• The Hero Within

    by  • April 5, 2018 • * Safe for Work *, Advice • 4 Comments

    The Hero Within – Book by Carol S. Pearson

    “The Ethics of the Journey: The Code (Chapter 10)

    …Recognize the positive potential in negative situations.

    Anytime we meet the shadow of an archetype in another person, its positive pole has the potential to be expressed.

    While we must recognize and protect ourselves from anyone who would harm us, it also is important that we mentally hold a vision of that person living out the positive pole of the archetype associated with his or her current shadow behavior.

    Consider this a form of prayer — that the positive side can and will emerge over time.

    If you are embattled in some way — politically, legally, interpersonally — remember that the outcome you want is for your higher self and the other individual’s higher self to work things out in a high-minded way.

    This can immunize you against any desire to use excessive force or push an unfair advantage…” – Pg. 283

    4 Responses to The Hero Within

    1. yes and no
      April 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      I agree to some extent. I believe that this attitude helps to maintain inner balance and grow a healthy view on life. But you should also accept that there are some individuals with evil intentions you better keep at a distance.You should not fool yourself into thinking that you need to love everyone and accept poor treatment and harmful behavior.

      • author
        July 16, 2018 at 10:21 am

        @ yes and no

        Thanks for the reply. The points you made are established within the book as well – I only quoted a few paragraphs from it. It’s a great book; I might even buy the newer edition.

    2. thanks
      April 8, 2018 at 6:03 am

      Which archetype would best describe you?

      • K
        May 24, 2018 at 8:11 am

        joker/jester and innocent child, you?

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