The parrot and the lion

There was once a story about a boy who was supposed to steal a parrot
guarded by a lion.

When the lion was asleep, he had the eyes wide open.
Contrary, when the animal had his eyes closed, he was very much awaken…

Now, the boy had to steal the parrot while the lion was unflinchingly
staring at him…Imagine that…
The boy finally managed to fulfill the task.

This was wonderfully analyzed by Marie-Louise von Frans,
a great Jungian analyst:

The lion here represents desire…

If we gaze, we frighten life away.

And when we are “asleep” we can “catch” it…

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

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