What Music Gives Me: "Insight Courage Endurance"

Yep, that's pretty much what we need. This is one of Wendy's doodles from reading Carl Jung. Wendy has cool thoughts. 

Carl Jung saw that the work to become a nice person has three parts: Insight; Courage; Endurance.

Psychology can bring us insight.

But having insight and knowing what to do is nothing without the courage to act and the endurance to keep it up.  

James Hollis said something like that in Living an Examined Life:  “The failure to understand this triune task — insight, courage, endurance — leads many to misunderstand the dilemmas we face in life.” 

Jung again, “Everyone goes through this mill, consciously or unconsciously, voluntarily or forcibly.”

We’re all going thru something. 

That's where music often comes in for me...whether I’m playing or listening I’m often trying to get: 

  • insight to understand; 
  • the courage to act; 
  • endurance to keep it up.

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