Freedom Lies Just Below the Surface!

by | March 09, 2021

Freedom Lies Just Below the Surface!

There are many things in life we can’t control but we can intervene in our own processes.

When we feel stuck, depressed, anxious, or frustrated there’s another part of ourselves that’s already free of the problem.

It lies just outside our awareness and has a completely different mindset and mood.

But when we’re in the middle of the mess it can be really hard to find.

We tend to think of our difficulties in rational terms—if I’ve got such-and-such issue I should do this; if I’ve got this other issue I should do that.

We call this, “problem solving,” and it’s one of the hallmarks of conventional psychology.

Of course, it often fails.

The reason is that the underlying nature a life issue isn’t rational like a math problem but rather dreamlike.

The road from pain to freedom rarely lies in logic but rather in the power of your imagination.

Imagination is far more than just “pretending.”

It’s the seat of creativity, dreaming, emotion, and transformation.

In fact, the human psyche is based in imagination!

Most of the mind exists outside our awareness in subconscious processes that resemble night dreams.

Without us realizing, these hidden processes guide and influence everything that happens in our lives.

They make us react in specific ways, get attracted to or repelled by certain people and situations, and color our thoughts, emotions, and moods.

In short, they create our experience of life.

Depression, anxiety, frustration, etc. are irrational, dreamlike processes that require us to use our imagination and senses to explore perceptions that lie below the surface; this is where healing, meaning, growth, and freedom lie.

Of course, we need tools for doing this, and that’s what my podcast is all about.

But accessing this freedom isn’t only for solving our own problems; it’s also for showing us how to get along with each other.

Dr. Zwig

©2021 Dr. Adam Zwig

Meet Dr. Adam Zwig—psychologist-musician, educator, and author. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, has had 9 Top Ten hit singles on the U.S Adult Contemporary charts, and is an internationally renowned workshop leader and lecturer. He has been featured on Billboard, SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio, and many other stations, and in People Magazine, Pollstar, and many other publications. Dr. Zwig has released 7 albums, has songs on NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV, and has garnered over 130 million views on YouTube. His forthcoming book, Music in the Mayhem: Tales of Total Transformation from a Rock n Roll Psychologist, shows how life problems are not pathological but rather personal growth processes trying to happen. His podcast, The Dr. Zwig Show, posts new episodes every Wednesday.

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