“When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it happens outside as fate.”
Wow. Wow. And, Wowee Wow Wow!
How often do we find ourselves in uncomfortable positions or situations (emotionally, but could be in other areas, as well) that we chalk up to luck, fate, kismet or happenstance when, in reality, the signals were there all the time?
Probably, often. And, of course, we would never choose this consciously.
But, that’s hardly the point. Since our conscious is similar to the very tip of an iceberg — our unconscious being comparable to that massive, much larger part which is underwater — the vast majority of these situations take place on a subconscious, or unconscious level. And, since we’re not consciously aware that they are there, about to manifest as a thing on the outside, we are surprised when it actually does.
The answer? Well, it’s simple, but that doesn’t necessarily mean easy. In fact, it rarely means easy, and that’s especially true in this case.
We need to dig into our unconscious and actually become aware. Aware of those things that — if we’re not scrupulous in identifying — can, and most likely will, appear on the outside. And, it won’t be fate or any of its synonyms.
One question however, might be, what does being aware, or conscious really mean? Let’s explore that a bit in the next post.
Meanwhile, I would love to know your thoughts on Jung’s quote. How do you interpret it?