Those of you who have followed my ministry for any length of time, and/or who have read my book (Teshuvah: David’s Key) have heard or read of my allusion to Victor Frankl’s very effective psychoanalytic modality of “Logoyherapy,” which is founded in part on the concept of “Paradoxical Intention,” a phrase, coinage and concept of Frankl’s own making, and which has at its primal root–the use of humor (yes, humor).
Humor is a powerful anticeptic, and has been proven to save lives–quite literally. However, at the same time obsessive-compulsive humor has often been proven to mask deeply troubled waters within a given soul, and denial.
I use humor constantly, to survive the condition of “catastrophic tinnitus” (the highest level of tinnitus). I therefore know what I am talking about when to comes to the merits of Frankl’s Paradoxical Intention approach.
You may find a great overview of Victor Frankl’s contributions at this link, below:
Little is publicly known of Robin Williams’ personal torment–his torment deep-down. Many know of his traumas with divorce, drug abuse and depression. But few know of the spiritual dynamics behind such, the true spiritual roots of such. The following web-link represents a timely article on the spiritual dynamics behind Robin’s suffering.
I have as a deliverance minister come face-to-face with many elements represented herein. May this brief article shed light on how you can more effectively be an Ambassador of Light in increasingly dark times:
I should mention as well, and though I’ve yet to hear or read of such to date; that I strongly believe the deepest root of Robin’s pain to have been a broken relationship with his father. The Father’s heart could have healed Robin, had he the encounter his soul so desperately needed. Consider the reality that your life and your life-witness could very well be the only glimpse of the Father’s heart that some may ever see in this lifetime.