META Living is “self-knowledge” perceiving from a larger perspective than the individual. Natasha’s meaty post inspires us to do so, sharing Jung’s book The Undiscovered Self. Bravo!

” If our “self-knowledge” is too heavily reliant upon the opinions, judgments, assessments, and philosophies of others, how do we know who we are under all of these projections? This question is crucial, according to Jung and one that determines whether we live as liberated human beings or as manipulated pawns; vulnerable to the machinations of dictators and corrupt leaders.”

Natasha Thomas-Jackson

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung

“To know yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates

My last post on Beyonce and feminism created quite a buzz. The beautiful outcome of it all was that I had the opportunity to engage in some nourishing conversations with people who supported, challenged, loved, hated, and questioned my stance. Readers shared brilliant analysis, personal narratives, and suggestions for how we engage one another in this movement.

On the surface, much of the conversation seemed focused on feminism, gender expression, capitalism, and celebrity, but a persistent (and less detectable) undertone also permeated the dialogue – one that suggested that some of this debate was less about Beyonce and her feminism and more about how we navigate that very precarious and constantly shifting line between the individual and the collective.

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