At moments of surrender to the soul, we are in the presence of the divine, and in harmony with its intent. As Rilke expressed it through his literary persona nearly a century ago, “I am learning to see. I don’t know why it is, but everything penetrates more deeply into me and does not stop at the place where until now it always used to finish. I have an inner self of which I was ignorant. Everything goes thither now. What happens there I do not know.” Why, after all? One man who had been driven by his parents’ ambitions came late in life to therapy in order “to learn how to be an ordinary person,” that is, redeem himself from their complexes before he died. St. Augustine said we were here to love God and enjoy life. Kurt Vonnegut believes we are here to be the eyes and conscience of God. Jung, standing on the silent African veldt at dawn, watching the drifting rivers of animals moving in their timeless way, wrote that we are here to bring consciousness to brute being. Whatever theory speaks to the reader, surely we are called to become more fully what we are, in simple service to the richness of the universe of possibilities. ~James Hollis
remnants of our ancestral callings and remembrances, we become less involved with why and how, and we just value our human experience…..
inquiry for today~ how will you surrender what is unimportant today? how will you decide?
Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change. In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.” ~Carl Jung