Mind & Life Summer Research Institute: Shadow Selves: Becoming Skillful and Wise in Our Response to the Human Need for an Enemy

Mind & Life Summer Research Institute: Shadow Selves: Becoming Skillful and Wise in Our Response to the Human Need for an Enemy

Drawing on the fact that we humans are profoundly unconscious (only 5% conscious, in fact) and profoundly interdependent (we begin life inside of another and need relationships to see ourselves and to develop at all stages of life), Polly shows how and why we are eager to find “enemies” whom we can fight, blame or control in order to protect ourselves from emotional threat.