Experience More Important than Credentials

“Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar’s gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart throughout the world. There in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells, in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, social meetings, churches, revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects, through love and hate, through the experience of passion in every form in his own body, he would reap richer stores of knowledge than text-books a foot thick could give him, and he will know how to doctor the sick with a real knowledge of the human soul.” -Carl Jung

Why I Don’t Believe in Grace Anymore

Why I Don’t Believe in Grace Anymore | UnTangled.

Giving Grace is the incarnating movement of love crossing the liminial wasteland of culture wars. In the smoky silence lie the litter of bodies; those going into battle hoping for more, finding only the debris of hope among the scattered dreams .Battle Ruin - Jaecheol Park Battle Ruin – Jaecheol Park

It is up to us to walk the boundaries,  the verge of  chaos and gather up those who long for someone to just be glad to see them and take delight (often a matter of choice in the begininning – feelings following) in the simple fact that they exist.

I know someone did it for me, one time long ago, and it has made all the difference.  JWS+

Anyone who wants to know the human psyche…

jung “Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar’s gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart throughout the world. There in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells, in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, social meetings, churches, revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects, through love and hate, through the experience of passion in every form in his own body, he would reap richer stores of knowledge than text-books a foot thick could give him, and he will know how to doctor the sick with a real knowledge of the human soul.”
  -Carl Jung