Category Archives: Things to Think About

Flourishing – Life’s Natural Throb of Ongoing Reconstitution | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

Sylvia’s journey Her best and her worst, her life anchor and her desires are actually different facets of the same diamond. Turn it around – gaze upon each polished shimmering surface as it becomes the foreground – and you’ll see … Continue reading

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An Essay On Inner And Outer Transformation By Means Of A Different Way Of Making Decisions And Choices| Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

Nowhere are we closer to the sublime secret of all origination than in the recognition of our own selves, whom we always think we know already. Yet we know the immensities of space better than we know our own depths, … Continue reading

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An Essay Concerning Creating ~ Annihilating, Qualified by Devotion | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

“What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy … Continue reading

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An Essay on Withholding ~ Letting go and Releasing, Qualified by Cherishing Values | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

Who I am, what I like, what I want, what I don’t want call to us – sometimes softly, sometimes loudly. These inner voices lie deeply within the lifestyles we have woven for ourselves. Here reside our guides; here are … Continue reading

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An Essay on Limits ~ Generosity, Qualified by Self-Care | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

I’ve always been generous – it’s the way I live so, don’t even talk to me about limits – that’s all about deprivation…I’ve had enough limits imposed on me in my life. Still do! But, what if both generosity and … Continue reading

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When We Become Disguised to Ourselves | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. La Rochefoucauld   Leslie Zimmermann: And often the disguises we use are in place in order to be what others want us … Continue reading

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You Are Not A Burden! | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

You are not a burden! “What I want:” When you apologize, you are expressing both what you don’t want and what you want namely, I don’t want to feel bad; I want to be accepted and to feel like a … Continue reading

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What I Want and What I Don’t Want | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg

What I Want And What I Don’t Want – The Mantra To Live By “What I want:” Change yourself, by replacing a negative assumption that someone else is critically judging you, with the positive hope that they could instead, view … Continue reading

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The Unknown Violence and Loss we Suffer When We Cannot Make an Effort | Leslie Zimmermann | Accredited Jungian Analyst | Johannesburg | South Africa

When a person cannot make an effort, more lies beneath this than one imagines. La Rochefoucauld expresses this vulnerability as follows: “Of all the Passions we are exposed to, none is more concealed from our Knowledge than Idleness. It is … Continue reading

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Through Self-Respect and Regard We Find That Much Sought-After Experience Called Self-Worth

You will change your world as you work on developing regard for yourself – demanding and encouraging consideration, mindfulness, requiring that others make the mental effort to understand you or your situation, not accepting irresponsibility, tardiness, shallowness, thoughtlessness, and empty … Continue reading

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