Withdraw the projection of our shadow

โ€œThe best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.โ€

โ€• C.G. Jung (1875-1961)

30 thoughts on “Withdraw the projection of our shadow”

  1. … yes and – the older I get, the more I seem to be closer to the maxim: Don’t believe everything you think. Same thing? Not quite, but not far off either…

    1. It’s really hard, A. But, somehow, for me, with age – it seems to be getting easier.

      I’ve failed myself in so many ways
      To enumerate them would me take days
      But I would never judge you
      For when all’s said and through
      Nothing but my humility stays

      All best,

  2. That’s a great quote David, how many problems would that solve!
    I personally think it should apply to parental work (if that should be called work) also, but that could be only me ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yeah, one of my best friends just shared that with me before Shabbat, and I had to post it on my blog. As soon as I read it, my exact reaction was –

      Wow. That is f—g brilliant. Utterly f—g brilliant.

          1. ๐Ÿ˜€ No, it isn’t. (despite our religious calendar, we still operate in real life, with the rest of the world, on the Gregorian calendar… although… in Israel, and in all Arab countries, the weekend is Fri-Sat.)

            You see, the Jewish and Muslim calendars are lunar so the “day” starts when the sun sets, and every Muslim and Jewish holiday starts and ends at sunset.

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