Carl Jung on living an authentic life

Living an authentic life…

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2 thoughts on “Carl Jung on living an authentic life

  1. Hi Von, I couldn’t leave a comment on Jason’s site so will leave it here if I may. What Jason says is so true, however … when I look inside myself I find that little newborn baby bereft of her mother (I call this place where she lives, Depression). I’ve learnt to listen to her, soothe and nurture her with the resources I somehow gained from mothering and loving my own children and grandchildren, without discounting her pain. I found out I was adopted when I was 43 – what hope did I have to reconcile the irreconcilable conflict happening in my mind, soul and body until I had knowledge. Moving forward slowly has involved a multimodal approach and being kind to myself so that I can now hold in balance the different parts of myself and their needs at any one point in time, understanding the effects of adoption, and navigating around my vulnerabilities, the sinkholes (to borrow a geological metaphor from the South East of SA) in my map.
    Take care and thank you.

    • Thanks for taking the trouble to comment Adoptee Moi and for sharing your insights and learning. Those of us who always knew we were adopted can only wonder at the way in which you Late Discovery Adoptees ‘reconcile the irreconcilable’ and are able to move forward. It requires a special courage and strength. I do like your metaphor! I visited the South East as a child and sinkholes made a huge impression on me.

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