Study on character transformation and Zen therapy
(focusing on maladjusted soldiers and officers)
Ph. D, Kim Mal-hwan
Most of maladjusted soldiers and officers have excessive depression due to inadequate personal relationships and anxiety that comes from anticipating their future environment.
Such clients have a negative distorted view of themselves from early childhood. Thus they are always filled with the thought of oppressing themselves and attacking others. This is why they are constantly anxious and distressed.
This kind of false idea clings onto oneself as a distorted sense of self and does not allow one to see the true nature of oneself.
To get rid of this anxious state of mind, meditation practice has some good effects. Especially, breathing-meditation, walking-meditation, eating-meditation and so forth have significant effects on psycho-therapy.
Because practice of meditation is excellent in letting us get back to the true sense of ourselves, it can change false ideas into pure mind.
As it changes anxiety into stable and pure, wise and generous mind, our negative ideas turn into positive thinking, and rather than separating oneself from another and thus guarding against nonself it enables us to see another as helpful partners and thus share together.
When the clients go into this stage they gradually open their hearts and turn into positive and outgoing people.
As this links directly to a happier life, zen therapy which opens the closed mind can become one important therapy.
* Key words
Depression and unrest-scale
Door of mind