Spreading the Word: Why Do We Self-Sabotage?

The value of self-knowledge lies partly in our ability to consciously understand ourselves and then develop more integrated personalities. The opposite of this implies having elements that are somehow disconnected from what we identify with when we think of ‘who we are’. These elements are in our blindspots, obscured from our self-knowledge. If so, internal conflicts are bound to happen. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung came up with a theory of how and why we engage in self-sabotage. Here is an interesting short video discussing Jung’s ideas, especially his concept of a shadow. Enjoy!

chessboard figure close up with shadows in the background
Photo by George Becker from Pexels

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered to be inspiring and insightful. I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

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