|Author: Ralph E. Kenyon, Jr. (diogenes) Wednesday, November 9, 2005 - 05:06 pm|
I realize you asked for specifics, but that is not how general semantics helped me. After I attended my first seminar-laboratory-workshop, I just 'took off'. I saw the experience, especially the here-now "encounter" group, as freeing and enabling. That seminar also opened me up to 'people experiences'. Prior to then my "passion" had been almost exclusively "pure" science fact and science fiction. Everything at the seminar "clicked" together. After that, all of philosophy, psychology, human relations, etc., were readily integrated and used. I read, understood, and integrated more books in the year following that seminar than I had in the ten years previous to it. I got involved with life, whereas, prior to that, I tended to be "escapist" oriented.