Brian’s Reflection: Monday, April 2, 2012
Your vision will become clear only when you
can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Gustav Jung, psychotherapist
I find Jung’s words and insight to be profoundly true. Further, my observation is that the Christian Church has essentially fallen victim to “looking outside”. With the obvious result that the power of the Gospel (and of the Jewish Myth) to show us the Path of Transcendence has lost all power.
Jesus is not going literally to “return” on the pink cloud”. Jesus has “written the Covenant on our hearts” … and therefore lives within us … which is the same as saying that He “sits at the right hand of God”. Listen up, folks: we are not going to be absolved from making the choice every human being must make to choose our Destiny. Jesus did it, with blood dripping from his eyes. It will be as agonizing for each of us! But this making of the choice is the touchstone of our having reached a level of human evolvement such as to bind us to the Living God.
I do not want to dream; it points to my abdication from my Journey to Myself.
I want to Awake.