This is not a post about looking up dream symbols in encyclopaedias. It's about my 15+ years of engagement with intense, touching and puzzling dream symbols that have kept recurring, shifting, morphing, repeating again, progressing, regressing, throughout these years. Yes, admittedly it started with reading C. G. Jung. But the meat of it was unceasing … Continue reading How the crazy scientist uses dreams to navigate life challenges – in an empirical way
Late last year, perhaps in November, I decided to not be depressed anymore. A lot of crap had happened, and I was feeling crappy. I could sense myself going into the tailspin that I know really, really well – after hundreds (if not thousands? let me calculate the years) of repetitions. . Mindful, repetitious observation … Continue reading Is depression a choice?
Camus says, "In the midst of winter, I finally found there was within me an invincible summer." However, Wu-men says: "Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life." Sasha, … Continue reading Seasons of the psyche
I was living an out-of-body experience for years without realising it. I think I'm not the only one, and I don't think empaths are exempt from this misconception. In fact, because of the sometimes painful emotional intensity that we experience in our bodies, we may be even more prone to abandoning them than other people. … Continue reading Struggling to find your ground?
Empaths feel other people's feelings physically, viscerally in their own bodies. They are not simply people who are highly empathic or exceptionally sensitive (the latter may enjoy resources for HSPs). They are not people who find it easy to imagine what other people feel. On the contrary, they often feel other people's feelings without understanding … Continue reading Are you an empath or a highly sensitive person?