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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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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 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...