Thursday, July 7, 2011

off the path...

"When we are doing something because it is expected of us,
or to please somebody else,
or because we are afraid of somebody else,
we become further alienated from a sense of living authentically.
If we just keep living out a role that we know well,
the cost of that is to become increasingly cut off
from that which is in the collective unconscious;
that which not only nourishes us, but also provides the raw material
that allows us to mess up.
Very often in transition periods, that's exactly what is called for,
a change by going through chaos,
of losing the way,
of being lost in the forest for some time
before we get through and find our path again."
- Jean Shinoda Bolen

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