“In Jekyll’s last letter, the reader finally gets a firsthand account of what it was like for Jekyll to turn into Hyde. When Jekyll first sees himself as Hyde in the mirror, he sees not a monster but a friend. Jekyll strangely feels peace when facing his savage side, rather than complete repulsion. Jekyll finally accepts that he, just like every other human, has both good and evil in his or her nature. As a product of a society that encourages repression, Jekyll realizes that facing one’s own evil nature leads to peace.”
John O’Donohue says that Absence is the sister of Presence, and when we reflect on all our experiences through life, we can see the gift in duality.
Light and darkness, beginning and ending, inside and outside, above and below, good and evil, masculine and feminine, divine and human.
Often we learn to live in one, more than the other, judging one better than the other, or we learn to separate the two, simply because we don’t want to face one in ourselves or others. However, the secret is not to do either, but rather, practice living in the ‘threshold’ where they both meet.
Learning to face both simultaneously. Hovering like a balancing beam between both.
And so how do we find this space? In Presence.
When I live in the threshold between both, I live in presence.
In presence, I understand that this duality exists in everyone and everything.
In presence, I learn to see and accept this imbalance in myself and others, and instead of trying to correct it or separate from it, I learn to live in the threshold with them both.
In this space, miracles unfold within me and in those around me.
In this space I find peace.
21 thoughts on “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”
And hasn’t my Jeckyll and Hyde been dancing in front of the mirror over the years lol 😂 🤣
Thankfully Karen, I just sit in a chair now and watch the sun come up, the moon reflect on the water or the world just go on by. Great post 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 🦘 🐬 🐳 🌺 🌹 🌈
It dances around all our mirrors Mark. And its such a relief when we learn accept them both 🌈✨
Amen to that! 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽
I hear you Sawsan! 💚 It’s a lesson we face many time’s over. 🌈
I completely agree with your profound post, Karen and Jekyll and Hyde were nothing but one and the same person. One has to understand that there is good as bad in us only. We have to find that out in ourselves through knowing who we really are. In peace, silence, love and compassion we will find our Source.
Exactly Kamal, once we recognise this in ourselves, we can have compassion for this in others. Thank you 💚
True Karen. Welcome 😊😊😊😊
Karen, you have the gift of offering great wisdom in brief and powerful stories. This one…another powerful reminder to us of the importance of seeing the wholeness of ourselves and finding peace therein. Thank you. 💕🙏🏻
Thank you Carrie! I appreciate your comment. And may we all continue to see this wholeness in each other. 🌈💕
Good thoughts to ponder, Karen. Thank you! ❤
Thanks Eliza 🙂
I love this perspective, Karen. Thank you!
Thank you Vicki 🌈🙏🏻
Thank you Dave 😊🌈
Beautiful Karen. I never thought about it in that way.
Thanks Michele 😊💕🌈
In this space of being the witness and accepting all aspects of ourselves …. we find peace. Love this perspective Karen. Thank you 💕
Beautifully said. Thank you Val 😊💕