Author Archives: rgl

About rgl

A retired Canadian educator and psychotherapist living in Mexico in the winter and in Canada the rest of the year.

A Solo Road Trip

I am away from home, and at present, sitting in a Tim Horton’s coffee shop for a simple, fast-food breakfast while waiting for the nearby Chapters book store to be ready for my book-signing event. This is my third such … Continue reading

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Live Your Nonsense – Part Two

“I have seen more than one case who got stuck in too much wisdom and was unable to live, and what is the use of wisdom when it stands in the way of life? The young want to learn whatever … Continue reading

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Live Your Nonsense – Part One

I have finally sat down with my “free” copy of Live Your Nonsense, by Daryl Sharp, and now feel compelled to share here, what I have been learning there. I have often reflected on various books by Daryl Sharp, a Jungian … Continue reading

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Footprints on the Psyche and Soul of the Other

As we move through life, we leave traces of our passage though we rarely see that evidence with our own eyes. For the most part, we are blind to the effect we have on others, and even blinder to the … Continue reading

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Psychological Fear of Being in the Light

Today’s photo was taken a week ago when the sky was overcast which allowed only a low level of light to reach these northern prairies in Canada. One of the things I noticed when going over my photos, including this one, … Continue reading

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Chasing Away The Light

I walk a lot in the various towns and cities we visit in North America. In both Canada and the U.S.A., my wife and I have noticed that the vast majority of the houses we pass as we wander these … Continue reading

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Cracks in the Ice Freeing the Unconscious to Surface

The past few days I found myself in northern Alberta near the town of High Prairie.  My daughter lives with her husband in a log cabin near this river. The first day we were visiting, the river was frozen over … Continue reading

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I am the Universe

“Every good idea and all creative work are the offspring of the imagination, and have their source in what one is pleased to call infantile fantasy. Not the artist alone, but every creative individual whatsoever owes all that is greatest … Continue reading

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Coming to Terms with the Unconscious

It has been a long time, three months in fact, since my last post here. The only reason I can give for this extended leave is simply that I was actively resisting being pulled into speaking, thinking, and observing whatever … Continue reading

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Who is Responsible?

I’ve been having a discussion regarding the idea being responsibility for other people’s thoughts and feelings. Our society pays lip service to the notion that we all must own our own thoughts and feelings. Yet, when it comes to things … Continue reading

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