Discovering your true self

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When I first discovered Conscious Curiosity I was thrilled. The timing was more than right and the articles touched me so deep that I will definitely reblog more than one here.

In this particular post, the author has done such a great work to compile all this great information mainly revolving around C. G. Jung’s work with lots of great quotations.

If I have to pick one quote, it will be this:

“The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.” – Carl Jung

 

Which is just to say that the egos we form are not healthy at all. They might be great at keeping us safe and are certainly trying to do the best for us, but often that’s not the best for our souls.

And that takes us about 30 something years to realise – about the half of our lives.

Luckily, in the words of the author:

“Jung developed a method to reverse the damage, and rediscover who you truly are. He called it “the process of individuation”.

Becoming a “whole” individual.”

 

And to give you one last teaser before you (please do!) go check out the original article:

“The process of individuation consists of becoming aware of all the layers of one’s psyche, or mind, and then integrating them together to become whole again. It is a multi-step process, and at each step, we feel a little better. A little more free. A little closer to being our true selves.”

 

One step closer to being our true selves – I’ll go for that!

Do you agree with the writer’s point? Do you think Jung has a point? Do you believe “becoming whole” is key for our evolution?

Conscious Curiosity

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

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I have always been drawn to the work of Carl Jung. I heard of him in my psychology classes. I didn’t really know why I loved him, until I read his biography, and it clicked.

He and I have the same passion : Understanding the mysteries of life.

He was born in Switzerland in 1875. He was deeply fascinated by anthropology, philosophy, science, psychology, and religious studies. In his research and experience, he discovered many, many great things about the human mind.

Mainly, he focused on the subject of self-awareness.

What is self-awareness? And better yet, how can we define the Self? We throw around the words “I am” all the time to try to define ourselves. I am this, I am that. We have a bunch of labels in our minds that we feel are a good representation of ourselves, of “who we are”.

Kind. Lazy. Adventurous…

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I'm Vilina Christoph and I share my journey of healing and transformation. My awakening was triggered by the death of my mother and sister of cancer. When the feelings became too much to handle, I started documenting my experiences of dealing with depression and anxiety, coping with the loss and grief, and the general lack of motivation and joy in life.  Since the beginning of this journey of transformation I've learned compassion, acceptance and love for myself and others. My mission is to encourage others to look into their pain and take on the path of self-love. By accepting who you are with all your imperfections, by loving yourself fully with all your wounds, you find the strength to be your most authentic self and you unlock your unique gifts in the world.

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