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Carl Gustav Jung (, ; 26 July 1875 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung's work was influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies. Jung worked as a research scientist at the famous Burghlzli hospital, under Eugen Bleuler. During this time, he came to the attention of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. The two men conducted a lengthy correspondence and collaborated, for a while, on a joint vision of human psychology. Freud saw the younger Jung as the heir he had been seeking to take forward his "new science" of psychoanalysis and to this end secured his appointment as President of his newly founded International Psychoanalytical Association. Jung's research and personal vision, however, made it impossible for him to bend to his older colleague's doctrine, and a schism became inevitable. This division was personally painful for Jung, and it was to have historic repercussions lasting well into the modern day. Among the central concepts of analytical psychology is individuationthe lifelong psychological process of differentiation of the self out of each individual's conscious and unconscious elements. Jung considered it to be the main task of human development. He created some of the best known psychological concepts, including synchronicity, archetypal phenomena, the collective unconscious, the psychological complex, and extraversion and introversion. Jung was also an artist, craftsman and builder as well as a prolific writer. Many of his works were not published until after his death and some are still awaiting publication.


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1:Called or not, God is always there. ~ Carl Jung,
2:Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. ~ Carl Jung,
3:Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge. ~ Carl Jung,
4:In each of us there is another whom we do not know. ~ Carl Jung,
5:Invoked or not invoked, God will be present. ~ Carl Jung, Epitaph ,
6:The image of God throws a shadow that is just as great as itself. ~ Carl Jung,
7:Live in My Deepest Hell and from There I cannot Fall Any Further. ~ Carl Jung,
8:No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. ~ Carl Jung,
9:Everything that irritates us about others can lead to an understanding of ourselves. ~ Carl Jung,
10:We have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions. ~ Carl Jung,
11:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. ~ Carl Jung,
12:Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ Carl Jung,
13:The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. ~ Carl Jung,
14:The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. ~ Carl Jung,
15:For primitive egoism, however, the standing rule is that it is never 'I' who must change, but always the other fellow. ~ Carl Jung,
16:As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being. ~ Carl Jung, Memories the Garden-Temple of Dreams,
17:Everybody acts out a myth, but very few people know what their myth is. And you should know what your myth is because it might be a tragedy and maybe you dont want it to be. ~ Carl Jung,
18:The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves" ~ Carl Jung,
19:Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. ~ Carl Jung,
20:The new God laughs at imitation and discipleship. He needs no imitators and no pupils. He forces men through himself. The God is his own follower in man. He imitates himself” ~ Carl Jung, Red Book ,
21:Enlightenment consists not merely in the seeing of luminous shapes and visions, but in making the darkness visible. The latter procedure is more difficult and therefore, unpopular. ~ Carl Jung,
22:The greater the tension, the greater the potential. Great energy springs from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. ~ Carl Jung, "Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon" (1942) CW 13,
23:Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. ~ Carl Jung,
24:An old alchemist gave the following consolation to one of his disciples: No matter how isolated you are and how lonely you feel, if you do your work truly and conscientiously, unknown friends will come and seek you. ~ Carl Jung,
25:Everyone knows nowadays that people "have complexes." What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us. ~ Carl Jung, Collected Works of C.G. Jung Volume 8: Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche (par. 200),
26:When one is not understood one should as a rule lower one’s voice, because when one really speaks loudly enough & is not heard, it is because people dont want to hear. One had better begin to mutter to oneself, then they get curious. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminars (30),
27:The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. ~ Carl Jung, CW 9ii par. 14.,
28:Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the Shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular. ~ Carl Jung,
29:Everything good is costly, and the development of personality is one of the most costly of all things. I t is a matter of saying yea to oneself, of taking oneself as the most serious of tasks, of being conscious of everything one does, and keeping it constantly before one's eyes in all its dubious aspects-truly a task that taxes us to the utmost. ~ Carl Jung, Psychological Reflections ,
30:[Contemporary man] is blind to the fact that, with all his rationality and efficiency, he is possessed by 'powers' that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. They keep him on the run with restlessness, vague apprehensions, psychological complications, an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food - and, above all, a large array of neuroses. ~ Carl Jung,
31:The sentiment du déjà vu is based, as I have found in a number of cases, on foreknowledge in dreams, but we saw that this foreknowledge can also occur in the waking state. In such cases mere chance becomes highly improbable because the coincidence is known in advance. It thus loses its chance character not only psychologically and subjectively, but objectively too, since the accumulation of details that coincide immeasurably increases the improbability of chance as a determining factor. ~ Carl Jung, An Acasual Connecting Principle ,
32:Although, with insight and good will, the shadow can to some extent be assimilated into the conscious personality, experience shows that there are certain features which offer the most obstinate resistance to moral control and prove almost impossible to influence. These resistances are usually bound up with projections, which are not recognized as such, and their recognition is a moral achievement beyond the ordinary. While some traits peculiar to the shadow can be recognized without too much difficulty as one's personal qualities, in this case both insight and good will are unavailing because the cause of the emotion appears to lie, beyond all possibility of doubt, in the other person. ~ Carl Jung, CW 9ii par. 16.,
33:[Rex and Regina] It is a therapeutic necessity, indeed, the first requisite of any thorough psychological method, for consciousness to confront its shadow. In the end this must lead to some kind of union, even though the union consists at first in an open conflict, and often remains so for a long time. It is a struggle that cannot be abolished by rational means. When it is wilfully repressed it continues in the unconscious and merely expresses itself indirectly and all the more dangerously, so no advantage is gained. The struggle goes on until the opponents run out of breath. What the outcome will be can never be seen in advance. The only certain thing is that both parties will be changed. ~ Carl Jung, CW 14 par. 514.,
34:Jordan Peterson's Book List1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley2. 1984 - George Orwell3. Road To Wigan Pier - George Orwell4. Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky5. Demons - Fyodor Dostoevsky6. Beyond Good And Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche7. Ordinary Men - Christopher Browning8. The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski9. The Rape of Nanking - Iris Chang10. Gulag Archipelago (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, & Vol. 3) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn11. Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl12. Modern Man in Search of A Soul - Carl Jung13. Maps Of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief - Jordan B. Peterson14. A History of Religious Ideas (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3) - Mircea Eliade15. Affective Neuroscience - Jaak Panksepp ~ Jordan Peterson,
35:For primitive man the world is full of demons and mysterious powers which he fears; the whole of Nature is animated by these forces, which are nothing but man's own inner powers projected into the outside world. Christianity and modern science have de-demonized Nature, which means that the European has consistently taken back the demonic powers out of the world into himself, and has steadily loaded his unconscious with them. Out of man himself the demonic powers rise up in revolt against the supposed spiritual constraints of Christianity. The demons begin to break out in Baroque art: the columns writhe, the furniture sprouts satyr's feet. Man is slowly transformed into a uroboros, the "tail-eater" who devours himself, from ancient times a symbol of the demon-ridden man. ~ Carl Jung,
36:Medieval alchemy prepared the way for the greatest intervention in the divine world that man has ever attempted: alchemy was the dawn of the scientific age, when the daemon of the scientific spirit compelled the forces of nature to serve man to an extent that had never been known before. It was from the spirit of alchemy that Goethe wrought the figure of the "superman" Faust, and this superman led Nietzsche's Zarathustra to declare that God was dead and to proclaim the will to give birth to the superman, to "create a god for yourself out of your seven devils." Here we find the true roots, the preparatory processes deep in the psyche, which unleashed the forces at work in the world today. Science and technology have indeed conquered the world, but whether the psyche has gained anything is another matter. ~ Carl Jung, "Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon" (1942) CW 13,
37:What do you think of the essence of Hell? Hell is when the depths come to you with all that you no longer are or are not yet capable of. Hell is when you can no longer attain what you could attain. Hell is when you must think and feel and do everything that you know you do not want. Hell is when you know that your having to is also a wanting to, and that you yourself are responsible for it. Hell is when you know that everything serious that you have planned with yourself is also laughable, that everything fine is also brutal, that everything good is also bad, that everything high is also low, and that everything pleasant is also shameful.But the deepest Hell is when you realize that Hell is also no Hell, but a cheerful Heaven, not a Heaven in itself, but in this respect a Heaven, and in that respect a Hell.That is the ambiguity of the God: he is born from a dark ambiguity and rises to a bright ambiguity. Unequivocalness is simplicity and leads to death. But ambiguity is the way of life. If the left foot does not move, then the right one does, and you move. The God wills this. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book ,
38:The necessary and needful reaction from the collective unconscious expresses itself in archetypally formed ideas. The meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one's own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared who goes down to the deep well. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is. For what comes after the door is, surprisingly enough, a boundless expanse full of unprecedented uncertainty, with apparently no one inside and no one outside, no above and no below, no here and no there, no mine and no thine, no good and no bad. It is a world of water, where all life floats in suspension; where the realm of the sympathetic system, the soul of everything living, begins; where I am indivisibly this and that; where I experience the other in myself and the other-than-myself experiences me.No, the collective unconscious is anything but an encapsulated personal system; it is sheer objectivity, as wide as the world and open to all the world. There I am the object of every subject, in complete reversal of my ordinary consciousness, where I am always the subject that has an object. There I am utterly one with the world, so much a part of it that I forget all too easily who I really am. ""Lost in oneself"" is a good way of describing this state. But this self is the world, if only a consciousness could see it. That is why we must know who we are. ~ Carl Jung, Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious ,
