The modern world requires that most things be sacrificed in service of linear time. Yet in order to touch timeless things and become renewed, time is exactly what must be sacrificed. Only when time becomes broken can the “once upon a time” realm of renewable potentials appear again.
The art of the question is the work of psychotherapy. In the 40 years I have practiced this art as a Jungian and existential psychotherapist, it has become increasingly evident that the boundaries between the private domain of soul and the public domain of nature are two sides of the same coin.
True conversation is one of those rare win-win human delights. Not winners and losers.
Jalal-Al-Din Mohammad of Balkh, a respected Persian Islamic scholar, fell in love with Shams, a dervish, and became Rumi (Molana). The inspiration for the transformation of an earthly love to…