We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.Joseph Campbell
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’Robin Williams
The Philosopher’s Corner
The cycle of life is consistent and ever present. Winter’s Night is transcended by the newness of Spring’s Delight. This is the essence of the night sea’s journey, or what Carl Jung viewed as our psychological journey to realize Self in an Individuated state.
From water comes life… All living things rise, like the sun, from water, and sink into it again at evening. Born of springs, rivers, lakes, and seas, man at death comes to the waters of the Styx, and there embarks on the ‘night sea journey.’ Those black waters of death are the water of life, for death with its cold embrace is the maternal womb, just as the sea devours the sun but brings it forth again. Life knows no death…Carl Jung (1911-1912/1967, p. 218)
Jung, C. G. (1967). Symbols of transformation: An analysis of the prelude to a case of schizophrenia. In H. Read, M.Fordham, G. Adler, & W. McGuire (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (R. F. Hull, Trans., 2nd ed., Vol. 5). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1911-1912)