39:reading ::: 50 Psychology Classics: List of Books Covered: Alfred Adler - Understanding Human Nature (1927) Gordon Allport - The Nature of Prejudice (1954) Albert Bandura - Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control (1997) Gavin Becker - The Gift of Fear (1997) Eric Berne - Games People Play (1964) Isabel Briggs Myers - Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type (1980) Louann Brizendine - The Female Brain (2006) David D Burns - Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980) Susan Cain - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (2012) Robert Cialdini - Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Creativity (1997) Carol Dweck - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2006) Albert Ellis & Robert Harper - (1961) A Guide To Rational Living(1961) Milton Erickson - My Voice Will Go With You (1982) by Sidney Rosen Eric Erikson - Young Man Luther (1958) Hans Eysenck - Dimensions of Personality (1947) Viktor Frankl - The Will to Meaning (1969) Anna Freud - The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense (1936) Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams (1901) Howard Gardner - Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983) Daniel Gilbert - Stumbling on Happiness (2006) Malcolm Gladwell - Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005) Daniel Goleman - Emotional Intelligence at Work (1998) John M Gottman - The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work (1999) Temple Grandin - The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed (2013) Harry Harlow - The Nature of Love (1958) Thomas A Harris - I'm OK - You're OK (1967) Eric Hoffer - The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951) Karen Horney - Our Inner Conflicts (1945) William James - Principles of Psychology (1890) Carl Jung - The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (1953) Daniel Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) Alfred Kinsey - Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) RD Laing - The Divided Self (1959) Abraham Maslow - The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1970) Stanley Milgram - Obedience To Authority (1974) Walter Mischel - The Marshmallow Test (2014) Leonard Mlodinow - Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior (2012) IP Pavlov - Conditioned Reflexes (1927) Fritz Perls - Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (1951) Jean Piaget - The Language and Thought of the Child (1966) Steven Pinker - The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002) VS Ramachandran - Phantoms in the Brain (1998) Carl Rogers - On Becoming a Person (1961) Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1970) Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less (2004) Martin Seligman - Authentic Happiness (2002) BF Skinner - Beyond Freedom & Dignity (1953) Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen - Difficult Conversations (2000) William Styron - Darkness Visible (1990) ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Psychology Classics ,
40:At it's narrowest (although this is a common and perhaps the official position; need to find ref in What is Enlightenment) "integral", "turquois" (Spiral Dynamics), and "second tier" (ditto) are all synonms, and in turn are equivalent to Wilber IV / AQAL/Wilber V "Post-metaphysical" AQAL. This is the position that "Integral = Ken Wilber". It constitutes a new philosophical school or meme-set, in the tradition of charismatic spiritual teachers of all ages, in which an articulate, brilliant, and popular figure would arise, and gather a following around him- or her-self. After the teacher passes on, their teaching remains through books and organisations dedicated to perpetuating that teaching; although without the brilliant light of the Founder, things generally become pretty stultifying, and there is often little or no original development. Even so, the books themselves continue to inspire, and many people benefit greatly from these tecahings, and can contact the original Light of the founders to be inspired by them on the subtle planes. Some late 19th, 20th, and early 21st century examples of such teachers, known and less well-known, are Blavatsky, Theon, Steiner, Aurobindo, Gurdjieff, Crowley, Alice Bailey, Carl Jung, Ann Ree Colton, and now Ken Wilber. Also, many popular gurus belong in this category. It could plausibly be suggested that the founders of the great world religions started out no different, but their teaching really caught on n a big way....At its broadest then, the Integral Community includes not only Wilber but those he cites as his influences and hold universal and evolutionary views or teachings, as well as those who, while influenced by him also differ somewhat, and even those like Arthur M Young that Wilber has apparently never heard of. Nevertheless, all share a common, evolutionary, "theory of everything" position, and, whilst they may differ on many details and even on many major points, taken together they could be considered a wave front for a new paradigm, a memetic revolution. I use the term Daimon of the Integral Movement to refer to the spiritual being or personality of light that is behind and working through this broader movement.Now, this doesn't mean that this daimon is necessarily a negative entity. I see a lot of promise, a lot of potential, in the Integral Approach. From what I feel at the moment, the Integral Deva is a force and power of good.But, as with any new spiritual or evolutionary development, there is duality, in that there are forces that hinder and oppose and distort, as well as forces that help and aid in the evolution and ultimate divinisation of the Earth and the cosmos. Thus even where a guru does give in the dark side (as very often happens with many gurus today) there still remains an element of Mixed Light that remains (one finds this ambiguity with Sai Baba, with Da Free John, and with Rajneesh); and we find this same ambiguity with the Integral Community regarding what seems to me a certain offputting devotional attitude towards Wilber himself. The light will find its way, regardless. However, an Intregral Movement that is caught up in worship of and obedience to an authority figure, will not be able to achieve what a movement unfettered by such shackles could. ~ M Alan Kazlev, Kheper Ken Wilber,

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1:"Death is not the end." ~ Carl Jung,
2:Dream the dream onward. ~ Carl Jung,
3:One book opens another. ~ Carl Jung,
4:I don't believe. I know. ~ Carl Jung,
5:What you resist persist. ~ Carl Jung,
6:Dawn is born at midnight. ~ Carl Jung,
7:I must learn to love you. ~ Carl Jung,
8:I do not believe...I know. ~ Carl Jung,
9:What you resist, persists. ~ Carl Jung,
10:Thank God I'm not a Jungian. ~ Carl Jung,
11:"What you resist, persists." ~ Carl Jung,
12:Even a lie is a psychic fact. ~ Carl Jung,
13:God enters through the wound. ~ Carl Jung,
14:"What you resist, persisits." ~ Carl Jung,
15:Explore daily the will of God. ~ Carl Jung,
16:The true leader is always led. ~ Carl Jung,
17:Invited or not, God is present. ~ Carl Jung,
18:Shame is a soul eating emotion. ~ Carl Jung,
19:All neurotics seek the religious ~ Carl Jung,
20:"Explore daily the will of God." ~ Carl Jung,
21:No concept is a carrier of life. ~ Carl Jung,
22:"Reason alone does not suffice." ~ Carl Jung,
23:"The true leader is always led." ~ Carl Jung,
24:Nothing is possible without love. ~ Carl Jung,
25:Only the wounded physician heals. ~ Carl Jung,
26:"Shame is a soul eating emotion." ~ Carl Jung,
27:"Shame is a soul-eating emotion." ~ Carl Jung,
28:“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” ~ Carl Jung,
29:All fanaticism is repressed doubt. ~ Carl Jung,
30:I would rather be whole than good. ~ Carl Jung,
31:The gods have become our diseases. ~ Carl Jung,
32:What we lack is intensity of life. ~ Carl Jung,
33:Called or not, God is always there. ~ Carl Jung,
34:Magic is the science of the jungle. ~ Carl Jung,
35:Summoned or not, the god will come. ~ Carl Jung,
36:Intuition gives outlook and insight. ~ Carl Jung,
37:Man cannot stand a meaningless life. ~ Carl Jung,
38:Plato's world of ideas is beautiful. ~ Carl Jung,
39:"The gods have become our diseases." ~ Carl Jung,
40:Life is crazy and meaningful at once. ~ Carl Jung,
41:People cannot stand too much Reality. ~ Carl Jung,
42:The sure path can only lead to death. ~ Carl Jung,
43:We discover ourselves through others. ~ Carl Jung,
44:Envy does not allow humanity to sleep. ~ Carl Jung,
45:Everyone is in love with his own ideas ~ Carl Jung,
46:One cannot live without inconsistency. ~ Carl Jung,
47:One must be able to let things happen. ~ Carl Jung,
48:Silence surrounds me almost audibly... ~ Carl Jung,
49:The greatest sin is to be unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
50:“The whole work lies in the solution.” ~ Carl Jung,
51:VOCATUS ATQUE NON VOCATUS DEUS ADERIT. ~ Carl Jung,
52:"Life is crazy and meaningful at once." ~ Carl Jung,
53:(Bishop ~ Carl Jung: Critical Lives)#jung #feuerbach,
54:"Difficulties are necessary for health." ~ Carl Jung,
55:"Envy does not allow humanity to sleep." ~ Carl Jung,
56:Hitler is a medicine man type of leader. ~ Carl Jung,
57:Hitler's unconscious seems to be female. ~ Carl Jung,
58:"I cannot love anyone if I hate myself." ~ Carl Jung,
59:The healthy man does not torture others. ~ Carl Jung,
60:Dreams are the guiding words of the Soul. ~ Carl Jung,
61:Everyone can afford to give away a smile. ~ Carl Jung,
62:Perfection belongs to the Gods; the most ~ Carl Jung,
63:Without freedom there can be no morality. ~ Carl Jung,
64:Commendation heals; condemnation destroys. ~ Carl Jung,
65:For better to come, good must stand aside. ~ Carl Jung,
66:"The life of man is a dubious experiment." ~ Carl Jung,
67:Enchantment is the oldest form of medicine. ~ Carl Jung,
68:Hitler's movement is near to Mohammedanism. ~ Carl Jung,
69:Modern man is sick because he is not whole. ~ Carl Jung,
70:"My life is the story of self-realization." ~ Carl Jung,
71:The kernel of all jealousy is lack of love. ~ Carl Jung,
72:"The truth, as always, lies in the middle." ~ Carl Jung,
73:"Without freedom there can be no morality." ~ Carl Jung,
74:"For better to come, good must stand aside." ~ Carl Jung,
75:It is only our deeds that reveal who we are. ~ Carl Jung,
76:"No language exists that cannot be misused." ~ Carl Jung,
77:Simple things are always the most difficult. ~ Carl Jung,
78:Intuition (is) perception via the unconscious ~ Carl Jung,
79:Myth is the revelation of divine life in man. ~ Carl Jung,
80:Shadow work is the path of the heart warrior. ~ Carl Jung,
81:Special knowledge is a terrible disadvantage. ~ Carl Jung,
82:The archetypal image decides the fate of man. ~ Carl Jung,
83:Wisdom accepts that all things have two sides ~ Carl Jung,
84:Creative power is mightier than its possessor. ~ Carl Jung,
85:Hurry is not of the devil; hurry is the devil. ~ Carl Jung,
86:The brighter the light, the darker the shadow. ~ Carl Jung,
87:We cannot change anything unless we accept it. ~ Carl Jung,
88:You are a slave of what you need in your soul. ~ Carl Jung,
89:Everything psychic is pregnant with the future. ~ Carl Jung,
90:It is what you are that heals not what you know ~ Carl Jung,
91:Nature is not matter only. She is also a spirit ~ Carl Jung,
92:"Self-control is a rare and remarkable virtue." ~ Carl Jung,
93:Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. ~ Carl Jung,
94:What is not acknowledged, cannot be transformed ~ Carl Jung,
95:You always become the thing you fight the most. ~ Carl Jung,
96:“A dream seems reality as long as we are in it.” ~ Carl Jung,
97:Dreams are the facts from which we must proceed. ~ Carl Jung,
98:Healing proceeds from the depths to the heights. ~ Carl Jung,
99:Is it worth the lion’s while to terrify a mouse? ~ Carl Jung,
100:Liverpool is the pool of life, it makes to live. ~ Carl Jung,
101:Nature does not deceive or conceal, but reveals. ~ Carl Jung,
102:There is no birth of consciousness without pain. ~ Carl Jung,
103:"We cannot change anything unless we accept it." ~ Carl Jung,
104:“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.” ~ Carl Jung,
105:You are what you do, not what you say you'll do. ~ Carl Jung,
106:You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. ~ Carl Jung,
107:Colors express the main psychic functions of man. ~ Carl Jung,
108:Every victory contains the germ of future defeat. ~ Carl Jung,
109:I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole. ~ Carl Jung,
110:Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
111:"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." ~ Carl Jung,
112:The creative mind plays with the object it loves. ~ Carl Jung,
113:To make what fate intends for me my own intention ~ Carl Jung,
114:Words are animals, alive with a will of their own ~ Carl Jung,
115:Is it worth the lion's while to terrify the mouse? ~ Carl Jung,
116:Only what is really oneself has the power to heal. ~ Carl Jung,
117:Our unconscious is the key to our life's pursuits. ~ Carl Jung,
118:"There is no coming to consciousness without pain" ~ Carl Jung,
119:"There’s no coming to consciousness without pain." ~ Carl Jung,
120:“There's no coming to consciousness without pain.” ~ Carl Jung,
121:“There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.” ~ Carl Jung,
122:Water is the commonest symbol for the unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
123:"You are what you do, not what you say you'll do." ~ Carl Jung,
124:"You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do." ~ Carl Jung,
125:“You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.” ~ Carl Jung,
126:Embrace your grief. For there, your soul will grow. ~ Carl Jung,
127:"Every victory contains the germ of future defeat." ~ Carl Jung,
128:If a man knows more than others, he becomes lonely. ~ Carl Jung,
129:In each of us there is another whom we do not know. ~ Carl Jung,
130:"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." - ~ Carl Jung,
131:"There is no coming to consciousness without pain." ~ Carl Jung,
132:“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” ~ Carl Jung,
133:There is no recipe for living that suits all cases. ~ Carl Jung,
134:The unconscious psyche believes in life after death ~ Carl Jung,
135:We don't get wounded alone and we don't heal alone. ~ Carl Jung,
136:We don't really heal anything; we simply let it go. ~ Carl Jung,
137:Aesthetics by its very nature is applied psychology. ~ Carl Jung,
