“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself in a dark wood where the direct way was lost.” – Dante Alighieri, “Inferno”
This quote puts me in touch with that place in the journey of our life where we find that we have lost connection with our true self—our vision and identity—a place where psyche finds its self, essentially, in a dark wood. Those moments beg something different from us; the established ways no longer work—the direct way is lost.
It is here where we are invited to re-member those parts of self that have become dis-membered, ignored, forgotten or displaced. In the dark wood of the unconscious, we have only instinct, emotion, memory and imagination to guide us. This is a time of slowing down and sitting quietly, opening the heart to hearing those voices that have gotten lost along the way.
Where do you find your self in the journey of our life?
What parts of you are seeking to be remembered?