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The Necessity of Humiliation

In today's The Embodied Podcast episode I discuss a few quotes on humiliation:

"To come into contact with the Self is always humiliating for the Ego" and

Jung's "A victory for the Self is always a defeat for the Ego."

I discuss the threads between humiliation, humility, and being a human.

Each bring us closer to "the ground" of our being.


What is the Self in the Jungian perspective?


I offer a metaphor for what its like to recognize that the "I" is not in complete control of all of life.


Jung said the Ego is like a buoy floating in the vast oceanic unconscious.


If we look at the word "humiliation," there are threads that connect it to"humility." When we realize that we aren't the center of the universe, that is a humbling experience, where we gain immense humility for what our position is in the totality of the universal cosmos of things.


Ego inflation is when the Ego thinks that it is the center of the universe, and that it is controlling the divine orchestration of things. When we are pulled down from that inflated state, we get closer to the ground of our being, we are humiliated, we gain humility, we recognize our humanity.

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