Participate Joyfully In the Sorrows of the World…

From The Red Book, Carl Jung

From The Red Book, Carl Jung

“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world,” Joseph Campbell wrote. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.

It is a hard saying, not an easy one. It reflects a great truth passed down for millennia.

In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, it appears this way:

The acceptance of our suffering as an aid to the growth of awareness, study of great wisdom teachings, and complete surrender to the divine force within each of us — these three things are yoga in practice.  [My translation, which others may dispute].

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