Carl Jung? Habits? NEURODEVELOPMENT?
WHAT do they have to do with another?
Carl Jung said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” He’s talking, of course, of what we automatically accept about ourselves, and pointing out that we can choose to change aspects that limit us.
He’s right! Do we LIKE our habits, that work so much to make us who we are? Is there an aspect we’d like to change? (If so, I highly recommend Atomic Habits by James Clear.)
Neurodevelopment is highly involved in this — if we DON’T have a piece on the pyramid firmly established, we’re having to use up conscious brainpower bits to do so. So the reverse is also true: “Until you make the conscious UNCONSCIOUS, it will direct your life and you will call yourself overwhelmed.”
When we’re not automating what we should — the bottom of the pyramid — we have to do it at least subconsciously, if not consciously. So if your back always itches, or you’re just an anxious person, or a myriad of other things — you’ll be spending valuable brainpower dealing with it. That’s what early neurodevelopment does: automates what should be automated, so you have ALL your brainpower available for doing life!