138:Life calls not for perfection, but for completeness. ~ Carl Jung,
139:"Nature must not win the game, but she cannot lose." ~ Carl Jung,
140:Religion is a defense against the experience of God. ~ Carl Jung,
141:The inner man has access to the sense organs of god. ~ Carl Jung,
142:Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge. ~ Carl Jung,
143:Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge. ~ Carl Jung,
144:To make what fate intends for me my own intention... ~ Carl Jung,
145:"Water is the commonest symbol for the unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
146:What we do not make conscious emerges later as fate. ~ Carl Jung,
147:Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ~ Carl Jung,
148:"Words are animals, alive with a will of their own." ~ Carl Jung,
149:Dreaming is a philogenetically older mode of thought. ~ Carl Jung,
150:"If a man knows more than others, he becomes lonely." ~ Carl Jung,
151:“If a man knows more than others, he becomes lonely.” ~ Carl Jung,
152:If you are unhappy, you are too high up in your mind. ~ Carl Jung,
153:"In each of us there is another whom we do not know." ~ Carl Jung,
154:“In each of us there is another whom we do not know.” ~ Carl Jung,
155:Neurosis is the natural by-product of pain avoidance. ~ Carl Jung,
156:"Nobody can fall so low unless he has a great depth." ~ Carl Jung,
157:Perhaps, I myself am the enemy who needs to be loved. ~ Carl Jung,
158:The only thing we have to fear on this planet is man. ~ Carl Jung,
159:To be normal is the ultimate aim of the unsuccessful. ~ Carl Jung,
160:I don't believe there is a God. I know there is a God. ~ Carl Jung,
161:"It is the way of dreams to give us more than we ask." ~ Carl Jung,
162:Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. ~ Carl Jung,
163:Perhaps, I myself am the enemy who needs to be loved.- ~ Carl Jung,
164:“Religion is a defense against the experience of God.” ~ Carl Jung,
165:Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality. ~ Carl Jung,
166:The greater the tension, the greater is the potential. ~ Carl Jung,
167:The highest truth is one and the same with the absurd. ~ Carl Jung,
168:"Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge." ~ Carl Jung,
169:To become acquainted with oneself is a terrible shock. ~ Carl Jung,
170:Whatever is not conscious will be experienced as fate. ~ Carl Jung,
171:"Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes." ~ Carl Jung,
172:"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." ~ Carl Jung,
173:“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung,
174:A 'scream' is always just that - a noise and not music. ~ Carl Jung,
175:Individuation is to divest the self of false wrappings. ~ Carl Jung,
176:Nature has no use for the plea that one 'did not know'. ~ Carl Jung,
177:“Neurosis is the natural by-product of pain avoidance.” ~ Carl Jung,
178:The longing for light is the longing for consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
179:Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens... ~ Carl Jung,
180:"Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health." ~ Carl Jung,
181:Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics. ~ Carl Jung,
182:“Thinking isn’t easy and that is why most people judge.” ~ Carl Jung,
183:To be "normal" is a splendid ideal for the unsuccessful. ~ Carl Jung,
184:Twelve experts gathered in one room equal one big idiot. ~ Carl Jung,
185:Where love stops, power begins, and violence, and terror ~ Carl Jung,
186:"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." - ~ Carl Jung,
187:I have gradually learned to be cautious even in disbelief ~ Carl Jung,
188:"Nature has no use for the plea that 'one did not know.'" ~ Carl Jung,
189:Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. ~ Carl Jung,
190:The bigger the crowd, the more negligible the individual. ~ Carl Jung,
191:Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness. ~ Carl Jung,
192:He who looks without, dreams; he who looks within, awakes. ~ Carl Jung,
193:I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become ~ Carl Jung,
194:"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but on error also." ~ Carl Jung,
195:Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. ~ Carl Jung,
196:Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day. ~ Carl Jung,
197:One finds one's destiny on the path one takes to avoid it. ~ Carl Jung,
198:Sometimes a tree tells you more than can be read in books. ~ Carl Jung,
199:The brain is viewed as an appendage of the genital glands. ~ Carl Jung,
200:The experience of the self is always a defeat for the ego. ~ Carl Jung,
201:The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. ~ Carl Jung,
202:The symbols of the self arise from the depths of the body. ~ Carl Jung,
203:“To be "normal" is a splendid ideal for the unsuccessful.” ~ Carl Jung,
204:"Too little on one side results in too much on the other." ~ Carl Jung,
205:What is not brought to consciousness, comes to us as fate. ~ Carl Jung,
206:"Freedom" is not a mere abstraction, it is also an emotion. ~ Carl Jung,
207:Free will is the ability to do gladly that which I must do. ~ Carl Jung,
208:"Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering." ~ Carl Jung,
209:"The bigger the crowd, the more negligible the individual." ~ Carl Jung,
210:The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. ~ Carl Jung,
211:The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. ~ Carl Jung,
212:The psychic depths are nature, and nature is creative life. ~ Carl Jung,
213:The world begins to exist when the individual discovers it. ~ Carl Jung,
214:"Where love stops, power begins, and violence, and terror." ~ Carl Jung,
215:"Because the anima wants life, she wants both good and bad." ~ Carl Jung,
216:"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness." ~ Carl Jung,
217:I don't aspire to be a good man. I aspire to be a whole man. ~ Carl Jung,
218:"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also." ~ Carl Jung,
219:“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” ~ Carl Jung,
220:Life is something that has to be lived and not talked about. ~ Carl Jung,
221:"Many people mistakenly overestimate the role of willpower." ~ Carl Jung,
222:Medicines cure diseases, but only doctors can cure patients. ~ Carl Jung,
223:Music is the application of sounds to the canvas of silence. ~ Carl Jung,
224:Never diagnose a (client) until after their therapy is over. ~ Carl Jung,
225:"Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day." ~ Carl Jung,
226:Normality is a fine ideal for those who have no imagination. ~ Carl Jung,
227:Securities, certitudes and peace do not lead to discoveries. ~ Carl Jung,
228:"The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely." ~ Carl Jung,
229:“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” ~ Carl Jung,
230:A collection of a hundred great brains makes one big fathead. ~ Carl Jung,
231:All the most powerful ideas in history go back to archetypes. ~ Carl Jung,
232:"For fanaticism, after all, is merely overcompensated doubt." ~ Carl Jung,
233:"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung,
234:"I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung,
235:"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung,
236:“The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.” ~ Carl Jung,
237:"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." ~ Carl Jung,
238:The soul said, 'Is this what you think it means to be human?' ~ Carl Jung,
239:Those who look outside, dream. Those who look inside, awaken. ~ Carl Jung,
240:"All ages before ours believed in gods in some form or other." ~ Carl Jung,
241:"I don’t aspire to be a good man. I aspire to be a whole man." ~ Carl Jung,
242:" . . . If we had self-knowledge, that would not be the case." ~ Carl Jung,
243:The paradox is one of our most valued spiritual possessions... ~ Carl Jung,
244:Trust that which gives you meaning and accept it as your guide ~ Carl Jung,
245:We are not what happened to us, we are what we wish to become. ~ Carl Jung,
246:If you think along the lines of Nature then you think properly. ~ Carl Jung,
247:In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. ~ Carl Jung,
248:"In all chaos there is cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." ~ Carl Jung,
249:Our biggest problems cannot be resolved. They must be outgrown. ~ Carl Jung,
250:"Our psyche is part of nature, and its enigma is as limitless." ~ Carl Jung,
251:“Outward circumstances are no substitute for inner experience.” ~ Carl Jung,
252:The descent into the depths always seems to precede the ascent. ~ Carl Jung,
253:"[The ego] is part of the personality but not the whole of it." ~ Carl Jung,
254:"Those who have no neurotic symptoms are probably beyond help." ~ Carl Jung,
255:Carl Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
256:Dreams are, after all, compensations for the conscious attitude. ~ Carl Jung,
257:Hitler is a shy and friendly man with artistic tastes and gifts. ~ Carl Jung,
258:"I have no theory about dreams, I do not know how dreams arise." ~ Carl Jung,
259:Imagination is a concentrated extract of all the forces of life. ~ Carl Jung,
260:"In all chaos there is cosmos, in all order, a secret disorder." ~ Carl Jung,
261:Life is a luminous pause between two mysteries that are yet one. ~ Carl Jung,
262:That which we do not confront in ourselves we will meet as fate. ~ Carl Jung,
263:The world hangs on a thin thread, and that is the psyche of man. ~ Carl Jung,
264:"What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains." ~ Carl Jung,
265:Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. —Carl Jung ~ Joe Vitale,
266:Absolute reality has predominantly the character of irregularity. ~ Carl Jung,
267:Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
268:"In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." ~ Carl Jung,
269:We are confronted with the darkness of our soul, the unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
270:When you walk with naked feet, how can you ever forget the Earth? ~ Carl Jung,
271:"Where love stops, power begins, and violence, and terror." ~ Carl Jung,
272:As a plant produces its flower, so the psyche creates its symbols. ~ Carl Jung,
273:Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. ~ Carl Jung,
274:Error is just as important a condition of life's progress as truth ~ Carl Jung,
275:I am this bundle of what has been, and what has been accomplished. ~ Carl Jung,
276:In order to know the light, we must first experience the darkness. ~ Carl Jung,
277:It seemed to me I was living in an insane asylum of my own making. ~ Carl Jung,
278:Meaning makes a great many things endurable---per haps everything. ~ Carl Jung,
279:One cannot free oneself by bowing to the yoke, but by breaking it. ~ Carl Jung,
280:Please remember, it is what you are that heals, not what you know. ~ Carl Jung,
281:St. Thomas is really a great man quite apart from his saintliness. ~ Carl Jung,
282:"The bigger the crowd the more negligible the individual becomes." ~ Carl Jung,
283:The judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth. ~ Carl Jung,
284:To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. ~ Carl Jung,
285:To the critical intelligence, nothing is left of absolute reality. ~ Carl Jung,
286:We are steeped in a world that was created by our own psyche. ~ Carl Jung, CW8,
287:When religion stops talking about animals it will be all downhill. ~ Carl Jung,
288:"Consciousness naturally resists anything unconscious and unknown." ~ Carl Jung,
289:Every psychic advance of man arises from the suffering of the soul. ~ Carl Jung,
290:"Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
291:I live in my deepest hell and from there I cannot fall any further. ~ Carl Jung,
292:In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. ~ Carl Jung ☯,
293:Modern man is battered by the fundamental forces of his own psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
294:Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood. ~ Carl Jung,
295:Our blight is ide­olo­gies — they are the long-expected Antichrist! ~ Carl Jung,
296:The unconscious: the only available source of religious experience. ~ Carl Jung,
297:You can exert no influence if you are not susceptible to influence. ~ Carl Jung,
298:"Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk." ~ Carl Jung,
299:"In order to know the light, we must first experience the darkness." ~ Carl Jung,
300:Mind and matter are two different aspects of one and the same thing. ~ Carl Jung,
301:Paul hardly ever allows the real Jesus of Nazareth to get a word in. ~ Carl Jung,
302:Soul and body are not two things. They are one. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar,
303:"The judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth." ~ Carl Jung,
304:To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem. ~ Carl Jung,
305:"To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light." ~ Carl Jung,
306:"Without . . . fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth." ~ Carl Jung,
307:All true things must change and only that which changes remains true. ~ Carl Jung,
308:A million zeros joined together do not, unfortunately, add up to one. ~ Carl Jung,
309:I try to plant the results of my experience in the soil of reality... ~ Carl Jung,
310:Neurosis is an inner cleavage-the state of being at war with oneself. ~ Carl Jung,
311:"Projection makes the whole world a replica of our own unknown face." ~ Carl Jung,
312:"Somehow the past must become vocal, and participate in the present." ~ Carl Jung,
313:The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living? ~ Carl Jung,
314:Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event. ~ Carl Jung,
