The Awakening – A Spiritual Odyssey (Night•Dawn•Day)

“This life’s five windows of the soul Distorts the Heavens from pole to pole, And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not thro’, the eye That was born in a night, to perish in a night, When the soul slept in the beams of light.”– The Everlasting Gospel (William Blake) The…

The True “I” Beyond the Ego

“I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am”– John Newton Who are we? Are…

The Art of Happiness

“There are two kinds of happiness – the temporary pleasure derived primarily from material comfort alone and another more enduring comfort that results from the thorough transformation and development of the mind.” -Dalai Lama Happiness is something we all seek yet few can truly claim to have found. I have delved deeply into the self-help…

The Modern Neurotic

“About a third of my cases are not suffering from any clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and aimlessness of their lives. I should not object if this were called the general neurosis of our age….” – Carl Jung According to Carl Jung, neurosis is a form of “self-division” and “an individual attempt, however…

Power Struggles between Men & Women / Abuser & Victim (Shadow Work)

Shadow work refers to exploring our shadow selves (coined by Carl Jung), which comprises the aspects of ourselves that we have rejected from our conscious identity but remain latent in our unconscious identities. Through shadow work, we can reveal our true light through our darkness. This is a reflection about the power struggles between the…

Dorian Gray & The Shadow Self

“Each of us is like Dorian Gray. We seek to present a beautiful, innocent face to the world; a kind, courteous demeanor; a youthful, intelligent image. And so, unknowingly but inevitably, we push away those qualities that do not fit the image, that do not enhance our self-esteem and make us stand proud but, instead,…

The Duality of the Mind

A reflection on duality – a state created in the mind: There is a place far out at seawhere I sail to the end of myself –where the sky turns into the seaand the blue blends into me. But I forget that ‘you’ and ‘I’,just like the ‘sea’ and ‘sky’are words that draw boundaries made from our belief in distance and time.  Look…