Living in the Fire--The Wisdom of Uncertainty Lecture

January 18, 2019
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January 18, 2019
Carlisle Inn
3727 Bahia Vista St.
Sarasota, FL 34232
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Unlock Your Potential: The C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota lecture and workshop series.
Unlock Your Potential: The C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota lecture and workshop series.
Jerry Ruhl, Jungian psychologist, teacher and author, will share ideas on how individuals can become comfortable with uncertainty and embrace opposing ideas as essential to Western culture, including strategies on how Americans can rise above "either/or" one-sided monologue to more inclusive "both/and" dialogue. Jung observed that, "Life is a short pause between two great mysteries." That fact is not in dispute; what matters, then, is how we live that pause. E. M. Forster observed that the two who could most illumine us, the corpse and the baby, are not talking. Given that mortality frames our journey, how might we live it more fully, not defined by fear, morbidity, and denial? What attitudes and practices allow us to live more fully? And what psychological maturation brings us to experience this short pause as being rich with meaning? What does it mean to be human in a chaotic world? How are we to cope? There are times, personally and collectively, in which we fall back into chaotic states of anger, fear, confusion, ignorance, and meaninglessness. In moments of chaotic breakdown, familiar and cherished positions become unraveled. This lecture explores mythic and psychological patterns to help guide us through uncertain times. 2 CEs available for Dr. Ruhl's lecture | $10 CE Broker Course# 20-672030 CEs For Dr. Ruhl's events are an additional cost and paid separately to the Friendship Center for Aging Studies. Call 941.556.3263 to register. Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D., is a psychologist, teacher, and author living in Longmont, CO. He maintains a psychotherapy practice in Boulder, CO, lectures nationally, and conducts dream seminars. He served for six years as executive director of The Jung Center in Houston and currently is on the board of Boulder Friends of Jung. Ruhl is the co-author of three books with noted Jungian scholar Robert A. Johnson: Living Your Unlived Life; Contentment: A Way to True Happiness; and Balancing Heaven and Earth. EVENT PRICING: Lecture: $25 members/$35 nonmembers. Workshop: $70 members/$80 nonmembers. Combination lecture and workshop tickets $80/$100.