Man in the Glass

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own soul.”  Carl Jung

Few of us will stare into the mirror because we are uncomfortable with the person staring back at us.  Many struggle with anxiety, or imposter syndrome.  And we have all failed to live up to the expectations of others and ourselves, and so have trouble looking ourselves in the eye because the eyes are the window of the soul.

And so we avoid ourselves.  We tell ourselves lies, or we engage in cognitive dissonance.  We rationalize or justify, squirming internally to wriggle away from the truths we don’t want to confront.  “Avoidance behavior” so that we can defer the pain of confronting the person in the mirror.  Because we don’t like who or what is staring back at us.

Face yourself.  Confront that less than savory person in yourself.  See your Shadow.  Sit with it, engage it and start to resolve some of the issues and voids in your soul.