The Zen Man

In her Diary of Vowels, Jungian analyst Helen M. Luke describes a type of person she refers to as “the Zen man.” According to Luke, "He is ... one who does everything with his whole heart, with complete commitment and devotion – or, in Jung's words, one who lives his hypothesis to the bitter end,…

Where Does Will Come From?

Einstein’s recipe for his success – curiosity, obsession, and stubbornness – might also be listed as curiosity, wilfulness, and headstrongness. He was self-willed, possessed a lot of willpower. Will occupies the seat of power in the psyche. But where is that seat? (Image: public domain.) These days we say will or willpower does not work,…