More than 40 years ago, my wife Elisabeth and I discovered Jungian psychology as an approach to a path of inner development. We later obtained further guidance through the sustained practice of Za-Zen with P. Hugo Enomiya Lassalle and P. Niklaus Brantschen, Tao Yoga with several teachers, instruction by Indian masters, as well as the experience of reincarnation therapy in the US.
The diversity of these paths allowed us to experience prior unity as the primal ground of all religions and spiritual traditions. In this prior unity, a secure and inalienable state of belonging awaits us; a source of unconditional love and wisdom, where each and every one of us is personally known.
This abundance needs to be shared with the world ever anew through the totality of our feelings, thoughts and actions. In order to be able to do this from a heart increasingly open and free, it is imperative to sufficiently integrate our shadow, the unloved parts of our nature, our individual and collective imprints and hurts, so that the emotions arising from our unconscious are no longer able to cloud our view or dominate our behaviour. This has to be undertaken again and again with increasing awareness, guided by the challenges of the everyday. Concepts based on division – within and without, good and evil – will then give way to a more comprehensive, integrative perception.