In today's fast-paced world of technology oversaturation, information overstimulation, and social media superficiality, it can be hard to keep it real. Social media discourages authenticity and emphasizes light-hearted posts and happy faces. Try to break the mold and you'll feel the backlash: trolling comments, finger-wagging, and even worse, silence. Have you ever … [Read more...]
Thoughts. Feels. Wonderings.
Balance is that elusive, quasi-mystical concept that so many of us strive for, yet so few of us seem to achieve. Self-help books sell us a vision of our lives perfectly portioned into healthy work-life ratios, and we consult the recipes as a template for our own lives, checking the mirror frequently for a sign of the self-assured smile sported by the confident author. The … [Read more...]
Politics is a notoriously inflammatory topic of conversation. It's often impossible to have a calm, rational discussion of political issues. Why is this? In short: the majority of people base their politics on a tribal identity. They choose a political tribe—Red team, Blue team, whatever—and their membership in this tribe becomes an important part of their identity. They … [Read more...]
The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace." — Mahatma Gandhi “There are only four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.” –Johnny Depp, Don Juan DeMarco What is this sensation that holds so much power over … [Read more...]
Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." —Carl Jung, “The Philosophical Tree” (1945). In CW 13: Alchemical Studies. P.335 Human nature: what is it, and … [Read more...]