Category Archives: Daryl Sharp

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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The Collective Shadow, Entitlement and Blame

It’s surprising some of the things one discovers while engaged in various social media such as Twitter and Facebook. For example, today a link to a small part of Walt Whitman’s journal appeared, one that echoes what I have experienced … Continue reading

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A Collectively Suitable Persona

“The persona is that which in reality one is not, but which oneself as well as others think one is.” [Jung, CW 9i, par. 221] On my bio [about] page I give a definition of who I am. After reading these words … Continue reading

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A Psychological Compass

“The four functions are somewhat like the four points of the compass; they are just as arbitrary and just as indispensable . . . But one thing I must confess: I would not for anything dispense with this compass on … Continue reading

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Archetypes Present Themselves Through Images

“Archetypes [are] typical forms of behaviour which, once they become conscious, naturally present themselves as ideas and images, like everything else that becomes a content of consciousness” [Jung, CW 8, paragraph 435] It takes a lot of energy to look beneath … Continue reading

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Who’s in Control?

On a recent trip, I made a stop for gas in Brandon, Manitoba. I saw this armored personnel carrier sitting beside a Tim Horton’s coffee shop. I took the photo before realising what the sign on the front said. Today, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Mother Complex – Pt 1

Grow up! Stop being a two-year old! Stop being such a baby! Be a man! What kind of man are you? Stop asking my permission! Grow some balls! Before I even begin to write this blog post, I realise that … Continue reading

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Tuesday Thoughts in Playa del Carmen

I am halfway through my stay in Playa del Carmen and somehow I haven’t seem to be able to find time, motivation or energy to approach this blog site. I could blame the Internet connection which is ver-r-r-r-r-y slow and … Continue reading

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Soul Is What You Are

This morning I found myself in a contemplative mood, a good place really, not divorced from the reality of being present in my life. As I am entering these words, I am waiting for the toast to be ready for … Continue reading

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