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Emotions and desire - Irwin Yalom

From Existential Psychotherapy, Erwin Yalom, published by Kinneret, Zamora-Beitan Dvir, p. 257


"The awareness of feelings and their expression helps in two things: in promoting interpersonal relationships and in promoting the ability to desire and wish." 

"When you help a person to feel, his ability to wish improves immediately. If his wishes are not based on feelings but on rational discussion or moral dictates, then these are no longer wishes but things he needs or must do, and in fact he truly fails to communicate with his true self ".




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