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Feb 05, 2019 18:33:38

The Shadow

by @rasmusrygh | 261 words | 4πŸ”₯ | 72πŸ’Œ

Rasmus Rygh

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The day has finally come. It's time to give Judo a try.


During the December of last year, i decided after being inspired by Jordan Peterson to get some insight into the workings of famous psychiatrist Carl Jung. This, in turn, made me deep dive into the realm of the shadow. I would have to get to know my darker side if i wanted to progress as a man. I knew this was true for me because i find it difficult to say no, to be aggressive and sometimes even decisive. This is because these traits belong to an underdeveloped part of my psyche, the dark side. This dark side isn't bad it’s just often associated with bad people, or bad behaviors. 

This dark side is where your suppressed feelings often reside, aggression, jealousy, despair. All the things we want to hide from our conscious self, and others. But think about it, there is a reason we have the capacity to feel these feelings. Our ancestors survived evolution and these feelings where part of that all along. 

For starters, you have to be able to be aggressive, in order to stand up for yourself. Now how do you cultivate aggression in yourself? 
Well, the first step is to unleash the capacity of aggression in yourself. Prove to yourself that it is there, become friends with it even. 
That's what i figured out in December last year. That's why i rejoice that the day has finally come. I'm off to do my first Judo session right now.

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    @rasmusrygh - how did it go??? We need updates.

    I loved the combat fighting days back when I used to do taekwondo. My dark side was very loud on Thursdays in 2014... :)

    Keni avatar Keni | Feb 08, 2019 14:08:24
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      @keni It went great! Signed up with the Dojo, it will be Tuesdays for me though! I am glad there are more people out there interested in these things! Hope you still carry a small part of that dark side with you!

      Rasmus Rygh avatar Rasmus Rygh | Feb 10, 2019 21:04:14
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