Now is the time for each of us to find purpose and direction. The world is convulsing in agony and terror, and every one of us is needed to contribute some heroism to the drama of aspiring humanity.
Are you looking for your part, your role, in this great drama? Can you do more to help yourself and all of us? The discovery of our true nature is our evolutionary path and collective destiny. You can become a hero in the drama of your life by uncovering your true nature and by helping others to discover theirs.
According to the classic definition, heroes are people who strive by way of an “inner journey” to overcome their pain, suffering, and weaknesses. In psychological terms, heroes venture into their psyche to confront both the chaos and the wonder of this inner landscape. They come back from their inner adventure with a wise and gentle humility—but also with the Golden Fleece of their true nature, which bestows upon them the power and the willingness to serve the common good.
Our world desperately needs strong, wise people. The mental health of populations appears to be receding. An article in the current issue of Scientific American Mind reports that mental health in the United States appears to have declined in the past 20 years, even though more people are now getting treatment and taking medications. The best psychiatrists are standing by helplessly. “Finding novel treatments for mental illness has become so discouraging, the article says, “that several pharmaceutical companies have shut down or reduced neuroscience research.”
Declining mental health is regressive, and it leads us into greater chaos and self-damage. As goes our mental health, so goes democracy.
Fortunately, effective treatment is available. This website recommends a method of depth psychology that is highly effective. This method serves as a remedy for everyday people because, above all, it makes us self-sufficient: It enables us to resolve our inner malaise without the need or cost of experts. Depth psychology dislodges the irrationality and chaos that breed in our psyche. Mind you, there’s a learning process involved. We do have to study the subject, but it’s not so difficult when we take it on as a kind of hobby. The process can be quite enjoyable because we know we’re trying our best. Benefits will come in time. We just have to point ourselves in the right direction and keep going.
We learn the basic principles of depth psychology, and we then apply them to our own life. The self-knowledge empowers us. With this self-knowledge, our intelligence is greatly enhanced. We learn what’s vitally important to know about ourselves. We take what’s been unconscious and make it conscious. Now that we see the mechanisms of our self-doubt and self-defeat, we can shift gears. We feel fulfilled and find a sense of purpose in this heroic undertaking.
The knowledge is all available here for free. The archive on this site contains almost 200 articles (about 300,000 words) of the best psychological knowledge. Here you learn how to liberate yourself from self-doubt and self-defeat. This knowledge is precious. Consider sharing it with family and friends. Be part of the revolution in consciousness.
I’ve recently made technical changes here at this website, and it’s become more mobile friendly. The new search function makes it easier to find what depth psychology says on a wide variety of issues.
If you’re looking for purpose and meaning in your life (which are core ingredients for happiness), then consider this pursuit of self-knowledge as the optimum starting point.