I am Balance

AnnaAsche

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Inspired by Anna Omeliantseva – Whirling flames of my passion…

Acrylic

20″ × 20″
51cm x 51cm

8. March 2017
“If you face fears and challenges a little at a time and you do that voluntarily, you get stronger as a consequence and can become more than who you were before.

If you want to become everything that you could be, than you look into the abyss itself, which is the darkest place that you can possibly contemplate in. That would be there terror of mortality, insanity, suffering and malevolence – all those things. It would be like looking into hell, I suppose to some degree.

By voluntarily doing that, you call upon the strongest part of yourself to respond. The strongest part of yourself is symbolized as the sleeping Father-Mother nested inside the beast.

The fundamental truth when you look into an abyss is that you don’t see the abyss, if you look long enough. If you look long enough into the abyss, then the abyss looks into you. And if you look long enough into the abyss, passed when the abyss looks into you, you see who you could become in the form of the great ancestral figures nested inside the catastrophe of life. And then you can join them, you can incorporate that and become stronger.

When you place yourself in challenging situations, let’s say the abyss is the archetype of the ultimately challenging situation, then you turn on new genes in your nervous system and in your body that code for new proteins. You build new structures inside of you.
None of that is going to happen without the demand that’s placed on you by willing to confront the full terror of life, which is something like the reality of suffering and death and the ever looming presence of malevolence in your own heart and in the heart of other people. By confronting that you risk blindness. But if you do it forthrightly then you discover who you could be as a consequence.

Who you could be is the solution to malevolence and suffering.

Inside the darkest place is the heroic ancestor, who’s identity you could incorporate.”

~Jordan Peterson

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