The Shadow Box
“Good does not become better by being exaggerated, but worse, and a small evil becomes a big one through being disregarded and repressed. The shadow is very much a part of human nature, and it is only at night that no shadows exist.” Carl Jung
Once a deed or thought is justified with the blessings of goodness we feel we are in the right. If we follow a creed or dogma of an excepted belief to the core we may find ourselves in the midst of doing just the opposite of what the original faith or institution was designed to embrace. To stand at the side of leader whether religious or secular we must always understand that there is a tipping point as with everything reversing the course of the intended journey.
To keep life in balance we must always evaluate both sides of our nature and the nature of the creeds and values we hold as truth. To stand back from the crowd, to view our place in the larger picture is vital to keeping the scale of life level. To follow any group or individual that claims to have all the answers blindly with out question or introspection is stepping into the territory of the shadow; keeping in mind that the individual who claims to have all the answers may be oneself.