Eric Berne---the best of Games People Play

Published in: Google Books > Self-Help > Best Games | Published on 02/Nov/2020 15:31

62 pages , Pronoun , 2017-04-10
The best self help books I have ever read. No, I’m not his brother or friend. Wish I were. Bob Mayler How to describe it... psychology, magic... a traveler’s guide. Wonderfully Strange. Davanton First became aware of Dr. Kinnie’s work through his now ancient software Magic Mountain, Magic Mirror and Merlin which changed my life (for the better.) His work may seem a bit off the beaten track but that’s part of it’s appeal. Not only has it changed my life for the better but has provided me with a tool kit to continue to do so. Robert F. Saccoon A. Eric Berne–the games people play B. Twilight Reality–Fabulous Fantasy fun C. Wisdom and Folly–from around the world D. Freedom and Joy–The Buddha and Maude My ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book. Friedrich Nietzsche Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci A. ERIC BERNE–the Games People Play. When your Adult, Parent, and Children work well together, changing the balance among them to meet the needs of the moment, you have a good life. If one becomes too dominant too much of the time, you close off possibilities for love, joy and adventure. Along with getting to know your Adult, Parent, and Children you’ll also explore the games you play, your stamp collection, and the fairy tales that shape your life. Start with your Natural Child, the part that is adventurous, happy and free. It will be hard for your Natural Child to come out and play if your Adult, Parent or Unnatural Children get in the way. Adult is your words-data-logic, computer brain. It has an enormous amount of information about the world, knowledge essential for your survival. But your Adult is usually aware of only superficial aspects of the natural world. For instance your Adult glances at a tree, quickly classifies it as a tree, using 2 or 3 defining characteristics, and pays no further attention to it. The real tree now exists to you only as a word. Our schools and much of our culture reward that kind of shift, changing Reality into words, and you become a proficient word pusher who hasn’t felt the bark of a tree in years. Your Adult will want good, logical reasons why you should spend time walking down the street acting like a kid. Your Parent may also give you plenty of trouble. It’s your authoritarian, judgmental part that expects you to measure up. Taking a silly walk in the park when there’s work to be done is not measuring up. You should be finishing that report, cleaning your bedroom, and reading a good book instead of acting weird and attracting the attention of strangers. What good is that going to do anybody? Your Parent also only notices surface aspects of Reality. “That grass needs cutting!” “That sidewalk is filthy!” “Those clothes make her look fat!” “Why are you wasting your time on a stupid walk?” To help reassure your Adult and Parent, tell them the book you are reading told you to, and it’s written by a PhD psychologist who knows what he’s talking about. Then there are your two Unnatural Children, shaped and scrambled when you were a tiny tyke playing in the sandbox. We all grew up in environments that were both toxic and nourishing. Unnatural Children are created by under- or over-controlling parents, a dangerous neighborhood, serious illness, lousy schools, etc. It never occurs to a beaten down Unnatural Child that puddles are to splash, strange doors are to open, weird clothes are to wear, and frogs are to sleep with. A rebellious Unnatural Child does them all. Everybody has beaten down and rebellious Unnatural Children because nobody grows up in a perfect environment, or has perfect genes. Your beaten down Unnatural Child will be too scared to go on that walk. Your rebellious Unnatural Child will tell me to go jump in a cold lake

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