The premise is that every individual, no matter how serious their problems could benefit greatly from one highly individualized positive thought, well-timed idea or concept. Everyone is unique and every single life has a different invisible treasure “map” comprised of right and wrong turns, dead-ends and life changing (transformative) personal insights. Sometimes these moments of extreme “clarity” or “truth” can impact us in very powerful ways.
The problem is that most doctors, therapists, and people in general are unable to look at another person’s life as it presents itself in a given moment and in all its complexity and ask, “What single notion would most benefit this person today and especially right now?” Cookie cutter treatments, a physician’s PDR and psychologist’s DSM manual fail to pinpoint the transformative possibilities of the exact right idea at the very best time. Tomorrow it might be different and yesterday is gone. I believe this is more then possible with the right combination of therapeutic skills, intuition and open-mindedness. Nobody is saying that once you get the right idea that everything is automatically perfect or even better. Practice makes perfect. Actually nothing humans do is perfect, but it can be pretty close to a beautiful sunrise on a brand new day with a great cup of good coffee…or a Chai tea, if one so desires. Personally I don’t like that Chai stuff and that’s exactly my point. Either way, if you help others, you begin to help yourself……and visa versa.
Coen Brothers Mental Exercise: What is the rabbi trying to say? From the movie: The Serious Man https://youtu.be/uoetGnTIjWY