To Every Thing there is a Season
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak
In the Eye of the Storm
An individual response to the Global Crisis
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.
Before the experiment begins the subject of the test is given the following instruction: “Answer as quickly as possible with the first word that occurs to you.” (Jung, 1973, p. 441)
I took this photo while walking around downtown St. Petersburg. Florida. Yes, it is a piano in sand under a freeway overpass by the sidewalk of a busy street. I began to many associations with this inanimate object in its context. I began asking a lot of questions of who, why, what, when, and how. I found myself engaging in the detective part of my mind to make sense of what I was seeing.
The pandemic and the recent murder of George Floyd provoked questions for which I do not have all the answers. The issues regarding racism and police brutality leave me wanting understanding but not acceptance. I believe our current slower pace give us the opportunity to reflect, ask and listen to the current […]