Author: Jill

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Resolve the Paradox

“The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me. Or, conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world’s answer.” ―C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections As an introvert, I  get characterized for being too much of a thinker and not enough of a doer.  Extroverts probably get judged for doing too much and not thinking enough.  (Not by me, my favorite extrovert is also one of my editors, but I will admit she does have the ability to...

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Part II: Reality

I did not know how I felt. I was the definition of unaware. For some reason when I was very young I learned to suppress my emotions so deeply I was unaware of them. This is the nature of the unconscious. A disconnection for whatever reason between thinking and feeling. I will remind you here that I am not a counselor and have no academic standing to share. Feel free to consider me a case study and nothing more. Remember, life is hard because no two people experience it the same way. There is no one right path to wholeness...

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Part I: Who are you?

Carl Jung says it this way, “Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Jill says it this way, “You can’t be responsible for yourself and how you walk in the world if you don’t know what makes you tick.” My guess is that we know this to be true but are so easily swayed to project an image, at least in America, that we don’t really realize when we are fooling ourselves. I’m no shrink so I don’t know all the facets of making the unconscious conscious. I do believe...