Viktor Frankl -The last of the human freedoms

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

Viktor Frankl
Man’s Search for Meaning

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Barbara Hannah -Striving towards wholeness

I should like to repeat that we do not make projections but discover elements in the outer world that are afterwards recognised as belonging to the inner psyche.

We don’t project on purpose; we fall into it, it happens and without it we would never be conscious (when the soul wishes to experience something he throws an image of the experience out before him and enters into his own image – Meister Eckhart)

for we cannot look directly into our own unconscious. It is, precisely, unconscious.

We only see it when it goes outward, so that a piece of the world becomes a mirror which shines it back to us.

But then we have to understand the mirror… try to work out what is happening.

So, while falling into projections is easy (it is literally a fall) the second bit is hard work, and very few do it.

Wilma Stockenström -Binnehof

Wanneer die kleure kouer word en die skadu’s
so diep dat die wind daarin val,
kom die tyd wat langer is as nooitverby.
Die binnehof van ‘n swetterjoel duiwe
leen hom tot spesmase, asof berge
frons op die horison van my gedagtes.

Die fyn varingswaai skryf teen die muur
elke dag in die skuiwende son
opvolgings van hoofstukke, afrondings
van stryd, binne, buite, en matelose
hartseer onder die blou van onse hemel.
Treë tree ek af. Treë.

Spesmase
1999