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Today, I'd like to write about Transcendence.

Transcendence points to something that is beyond the material world, it refers to the phenomena of nature.

It comes from the Latin word "trancendere", which means to overcome.

In other words, we are talking here about a reality that drives us to overcome everything that with the aim of elevating ourselves as human beings.

I like to think that transcending is also the desire to break through our limits, building and achieving the New. For a long time, we as human beings have been trying to dimension, which is spirituality.

Our ancestors tried to understand the phenomena of nature, such as rain, wind, fire and the sun, and sought a connection with the Divine.

This has given rise to many beliefs, myths, rites and religions around the world.

The most diverse questions have occupied our thoughts and a huge number of subjects related to spirituality have passed through our Collective Consciousness.

Ancient questions that still help us think about our daily lives and our existence in the world.

Such as:

What is the meaning of life?

What is our role in this world?

Who are we?

These are questions that provoke our minds and can still leave us today without a clear, objective answer.

Depending on their culture and social environment, some people take on limiting beliefs for themselves, for example:

Do what I do, but I don't deserve the best.

Life is a sacrifice. (This is sometimes linked to the Judeo-Christian religion) Among many other beliefs, we could go on and on.

As a result, some people rush to religion in search of an answer, which sometimes leads us to confuse it with spirituality.

Every religion is impregnated with beliefs and dogmas, rules and duties, it has to do with religiosity.

Spirituality is free, absolutely free, and by being free we mean that it relates to with transcendence.

Jung, in his book "Nature of the Psyche", defines the transcendent function as "the union of conscious and unconscious contents". In other words, the psychic totality.

This union results in a change in the organizing center of the psyche, with the Ego ceasing to be the organizing center and becoming what Jung called the Self, the organizing center of our psychic totality.

So, when the ego ceases to be at the center of consciousness and moves towards the self, its own self, it establishes a balance between the external world (ego) and the internal world, the self, which we would say is the ego-self axis. This is when the balance between them is built.

Self-knowledge is therefore very important in this process. Because it's valid to say that this process takes place through self-knowledge, which leads to self-fulfillment.

We can think that where love reigns, the reality of the self, there is no desire for power, that is, the ego is not in charge.

And where power predominates, there is a lack of love. Those who look outward dream (ego), those who look inward awaken (self).

For example: Shoes that look good on one person are too small for another;

There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for life.

The deeper we go into knowing ourselves as a whole, the more we become aware of our totality. we become aware of our totality.

By integrating our psyche, our shadows and our opposites, we get closer to that SELF, that other, deeper center of consciousness. SELF, that other, deeper center of consciousness.

It's a process.

But when we stop to think that within each one of us, there IS an innate aspect, a characteristic of ours, an impulse to transcend, to overcome adversity and that for me is spirituality.

However, when the ego is not yet on the path to individuation, according to Jung, to finding the self, to integrating all our different layers, shadows, it doesn't want to lose its identity, because that's how it works. This is a characteristic of the ego.

I'll end with a quote from Jung that I really like: "The point is not to achieve perfection, but totality".


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