The western thought on Psychology is blessed and limited by the Aristotlean traditions. I say we are blessed because before Aristotle everything was accepted on myth or cultural tradition. Aristotle, and the school of thought he comes from, questioned all the myths and traditions and gave us the scientific method which tests and proves everything before it can be labeled as truth. This was a blessing because people started using reason and logic to attain truth, instead of believing only in myth.
On the other hand, our culture and particularly psychology has been limited by such thinking. It is hard to measure and test what is going on in the brain. Further, the studies in psychology, until recently, have been limited to the mind only, not taking into account other real systems in the body that can not be seen or measured.
However, we can look to the Bible to see the Hebrew pattern of psychology. In the Bible, we are told to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul, might, and strength. These five words are mentioned numerous times throughout the Bible. So, what do these 5 words mean, and what do they have to do with psychology?
In the next few weeks, I will be exploring these 5 words a little more in depth. I will discuss what they mean and why it is imperative to know what they mean and how to apply it to changing our lives. Understanding these terms has completely changed my life and I want to share with you how it can transform yours! Stay tuned to learn more.