315:A mandala is the psychological expression of the totality of the self. ~ Carl Jung,
316:Conflict exists strictly as an opportunity to raise our consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
317:It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history. ~ Carl Jung,
318:The angel personifies something new arising from the deep unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
319:The capacity for inner dialogue is a touchstone for outer objectivity. ~ Carl Jung,
320:"To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem." ~ Carl Jung,
321:“To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.” ~ Carl Jung,
322:Wherever an inferiority complex exists, there is a good reason for it. ~ Carl Jung,
323:Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” —Carl Jung ~ Barbara Stanny,
324:You can take away a man's gods, but only to give him others in return. ~ Carl Jung,
325:"A million zeros joined together do not, unfortunately, add up to one." ~ Carl Jung,
326:Between the dreams of night and day there is not so great a difference. ~ Carl Jung,
327:Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. ~ Carl Jung,
328:If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. ~ Carl Jung,
329:“I try to plant the results of my experience in the soil of reality...” ~ Carl Jung,
330:Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. ~ Carl Jung,
331:The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents. ~ Carl Jung,
332:The totality of the psyche can never be grasped by the intellect alone. ~ Carl Jung,
333:"Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event." ~ Carl Jung,
334:Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling. ~ Carl Jung,
335:Without playing with fantasy, no creative work has yet come into being. ~ Carl Jung,
336:"All religions are therapies for the sorrows and disorders of the soul." ~ Carl Jung,
337:"Between the dreams of night and day there is not so great a difference" ~ Carl Jung,
338:Part of the human Self or Soul is not subject to laws of space and time. ~ Carl Jung,
339:Psychological type is nothing static - it changes in the course of life. ~ Carl Jung,
340:Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see. ~ Carl Jung,
341:The primary cause of unhappiness in the world today is... lack of faith. ~ Carl Jung,
342:"To confront a person with his own shadow is to show him his own light." ~ Carl Jung,
343:"Without consciousness, there would be, practically speaking, no world." ~ Carl Jung,
344:"You can take away a man's gods, but only to give him others in return." ~ Carl Jung,
345:An archetypal content expresses itself, first and foremost, in metaphors. ~ Carl Jung,
346:"Between the dreams of night and day there is not so great a difference." ~ Carl Jung,
347:Find out what a person fears most and that is where he will develop next. ~ Carl Jung,
348:"Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own." ~ Carl Jung,
349:"If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool." ~ Carl Jung,
350:In all earnestness I asked myself what kind of world I had stumbled into. ~ Carl Jung,
351:It is the role of religious symbols to give a meaning to the life of man. ~ Carl Jung,
352:Neurosis is the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning. ~ Carl Jung,
353:That which we do not bring to consciousness appears in our lives as fate. ~ Carl Jung,
354:"The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents." ~ Carl Jung,
355:The person who looks outward dreams, the person who looks inward awakens. ~ Carl Jung,
356:The prerequisite for a good marriage ... is the license to be unfaithful. ~ Carl Jung,
357:The unconscious is the unwritten history of mankind from time unrecorded. ~ Carl Jung,
358:"The very numbers you use in counting are more than you take them to be." ~ Carl Jung,
359:"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling." ~ Carl Jung,
360:"In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of the individual." ~ Carl Jung,
361:#Intuition (is) perception via the unconcious ~ Carl Jung #quote #jungian #inspiration,
362:"Projections change the world into the replica of one's own unknown face." ~ Carl Jung,
363:“Projections change the world into the replica of one’s own unknown face.” ~ Carl Jung,
364:The man who speaks with primordial images, speaks with a thousand tongues. ~ Carl Jung,
365:The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection. ~ Carl Jung,
366:The touchstone is being alone with oneself. This is the way. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book,
367:"True education can only result from naked reality, not a delusive ideal." ~ Carl Jung,
368:"We are a psychic process which we do not control, or only partly direct." ~ Carl Jung,
369:When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. ~ Carl Jung,
370:Your vision will be clearer only when you manage to see within your heart. ~ Carl Jung,
371:Carl Jung put it, “In each of us there is another whom we do not know. ~ David Eagleman,
372:It is indeed time for the clergyman and the psychotherapist to join forces. ~ Carl Jung,
373:Real life is always tragic and those who do not know this have never lived. ~ Carl Jung,
374:"The word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." ~ Carl Jung,
375:To confront a person with their own shadow is to show them their own light. ~ Carl Jung,
376:But, if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself. ~ Carl Jung,
377:"Every individual is an exception to the rule" Remembering ~ Carl Jung on his birthday !,
378:"Every interpretation is an hypothesis, an attempt to read an unknown text." ~ Carl Jung,
379:It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves. ~ Carl Jung,
380:Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research. ~ Carl Jung,
381:Myth is more individual and expresses life more precisely than does science. ~ Carl Jung,
382:No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. ~ Carl Jung,
383:"People do not realize that a myth is dead if it no longer lives and grows." ~ Carl Jung,
384:The ability to ask questions is the greatest resource in learning the truth. ~ Carl Jung,
385:The answer to human life is not to be found within the limits of human life. ~ Carl Jung,
386:"The ego knows only its own contents, not the unconscious and its contents." ~ Carl Jung,
387:"The psyche has a peculiar nature which cannot be reduced to anything else." ~ Carl Jung,
388:The right way to wholeness is made up of fateful detours and wrong turnings. ~ Carl Jung,
389:"To be ideal is impossible, and remains therefore an unfulfilled postulate." ~ Carl Jung,
390:"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart." ~ Carl Jung,
391:Intuition does not say what things 'mean' but sniffs out their possibilities. ~ Carl Jung,
392:"It is indeed time for the clergyman and the psychotherapist to join forces." ~ Carl Jung,
393:"No function can be entirely eliminated -- it can only be greatly distorted." ~ Carl Jung,
394:Nothing affects the life of a child so much as the unlived life of its parent ~ Carl Jung,
395:Ultimate truth, if there be such a thing, demands the concert of many voices. ~ Carl Jung,
396:We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life. ~ Carl Jung,
397:Eternal truth needs a human language that alters with the spirit of the times. ~ Carl Jung,
398:"If the warnings of the dream are disregarded, real accidents may take place." ~ Carl Jung,
399:In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. —Carl Jung ~ H P Albarelli,
400:"It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves." ~ Carl Jung,
401:“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.” ~ Carl Jung,
402:"Myth is more individual and expresses life more precisely than does science." ~ Carl Jung,
403:"No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell." ~ Carl Jung,
404:“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” ~ Carl Jung,
405:"The extravert, on the contrary, maintains a positive relation to the object." ~ Carl Jung,
406:"The right way to wholeness is made up of fateful detours and wrong turnings." ~ Carl Jung,
407:“The right way to wholeness is made up of fateful detours and wrong turnings.” ~ Carl Jung,
408:" . . . but also the necessity of saying goodbye to childlike unconsciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
409:"Chance is an event, too, and if it didn’t exist causality would be axiomatic." ~ Carl Jung,
410:"It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." ~ Carl Jung,
411:"No nation keeps its word . . . A nation has no honor, it has no word to keep." ~ Carl Jung,
412:One form of life cannot simply be abandoned unless it is exchanged for another. ~ Carl Jung,
413:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls. ~ Carl Jung,
414:The psychopathology of the masses is rooted in the psychology of the individual ~ Carl Jung,
415:"We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life." ~ Carl Jung,
416:What was given to us by the past is adapted to the possibilities of the future. ~ Carl Jung,
417:All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconsciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
418:"Beauty does not indeed lie in things, but in the feeling that we give to them." ~ Carl Jung,
419:If there is a fear of falling, the only safety consists in deliberately jumping. ~ Carl Jung,
420:"Instinct can never be rooted out from an individual by any arbitrary measures." ~ Carl Jung,
421:"[N]o one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort." ~ Carl Jung,
422:Protection and security are only valuable if they do not cramp life excessively. ~ Carl Jung,
423:Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living. ~ Carl Jung,
424:The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole. ~ Carl Jung,
425:"The word happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." ~ Carl Jung,
426:Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. ~ Carl Jung,
427:"Above all, Freud's attitude toward the spirit seemed to me highly questionable." ~ Carl Jung,
428:In all chaos there is a cosmos,” said Carl Jung, “in all disorder a secret order. ~ Matt Haig,
429:"In science I missed the factor of meaning; and in religion, that of empiricism." ~ Carl Jung,
430:"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls." ~ Carl Jung,
431:There is no light without shadow, and no psychic wholeness without imperfection. ~ Carl Jung,
432:"The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." ~ Carl Jung,
433:What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life. ~ Carl Jung,
434:Active imagination requires a state of reverie, half-way between sleep and waking. ~ Carl Jung,
435:I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.—Carl Jung ~ Marybeth Mayhew Whalen,
436:"I may allow myself only one criterion for the result of my labors: does it work?" ~ Carl Jung,
437:"No language exists that cannot be misused." ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul, 1933,
438:"'Reasonable' marriages exist without number, and they are by no means the worst." ~ Carl Jung,
439:"Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living." ~ Carl Jung,
440:The creative process is a living thing, implanted, as it were in the souls of men. ~ Carl Jung,
441:The more intelligent and cultured a man is, the more subtly he can humbug himself. ~ Carl Jung,
442:"Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” ~ Carl Jung,
443:"What we call a symbol . . . implies something vague, unknown, or hidden from us." ~ Carl Jung,
444:A belief proves to me only the phenomenon of belief, not the content of the belief. ~ Carl Jung,
445:"It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves." ~ Carl Jung,
446:"Man also produces symbols unconsciously and spontaneously, in the form of dreams." ~ Carl Jung,
447:"Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health." ~ Carl Jung, The Transcendent Function,
448:Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. ~ Carl Jung,
449:The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories. ~ Carl Jung,
450:The world will ask you who you are, and if you don't know, the world will tell you. ~ Carl Jung,
451:The Wrong we have Done, Thought, or Intended Will wreak its Vengeance on Our SOULS. ~ Carl Jung,
452:“Whatever we look at, and however we look at it, we see only through our own eyes.” ~ Carl Jung,
453:"When a neurosis breaks out in an adult, the fantasy world of childhood reappears." ~ Carl Jung,
454:With a painful slice, I cut off what I pretended to know about what lies beyond me. ~ Carl Jung,
455:"And even if we did know, we still could not understand 'how it could happen here.'" ~ Carl Jung,
456:As Carl Jung said, “I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become. ~ Bren Brown,
457:Everyone you meet knows something you don't know but need to know. Learn from them. ~ Carl Jung,
458:I have always tried to make room for anything that wanted to come to me from within. ~ Carl Jung,
459:Nothing is possible without love ... For love puts one in a mood to risk everything. ~ Carl Jung,
460:"There is no more hypocritical whore than the intellect when it replaces the heart." ~ Carl Jung,
461:"We meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life." ~ Carl Jung,
462:When facts are few, speculations are most likely to represent individual psychology. ~ Carl Jung,
463:A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. ~ Carl Jung,
464:Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. ~ Carl Jung,
465:For she belonged to that class of human beings of whom spiritual activity is demanded ~ Carl Jung,
466:"Nobody, as long as he moves among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble." ~ Carl Jung,
467:"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain." ~ Carl Jung,
