Tag Archives: consciousness

Keeping an Eye on Myself

  “B” was born to be a cop.  That’s how I came to see him, during the time I worked with B. As for myself, I was born to be…well, certainly not a cop. However, if B is in my … Continue reading

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Whale Songs

  Consciousness seems to be such a burden for us human beings. So I can understand why someone might be afraid of his dreams.  In dreams, consciousness speaks so forcefully.   NIGHT OCEAN I wake up with a whale hump beneath … Continue reading

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Of One Mind

  Perhaps the waking mind and the dreaming mind are not so different. Consider this from Counting Sheep, by Paul Martin: “Dreams that occur in sleep laboratories—the sort that have been more extensively studied—tend to be less rich and less … Continue reading

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Find Yourself in the Dark

  Dr. Naiman advises us to take back our “Healing Night”.  I must admit, he makes a good case: “I believe we may suffer from a darkness deficiency.  Recent findings suggest that there may be beneficial effects associated with time … Continue reading

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More Light, Bigger Shadow

When I read this story from Carl Jung’s autobiography, Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, I thought to myself, “Yes, I’ve been there.” “I had a dream which both frightened and encouraged me.  It was night in some unknown place, and I … Continue reading

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Rippling

Some time back, I realized I needed to get myself into better shape before I could really affect positive change in this world. Perhaps you’re in the same boat.  If so, we can both take heart from this passage in … Continue reading

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Choosing the Horizontal

   “All narrative is metaphor.”                — Mary Oliver   A recent dream again has me pondering the mysterious business of human consciousness.   In the dream…   I become aware that I’m dreaming as I creep through a large dark … Continue reading

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