“A neurosis is a secret you don’t know you’re keeping.” ~Kenneth Tynan
In today’s society people don’t want to see the the evil that is within each and one of us because that would imply that there is a dark side to our psyche. People do want to face the reality of our nature and due to this fact they have become disconnected from their true inner self and have confused the true inner self with the false self also known as the ego. People have become distracted so much by the physical material world that they have no time for the inner world. For that reason, they become lost and that results in a neurotic society. It is a society that is not even aware of its psychoanalytic condition. In other words, people are insane and don’t even know it. The world is a reflection of our inner world. So how can many say that they are not insane? It is only the truly insane who believe they are not crazy. Who are you? Do you know who you are?
“Every neurosis has the result, and therefore the purpose, of forcing out of real life, of alienating him from actuality.” ~Sigmund Freud
We are not meant to oppose or ignore the evil that is within us. Opposing and ignoring our inner self has resulted in the reality we experience today in the world. If you falsely believe that we must fight and rid ourselves of the shadow within us, we will have engaged in an interior conflict that will never be resolved. We are supposed to embrace and understand both the good and evil within us. Split positive thinking and believing only in the good will create an unbalanced psyche. We must find the power within us to keep these two opposite entities to live together in harmony within ourselves. If we don’t, then we must face our own inevitable destruction.
To be continued…
“Neurosis is the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning.” ~Carl Gustav Jung