The Inner Witness – The transient and the timeless reality – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
October 25, 2020
A definite location in place and time is part of man’s reality. (Jung, 1968, p. 191 para 283)
The trees and flowers in the garden show me how life changes at this time of year. The leaves appear painted with yellows, oranges, and reds. There is a different kind of visual vibrancy and a touch of cool that has not been available all summer. For the past few months, the foliage has been consistent. One day looked much like the others. Nothing in the garden indicated change. Then suddenly, or so it seems, things have changed. Spirit of fall is painting the deciduous tree leaves to alert me to the last quarter of the year. Nature’s canvas has shown the passing and passage of time.
The external world beyond the garden is entering another season as well. It is the time of debates, campaigns, and the casting of ballots. It is a time of challenge to the current state of the country’s democratic process and a chance to promote a better future. It seems like a season of uncertainty where both darkness and light show themselves. This time of a normal life in the United States includes acknowledging all the struggles toward a better life for all, for some have not been equally included.
The metaphor of the seasons helps me remember life changes. Leaves start as buds in the spring, spend the summer in the sun, then fall in the third quarter before they leave bare branches for the winter’s rest.
While we exist in a certain time, place, and space, it is only when we move from the experiencing consciousness to observing consciousness that we get our true coordinates of our […]