I am 53 today and I have 300K in the bank and it is the End of Time. I am 53 and freshly separated from my husband of almost 20 years. Married to each other's traumas on November 6, 1993, we are one year short of the Big Two O. The life I had is over. Actually, this is true for all of us, every day, but especially on this particular day. Today, a new great friend Quique sends me a birthday gift of a phrase (he is a word artist): ELEGANCE IS FREEDOM.
Psychology + Zen = Philosophy and methods to relieve suffering and reveal happiness.
Psychology: We project onto others what we reject in ourselves. Some call it a Shadow. Healing comes from making the unconscious conscious, taking responsibility for our projections, integrating what is split off as our own thing.
Zen: There is no separate self. When we can be at one with every aspect, then we belong everywhere and we reject no one.
We heal the world by becoming intimate with our whole selves.