This episode is all about REALITY. Can reality actually be our friend, and if so, how can we see into today’s garbled messages of negativity, anger, and anxiety and allow our reality to be our friend?
Sometimes we tend to focus so much on the negativity that’s happening all around us that it feels overwhelming and we want to just CHECK OUT from life— and avoid reality. The challenge with that is that just because we turn a blind eye to problems both in our own hearts and the world around us, it doesn’t mean they disappear. In fact, in our personal lives, the more we avoid reality, the more difficult our lives become, which leads us to want to avoid reality more.
There’s a phrase for this and Carl Jung, a famous psychologist coined it. He says, “What you resist, persists.” Because we, as humans, have a deep need for control, we believe that just by resisting something we can magically make it go away. But, in reality, it’s FACING our reality that helps us take the right next step to actually make it go away (not just store it up somewhere for it to, later, come out sideways in anger or addiction or co-dependence).