The psychologist, Carl Jung, had described the hidden part of our psyche as “the shadow”. It is the part that sometimes frightens us with the things we do not know, or do not want to know about ourselves.
Essentially it is our unconscious mind, telling us what it wants. Sometimes it comes in dreams, other times is welling up of emotion.
I had some thoughts about this so-called “dark” side and how does it apply to learning mind control.
Some people are that much oppressed that showing any interest in this shadow side, creates fear if for no better reason, than for what you were told not to do.
Likely we all remember the voice of Darth Vader saying “Come to the Dark Side, Luke!”
It is inevitable fact that this shadow side exists and many, MANY people will tell you to destroy it. But to destroy your passions, wants, needs and desires, is like destroying a part of yourself!
“The shadows” will plead with us to connect with something higher that we can only dream and guess about. They offer us something greater without really being clear on what it is, inspiring our inner instincts.
Their hope is that if we give up everything that makes us non-typical human beings, we will become more human, or perhaps we might even become Divine.
We can dream. We should dream.
But do we want to dream at the cost of denying what we want right here and now?
In a society with family and relationships that endeavour to control and oppress in one way or another, sometimes the “shadow” side of us is the most healthy and doing the forbidden, i.e., loving your “shadow” is the best thing that you can do for yourself.
Believe that you can walk “Wide Awake” with feet firmly planted on the ground and still reaching upwards can bring you. With this self-esteem and attitude, you can reach for the ultimate borders of education and upgrade your skills and knowledge.
This can be the best of “both worlds”.Why would you want less?