Excerpt About Ego Boundaries
Dissolving BoundariesWe already know how modification of the self-image can change a person's experience and action in the world. This is, in fact, one way of seeing the action of any kind of psychotherapy. As some of the boundaries imposed on an individual by his self-image are dissolved, he gains greater freedom of perception and action. For instance, as the "weak" person understands his "weakness", as he sees its genesis and understands its psychodynamics, this boundary of "weakness" is challenged and gradually dissolves. As a person stops thinking of himself as "weak", his actions in the world change. In fact, he starts acting in ways that he had never thought he could, taking actions that he had thought only "strong" people could take, or even doing things that he had never thought anyone could do.