in true jungian style, this is a book about the soul, about what cannot be earned, achieved, accomplished, bought, or borrowed. it’s about truly growing up, growing to be the soulful, conscious humans we are meant to be.
you cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. what you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ~~dame jane godall
from today onward until the attainment of enlightenment may i be willing to live with my chaos and confusion and that of all other sentient beings. may i be willing to share our mutual confusion and work incessantly and humbly to help and elevate everyone without exception.
today is a milestone. a year since i began writing this blog. it has been an exciting experience, filled with creative energy i didn’t know i had. it has opened doors that were shut; revealed secrets i didn’t know i held in some part of my being; and brought laughter and tears easily to the surface.
anahata means the sound that is made without striking one thing upon another (as with a drum or gong). it is regarded as the sound of the celestial realm and holds balance, calm and tranquility. this is a space where we can connect with ourselves, with others and with spirit.
It is important, as we get older, to learn how to grieve. Although this may sound self-evident, experience has taught me that it is not. In a culture that emphasizes stoicism and forward movement, in which time is deemed “of the essence,” and there is little toleration for slowness, inwardness, and melancholy, grieving – a healthy, necessary aspect of life – is too often overlooked.
all my material possessions are transitory, the odds and ends of the work and efforts of the past. many are precious to me, and i know they will all eventually decay, find their way to a charity shop, end up in a landfill or on a friend’s mantlepiece until she too dies.