In my archives, I have a large amount of terrific Kenneth Smith emails. This one is an exhilarating journey through the psycho-therapeutic idea of “knowing yourself.” (Smith’s paragraphs are in maroon.)
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From: Kenneth R. Smith <kensmith@——.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 15:34:40 -0500
To: cbelan <c——@——.com>
Subject: Re: kernel of thought
on 1/6/05 11:54 PM, c—— at c——@——.com wrote:
Okay, there is a small rumbling deep in the dark recesses of my mind. I’ll toss it and trust you to run with it.
Rumblings do set me to running. Never mind to where or with what. If it’s not an earthquake then it’s something visceral.
After years of therapy I thought that the goal in knowing oneself well was to apply that knowledge and awareness to a range of life experiences. But looking back at my life I wonder if there are parts of it (namely that faith issue combined with work life) that one should just barrel through in trust of their principals and not analyze or try to make it match that “logic” side of me.