“We do not get to feel whole by cutting off parts of our being, but with integrating of it’s opposites” – Karl Jung
Diving deep into my self exploration has awoken within me my passions, desires and an incredible sense of wonder. My self discovery has stired my desires to live heart opened and with a hunger for the excitement of life. Moment by moment it has moved me from a place of sleep walking to consciously creating my path. “She loved the life she designed”.
There have been times when this deep dive into living with awareness has also brought into the light the darkness that exists within. There have been times when I have worried that it is my own self exploration that has caused the moments of great sadness and at times suffering that comes from discovering within truths about oneself that are not always pretty. I have even questioned at times if it is worth the pain that comes with knowing the darkness.
The answer I arrive at every time is … YES!
In knowing my pain, my heart opens deeply and profoundly.
In knowing loss, I know I have loved. And that I am love.
In knowing the suffering, I know the depth of my joy.
And with this has come the greatest realizations… as Shakespeare said “nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”.
Becoming whole requires the making of conscious the dark. Each and every day I create, uncover, and rediscover all that I am…
I plan to leave this world having lived my life fully, authentically, and with passion. This is happening more and more each day as I learn to love all of me!
@ Kathy Bazinet 2014