Tag - destiny

The Middle Passage, from Misery to Meaning in Midlife by James Hollis

This book review is by Lynelle Pieterse and will be explored in the bookclub. Follow this link to join the Jungian Bookclub. James Hollis received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, and is the Director of the C.G. Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas. He is a frequent guest speaker who spends winters in analytic practice and writes during the summers. In his books, he elaborates on the theories of C. G. Jung. Contemplated [...]

Midway in life’s journey, I found myself in a dark wood, having lost my way.

This is a guest post by Tasha Tollman. In the space of a few years I lost my father, I lost my business, I lost my financial freedom, I lost my passion for life. And in this my darkest hour I lost even my faith in God. The life that I had worked so hard to create disappeared and I slipped deeper and deeper into the dark night of the soul. Every day presented a new crisis, everything I touched turned [...]

What is in a Name (?): of Roses, Storm-breakers, and a Jung Man

“A rose by any other name… “ is not a rose actually, it may look like a rose, smell like a rose, draw blood as a roughly grasped rose is want to do, but, you will grant, it simply cannot be a ‘rose’. A passage (a footnote to be precise) from Jung’s essay on synchronicity[1] made quite an impression on me when I came across it a few years ago. It has to do with that very strange phenomenon, we [...]

The Great Lie

Do you believe a man can escape his destiny? I believe a man does everything he can until his destiny is revealed to him. Nathan Algren, The Last Samurai. As long as I live I will never forget the line or the sentiment. I believe it expresses something profoundly important about living authentically and with courage. I want to share with you a small part of what it takes to ‘do everything you can until your destiny is revealed to you,’ and why [...]

How do you recognize your destiny?

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word ‘Destiny’, it completely intimidates me. What? Am I supposed to save the world or sacrifice myself? I remember as a small child in Sunday school being totally freaked out by the minister. He said ‘God has already ordained your destiny and when he calls you, you must answer, because not answering will render your life useless! You will never succeed at anything else but God’s will.’ Hectic! This had a profound [...]