A simple remedy

February 21, 2011

I was feeling a bit down a few days ago over unmet expectations so I decided the best thing to do, while down, was to really get down; “down and dirty”, in fact. I walked over to the veggie patch and squatted eye ball to “eye ball’ with the denizens of this green world: the unfolding and crumpling yellow squash, cucumber, pumpkin and watermelon blossoms and their many tendriled and broad leaves.

Whatever chthonic powers inhabited this bit of dirt, they soon kick started a surge of mood enhancing endorphins and I entered into a world of temporal, yet eternal cyclical life. And a calmness dropped down on me, around me.

I was reminded of Jung’s statement that when we are sometimes lost in the complexities of life and are looking for a way through things, things that look desperate and unanswerable, one must understand that The Way is ineffable.

“One cannot, one must not, betray it. One needs faith, courage, and no end of honesty and patience.”

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John Regan February 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Thank you for your message of hope. It comes at a time that is useful to me. I am also feeling a little lost and without an anchor – my Mum’s death has hit me much harder than I thought it would. It is interesting that the rational self is undone by the emotional self and yet perhaps the only way forward is through the emotions. Thank you again and go peacefully.

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