The Waterfall of Truth
This is part of the Shows that raised me series.
As the Ninja World is at war, Naruto is learning to master the nine tailed beast sealed in him. The Waterfall of Truth is a mirror which reflects one’s true self. Naruto needs to master himself in order to control the tailed beast.
We all have a dark self. The dark self represents our pain, suffering, and anger. The people that hurt us, rejected us, and counted us out. The dark self remembers all of this.
As a child, Naruto was shunned by the village. The nine tailed fox that ravaged the village was sealed inside him. He was seen as a monster. He had no family, no friends, no one.
Naruto used this darkness as motivation to get stronger. But in order to master himself, in order to bring peace to the ninja world, he had conquer himself first.
In order for me to self actualize, I need to face my own waterfall of truth and accept myself for who I truly am.