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In this episode, Dr. Greg offers a glimpse into why the path to holiness is not linear, how our psychological and spiritual lives impact one another, the importance of self-awareness, and why decreasing our defense mechanisms is key to becoming who God calls us to be.
Discussed in the episode:
How can we strive for spiritual perfection while maintaining a sense of mental health?
Why the path to holiness is not linear or “cookie-cutter” but actually quite messy;
How specific personality patterns and defense mechanisms can hinder us from becoming who God created us to be;
An exploration of the psychological and spiritual dimensions of the life of St. Therese of Lisieux;
The importance of understanding our identity as a way to facilitate our own and others growth in holiness;
Why integrating the different dimensions of our personality is crucial to growing in our spiritual and emotional lives;
The importance of adaptability in becoming a psychologically and spiritually healthy person.
Resources mentioned or relevant:
Past Being Human Episodes on integration, holiness, and Internal Family Systems theory/parts work:
- Episode #41: What is Integration Anyway? w/ Fr. Louis Merosne
- Episode #43: The Psychology of Holiness: Stories of Fr. Benedict, w/ Dr. Bryan Violette (Mentor Series)
Introduction to Internal Family Systems by Richard Schwartz;
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