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  1. Hello Dr. Simon,

    This is such a great post! Thanks for sharing it. Jung’s quote got me thinking quite a bit and I immediately related it to what’s called “rackets” in Transactional Analysis (I believe it could be very well based on this.)

    TA explains it this way: A racket is the dual strategy of getting “permitted feelings,” while covering up feelings which we truly feel, but which we regard as being “not allowed”. More technically, a racket feeling is “a familiar set of emotions, learned and enhanced during childhood, experienced in many different stress situations, and maladaptive as an adult means of problem solving”.

    And I guess we naturally tend to avoid pain, not being fully aware that letting our genuine emotions and feelings flow, and thus, letting us grow through self awareness.

    I think this is something that happens not because we don’t want to grow, but because we have a tendency to avoid pain. And, also, because of fear, since it does take to have some courage to face our inner selves, and accept our bright side and our not-so-bright side, just as they are (this is, without self-denying who we are.) It’s always easier to “get away” with avoiding this insightful vision by feeling guilt ot other surrogate emotions.

    1. ThanK you!
      I see I got a bit lost, somewhere along the line with what I was trying to express, but the message got across :)
      And yes, I believe commitment is key to sustain change.

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