Senselessness and Emptiness

“About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.”

C.G. Jung

There are 3 thoughts that have captured me today :

(i) There is something very disappointing about a setting sun. I have discovered that I only feel this way on the  days that I haven’t “felt” enough.  Not about “being enough”  and not about “doing enough”  but about not feeling enough of “feelings” for that day.

(ii) I read a line (don’t know where to find it again) but remember my interpretation of it as that we are already love. We come with all the love within us. We here to remove, eliminate, reject, avoid, overturn all distractions that come in the way of feeling …just love. We don’t discover love. Its not an unknown or unidentified concept in us. Its already there. We are just distracted.

(iii) Allan Watts spoke at length about there being nothing else but the “Now”.  He says you don’t go to the last chapter of the book or listen to the end of the song to enjoy it. You enjoy it from the beginning through the middle to the end.

So what then is the thread I am formulating?

Could it be that our thoughts (past and future)  distract us. This results in us missing the present moment and thereby missing an opportunity to feel something fully, so we blame the beautiful setting sun for the disappointment.  

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