The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others. As such if the shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
For example, if there is anything that we wish to change in a child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Because the ideas of the moral order and of God belong to the ineradicable substrate of the human soul.
What easy comes, easy goes, for instance man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
Dr. Carl G. Jung ( a renowned Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist) quoted ” The kernel of all jealousy is lack of love.”
The truth is where love rules there is no will to power and where power predominates, love is lacking. By synthesis based on this, love is the holy grail medicine during shadow work to the human’s heart and soul.
It might sound like climbing a mountain barefooted, but let’s also remember that when there is a will, there is a way. Moreover when in order for this to happen forgiveness plays an integrative essential role.
In order to deal with other people’s darkness is required to know and control our own.
Dr. Jung also meant that your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
That’s why is so important mindfulness ( present connection) and reality grounding ( boots on the ground, like we say within the military community).
And yes there is no coming to consciousness without pain, because the most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. That is why mental receptivity and flexibility play an important part along this journey.
Just remember that deep down below the surface of the average conscience if a still, small voice says to us, “Something is out of tune” then is clear that there is something to fix, before pointing at others (out of the comfort zone) for missing the mark.
Last but not least;
“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.”
― C.G. Jung
With love and always from the light.
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CCR; CACR; SGC.