This Too Shall Pass – The Eternal underlying the Transient – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
This Too Shall Pass
The Eternal underlying the Transient
In the Eye of the Storm
An individual response to the Global Crisis
April 30, 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 an 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.
Two opposing “realities,” the world of the conscious and the world of the unconscious, do not quarrel for supremacy, but each makes the other relative. (Jung, 1956, p. 218)
There is just enough first light to catch this shot. The storm passed but the deep clouds linger. Reality of yesterday is barely visible. Everything is dominated by the presence of snow. Only a few things play frozen peek-a-boo from under the white blanket. I am struck by the drastic environmental change. For now, the change is all that apparent. Yet both yesterday’s world and today’s vista are present in my mind.
As I look at this image today, I think about how the world is covered by the pandemic. Life prior to it is held in memory more than it appears evident. I must dig deeper to recall everyday life as it existed before Covid-19 dominated. Just as the snow will melt and leave traces of itself with damage and change, the pandemic will […]