Hubris to Humility – Dynamics of Denial versus Acceptance – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
Hubris to Humility
Dynamics of Denial versus Acceptance
In the Eye of the Storm
An individual response to the Global Crisis
May 26, 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.
We do not know how far the process of coming to consciousness can extend, or where it will lead….Meaning makes a great many things endurable—perhaps everything. (Jung, 1961, p. 340)
The natural light in the foreground is from sunlight shining between the trees from above. My vantage point gives some perspective of what lies in front of me in the deeper terrain. I can take twenty to twenty-five steps before moving into unseen and unknow territory. I feel confident I can navigate the places I can see. There does seem to be safety beyond, but I have no certainty, just hope and curiosity of the moment. I know I will assess as I go, taking one step at a time while continually reassessing.
The image feels quite like the light of my conscious/aware mind. I journey forward with some familiar structures/defenses in trying to find meaning in this pandemic. I feel I can endure its presence if I can find meaning(s) for it in my […]