“In Theology, metanoia is used to refer to the change of
mind which is brought about in repentance.
The prefix “meta-” carries with it other variants that are
consistent with the Eastern Greek philosophical mindset,
“Meta-” is additionally used to imply “beyond” and “outside of.”
E.g., metamorphosis as a beyond-change; and, metaphysics as
outside the limits of physics.
The Greek term for repentance, metanoia, denotes a change of mind, a
reorientation, a fundamental transformation of outlook, of an individual’s vision of the world and of her/himself, and a new way of loving others and the Universe. In the words of a second-century text, The Shepherd of Hermas, it implies “great understanding,” discernment.
In Carl Jung’s psychology, metanoia indicates a spontaneous attempt of the psyche to heal itself of unbearable conflict by melting down and then being reborn in a more adaptive form. ”
It’s amazing what the mind falling asleep can do. I was falling asleep reading Hoffmann’s ‘The Sandman’ (it’s been a long day, okay), when I had a sudden vision of a man trudging through snow with night vision goggles. Totally random until I realized its significance and woke up. Earlier, I was trying to answer this question. Hahaha. It’s a good guess, I still wonder what the ‘correct’ answer is, if there is one. Anyway, this post sums up how fascinating I find the subconscious to be.
Also, I don’t think I am an INTP anymore. I think I might have been a depressed ENFP (who mistrusted her Feeling capacity), or I might be an ENFP who employs her Thinking faculties habitually. Besides, I prefer not to be the life of any party. I don’t even like parties. I am politically neutral. >.<