Thou shall bear all things that all things may change.
~ Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950),
I wonder whether, like most of the persons I meet, you divy yourself into parts of which are good and bad, likeable and dislikeable, spiritual and unspiritual, etc… On the one hand, you turn towards, embrace, and proudly present to others your “better” qualities. On the other hand, you turn from, disown, and closet your “worse” parts.
I am concerned for those “bad” parts – my own and others. They remind me of a prisoner on death row. Yes, some crimes are heinous , and they provoke the sentiment of vengeful justice. Yet as long as the prisoner lives, there is the possibility of his psychological redemption. But “bad” parts of ourselves which are condemned to the unconscious have little opportunity for transformation. Yet still they live on. With dreams and outbursts, they clank against the cell bars of their imprisonment.