Good grief, and as things move along in this current covid-chaos, the media circus is offering all sorts of priming of the social deconstructionism kind. People seem to be accepting the most wildest of social family concepts, not to mention economic new norms.Fasten your seatbelt!
Speaking of chaos, JBP Weekly had this to say yesterday (the old cleaning the room reminder):
Cleaning Your Room and Organizing Your Psyche
Spring Cleaning, Hoarding, and Jung
Not noticed earlier, JBP has announced a new grandson, Elliot PetersonSo imagine you’re dealing with someone who’s hoarding. People who are hoarding are often older or neurologically damaged, or they have obsessive-compulsive disorder. But then you walk into their house, and there’s like 10,000 things in their house. There’s maybe a hundred boxes, and you open up a box, and in the box there’s some pens and some old passports, and some cheques, and their collection of silver dollars, and some hypodermic needles, and some dust, and, you know, a dead mouse, and there’s boxes and boxes and boxes like that in the house. It’s absolute chaos in there. Absolute chaos. Not order. Chaos.
And then you think, “Is that their house, or is that their being? Is that their mind?” And the answer is, “There’s no difference.”
There’s no difference.
I could say, “Well, if you want to organize your psyche, you could start by organizing your room.” If that would be easier. Because maybe you’re a more concrete person, and you need something concrete to do. So you go clean up under your bed, and you make your bed, and you organize the papers on your desk.
And you think, well just exactly what are you organizing? Are you organizing the objective world, or are you organizing your field of being? Your field of total experience? And Jung believed that—and I think that there’s a Buddhist doctrine that’s sort of nested in there—at the highest level of psychological integration, there’s no difference between you and what you experience.