Morning Pages

I thought I would repost this from July 2018. Time constraints have stopped me writing three pages everyday, opting instead for 1 page to give me more time for exercise. I didn’t realise until today how much I miss doing my 3 pages, so I’ll be back on the bandwagon tomorrow.

Christine Betts - WriterPainter

What you resist, persists.

I’ve heard this phrase so many times and still don’t really understand it fully. Jung puts it another way…

“When a situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate.” ~Carl Jung

The longer quote is “The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate. That is to say, when the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner opposite, the world must perforce act out the conflict and be torn into opposing halves.”

Jung is talking about our shadow here. The part of ourselves that we love to discredit, disown and disassociate with. The part we don’t know, but once we begin to wake, we begin to suspect is actually driving the bus.

I wrote a few days back on the Buddhist practice of getting to know our inner self through meditation…

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