Love in the face of hatred is what good parents give to their children, and what therapists in some way must feel for their most troubled patients.
A fantasy that life should be perfect and goals achieved without effort often lies behind procrastination, the inability to set goals, and different forms of artistic inhibition such as writer’s block.
Outbursts of rage and anger may reflect an underlying fear of psychological disintegration.
A raging child-like part of ourselves may lie at the root of depression and other difficulties.
Depression may reflect a basic hopelessness about one’s internal damage, where the only “solution” is felt to be a magical one. This dynamic is characteristic of bipolar disorder.