InternalIncoming LinksThis Valentine's Day Ple..."[I]f I could establish a safe, accepting atmosphere in our sessions, clients could have inner discussions with their parts. In a powerful state of Internal focus, they could dialogue with their parts about what motivated them to react in such irrational or self-defeating ways." https://t.co/1mksuBJIvFThread on Self and World and Exiting 2020in Eliot's poem "winter kept us warm, covering earth in forgetful snow" and there is a pandemic comfort, freedom from friction, unruffled Internal self-persistence, soothing respite from meshing with the outer and other 📙 After VirtueThe Virtues therefore are to be understood as those dispositions which will not only sustain practices and enable us to achieve the goods Internal to practices, but which will also sustain us in the relevant kind of quest for the good, by enabling us to overcome the harms, dangers, temptations and distractions which we encounter, and which will furnish us with increasing self-knowledge and increasing knowledge of the good.📙 Learning From MacIntyreMacIntyre thinks that in contemporary life people tend to lead “double lives,” of which they may be more or less aware. On the one hand, we participate in social institutions of state, market and constricted and punitive structures of blame, shame and responsibility that he calls Morality—and there is pressure for us to understand ourselves in these terms. On the other hand, we are initiated into practices associated with being in a Family or community, or a skill that allows us to identify Common Goods in which we want to contribute, as well as excellences that are Internal to the practices.