know the Other. Moreover, to the Other’s touch we feel our body re-configured; the Other instills beauty and power onto every one of our bodies’ cells; and a sense...
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Mistakes cannot exist | 4th from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

The existential roots of an error in being, and of our accompanying guilt as children, can resonate within our adult time in adult situations and create tormenting feelings which can dreadfully affect our course through life. Then we may be like guilty children who failed to cope with the difficulties of growing up...
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Inner child: angel? demon? | 5th from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

...alienated past aspects of our selves, imprisoned in non-conscious regions of our being (the "Shadow"), are able to affect our present adult life, crucially and often destructively. In such cases, we suffer greatly. We start repeating in our adult present again and again what we were doing in our childhood
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Eros, sex: are they always compatible? | 6th from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

In everyday life we often use to identify the experience of "being in love" ("eros") with the sexual desire - and the contrary. In a way, we consider these two phenomena strongly interconnected and the one to be the cause of the other. However, does sexual desire always need, in order to emerge, the experience...
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Is there what we call “time”? | 7th from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

I think that I can go nowhere if I start by the axiom that my self-sense and what is presented by my senses is anyway "mistaken" - "wrong". I shall immediately feel "not good enough" and guilty because I am loosing some eternal truth. So I become a child scolded by his/her parents because she/he...
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I wonder if you deserve my fragile trust | 8th from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

What does exactly mean the word "trust"? And how are we abusing it in our habitual connections? Maybe, sometimes, we use it as a tool to control the Other or as an excuse for us to play the victim? When, how, whom or what can we really trust in a meaningful way?
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Eternal eros:is it possible? | 9th from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

In eros we enter an endless field of eternity, a paradise that seems never ending. However, maybe the non-existence of eternal eros and the fact that every eros has an end are very "normal" things, absolutely necessary to stay alive and able to form deep relationships of love?
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The limits of forgiveness | 10th from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

Why is meaningless the habitual and fashionable suggestion in our days: “If I forgive my abusers I shall heal the wounds they inflicted”? Maybe the question itself "to forgive or not" is useless, since it is "heard" differently by different aspects of our own selves?
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What am I asking for when I ask to be forgiven? | 11th from: The Hereticals (1)-2018

"Forgiveness" seems to be a very "hot" subject in our hypocritical  consumer societies. But what might be hidden in our asking to be forgiven? Why often, when we did something that we think it is "wrong", we eagerly accept to "pay" endlessly, again and again, in order to somehow balance what we consider to be...
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The paradox theory of change | 12th from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

Why sometimes comes a moment and everything breaks while we were enthusiastically marching towards our goal to radically change things in our lives, optimistic and positively thinking, fully trusting our power? What might be some hidden paradoxical aspects of the process of any change? 
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I cannot or I don’t want? | 13th from: The Hereticals-I (2018) / subbed

To process this "I cannot stand it any more" we learn that either we must become aggressive and destroy what troubles us, or we have to suffer it and try to "accept" it passively by developing ourselves to remain beyond our feelings of despair, anger and sadness.
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