Why do the work of Self-Mastery?
The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the old concepts, ideals and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of the threshold is at hand. – Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces
My Relationship is dead or dying, my Career sucks, or my Beauty is fading
Deep down you are miserable and you don’t know how to turn your life around. Your relationship is dead or dying because she or he does not understand you anymore; your career sucks because, let’s face it, you never really liked working in corporations; or you believe your body and your beauty are deteriorating. You are lonely, lost, tired, and depressed; you are worried that your life has no meaning. If this sounds like you, then it may be time to enter treatment and learn to listen to the self-care system of your psyche.
I climbed the ladder, but I hate it
You have the accoutrements of success yet deep down you don’t feel successful. In fact, you feel down right unsuccessful. You can’t modulate your moods. You’re up, you’re down; and you don’t know why. You feel overwhelmed by the economic meltdown, global warming, and rising unemployment. Deep down you long for peace and community. But most of all you want to be of service, to make a difference with your life.
I’ve taken the drugs but I still have anxiety and / or depression
Your psyche beckons through the cracks of your life. It knocks on the cage door of your body hoping to get your attention by sending psychosomatic symptoms, like anxiety and/or depression. Western medicine treats these symptoms with drugs, but you know there is something deeper to attend to yet you afraid to see a shrink believing this might mean you are crazy. The truth is – the world around us is crazy.