Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Lives Experience Darkness




Happy Lives Experience Darkness

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." -Carl Jung, Mystic & Psychiatrist


We really are not here to live a life in a constant state of bliss. We are here to discern the truth of what we experience: to feel the pleasure and the pain. To understand and grow into our own beingness. We live in a diverse world of contrast, and we are not going to like everything. Can you imagine that? That would be pretty boooring.

It is up to us to look for the things that we do like and want but not condemn the things we do not like or don't want. The funny things about looking at things we don't want, is that it creates ideas and movement for what we do want. Hm. It sounds like it gives us more clarity. It is also up to us to react to things that we find challenging with more patience and an equanimity manner, as Jung states.

When we do live in this manner, we begin to look at others with compassion, love and kindness, rather than judgement. Judgement comes from believing our truth is the only truth. Truth is never constant. It always changes. What one believes, not all others will believe. What you believe to be true today, will not be true for you tomorrow. And that is just perfect.

Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh


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