The fear of ‘what might happen’

Related imageNothing, Jung said, can be changed unless it is first accepted. Until then, a condition remains un-approachable and ominous. The same wisdom is found in an ancient fable.

According to the story, a village was frozen in fear and mourning because it knew that a dragon was planning to devour every person in it. Everyone could see the dragon on a far-off mountain, looming as large as fear itself. They could hear its horrible roar louder than the crack of thunder. Now, a young stranger happened by and decided to confront the dragon, so off he went to climb the dreaded mountain. Curiously, however, the closer he got to the dragon, the smaller it appeared. When he finally reached the monster, it was no larger than a cat and its fearsome roar had diminished to something like purring. The stranger tucked the creature under his arm and returned to the village. Everyone was amazed at his story and marveled at the cute little dragon that they’d held in such dread. Eventually someone asked the dragon’s name, whereupon—to everyone’s amazement—the dragon itself spoke: “I am known and feared by many names throughout the world, but ultimately all know me as ‘what might happen.’” Acceptance doesn’t mean giving up. This word, according to Jung, means something far more positive than “resignation.” On the contrary, acceptance is the bravest of confrontations. It’s looking your situation squarely in the eye and saying, “Okay, I see you, and I know you’re real. Now I’m going to take some action.”


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