Japanese Garden

with fear and trembling
destiny’s road perishes
with courage
the horizon comes to light

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
-Buddha

Adler’s psychological theory upholds the individual as the sole creator of oneself. This sentiment goes against every spiritual thought of mine. Our salvation cannot solely be fought alone. I agree wholeheartedly with Jung and the collective unconscious. We uphold each other, in conscious ego and dark of shadow. Yet, there is room outside the lines. The box that holds only so much air, must be pried open if we are to remain healthy. Sometimes that means we go it alone.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, May 2016

Have faith as a mustard seed: never give into obstacles, push the rocks aside, persevere in all adversity and let your light shine.

Matthew 17:20, Matthew 5:16

*originally written and posted 1/15/2017

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  1. What John Glenn and Neil Armstrong have meant to us as explorers of outer space, Jung signifies with regard to inner space, a courageous and intrepid voyager into the unknown. Jung’s map of the soul intro.

    • This is true. Thanks for your comment. A succinct statement of our presence… I read and continually am reading a book about Teresa Avila and the inner castle and Jung’s spirituality of the psych. (Book is packed away and can find out, if your at all interested, the title.) It is intriguing that while reading this book, i dreamt of rooms in my life that are now part of my inner life. We carry rooms inside of us that we can explore individually and collectively to grasp the larger picture of “us” or rather each person as we have grown, changed or remain the same. Lots to consider here… And excited to be moving to Boston, to go back and enjoy that garden in the future! Thanks for your comment. 😁🧡

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