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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Quote of the Day: Movement

"Life is about movement, and we really apply the term, life, only to forms able to move; therefore, we must also consider movements in psyche and mind. Of course, we must recognize them because all our ideas, thoughts, feelings, emotions, wants, likes, dislikes, and mental attitudes, are in the passing moment and moving, so psyche and mind show movement."

"Movement can be understood only as connected with direction and goal. All possibilities, all power, need a goal. The influences of the environment could not accomplish this goal or force someone to move in this direction. Therefore, something in the goal pulls; the mind has a pulling power. "

Alfred Adler

(From The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler, Volume 8, Lectures to Physicians and Medical Students, page 2. See