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Rejuvenation & The Act of Letting Go

Daily Inspiration

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

Wow… a warm day and the sun was out. Pleased to spend a great day with my family in this early Spring weather.

Spring is a time of rejuvenation. New life… New beginnings… New You? That was the plight I undertook this year, and what a wonderful time it has been.

Joseph Campbell, the brilliant mythologist reminds us that in every act of creation, there is an act of letting go. In order to achieve the room for the life we wish to attain, we must let go of those things that hold us back. And of course, the brilliant comedian Robin Williams. So talented, and such a tragic end, reminds us that Spring is a party. It is a time of new beginnings. What newness do you wish to bring forward in your life.

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)

Believe… Achieve… Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams.


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)

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