Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.Roy T. Bennett
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.Maya Angelou
The Philosopher’s Corner
Everybody has a shadow. It’s that dark matter that exists beyond the material essence of our body. In ancient Greece, it was the realm of Pan, that trickster God that would wreak havoc on the rational senses of the psyche… but what is the essence behind the beauty of this psyche-spiritual construct?
The masks (personae) we dawn are but figments of the true potential behind our reality. The shadow is that dark place, Yin energy moves us downwards, into the depths of the soul, into those dark places we know are there, but rarely navigate within for very long. Whether we view it as moving from up to down, or down to up, the essence of this energy is dark, but its soul is pure light… Absence moving towards all encompassing. By going within, we learn to light etherial essence of existing with all.
Yang energy on the other hand is that spiritual essence, the fire within, that flame that unites life towards a greater purpose, despite the pull of the shadow that is ever present. It is the fire that burns at the soul, lifting it to realize the essence of spirit.
In today’s quotes, we see the pull that one’s ability to believe has on the development of the soul through spirit. As Roy Bennett states, the only ones that delimit our potential is ultimately ourselves. This is mirrored by the wise woman Mrs. Angelou, who reminds us that when we see the true nature of one’s self emerging… Pay Attention! Whether dark or light, soul felt or spirit, good or bad, the true nature of that etherial matter may just be a convergence of the true essence where life’s journey marries with vision of what may become.
Siddhartha: The Psychology of Realizing our Inner Potential
I wrote Siddhartha: The Psychology of Realizing our Inner Potential as a psychoanalysis of the Buddha’s plight to realize his inner potential. It is based upon the novel Siddhartha, written by the Nobel Laureate author Hermann Hesse. In it, I will take you through a storyline about through the 4 seasons of life.
Like Siddhartha, you too will explore the wonder of traveling through the spring of childhood plight, and celebrate the arrival of summer passion common to romantic love’s delight. You will wax and wane through the Fall of middle-age, sit back and reflect upon the the sun’s night-sea’s journey in Winter’s wise-age. I truly hope you enjoy.
With many prayers and blessings friends. Believe, Achieve, and Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams.