Weekly Free Association : The Sea

From Paulo Coelho- “

This week’s free association comes down to from the Moon to the Sea.
The Sea is intrinsically diverse and contradictory – given that its waters may be peaceful or aggressive depending on the context.

As you know the sea in certain traditions is linked to the bearer of all life. In Greek Mythology for instance, Oceanus – or Okeanos – the Titan God, ruled over the great earth-encircling river Okeanos, the font of all the earth’s fresh-water: including rivers, wells, springs and rain-clouds. Okeanos was also the god who regulated the rising and setting of the heavenly bodies which were believed to emerge and descend into his watery realm at the ends of the earth. Okeanos’ wife was Tethys, the nurse, who was probably thought to distribute his water to the earth via subterranean caverns.

But the Sea can also be depicted as a dangerous environment. Carl Jung for instance stated that in dreams, the sea represents the unknown region of your psychic sphere, where many dangers stay hidden.
Now, you take the floor : what do you associate with the Sea? “

In response to above question of great Writer Paulo Coelho here is what I have to say- the article presented down has been approved by an administrator of Paulo Cohelo in his blog. You can find a copy of same article under his blog too.


What is Sea ? Is it associated with God or is it associated with fear in our dreams ? Good question Paulo, My personal view on this matter is that-

Let us break down the word called “sea”. S of the word could be Season, e of the word could be Earth and a of the word could be adaptability. Now, Once I combine these words and try to make give some meaning to it. It becomes- Based on Season, the earth adapts. Now it is up to you to decide how does this statement connects with the sea. The message drawn from this word Sea, has great deal of importance.

First, May be during those times humans had Natural resources and they do not understand the meaning of their existence. Therefore, the god gave them a Sea which will remind them that Based on the seasons the earth adapts. “The statement itself gives lot of meaning for human existence too”.

We are living in this earth as the sea in the earth. We are burning every day or struggling every day and trying to protect our existence. In case of Sea, sea is also getting heated up daily and it is protecting its own existence. We are then becoming cool in nights and relaxing with the tiredness of our burning entire day. Similarly the sea is very cold and chilly in the nights. The clouds moves to the cooler place near some mountains. Now again in the morning we wake up with the early morning rise of sun. The same process counties with our existence too.

I think Carl Jung idea of sea which is fear, is associated with those minds which lack knowledge and those minds can easily be directed in any ways. We have group of community and group of people or humans doing a common task that is based on the rule of one intelligent mind over thousand common minds.

Therefore, To conclude your comments I would give you one quotation and that quotation is derived from your question. The quote is- “Based on Season, the earth adapts.”


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