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.
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.
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 Grownups, The Jungian Bible, The Amazon Shaman and In Search of Happiness, and A Boy, a metaphor for life, all available in Amazon and Kindle.