Reality and illusion – The process of discernment – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
August 8th, 2020
Reflection re-enacts the process of excitation and carries the stimulus over into a series of images which, if the impetus is strong enough, are reproduced in some for of expression, This may take place directly, for instance in speech or may appear in the form of abstract thought, dramatic representation, or ethical conduct: or again , in a scientific achievement or a work of art. (Jung, 1969, pp. 117, para 242)
My first impression of the image leaves me wondering, what the heck? It is upside down. Then I think wait a minute, that is not right. I look at it closer and realize the image is water reflecting the trees at a street corner. I see something awfully familiar, but I must translate it to have it make sense to me. So, what is real is the grass, curb, pavement, and water. Yet what I see is more than three-dimensional reality. The trees are real, in the picture, and not really in the picture. I must reflect and interpret the image. I could have made it easier on the viewer if I took a picture of the trees or the water and not a photograph of the trees reflected in the water. Confused? Such is today’s world.
The image must be interpreted or reflected upon before it is clear. When I watch or listen to the news, I cannot take it straight in. There are filters of how life used to be and now what seems to be the new normal conflict with each other. There are many events disrupting current life; Covid-19, racial injustice protests, political disputes between parties, prolific misinformation, etc. Anticipation of what life will be in the United […]