Kick Away the Obstacles
In the Eye of the Storm
An individual response to the Global Crisis
March 31, 2020
Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst
Robert BJ Jakala PH.D., Jungian Psychotherapist
In a storm, the safest place is in the eye of the storm. My colleague BJ and I will share our daily reflections on this centering process from an Analytical perspective, sharing from the repertoire of our personal and professional experience. BJ is a psychologist and a photographer and will pick and image of the day that catches him in this collective crisis. I will amplify it from a Jungian Analytical perspective. We hope that this may offer you a baby step on the path to your own unique response to this chaos.
Pegasus struck the fountain of Hippocrene from the earth with his hoof. A Corinthian statue of Bellerophon, which was also a fountain, was made so that the water flowed from the hoof of the horse. Baldur’s horse struck froth a spring with his kick. The horse’s foot is therefore the dispenser of fruitful moisture. (Jung, 1956, p. 278)
The artist created a feeling of beauty, movement and strength in a variety of Pegasus portrayals. It is a contemporary tribute to an ancient myth.
During this time of stay at home, I too can reach into the successful aspects of my personal history. I remember times when I accomplished goals that seemed so distant. I had to direct my attention on what was to come more than the struggle I felt in the moment. I had to be flexible and move out of my usual way. Much like the story of Pegasus, I had to kick something out of the way, so the natural flow of success could be revealed.