The Individuation Process: Finding Your True Authentic Self

December 30, 2014 4:51 PM

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Have you ever met someone who has undeniably discovered his authentic self? There is a confidence, a conviction in his passion for whatever path he is on. Psychologist Carl Jung described this as individuation, the process by which the personal and collective unconscious are brought into consciousness to reveal one's whole personality. In short: it is the process of becoming self-actualized.

How many of us can say that we live fully authentic lives? In our quest for approval from our peers, parents, mentors, and even from strangers, we often set aside what our intuition tells us is right, what is true for us, to fall in line with the rest of the pack. For example, think of the classic t...

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