468:“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” ~ Carl Jung,
469:There are times when the spirit is completely darkened because it needs to be reborn. ~ Carl Jung,
470:"The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories." ~ Carl Jung,
471:"The shaman climbs the magic tree in order to find his #trueself in the upper world." ~ Carl Jung,
472:The upheaval of our world and the upheaval of our consciousness are one and the same. ~ Carl Jung,
473:Your visions will become clear only when you look into your own heart ~ Carl Jung #depth #insight,
474:"A friend can easily reveal something about us that we have absolutely no idea about." ~ Carl Jung,
475:"Every concept in our conscious mind, in short, has its own unconscious associations." ~ Carl Jung,
476:“I have always tried to make room for anything that wanted to come to me from within.” ~ Carl Jung,
477:Once upon a time men were possessed by devils. Now they are not less obsessed by ideas ~ Carl Jung,
478:Real work is completed in silence and strikes a chord in the minds of only a very few. ~ Carl Jung,
479:We have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions. ~ Carl Jung,
480:"A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them." ~ Carl Jung,
481:“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.” ~ Carl Jung,
482:"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument." ~ Carl Jung,
483:Carl Jung said that only an introvert could see "the unfathomable stupidity of man ~ Michael Finkel,
484:Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~ Carl Jung,
485:Projection [of our own shadow] makes the whole world a replica of our own unknown face. ~ Carl Jung,
486:The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire ~ Carl Jung,
487:An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. ~ Carl Jung,
488:"Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming." ~ Carl Jung,
489:Learn your techniques well and be prepared to let them go when you touch the human soul. ~ Carl Jung,
490:The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul. ~ Carl Jung,
491:The Platonic world of ideas corresponds to Thinking and Sensation on the mystical level. ~ Carl Jung,
492:"The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good." ~ Carl Jung,
493:The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid. ~ Carl Jung,
494:"To the extent that the #ego consciously embraces death, it constellates life in depth." ~ Carl Jung,
495:"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." ~ Carl Jung,
496:“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~ Carl Jung,
497:Had I left those images hidden in the emotions, I might have been torn to pieces by them. ~ Carl Jung,
498:Individualization does not shut one out from the world, but gathers the world to oneself. ~ Carl Jung,
499:Loneliness comes from being unable to communicate things that are important to you ~ Carl Jung #depth,
500:Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
501:"Man woke up in a world he did not understand, and that is why he tries to interpret it." ~ Carl Jung,
502:Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. ~ Carl Jung,
503:No psychic value can disappear without being replaced by another of equivalent intensity. ~ Carl Jung,
504:"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul." ~ Carl Jung,
505:Such a revolution of one’s world, and of the world in general, threw its shadows ahead... ~ Carl Jung,
506:"The erotic instinct . . . blooms only when the spirit and instinct are in true harmony." ~ Carl Jung,
507:The greatest potential for growth and self-realisation exists in the second half of life. ~ Carl Jung,
508:"The man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them." ~ Carl Jung,
509:"There is a constant influx of the unconscious into the conscious psychological process." ~ Carl Jung,
510:The symbol in the dream has more the value of a parable: it does not conceal, it teaches. ~ Carl Jung,
511:Where do we live symbolically? Nowhere except where we participate in the ritual of life. ~ Carl Jung,
512:As Carl Jung said, “I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” Even ~ Bren Brown,
513:"As the mind explores the symbol, it is led to ideas that lie beyond the grasp of reason." ~ Carl Jung,
514:Fidelity to the law of your own being is an act of high courage flung in the face of life. ~ Carl Jung,
515:Nothing so promotes the growth of consciousness as [the] inner confrontation of opposites. ~ Carl Jung,
516:"Our lack of insight [into our own shadow] deprives us of the capacity to deal with evil." ~ Carl Jung,
517:"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls." ~ Carl Jung,
518:"The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality." ~ Carl Jung,
519:The more we busy ourselves with dreams, the more we shall see such coincidences — chances. ~ Carl Jung,
520:"The wealth of the possibilities of the collective psyche is both confusing and dazzling." ~ Carl Jung,
521:"The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid." ~ Carl Jung,
522:The world of gods and spirits is truly 'nothing but' the collective unconscious inside me. ~ Carl Jung,
523:"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - ~ Carl Jung,
524:Everything that the modern mind cannot define it regards as insane. ~ Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy,
525:"Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
526:"Most people confuse 'self-knowledge' with knowledge of their conscious ego personalities." ~ Carl Jung,
527:“Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.” ~ Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections,
528:"Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble." ~ Carl Jung,
529:"No psychic value can disappear without being replaced by another of equivalent intensity." ~ Carl Jung,
530:The doctor is effective only when he himself is affected. Only the wounded physician heals. ~ Carl Jung,
531:"We always require an outside point to stand on, in order to apply the lever of criticism." ~ Carl Jung,
532:We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. ~ Carl Jung,
533:"A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul . . . " ~ Carl Jung,
534:"Everything that irritates us about others can lead to a better understanding of ourselves." ~ Carl Jung,
535:From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life. ~ Carl Jung,
536:"Insight that dawns slowly seems to me to have more lasting effects than a fitful idealism." ~ Carl Jung,
537:Number is a factor pre-existent toman, with unforseen qualities yet to be discovered by him. ~ Carl Jung,
538:"Our psychology is . . . a science of mere phenomena without any metaphysical implications." ~ Carl Jung,
539:Synchronicity reveals the meaningful connections between the subjective and objective world. ~ Carl Jung,
540:"The dissolution of the persona is, therefore, an indispensable condition of individuation." ~ Carl Jung,
541:The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. ~ Carl Jung,
542:"[The psyche] can no more be a product without history than is the body in which it exists." ~ Carl Jung,
543:The unconscious mind of man sees correctly even when conscious reason is blind and impotent. ~ Carl Jung,
544:"The unconscious no sooner touches us than we ARE it -- we become unconscious of ourselves." ~ Carl Jung,
545:We are convinced that certain people have all the bad qualities we do not know in ourselves. ~ Carl Jung,
546:"We understand the ego as the complex factor to which all con- scious contents are related." ~ Carl Jung,
547:You must live life in such a spirit that you make in every moment the best of possibilities. ~ Carl Jung,
548:Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. ~ Carl Jung,
549:"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people." ~ Carl Jung,
550:"Neurotic phenomena are . . . no more than pathological exaggerations of normal occurrences." ~ Carl Jung,
551:The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering. ~ Carl Jung,
552:The majority of my patients consisted not of believers but of those who had lost their faith. ~ Carl Jung,
553:Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ Carl Jung,
554:"We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses." ~ Carl Jung,
555:“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” ~ Carl Jung,
556:"Do not hold on to someone who is leaving, otherwise you will not meet the one who is coming." ~ Carl Jung,
557:Everything about other people that doesn’t satisfy us helps us to better understand ourselves. ~ Carl Jung,
558:"From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life." ~ Carl Jung,
559:"Learn as much as you can about symbolism; then forget it all when you are analyzing a dream." ~ Carl Jung,
560:Man is the mirror God holds up to himself, the sense organ with which he apprehends his being. ~ Carl Jung,
561:"The more unrelated individuals are, the more consolidated the State becomes, and vice versa." ~ Carl Jung,
562:"The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong." ~ Carl Jung,
563:"The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong." ~ Carl Jung,
564:“The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” ~ Carl Jung,
565:"There are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it." ~ Carl Jung,
566:"The unconscious mind of man sees correctly even when conscious reason is blind and impotent." ~ Carl Jung,
567:"The whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
568:was obviously in debt to Carl Jung’s distinction between introverts and extraverts, he ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
569:"We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate; it oppresses.” ~ Carl Jung,
570:"When the objective orientation receives a certain predominance, the thinking is extraverted." ~ Carl Jung,
571:"Whoever can suffer within himself the highest united with the lowest is healed, holy, whole." ~ Carl Jung,
572:A man's hatred is always concentrated upon that which makes him conscious of his bad qualities. ~ Carl Jung,
573:“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.” ~ Carl Jung,
574:He who is most guilty is most innocent; the most holy man is the one most conscious of his sin. ~ Carl Jung,
575:"It is one of the curses of modern man that many people suffer from [a] divided consciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
576:"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people." ~ Carl Jung,
577:Much of the evil in the world is due to the fact that man in general is hopelessly unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
578:One is always in the dark about one's own personality. One needs others to get to know oneself. ~ Carl Jung,
579:Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light and see ourselves whole and complete. ~ Carl Jung,
580:The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. ~ Carl Jung,
581:The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it ~ Carl Jung,
582:"The majority of my patients consisted not of believers but of those who had lost their faith." ~ Carl Jung,
583:“The psyche is a self-regulating system that maintains itself in equilibrium as the body does.” ~ Carl Jung,
584:"The question of human relationship and of the inner cohesion of our society is an urgent one." ~ Carl Jung,
585:"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." ~ Carl Jung,
586:“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ~ Carl Jung,
587:" . . . when I have completely devoted myself to a thing and participated in it to the utmost." ~ Carl Jung,
588:" . . . by a lack of conscious recognition they assume a correspondingly destructive character." ~ Carl Jung,
589:Dreams pave the way for life, and they determine you without you understanding their language... ~ Carl Jung,
590:"Emotion, incidentally, is not an activity of the individual but something that happens to him." ~ Carl Jung,
591:"Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity." ~ Carl Jung,
592:How often in the critical moments of life everything hangs on what appears to be a mere nothing! ~ Carl Jung,
593:"Humanity's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
594:It is not the universal and the regular that characterize the individual, but rather the unique. ~ Carl Jung,
595:The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it. ~ Carl Jung,
596:There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion. ~ Carl Jung,
597:There is a deep need in the world just now for guidance - almost any sort of spiritual guidance. ~ Carl Jung,
598:"We wish to make our lives simple, certain, and smooth, and for that reason problems are taboo." ~ Carl Jung,
599:Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood? ~ Carl Jung,
600:Even if the whole world were to fall to pieces, the unity of the psyche would never be shattered. ~ Carl Jung,
601:I believe that history is capable of anything. There exists no folly that men have not tried out. ~ Carl Jung,
602:I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. ~ Carl Jung,
603:"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people." - ~ Carl Jung,
604:"Moral judgment is always present and carries with it characteristic psychological consequences." ~ Carl Jung,
605:"The Christian symbol is a living thing that carries in itself the seeds of further development." ~ Carl Jung,
606:"The healthy man does not torture others. Generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers." ~ Carl Jung,
607:"The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers." ~ Carl Jung,
608:"The question is: what at this moment is the natural direction of the growth of this individual?" ~ Carl Jung,
609:A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. - Carl Jung ~ Lily White,
610:"Christ like Buddha is an embodiment of the self . . . Both stood for an overcoming of the world." ~ Carl Jung,
