James Hollis #quotelove

James Hollis #quotelove

No one escapes pathology, for no one remains unwounded. - James Hollis, Ph.D facebook page

The capacity for growth depends on one's ability to internalize and to take personal responsibility. If we forever see our life as a problem caused by others, a problem to be 'solved,' then no change will occur. - James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

In the second half of life, the questions become: 'Who, apart from the roles you play, are you? What does the soul ask of you? Do you have the wherewithal to shift course, to deconstruct your painfully achieved identity, risking failure, marginalization and loss of collective approval?' No small task. - James Hollis, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up

We serve the world by finding out what feeds us, and, having been fed, then share our gifts with others. - James Hollis, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

In the end, we are only tiny frightened animals, doing our best to survive amid other tiny frightened animals. - James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

The purpose of therapy is not to remove suffering but to move through it to an enlarged consciousness that can sustain the polarity of painful opposites. - James Hollis, in his Introduction to Robert L. Johnson's 

Deep purposefulness within each of us is either supported or violated by the culture. We have to make choices as individuals to align ourselves with those deep purposes of our nature. The literal translation of psyche from the Greek is soul. - James Hollis, in Hattice Cullingford's article, Taking The Psyche Seriously In An Interview With James Hollis

As young persons, we all believed there were definitive answers to life’s puzzles and challenges.  The older we get the more we realize there are no final answers, although there may be personal discoveries which make sense to us, and that our life is more a journey toward larger and larger questions.  Lived thusly, we are living a developmental, enlarging life and not one in which we have died before we died.   Any certainties we do acquire are for now only, and may be replaced by ever more challenging experiences. - James Hollis, in Center for Jungian Studies of South Floria's article, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

(click here if you're wondering, who is james hollis?  in a nutshell, i came across him through my earlier explorations in jungian / depth psychology)

Live music is good for you ... and then wondering and wandering into realms of self-actualization

Live music is good for you ... and then wondering and wandering into realms of self-actualization

Rumi's poem, Guest House #quotelove

Rumi's poem, Guest House #quotelove