Twenty Key Concepts from Psychotherapy | The Book of Life – Sublimation

This is from a really useful website that is one of my regular go-to sites. It covers so many areas, and quite often I won't be quite sure what it is I need to read that day, but after a little dabbling - boom - I'll read something that resonates at that particular moment. Today … Continue reading Twenty Key Concepts from Psychotherapy | The Book of Life – Sublimation

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The inner guide is the archetypal manifestation of knowing: The ‘Alam al-Mithal; Henry Corbin & the Sufi Ibn ‘Arabi

  "Self awareness and mastery arises only through a direct participatory process. There can be no authority, even if that authority is simply the fixed authority of objectivity that inhibits such a mutual knowing. Corbin writes: “Each human being is oriented toward a quest for his personal invisible guide, or he entrusts himself to the … Continue reading The inner guide is the archetypal manifestation of knowing: The ‘Alam al-Mithal; Henry Corbin & the Sufi Ibn ‘Arabi

The Perennial Philosophy of Aldous Huxley

"Knowledge is a function of being." - Aldous Huxley "Based upon the direct experience of those who have fulfilled the necessary conditions of such knowledge, this teaching is expressed most succinctly in the Sanskrit formula, tat tvam asi (“That art thou”); the Atman, or immanent eternal Self, is one with Brahman, the Absolute Principle of … Continue reading The Perennial Philosophy of Aldous Huxley

Both the landscape and its beholder – Simone de Beauvoir

Formerly, I had been quite satisfied with myself, but I had taken very little trouble to increase my self-knowledge; from now on, I would stand outside myself, watch over and observe myself; in my diary I had long conversations with myself. I was entering a world whose newness stunned me. I learned to distinguish between … Continue reading Both the landscape and its beholder – Simone de Beauvoir

Separating ourself from ourself | Jim Robinson

"...our first steps towards freedom require us to “remember ourselves” and in doing so “separate ourselves from ourselves”. As I understand it, this means in my psychological language to dis-identify with the reactive places we are caught in. In other words to make an object of the part of that is caught into whatever reaction … Continue reading Separating ourself from ourself | Jim Robinson

The four faults of natural awareness from the Shangpa tradition

The Borscht of times, the Würste of times

The four faults of natural awareness from the Shangpa tradition

So close you can’t see it

So deep you can’t fathom it

So simple you can’t believe it

So good you can’t accept it

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There’s a Monster in the Room – Self-inquiry

“Self-inquiry is simple. It does not require you to do anything, change anything, think anything, or understand anything. It only asks you to pay careful attention to what is real. I have two sons. When they were about four, they both went through a phase of having nightmares. I would go into the room and … Continue reading There’s a Monster in the Room – Self-inquiry