Sometimes we do things that we later regret; we don’t understand why we did them, or what moved us to act that way, because these acts were in contrast to our good nature, and in many cases opposing to our best interest as well. Usually we blame these acts on being emotional, exhausted, tired, overworked, under stress or whatever, and we try to forget them as much as we can. We do that because we do not want to admit that a part of us can act in that despicable way. But denying a responsibility for our actions, will only lead us to doing more and more of the same type of actions. We need recognition, with which comes the knowledge of our nature and the ability to break the hold of behaviors that propel us to act in manners we don’t like.
In some psychological circles, they would view the emergence of Dr. Jekyll as stemming from submissive nature of Mr. Hyde as a compensating mechanism that ensure the rights of the individual is respected. This is true in the pathological cases when the individual is not balanced, but here I want to talk about our two polarities of action. Without getting too analytical, and for practical purposes only, we can say that we function at any moment from one of two points of view of the world; one is fearful, and the other is secure. In your secure position, you act with the world in an open, trusting, compassionate and cooperative manner, because you know that nothing can harm you. In your fearful position, your actions are mean, vindictive, destructive, doubtful and exclusive, because you feel you have to protect what you have or someone else will take it away from you.
As you see no one operates from one exclusive point of view; these two poles encompass a spectrum of variations between them, and we operate at some point of that continuum. But in some areas in our lives, let’s say relationships, we might be operate from a different point on the continuum than the one we use when it comes to work or money for example. Our Dr. Jekyll, which I call “Me 2”, is only our shadow, and the shadow will present in any action or decision we take, but what matter is: how much shadow goes into any single decision. Like all fear-based issues, acting like Me 2 never lead to something constructive. It is by aligning to our true nature and feel secure in what we are we become the best humans we can be. And you can judge any action you take, by the way you feel, to know from which side of the spectrum does it come from.
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