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A Blog about Psychology (Jungian), Spirituality and Happiness, By Roberto Lima Netto.

Changing life

Changing life

 

Joseph Campbell said:

We must be willing to get rid of the life we´ve have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. If we fix on the old, we get stuck. When we hang onto any form, we are in danger of putrefaction.

 

Changing life

Changing life

Human beings do not like changes. Many persons are unhappy with their lives, but not so unhappy to dare change. Maybe we do not like our job, but we think it is not so bad, and we are afraid to venture into the unknown. Maybe some other aspect of our life bothers us, but we are afraid of change.

Campbell counsels that we should change that we should strive to find our bliss. And he says that, by not changing, we ran the risk of putrefaction.

Carl Jung counsel that we should embark on a journey of individuation. This involves conversations with our deamons. Do not confound deamons with demons, though they might turn out to be demons if we do not pay attention to them. These conversations can orient our moves in life.

Paulo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist, claims that we should go after our dreams, our personal myth. Stuck in our old life, we will never be happy. He also claims that the universe conspires to help the ones that dare to go after their bliss.

But ,,, and if our move goes wrong? But … and if our life gets worse? But … and if we regret the change.

Allan Kardec, the founder of Spiritism, preaches, like many religions of Asia, that we live many lives. He teaches that, before we come for a new life on earth, our spirit agrees on a plan of life devised to teach us lessons. Maybe, if our change of life turns out to be a bad choice, some lesson is to be learned.

Stories of the Bible with Jungian interpretation

Stories of the Bible with Jungian interpretation

I am Roberto Lima Netto, a writer who seeks to present, in easy words, the ideas of Carl Jung and of notable mystics and sages.

I also write fiction, always trying to convey lessons of life. After all, Jesus taught us that the stories are the best way to present ideas. Some of my books are: The Little Prince for GrownupsThe Jungian Bible, The Amazon Shaman and In Search of Happiness, and A Boy, a metaphor for life, all available in Amazon and Kindle.

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

Updated: 05/07/2014 — 3:06 pm

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