People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul

C. G. Jung

Doing things “right”, can be the best recipe for failure

The so needed solution to a seemingly insoluble problem, is not to be found in book knowledge. Whatever applicable “way out” is not an answer given by experience either.

Verily, expertise can be totally counterproductive in many cases.
What is required, is a readiness to stop relying on your “knowledge” and activate other cognitive levels within, which, from a rational point of view seem queer and unfounded.

And yet…Life puts you most often in situations which are anything but recorded.
We miss incredible chances, we spoil promising and unwonted encounters, because we expect things to follow the foreseeable course of what we have learned.

Bad news – nothing truthfully great does.

If you were attacked by a hungry bear in the woods, you would have to immediately find a way to handle the threatening situation. There is no textbook to teach you cope with the inherent challenges of living.

It is obvious:

Life invariably baffles Reason. We fail to recognize that Nothing obeys any regularly logical pattern. Life doesn´t meet your expectations, unless you learn to act out from your inner center of spontaneous intuition, and not from what is usually proclaimed as experience.

After all, it is here that most people fall through: they rely solely on the “reasonable”,
forgetting that LIFE IS NEVER REASONABLE.

The truly successful knows this and takes his expertise into account, but acts from the inspiration of the moment, while the “specialists” do things “right” relying solely on experience…

To only reinforce logic always doing things “right” is the best recipe for failure!
In anything.

To illustrate my point:

C. G. Jung had once a woman sent to his practice by a colleague. She suffered terribly from insomnia. He had only one session, as she lived far off in the countryside.
To make it short, wondering how to alleviate her condition, he tried different rational approaches with her. To no avail. She didn´t hear the words. Then out of the blue, remembering his mother, he found himself humming a lullaby for her. Imagine this scene: Jung singing a lullaby…Quite extraordinary.

However, as the woman heard him, she kind of smiled happily sinking into herself, in a
state of deep rest.

He did not hear from the woman again.

But years after, his colleague who had sent her to this wizard Jung asked him:

What did you do to that woman? – you managed to heal her…

Jung was totally astounded yet very embarrassed – he improvised some academic gibberish for an answer, which seemed accepted… – how could he ever tell his colleague that he cured the woman singing her a lullaby?…

Who am I…? Who are you?…Writing as living the True Story

Most people on this planet have no idea Who they are – that is quite evident…That because it´s no one there in the beginning of our lives to guide us towards self-knowledge. Instead, we are all relentlessly turned into some depersonalized instruments to serve a faceless existence.

Writing for me is unraveling myself, finding out Who I Am. Understanding myself. It is my weapon in this peculiar and perilous Odyssey of self-discovery. Indeed, writing is about deconditioning myself from the bullshit imposed by my family, school and society.

And in this process of inner questioning and self-examination, I naturally find that my
inherent Meaning has been there all the time, but wasn´t discernable for my perception.

No, I couldn´t see myself, as I WAS A STRANGER IN MY OWN LIFE.

When I think of it I am overwhelmed by sadness.

For so many years, in fact, all my so-called life up to now, it was not me living, but other people´s nightmares – huge and chaotic generational pain, others´ dire unfulfillment, in truth, my ancestors un-lived lives were howling inside my soul, those hoarse voices calling themselves “me”…

These blind and inertial complexes quashed my sense of self – my sense of a meaningful relation with the true Me. In the last months such outlandish and ruthless battles have taken place BOTH WITHIN AND WITHOUT – these delirious forces having incredible power to manifest so-called outward events.

These forces are what we call “destiny”…- that´s the most difficult thing to fathom.

THESE FORCES´ INSIDIOUS AGENDA IS TO KEEP YOU AWAY FROM THE TRUE YOU – from realizing who you truly are.

Nobody wants to face or acknowledge the truth in its overarching depth – I was totally on my own in this abyssal dispute, with no one beside me. I seem to have made it – so far. Fact of the matter is that after such a combat either you crumble or you come out alive – that is, enlightened. It would be preposterous to claim that I am enlightened, but, the very fact that I came out alive after these battles, points to that direction – Illumination.

Know that to retrieve your True Soul, your Inward Meaning, is the most difficult task in this world:
To individuate. To become You.

Unless you want to live someone else´s life, you will have to take this initiatory journey back to Who You Really Are. Who you truly are is life´s highest meaning. If you find your immanent Meaning you have found the living source of Creation.

You have to start telling your True Story. And in this sense, Writing is your torch in the process of self-discovery, your only weapon in the combat of the inner and outer darkness.

Not more. Not less.

This is a hard to take, yet so glaringly true

A human life is nothing in itself, it is part of a family tree. We are continuously living the ancestral life, reaching back for centuries, we are satisfying the appetites of unknown ancestors, nursing instincts which we think are our own, but which are quite incompatible with our character.

We are not living our own lives, we are paying the debts of our forefathers.

C. G. Jung

We meet our destiny on the road we take to avoid it

 ~ Carl Gustav Jung

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble

They can never be solved, but only outgrown.

 – C. G. Jung

Individuation is a blessed curse

Turning away from the larger world’s expectations and towards one’s inner world of wisdom with acceptance and curiosity”
– Laura K. Kerr

“Woe betide those who live by way of examples! Life is not with them. If you live according to an example, you thus live the life of that example, but who should live your own life if not yourself?

SO LIVE YOURSELVES.”

“The signposts have fallen, unblazed trails lie before us. Do not be greedy to gobble up the fruits of foreign fields. Do you not know that you yourselves are the fertile acre which bears everything that avails you?”

C. G. Jung

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We are the makers of our age

The great events of world history are, at bottom, profoundly unimportant.

In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of the individual.

This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations take place, and
the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately spring as a gigantic summation from these hidden sources in individuals.

In our most private and most subjective lives we are not only the passive
witnesses of our age, and its sufferers, but also its makers.

WE MAKE OUR OWN EPOCH.

C. G. Jung

What is the Psyche?

“The Psyche is the greatest of all the cosmic wonders, and the “sine qua non”
of the world as an object. It is in the highest degree odd that Western man,
with but very few – and even fewer – exceptions, apparently pays so little regard
to this fact. 

Swamped by the knowledge of external objects, the subject of all knowledge has been temporarily eclipsed to the point of seeming nonexistence.”

– C.G. Jung

Strikingly true

The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.

-C.G.Jung

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