Love and Relationships as a Spiritual Path in the 21st Century: A Jungian Perspective. An Interview with Polly Young-Eisendrath. A Guest Post by Bonnie Bright, Ph.D.
Listen to the full audio interview with Polly Young-Eisendrath here (approx. 41 mins)
Personal love—that is, love that we feel within—has changed in the 21st century, according to Jungian analyst, Polly Young-Eisendrath. In this day and age, we seek three very specific outcomes in our relationships that have not always been sought in “traditional” relationships. First, we want relationships that take place between equals, which are reciprocal and mutual. Second, we want to choose whomever we want to love and not be bound to traditions or tribes. Finally, we long to be witnessed by another person who really knows, sees, understands, and hears us.