taking responsibility for not committing a soul-crime
- a direct function of one’s ability to take responsibility for choices, to cease blaming others or expecting rescue from them, and to acknowledge the pain of loneliness however much one may be invested in social roles and relationships
- the more we are enmeshed with others, the less differentiated, the less individuated we are; the less individuated, the less we serve the greater purposes of the cosmos for which we were so mysteriously generated.
- Jung’s concept of individuation, far from being an exercise in narcissism, is in fact a humble acquiescence to the great powers …, by definition, is the advancement of the cosmos through the fullest possible development of the individual who carries that cosmos in a differentiated way. To regress, to seek togetherness, to abstain from the journey toward one’s fuller self, is not only soul-crime, it is a denial of the universe itself
- the ubiquity of the experience of loneliness
- swamplands of soul
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the ubiquity of the experience of loneliness
life begins with traumatic separation … (and) is spent trying either to recover that lost connection by some form of regressive impulse or to
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