The dichotomy of self and other within the lives of all people is something that greatly shapes both the personal identity and the identity of human connection; when it comes to the way that human beings behave emotionally within the world, relative to instinctual behaviours ingrained within the memory of that person over time, the internal descent, (or public detraction) reveals to us how an individual regenerates upon encountering stress or failure.
If we were to observe the cycle of life in terms of an actual circle, our instinctive, protective nature would show us the bottom of that circle. The root of who we are as people come from our primal source of identity adopted when young through those who nurtured our physical and emotional health. A popular phrase used today known as “trigger” is to tap into a sensitive spot within a person’s mind that would be better off unrattled in most cases. Everyone has a weak point, and arguably, this weak point is there to show us where the light breaks through within our own personality structure, and it also reveals where we have been wounded the most. Such is important to maintain a relationship with our humanity, and most importantly, remember how to effectively interact with the next generation of youth who require adults capable of emoting in order to successfully nurture them into the future.
Generally speaking, it is healthy to understand the nature of where we came from in order to be able to navigate the future. Contemplating such, and entertaining the idea of past lives albeit in an actual different lifetime or simply a way of seeing one’s own past from many years ago, is effective in terms of developing a foundation of growth. Those with unhealthy outlooks on their own childhood may experience a stunted ability to become successful in the outer world later on in life; those wishing to produce children may experience hardships if they have not relinquished their own feelings relative to a potentially difficult, painful upbringing.
The nature of oneself can mythologically be represented by Diana: ruler of the hunt, the epitome of the natural wild. Such exemplifies the comforting feeling one experiences within nature, but also the turbulent undertones of the hunt within nature that reminds us of how our visceral instincts are what protect us from predation.