611:"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism." ~ Carl Jung,
612:“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.” ~ Carl Jung,
613:Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. ~ Carl Jung,
614:“I had to let myself be carried along by the current, without a notion of where it would lead me.” ~ Carl Jung,
615:In some way or other we are part of a single, all-embracing psyche, a single 'greatest man. . . .' ~ Carl Jung,
616:Much of the evil in this world is due to the fact that man, in general, is hopelessly unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
617:"Nothing promotes understanding and rapprochement more than the mutual withdrawal of projections." ~ Carl Jung,
618:"One cannot please everybody, therefore it is better to be at peace with oneself." ~ Carl Jung, CW 5, Para 911,
619:Only when a patient sees and admits his own responsibility can individual treatment be considered. ~ Carl Jung,
620:Science is the tool of the Western mind and with it more doors can be opened than with bare hands. ~ Carl Jung,
621:"The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it." ~ Carl Jung,
622:“The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.” ~ Carl Jung,
623:"There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion." ~ Carl Jung,
624:The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. ~ Carl Jung,
625:Too much of the animal disfigures the civilized human being, too much culture makes a sick animal. ~ Carl Jung,
626:"Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?" ~ Carl Jung,
627:“But somewhere and at some time there must have been people who sought the truth as I was doing...” ~ Carl Jung,
628:"By 'psyche' I understand the totality of all psychic processes, conscious as well as unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
629:"I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud." ~ Carl Jung,
630:"The ego is, by definition, subordinate to the self and is related to it like a part to the whole." ~ Carl Jung,
631:"The question is: what at this moment is the natural direction of the growth of this individual?" - ~ Carl Jung,
632:There are no such things as coincidence aligning everything to synchronicity instead. Carl Jung ~ Louise Jensen,
633:The supreme meaning is the beginning and the end. It is the bridge of going across and fulfillment. ~ Carl Jung,
634:A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence; understood it becomes a living experience. ~ Carl Jung,
635:As soon as man was capable of conceiving of the idea of sin, he had recourse to psychic concealment. ~ Carl Jung,
636:"Even if the whole world were to fall to pieces, the unity of the psyche would never be shattered. " ~ Carl Jung,
637:"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism." ~ Carl Jung,
638:How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole ~ Carl Jung,
639:In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious ~ Carl Jung,
640:Intuition is one of the four basic psychological functions along with thinking, feeling,and sensing. ~ Carl Jung,
641:"Just as conscious contents can vanish into the unconscious, other contents can also arise from it." ~ Carl Jung,
642:“Much of the evil in this world is due to the fact that man, in general, is hopelessly unconscious.” ~ Carl Jung,
643:"Once we know how uncertain the foundation is, ethical decision becomes a subjective, creative act." ~ Carl Jung,
644:One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~ Carl Jung,
645:"Recognition of the shadow . . . leads to the modesty we need in order to acknowledge imperfection." ~ Carl Jung,
646:"The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it." - ~ Carl Jung,
647:"The shoe that fits one person pinches another. There is no recipe for living that suits all cases." ~ Carl Jung,
648:"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." ~ Carl Jung,
649:"This core is the unconscious and its contents, concerning which we cannot pass any final judgment." ~ Carl Jung,
650:"Too much of the animal disfigures the civilized human being, too much culture makes a sick animal." ~ Carl Jung,
651:We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself. ~ Carl Jung,
652:"All that is embraced today in the layman's idea of 'psychoanalysis' originated in medical practice." ~ Carl Jung,
653:As the psychologist Carl Jung put it: ‘I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become’; ~ Ross Heaven,
654:Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted. ~ Carl Jung,
655:"Happiness and contentment . . . these can be experienced only by the individual and not by a State." ~ Carl Jung,
656:I've realized that somebody who's tired and needs a rest, and goes on working all the same is a fool. ~ Carl Jung,
657:Myth is the natural and indispensable intermediate stage between unconscious and conscious cognition. ~ Carl Jung,
658:Neurosis is an inner cleavage—the state of being at war with oneself. ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
659:"Something in us wishes to remain a child, to be unconscious or, at most, conscious only of the ego." ~ Carl Jung,
660:"The invention of good games . . . cannot be done by men out of touch with their instinctive selves." ~ Carl Jung,
661:"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling." ~ Carl Jung, Mystery of the Conjunction,
662:“A dream that is not understood remains a mere occurrence; understood it becomes a living experience.” ~ Carl Jung,
663:"Experience shows that [the ego] rests on two seemingly different bases: the somatic and the psychic." ~ Carl Jung,
664:"In reality, as the preceding chapters will have shown, it is a question of a fundamental opposition." ~ Carl Jung,
665:"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." ~ Carl Jung,
666:“Psychological or spiritual development always requires a greater capacity for anxiety and ambiguity.” ~ Carl Jung,
667:When you say that the place of the soul is not, then it is not. But if you say that it is, then it is. ~ Carl Jung,
668:Yoga in Mayfair or Fifth Avenue, or in any other place which is on the telephone, is a spiritual fake. ~ Carl Jung,
669:"Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted." ~ Carl Jung,
670:"How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole." ~ Carl Jung,
671:“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.” ~ Carl Jung,
672:I'm sometimes driven to the conclusion that boring people need treatment more urgently than mad people. ~ Carl Jung,
673:"In view of the fallibility of all human judgment, we cannot believe thatwe will always judge rightly." ~ Carl Jung,
674:I simply believe that some part of the human Self or Soul is not subject to the laws of space and time. ~ Carl Jung,
675:It seems as if one-half of the world had been made by an engineer and the other half by a foolish poet. ~ Carl Jung,
676:"No judgment can be considered to be final in which its reversibility has not been taken into account." ~ Carl Jung,
677:"[S]ince we are dealing with invisible and unknowable things . . . why should we bother with evidence?" ~ Carl Jung,
678:The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community. ~ Carl Jung,
679:"There is an unconscious psychic reality which demonstrably influences consciousness and its contents." ~ Carl Jung,
680:To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. ~ Carl Jung,
681:What usually has the strongest psychic effect on the child is the life which the parents have not lived ~ Carl Jung,
682:Wisdom is the comforter in all psychic suffering .. where there is wisdom, there can be no bitterness - ~ Carl Jung,
683:"Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious psyche, outside the control of the will." ~ Carl Jung,
684:"I have suggested calling the total personality which, though present, cannot be fully known, the self." ~ Carl Jung,
685:Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason. ~ Carl Jung,
686:It is the function of the Church to oppose all original experience, because this can only be unorthodox. ~ Carl Jung,
687:Learn your theories as well as you can, but put them aside when you touch the miracle of the living soul ~ Carl Jung,
688:Love may summon forth unsuspected powers in the soul for which we had better be prepared ~ Carl Jung, CW 7, Para 164,
689:"This is the extravert's danger; he becomes caught up in objects, wholly losing himself in their toils." ~ Carl Jung,
690:"We hide it from the world; we refuse to admit ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves." ~ Carl Jung,
691:"We might so easily be the victims of misjudgment . . . Nevertheless we have to make ethical decisions." ~ Carl Jung,
692:Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries. ~ Carl Jung,
693:"All gaps in our actual knowledge are still filled out with projections." ~ Carl Jung, Psychology and Religion (1938),
694:"Consciousness can keep only a few images in full clarity at a time, & even this clarity fluctuates." ~ Carl Jung,
695:"I simply believe that some part of the human Self or Soul is not subject to the laws of space and time." ~ Carl Jung,
696:New ideas are not only the enemies of old ones; they also appear often in an extremely unacceptable form. ~ Carl Jung,
697:One of the main functions of formalized religion is to protect people against a direct experience of God. ~ Carl Jung,
698:People learn from who we are, rather than what we say, and to believe otherwise is a disease of the mind. ~ Carl Jung,
699:The creative person is overpowered, captive of and driven by a demon... They become our legendary heroes. ~ Carl Jung,
700:"To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real." ~ Carl Jung,
701:". . . Which opens to that primeval cosmic night . . . far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach." ~ Carl Jung,
702:"Anything we have heard or experienced can be subliminal - that is to say, can pass into the unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
703:...consciousness can keep only a few images in full clarity at one time, and even this clarity fluctuates. ~ Carl Jung,
704:For the greatest enigma in the world, and the one that is closest to us, is man himself. ~ Carl Jung, CW 18, Para 1729,
705:"Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason." ~ Carl Jung,
706:Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. - Carl Jung ~ Lily White,
707:Man is an indescribable phenomenon because his self cannot be completely grasped. ~ Carl Jung, Jung-Ostrowski, Page 36,
708:No man can change himself into anything from sheer reason; he can only change into what he potentially is. ~ Carl Jung,
709:“One of the main functions of organized religion is to protect people against a direct experience of God.” ~ Carl Jung,
710:Our intellect has created a new world that dominates nature, and has populated it with monstrous machines. ~ Carl Jung,
711:People have a transference to their analyst because they suppose that he is in possession of the treasure. ~ Carl Jung,
712:The meaning and design of a problem seem not to lie in its solution, but in our working at it incessantly. ~ Carl Jung,
713:There is no such thing as a pure extrovert or a pure introvert. Such a man would be in the lunatic asylum. ~ Carl Jung,
714:"The wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts." ~ Carl Jung,
715:"Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries." ~ Carl Jung,
716:An examination of Man and his Symbols is in effect an examination of man's relation to his own unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
717:"The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates their possessor from the community." ~ Carl Jung,
718:We do not know whether Hitler is going to found a new Islam. He is already on the way; he is like Muhammad. ~ Carl Jung,
719:"Without [extraverted] feeling, for instance, a beautiful and harmonious sociability would be unthinkable." ~ Carl Jung,
720:You must go in quest of yourself, and you will find yourself again only in the simple and forgotten things. ~ Carl Jung,
721:"Blindly [humankind] strives against the salutary dogma of original sin, which is yet so prodigiously true." ~ Carl Jung,
722:“Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality." ~ Carl Jung,
723:"Every advance in culture is psychological, an extension of consciousness or coming to consciousness . . . " ~ Carl Jung,
724:My whole being was seeking for something still unknown which might confer meaning upon the banality of life. ~ Carl Jung,
725:Never do human beings speculate more, or have more opinions, than about things which they do not understand. ~ Carl Jung,
726:The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. - Carl Jung ~ Lily White,
727:"The meaning and design of a problem seem not to lie in its solution, but in our working at it incessantly." ~ Carl Jung,
728:"The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly." ~ Carl Jung,
729:"The uniqueness of the individual and of his situation stares the doctor in the face and demands an answer." ~ Carl Jung,
730:"The wider and more numerous the fissures on the surface, the more the unity is strengthened in the depths." ~ Carl Jung,
731:We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology. ~ Carl Jung,
732:Were it not for the leaping and twinkling of the soul, man would rot away in his greatest passion, idleness. ~ Carl Jung,
733:A creative person has little power over his own life. He is not free. He is captive and driven by his daimon. ~ Carl Jung,
734:" [But] . . . they miss an important function which has proved itself to be indispensable to the human mind." ~ Carl Jung,
735:"'For the powers of the right and the left unite in the harmony of wisdom,' we are told in the Acts of John." ~ Carl Jung,
