Unlived lives

Motivation to do what we can to become conscious. "Jung felt that the “unlived lives” of the parents deeply impacted the lives of the children, as if “branding” the children with a particular destiny. The unlived lives of the parents is an ancestral inheritance which has great weight and gravitas, in that it literally shapes the lives of the children. Jung elaborates on the notion of the parents’ unlived lives when he says it is “that part of their lives which might have been lived had not certain somewhat threadbare excuses prevented the parents from doing so. To put it bluntly, it is that part of life which they have always shirked, probably by means of a pious lie. That sows the most virulent germs.” … [click on title for the rest of the post]

A message to parents of those labeled mentally ill and/or schizophrenic

Rossa Forbes, mother extraordinaire, has posted a lovely piece about her and her son on Mad in America a couple of days ago. Any parent to any child in the mental health system, regardless of diagnosis would do well to learn from this courageous woman.

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