Dancing To The Tune
“The body is merely the visibility of the soul, the psyche; and the soul is the psychological experience of the body” — C.G. Jung
We encounter an overwhelming fund of mysteries and enigmas as we live, and try as we might, we get blindsided every day that our readymade answers don’t suffice. We have to work to keep our minds closed, to not see the miracle, to not see the beauty, to ignore the questions raised by the smallest details of our lives. We have to work to stay stupid.
But we have to collaborate with life in order to wake up. That is an enterprise for the brave, the lion hearted. Courage is required to let go of our props and crutches, to stand naked before God.
Questions are more important than answers, I think. We have to keep looking. We have to stay open to the new, which won’t come to a mind that “already knows.” The work is in the seeing, which is the calling of any kind of artist.
You may have a feeling for words or the materials of your craft, but your main work is developing sight, insight, vision. If you can do that you can be some sort of guide. We need all the true guides we can get. Most of humanity settles on partial answers.
Very few of us have real widom.
Disciplines from ancient cultures designed to open you to the essence of yourself and your relationship with the world have been developed, and they are for sale on the contemporary market. The risk is subscribing to yet another final answer to every question. And quieting the insecure mind is probably not the answer.
In fact, it may be better to stay unsettled, stay questioning, stay a bit insecure. At least then you’re honest, you’re not facil, you keep learning.
We are living a mystery that we never really penetrate in our lifetime, even though we do learn real things, we do evolve and progress.
It’s a fascinating task, full of beauty and travail.
- My Medium publication is called Anima Fire