736:If you think along the lines of Nature then you think properly." from the video "Carl Jung speaks about death ~ Carl Jung,
737:In the succinctly elegant words of Carl Jung, “Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.”2 ~ M Scott Peck,
738:"No amount of scepticism or critical reserve has ever enabled me to regard dreams as negligible occurrences." ~ Carl Jung,
739:"One thing we ought never to forget: almost half of our lives is passed in a more-or-less unconscious state." ~ Carl Jung,
740:The practice of magic consists in making what is not understood understandable in an incomprehensible manner. ~ Carl Jung,
741:"The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate." ~ Carl Jung,
742:When goals go, meaning goes. When meaning goes, purpose goes. When purpose goes, life goes dead on our hands. ~ Carl Jung,
743:All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination. ~ Carl Jung,
744:Ideas are not just counters used by the calculating mind; they are also golden vessels full of living feeling. ~ Carl Jung,
745:Intuition is a dangerous gift, tempting us over and over again into groundless speculation. ~ Carl Jung, Letters Volume II,
746:"My whole being was seeking for something still unknown which might confer meaning upon the banality of life." ~ Carl Jung,
747:Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavoury as gross sensuality. ~ Carl Jung,
748:One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. — Carl Jung ~ Exurb1a,
749:"The dream opens up to that primeval cosmic night that was the soul, long before there was the conscious ego." ~ Carl Jung,
750:To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can. ~ Carl Jung,
751:"We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology." ~ Carl Jung,
752:You seek the path. I warn you away from my own. It can also be the wrong way for you. May each go his own way. ~ Carl Jung,
753:"A creative person has little power over his own life. He is not free. He is captive and driven by his daimon." ~ Carl Jung,
754:"Despite the unlimited extent of its bases, the ego is never moreand never less than consciousness as a whole." ~ Carl Jung,
755:If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back ~ Carl Jung,
756:Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important. ~ Carl Jung,
757:"The relativity of 'good' and 'evil' by no means signifies that these categories are invalid, or do not exist." ~ Carl Jung,
758:“We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling." ~ Carl Jung,
759:"All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination." ~ Carl Jung,
760:A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment. ~ Carl Jung,
761:Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort. They are found-given-by experience. ~ Carl Jung,
762:If you are a gifted person, it doesn't mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back. ~ Carl Jung,
763:"I regret many follies which sprang from my obstinacy; but without that trait I would not have reached my goal." ~ Carl Jung,
764:“I regret many follies which sprang from my obstinacy; but without that trait I would not have reached my goal.” ~ Carl Jung,
765:"Seldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises." ~ Carl Jung,
766:Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose. ~ Carl Jung,
767:“To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can.” ~ Carl Jung,
768:We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them. ~ Carl Jung,
769:A psychoneurosis must be understood, ultimately, as the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning. ~ Carl Jung,
770:As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. ~ Carl Jung,
771:But India did not pass me by without a trace: it left tracks which lead me from one infinity to another infinity. ~ Carl Jung,
772:"Concepts that are too broad usually prove to be unsuitable instruments because they are too vague and nebulous." ~ Carl Jung,
773:In knowing ourselves to be unique, we possess the capacity for becoming conscious of the infinite. But only then! ~ Carl Jung,
774:"It is always helpful, when we set out to interpret a dream, to ask: What conscious attitude does it compensate?" ~ Carl Jung,
775:"The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life." ~ Carl Jung,
776:The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others. ~ Carl Jung,
777:The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it. ~ Carl Jung,
778:"Theoretically, no limits can be set to the field of consciousness, since it is capable of indefinite extension." ~ Carl Jung,
779:What did you do as a child that made that hours pass like minutes? [Herein lies the key to your earthy pursuits.] ~ Carl Jung,
780:“What Did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.” ~ Carl Jung,
781:" . . . which opens up to that primeval cosmic night that was the soul, long before there was the conscious ego." ~ Carl Jung,
782:“Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort. They are found-given-by experience.” ~ Carl Jung,
783:From Carl Jung: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate. ~ Dani Shapiro,
784:"If I want to understand an individual human being, I must . . . adopt a completelynew and unprejudiced attitude." ~ Carl Jung,
785:"If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back." ~ Carl Jung,
786:"In the end one has simply to admit that there are problems which one simply cannot solve on one's own resources." ~ Carl Jung,
787:"Overvalued reason has this in common with political absolutism: under its dominion the individual is pauperized." ~ Carl Jung,
788:"Recognition of the shadow, on the other hand, leads to the modesty we need in order to acknowledge imperfection." ~ Carl Jung,
789:"The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed." ~ Carl Jung,
790:The paradox is one of our most valuable spiritual possessions. Uniformity of meaning is a sign of weakness. ~ Carl Jung, CW 10,
791:The time has come when each must do his own work of redemption. Mankind has grown older and a new month has begun. ~ Carl Jung,
792:A neurosis is truly removed only when it has removed the false attitude of the ego. We do not cure it—it cures us. ~ Carl Jung,,
793:"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." ~ Carl Jung,
794:Every transformation demands as its precondition "the ending of a world"-the collapse of an old philosophy of life. ~ Carl Jung,
795:Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence. ~ Carl Jung,
796:Sensation tell us a thing is. Thinking tell us what it is this thing is. Feeling tells us what this thing is to us. ~ Carl Jung,
797:"The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others." ~ Carl Jung,
798:The deeper his understanding penetrates, the more the general principles lose their meaning. ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self,
799:"The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it." ~ Carl Jung,
800:The self is our life's goal, for it is the completest expression of that fateful combination we call individuality. ~ Carl Jung,
801:"We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learned to bear its ills without being overcome by them." ~ Carl Jung,
802:"Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort. They are found -given- by experience." ~ Carl Jung,
803:"Great art . . . has always derived its fruitfulness from the myth, from the unconscious process of symbolization." ~ Carl Jung,
804:"I concluded that only the material that is clearly an d visibly part of a dream should be used in interpreting it." ~ Carl Jung,
805:"In analytical psychology we make methodical use of this phenomenon. I have called the method 'active imagination.'" ~ Carl Jung,
806:"Man, as we realize if we reflect for a moment, never perceives anything fully, or comprehends anything completely." ~ Carl Jung,
807:One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it, is the invention of good games. ~ Carl Jung,
808:The individual disposition is already a factor in childhood; it is innate, and not acquired in the course of a life. ~ Carl Jung,
809:The more uncertain I have felt about myself, the more there has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things. ~ Carl Jung,
810:"The sources of dreams are often repressed instincts which have a natural tendency to influence the conscious mind." ~ Carl Jung,
811:"Unfortunately, there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be." ~ Carl Jung,
812:An old man who cannot bid farewell to life appears as feeble and sickly as the young man who is unable to embrace it. ~ Carl Jung,
813:As a doctor I constantly have to ask myself what kind of message the patient is bringing me. What does he mean to me? ~ Carl Jung,
814:A true symbol appears only when there is a need to express what thought cannot think or what is only divined or felt. ~ Carl Jung,
815:" . . . by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychological equilibrium." ~ Carl Jung (2/2),
816:" . . . for the spiritual transformation of mankind follows the slow tread of the centuries & cannot be hurried." ~ Carl Jung,
817:From Carl Jung: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.” — ~ Dani Shapiro,
818:"It is relatively unimportant whether the doctor understands or not, but everything hangs on the patient's doing so." ~ Carl Jung,
819:"Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence." ~ Carl Jung,
820:Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically … on children than the unlived life of the parent. —CARL JUNG ~ Christine Carter,
821:"Nothing is possible without love . . . for love puts one in a mood to risk everything and not to withhold elements." ~ Carl Jung,
822:Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness. ~ Carl Jung,
823:Anything that remains in the unconscious is incorrigible; psychological corrections can be made only in consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
824:"A story told by the conscious mind has a beginning, a development , and an end, but the same is not true of a dream." ~ Carl Jung,
825:"Because she is his greatest danger she demands from a man his greatest, and if he has it in him she will receive it." ~ Carl Jung,
826:Companionship thrives only when each individual remembers his individuality and does not identify himself with others. ~ Carl Jung,
827:"Disagreement functions as a vehicle of mental life in society, but it is not a goal; agreement is equally important." ~ Carl Jung,
828:"Dream symbols are the essential message carriers from the instinctive to the rational parts of the human mind . . . " ~ Carl Jung,
829:"In so far as this comprises the empirical personality, the ego is the subject of all personal acts of consciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
830:Just as we tend to assume that the world is as we see it, we naively suppose that people are as we imagine them to be. ~ Carl Jung,
831:"No one can take the step into life without making certain assumptions, and occasionally these assumptions are false." ~ Carl Jung,
832:Science has destroyed even the refuge of the inner life. What was once a sheltering haven has become a place of terror ~ Carl Jung,
833:"The more a theory lays claim to universal validity, the less capable it is of doing justice to the individual facts." ~ Carl Jung,
834:"The more uncertain I have felt about myself, the more there has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things." ~ Carl Jung,
835:"The unconscious is no mere depository of the past, but is also full of germs of future psychic situations and ideas." ~ Carl Jung,
836:Until you make the unconscious conscious,” Carl Jung said, “it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ Alexandra Fuller,
837:What happens outside also happens in him, and what happens in him also happens outside. ~ Carl Jung ,"The Structure of the Psyche",
838:"Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle." ~ Carl Jung,
839:A purely psychological explanation is ruled out... the discs show signs of intelligent guidance, by quasi-human pilots. ~ Carl Jung,
840:"As in the past, so in the future, the wrong we have done, thought, or intended will wreak its vengeance on our souls." ~ Carl Jung,
841:"As the animus is partial to argument, he can best be seen at work in disputes where both parties know they are right." ~ Carl Jung,
842:“A true symbol appears only when there is a need to express what thought cannot think or what is only divined or felt.” ~ Carl Jung,
843:"Each word means something slightly different to each person, even among those who share the same cultural background." ~ Carl Jung,
844:For the alchemist the one primarily in need of redemption is not man, but the deity who is lost and sleeping in matter. ~ Carl Jung,
845:"Free society needs a bond of an affective nature, a principle of like 'caritas,' the Christian love of your neighbor." ~ Carl Jung,
846:"I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God." ~ Carl Jung,
847:It is a general truth that one can only understand anything in as much as one understands oneself. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar,
848:"It is frivolous, superficial and unreasonable of us . . . to overlook the reaction and standpoint of the unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
849:It is not for us . . . to send out missionaries to foreign peoples; it is our task to build up our own Western culture. ~ Carl Jung,
850:"Not only do I leave the door open for the Christian message, but I consider it of central importance for Western man." ~ Carl Jung,
851:Only if you first return to the body, to your earth, can individuation take place, only then does the thing become true. ~ Carl Jung,
852:Our world has become dehumanized. Man feels himself isolated in the cosmos, because he is no longer involved in nature. ~ Carl Jung,
