We are not meant to destroy the shadow/ darkside — we are meant to integrate it. This is the revelation of the Prime Jedi mosaic. This is the ethos of Star Wars and Luke-as-Snoke.

Difficult though it may be, confront your shadow like the galaxy depends on it.

As Jung wrote: “There is no light without shadow, and no psychic wholeness without imperfection.”

As the Dalai Lama tweeted just this week, “The creation of a more peaceful and happier society has to begin from the level of the individual, and from there it can expand to one’s family, to one’s neighborhood, to one’s community and so on.”

Myths, at their best, raise self-awareness and teach us how to be better humans. So at a high level, yes, it’s entirely about how you relate to the story.

Pattern recognition is the task of the Artist. This is the pattern recognition you’re looking for.

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