Psychoanalysis has made me much more aware of my own thoughts and feelings. This awareness helps, is essential to, my work with patients, though the reasons why are far too complex to explain in a blog.
On the other hand, learning to pay attention to what I feel and where my mind roams is a skill that I want to keep developing. Having had the experience of analysis, I know that a listener is also crucial to developing this skill. The blog serves both requirements. It will help me think about what seizes my attention, and it provides a listener, the presumed reader. Perhaps such a blog might be of interest to others and there will be real readers. We’ll see!