THE ALCHEMY OF LIFE
In a history book I read once
it was pointed out that the human race distinguished itself from other species
when we began to exercise consciously our capacity for change.
An encounter, a vision, an accident, an idea, a visit…
every day unpredictable elements of life present themselves to us.
By activating a dialogue between our imaginations and these elements,
we can change aspects of our lives and our environment,
and potentially induce alchemical transformations.
Alchemy was the first psychological discipline.
The transformation of simple metals into gold
was a metaphor for the internal transformation and evolution of spirit
that the alchemists themselves underwent during the process.
‘The main interest in life and work is to become someone else
that you were not in the beginning…
the game is worthwhile insofar as we don’t know where it will end.’