People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy
I try to look on the bright side, even through the darkest days of the year. This month, moving through darkness is personal and political. Dark Days, i this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Join me the first Monday of every month on Hilltown Families award winning blog.
This week, clasp your hands behind your back instead of folding them across your chest. Crossed arms defend, protect, separate. Crossed arms round our bodies, collapsing chest and heart. Clasping hands behind opens chest and heart. Lifts your head, relaxes your shoulders. Try this while standing. While walking. Notice the habit. Notice the change. Weekly Practice offers […]
Go outside this week. It’s darker, I know, for those of us who practice daylight savings time. Don’t let the dark stop you. Bundle up and go out anyway. Resist the ingrained messages that man-made inside is better. Open to ground and sky. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. […]