This ‘timeless approach’ is more in sympathy with ecology and human needs for creating more inspiring, balanced, less harmfully stressful environments than modern, mechanistic or electronic “I – It”, more unrelated and statistical processes, working abstractly and coldly out of the head/intellect normally associated with ego. As ‘the timeless way’ is more warmly containing, organic, originative and spontaneously creative, it does not require the repression of key instincts. Being of both bodyand mind, it is both instinctive and more objectively conscious. And it is more holistic and balanced. It may be better characterised by “i – my Self”, where the persona previously attached to the ego is no longer working at odds with the greater Self. The narrower ego must let go and yield to the more balanced Self. It allows one more freedom simply to be, ‘oneself’, without pretensions, in a more grounded, simple, wholesome and healthy way of life… which is also less stressful.
The ‘Timeless Way’ is genetically encoded in the DNA, enfolded within the maturational process, or growth cycle for initiation and completeness Jung called ‘individuation’, otherwise known as self-actualization and self-realization. There are various grades or steps involving a widening of awareness, with the number 7 commonmost in mythology and religion. The planes of differentiated consciousness include sensation, feeling (especially conscience, values, love, sympathy, empathy and compassion refined from the raw emotions), reflective intelligence, intuition, spirituality, will, and an intimation of the divine.
GENIO LOCI IGNOTO … to the genius of places, unknown.
inscription on stone sculpture made at request of C.G. Jung — facing the outdoor dining-discussion table for visiting lecturers on garden terrace,
the Eranos Foundation, overlooking the Lago Maggiore near Ascona CH