Keeping the Change

While it's accurate for me to say that I write for sanity and to clarify for myself ideas and experiences while engaging others who may have similar desires and needs, I can't pretend to understand fully why particular ideas and perspectives fascinate me and repeatedly hold claim to my time and energy. I only know …

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11 Day Clearing – Anima Mundi

My apologies for the lateness of this post. It was supposed to be done yesterday. This post is part of the 11 Day Clearing Challenge initiated by bluebutterfliesandme, a series of posts reclaiming 11 in which we can: "Take one thing a day, either a physical, actual object that needs to go, or better yet a habit, …

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In a Nutshell

A quick tour of C.G. Jung's idea of the Self is featured in the video below. Jung's notion of the Self is a more modern term for describing an experience of what has had in the past many names and which Alan Watts called At-One-Ness. Humans from various times and places, have acknowledged a place …

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The trouble with you is the trouble with me

It would not perhaps be fair to place too much blame on Taoism, Zen Buddhism, eastern spirituality for a lack of contentment that remained my constant companion, but the depersonalization I absorbed from eastern ideas mirrored my sense of disconnectedness. Intellectually, I may have found comfort in eastern ideas, especially Alan Watt's idea of the individual ego as fake or illusory. My unsettled …

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