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Mistaken Identity

“What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved — what then?” Carl Gustav Jung I really hate that I’m so fragile that I let other people’s bullshit bother me.  I like to think of myself as a conscientious person.  One who tries. Tries to be careful of the ways I walk in the world. Tries not to stomp on someone else to elevate myself....

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Remembrance

Sticks and swords and light sabers.  I’m overrun.  You’d think now that two of my boys are on their own and my youngest is 16 that it wouldn’t be an issue anymore.  Of course it was when three boys were in house.  Every time I picked up a new laundry basket, I’d get a tall one too, for weapons.  They have been sitting a few years, but moving out of the family home means finding a home for them.  I asked my son if he wanted to leave some for the family with kids that would be renting our house. He...

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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...