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by JamesN.
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

Rom: My point remains, publicly I would have suggested an alternative approach to a very real feeling. Rom; normally I would agree concerning an alternative approach. But just so we're clear; context matters; and the context included within this incident has a particularly important bearing; and yo...
by JamesN.
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

Rom: One of the advantages of lack of a belief in free will is an understanding and perhaps an acceptance of the place in which we find ourselves. In no way should this be confounded with apathy. Rom your efforts at diplomacy are appreciated; however the place "we find ourselves" is governed by the...
by JamesN.
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

On another note: Remember Martin Weyers and Clemsy and bhodibliss? Absent from the Conversations, they post early and often on Facebook, avoiding this forum like it has become something old and worn out. ~ Carmela; that remark about some of most loyal, dedicated, and supportive staff members of thi...
by JamesN.
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59209

It's ironic that someone with self esteem vulnerabilities like mine would believe as I do that with support, it can all turn around. I'm working on it. "It ain't over til it's over." ~ Carmela that is very nicely put and something that indeed represents a major later life challenge for all of us; a...
by JamesN.
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

I came across this clip from Joseph's lectures last night that further clarifies some of these same Jungian themes that we've been discussing. (It should be pointed out however that the particular examples he uses are obviously for demonstration purposes and to be utilized as metaphoric references;...
by JamesN.
Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

Carmela let me clear up any possible confusion about what I'm trying to get at concerning our discussions and what I see as Joseph's approach. (This is not a criticism of your views; not at all. I would suggest to you that you are already on your path but possibly unsure of where to go next. This "...
by JamesN.
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

Carmela; for each of us there are unique (inner) individual challenges that must be dealt with as our life progresses; and this challenge from what I interpret from Joseph's work IMHO "is" the task that the individual must assimilate. The issue as I see it here is about "Life Stage" challenge; alon...
by JamesN.
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

Carmela: I rely heavily on this forum and a few people for everyday conversation, and much of my life consists of maintaining an interdependent urban life that is under some pressure, but makes room for the slower pace of aging.... .... I am at a stage in life where I am not sure whether the things...
by JamesN.
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

James. That was a great talk. I must go but more later. Glad if it was helpful Ron. Speaking for myself this point has been a tremendous aid in sorting through a lot of the confusion in my life; (and still continues to be). Incidentally in the book: "Pathways To Bliss"; the understanding of (Person...
by JamesN.
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

Carmela no one can tell another how to live or what they should live for; but Joseph's point is that within each person there is something that speaks to them and the task is to find what that special something is. Most people have a religion or spiritual system that serves this purpose but Joseph ...
by JamesN.
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

Carmela: Sociology teaches that every individual journey has a social context. Right now, the most dangerous nation on the planet is a singular military power that creates its own global law (assigning its own executive the exclusive right to kill anyone anywhere), and men are in charge of the soci...
by JamesN.
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 4058

Here are a couple of clips from Joseph's many lectures where he talks about Dreams that you might find of interest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv3T6DhGouY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E8pRLtJjLs


Cheers
:)
by JamesN.
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 26697

Hey Ron; glad it was helpful. I left a response to this back in the "Odd Comments" thread where it originated. https://www.jcf.org/new/forum/viewtopic.php?p=94690#94690 And for those interested this link to the JCF YouTube channel holds this one as well as many more clips covering a great deal of J...
by JamesN.
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

Ron I'm glad if that was helpful. I really like the Abrahamn Maslow clip you quoted and Joseph refers to this value system in "Pathways to Bliss" as a major tenet in determining what one's own (personal myth) is and what they live for. On page 88 he asked several questions: (" You might ask your se...
by JamesN.
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85455

Ron: So what should we old ones do? (I originally had misgivings about posting this reply but from Ron's question perhaps it may have something to offer after all; so I have reworded some of the text to broaden it out for this issue is one of Joseph's most important concern's.): For anyone facing s...