Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology mentions how we must confront our shadow, the darkness within the unconscious of all of us. If we can integrate it into our conscious and manage it, we can become better human beings.
By darkness, I include not only the evil in us but also our cognitive distortions that erode our peace. By practicing cognitive behavioral therapy daily, we are able to identify our cognitive distortions, face them, and manage them.
We control our lives, not our distortions, nor our evil. The almighty shadow can be put in its place when we light it up with our glowing desire for peace.
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I’m a lawyer, small business person, and retired politician from Hawaii.
My passion projects are writing fiction and creating content about mindset and mental health.
This picture is from Patsy T. Mink Regional Park, Oahu, Hawaii on 11/19/2021.
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With Warmest Aloha,
Jon Riki Karamatsu
Some books by Carl Jung:
The Red Book https://amzn.to/3FOlQyZ
Man and His Symbols https://amzn.to/3HRiqNJ
Memories, Dreams, Reflections https://amzn.to/3l4ixLS