The Bodhidaoist Spiral

“There is a good thing on top of that mountain. I will make a straight line for it.” But the archetypal way is not like that; it is a serpentine way that wriggles and spirals its way to the top. We often feel defeated by it and brought to a standstill. It makes most people terribly impatient and even desperate when nothing happens and they get nowhere. They feel hindered all the time; they don’t understand that this is just as it should be, that it is actually their only way of getting to the top. – C.G Jung (The Visions Seminars, Book Two, p.295).

I have decided that the spiral is a better symbol of Bodhidaoism than the compass. Carl Jung explains it well enough.

My preference is for a purple spiral, because purple is the color of spirituality, creativity, and wisdom.

I will stop tinkering with Bodhidaoism when I die.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.