No better way to start the first post than to introduce the story behind the name of this project: The XYZ Cartesian Expeerience
The name stands for a few meaningful symbols.
1️⃣One, it symbolises the XYZ Cartesian system of representation which allows for all (visible) dimensions of physical reality.
2️⃣Second, the term ‘Cartesian’ comes from the name of the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes. Descartes’ famous words “I think therefore I am” do not refer to being smart as we tend to believe, but to our human ability to reflect and gain (self) knowledge through reflection. My therapeutic style is that of encouraging your ability for reflection, in this way helping you to look through all dimensions of who you are.
3️⃣And thirdly, ‘XYZ’ also symbolise the X, Y and Z generations to whom this project for therapy and personal development is dedicated. ‘Expeerience’, deliberately misspelled to include the word ‘peer’, is an invite for the three generations to come together and learn from each other’s experiences.
Rather sophisticated and yet a simple representation, The XYZ Cartesian Expeerience is my way of contributing to this world that I am very fond of. I am transforming into therapeutic practice my own experiences and the lessons I learned being a young adult and becoming an adult in a world that had more than one dimension (and more generations than my own).
This is my way of becoming the adult I needed when I was younger, as well as it is my way of thanking those adults who were there when I was younger by passing on the wisdom they bestowed upon me.