853:Perhaps my unconscious is forming a personality that is not me, but which is insisting on coming through to expression. ~ Carl Jung,
854:"Sensation tells us a thing is. Thinking tells us what it is this thing is. Feeling tells us what this thing is to us." ~ Carl Jung,
855:The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. ~ Carl Jung,
856:The fact is that if one tries beyond one's capacity to be perfect, the shadow descends into hell and becomes the devil. ~ Carl Jung,
857:“The psychologist has come to see that nothing is achieved by telling, persuading, admonishing, or giving good advice.” ~ Carl Jung,
858:"These [religious] images - be they Christian or Buddhist or what you will - are lovely, mysterious, richly intuitive." ~ Carl Jung,
859:Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. ~ Carl Jung,
860:During my medical education at the University of Basle I found vivisection horrible, barbarous and above all unnecessary ~ Carl Jung,
861:It is a moral achievement on the part of the doctor who ought not to let himself be repelled by sickness and corruption. ~ Carl Jung,
862:It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it. ~ Carl Jung,
863:Most of our difficulties come from losing contact with our instincts, with the age-old forgotten wisdom stored up in us. ~ Carl Jung,
864:Not nature, but the "genius of mankind," has knotted the hangman's noose with which it can execute itself at any moment. ~ Carl Jung,
865:The mind that is collectively orientated is quite incapable of thinking and feeling in any other way than by projection. ~ Carl Jung,
866:Doesn't the world bring forth thinking in human heads with the same necessity that it brings forth blossoms on the plant? ~ Carl Jung,
867:"Even the best attempts at explanation are only more or less successful translations into another metaphorical language." ~ Carl Jung,
868:In spite of our proud domination of nature, we are still her victims, for we have not even learned to control our nature. ~ Carl Jung,
869:"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings." ~ Carl Jung,
870:"On the other hand, the recognition of the intrinsic value of a symbol leads to constructive truth and helps us to live." ~ Carl Jung,
871:"The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life." ~ Carl Jung,
872:The most dangerous things in the world are immense accumulations of human beings who are manipulated by only a few heads. ~ Carl Jung,
873:"The purely biological or scientific standpoint falls short in psychology because it is, in the main, intellectual only." ~ Carl Jung,
874:"These [religious] images -- be they Christian or Buddhist or what you will -- are lovely, mysterious, richly intuitive." ~ Carl Jung,
875:The supreme meaning is not a meaning and not an absurdity, it is image and force in one, magnificence and force together. ~ Carl Jung,
876:"The theatre, aside from any aesthetic value, may be considered as an institution for the treatment of the mass complex." ~ Carl Jung,
877:The transcendent function is not something one does oneself; it comes rather from experiencing the conflict of opposites. ~ Carl Jung,
878:This inner world is truly infinite, in no way poorer than the outer one. Man lives in two worlds. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book, Page 264,
879:All human control comes to an end when the individual is caught in a mass movement. Then the archetypes begin to function. ~ Carl Jung,
880:As society is itself composed of de-individualized human beings, it is completely at the mercy of ruthless individualists. ~ Carl Jung,
881:Carl Jung believed that we had a collective unconscious, that we were all sharing it like a bunch of unwitting communists. ~ Anonymous,
882:Carl Jung once said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ Michael Matthews,
883:"Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is." ~ Carl Jung,
884:" . . . for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and consciously expressed by a psyche." ~ Carl Jung,
885:I dont give a damn for a career if it has to be based on the premise of restricting the research and concealing the truth. ~ Carl Jung,
886:I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.” – Dr. Carl Jung ~ Michael Schmicker,
887:It is a bewildering thing in human life that the things that cause the greatest fear is the source of the greatest wisdom. ~ Carl Jung,
888:"It is on the whole probable that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it." ~ Carl Jung,
889:"It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it." ~ Carl Jung,
890:Just as we tend to assume that the world is as we see it, we naively suppose that the people are as we imagine them to be. ~ Carl Jung,
891:One should never think that man can reach perfection, he can only aim at completion--not to be perfect but to be complete. ~ Carl Jung,
892:Someone who is brave enough to withdraw all his projections, [is] an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick shadow. ~ Carl Jung,
893:We know that the wildest and most moving dramas are played not in the theatre but in the hearts of ordinary men and women. ~ Carl Jung,
894:"As we know, it is very difficult to determine whether, and to what extent, two persons simultaneously see the same thing." ~ Carl Jung,
895:Creativity is the art that can give rise to visionary metaphorical relationships, as opposed to purely psy-chological ones. ~ Carl Jung,
896:"Every individual psychology must have its own text-book, for the universal text-book only contains collective psychology." ~ Carl Jung,
897:I have always said to my pupils: "Learn as much as you can about symbolism; then forget it when you are analyzing a dream." ~ Carl Jung,
898:"It is, unfortunately, only too clear that if the individual is not truly regenerated in spirit, society cannot be either." ~ Carl Jung,
899:Like plants, so men also grow, some in light, others in the shadows. There are many who need the shadows and not the light. ~ Carl Jung,
900:"Nothing is possible without love...for love puts one in a mood to risk everything, and not to withhold important elements" ~ Carl Jung,
901:"One can feel 'correctly only when feeling is disturbed by nothing else. But nothing disturbs feeling so much as thinking." ~ Carl Jung,
902:Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. ~ Carl Jung,
903:...anyone who attempts to do both, to adjust to his group and at the same time pursue his individual goal, becomes neurotic. ~ Carl Jung,
904:As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being. ~ Carl Jung,
905:Every civilized human being, whatever his conscious development, is still an archaic man at the deeper levels of his psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
906:"Freud never asked himself why he was compelled to talk continually of sex, why this idea had taken such possession of him." ~ Carl Jung,
907:"In addition to memories . . . completely new thoughts and creative ideas can also present themselves from the unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
908:One must give up the retrospective longing which only wants to resuscitate the torpid bliss and effortlessness of childhood. ~ Carl Jung,
909:Our intellect has achieved the most tremendous things, but in the meantime our spiritual dwelling has fallen into disrepair. ~ Carl Jung,
910:"Someone who is brave enough to withdraw all his projections, [is] an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick shadow." ~ Carl Jung,
911:The claim to be the infallible mouthpiece of God is as odious to me in art as in theology.. ~ Carl Jung [Letter to Walter Mertens, 1932],
912:The unconscious always tries to produce an impossible situation in order to force the individual to bring out his very best. ~ Carl Jung,
913:". . . [T]he whole history of the world, ultimately, springs as a giant summation from these hidden sources in individuals." ~ Carl Jung,
914:"We can never legitimately cut loose from our archetypal foundations unless we are prepared to pay the price of a neurosis." ~ Carl Jung,
915:"We know that the wildest and most moving dramas are played not in the theatre but in the hearts of ordinary men and women." ~ Carl Jung,
916:"An intellectual formula never has been and never will be discovered which could embrace the abundant possibilities of life." ~ Carl Jung,
917:"[C]hildhood . . . sketches a more complete picture of the self, of the whole man in his pure individuality, than adulthood." ~ Carl Jung,
918:Every advance, every achievement of mankind, has been connected with an advance in self awareness. ~ Carl Jung, Psychological Reflections,
919:I had to make a confession of faith in stone. That was the beginning of the tower, the house I built for myself at Bollingen. ~ Carl Jung,
920:In the history of the collective as in the history of the individual, everything depends on the development of consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
921:"It cannot possibly be the struggle for existence, which constitutes the compelling factor in favour of a definite attitude." ~ Carl Jung,
922:Light is always born of darkness, and the sun never yet stood still in heaven to satisfy man's longing or to still his fears. ~ Carl Jung,
923:"Look at [the dream] from all sides, take it in your hand, carry it about with you, let your imagination play round it . . ." ~ Carl Jung,
924:The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown. ~ Carl Jung,
925:The great thing to know is that the important things are not so important, and the unimportant things are not so unimportant. ~ Carl Jung,
926:"Adaptation demands an observance of laws far more universal in their application than purely local and temporary conditions." ~ Carl Jung,
927:"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being." ~ Carl Jung,
928:Consciousness is forever interfering, helping, correcting, and negating, never leaving the psychic processes to grow in peace. ~ Carl Jung,
929:"Dreams are free thoughts, free phantasies, they are not forced, and they are psychic phenomena just as much as thoughts are." ~ Carl Jung,
930:How difficult it is to reach anything approaching a moderate and relatively calm point of view in the midst of one's emotions. ~ Carl Jung,
931:If you should see people in a room, you would not think that you had made those people, or that you were responsible for them. ~ Carl Jung,
932:"Our intellect has achieved the most tremendous things, but in the meantime our spiritual dwelling has fallen into disrepair." ~ Carl Jung,
933:The afternoon of a human life must have a significance of its own, and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life's morning. ~ Carl Jung,
934:The mind has grown to its present state of consciousness as an acorn grows into an oak, or as saurians developed into mammals. ~ Carl Jung,
935:"There are far more people who are afraid of the unconscious than one would expect. They are even afraid of their own shadow." ~ Carl Jung,
936:The saviour does not come down from heaven but out of the depths of the earth, i.e., from that which lies below consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
937:"We always require an outside point to stand on . . . I understand England only when I see where I, as a Swiss, do not fit in." ~ Carl Jung,
938:"[W]e are still far from having anything like a thorough knowledge of the human psyche." ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul, 1933,
939:We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth. ~ Carl Jung,
940:Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ~ Carl Jung,
941:"...and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness — that I myself am the enemy who must be loved — what then?" ~ Carl Jung,
942:A tribe's mythology is its living religion, whose loss is always and everywhere, even among the civilized, a moral catastrophe. ~ Carl Jung,
943:Every psychological extreme secretly contains its own opposite or stands in some sort of intimate and essential relation to it. ~ Carl Jung,
944:"Indeed, self-knowledge as a psychotherapeutic measure frequently requires much painstaking work extending over a long period." ~ Carl Jung,
945:It is the growth of consciousness which we must thank for the existence of problems; they are the dubious gift of civilization. ~ Carl Jung,
946:“Light is always born of darkness, and the sun never yet stood still in heaven to satisfy man's longing or to still his fears.” ~ Carl Jung,
947:Synchronicity: A meaningful coincidence of two or more events where something other than the probability of chance is involved. ~ Carl Jung,
948:The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. ~ Carl Jung,
949:“The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.” ~ Carl Jung,
950:"The idea of an all-powerful divine Being is present everywhere, unconsciously if not consciously, because it is an archetype." ~ Carl Jung,
951:Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. ~ Carl Jung,
952:Alcohol is the reduced form of spirit. Therefore, many people, lacking spirit, take to drink. They fill themselves with alcohol. ~ Carl Jung,
953:Be tentative with words, do not spin them with one another so that no webs arise, for you are the first who is ensnared in them. ~ Carl Jung,
954:"It is the growth of consciousness which we must thank for the existence of problems; they are the Danaan gift of civilization." ~ Carl Jung,
955:Knowledge does not enrich us; it removes us more and more from the mythic world in which we were once at home by right of birth. ~ Carl Jung,
956:Reason becomes unreason when separated from the heart, and a psychic life void of universal ideas sickens from undernourishment. ~ Carl Jung,
957:The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ~ Carl Jung,
958:"There are cases were psychoanalysis works worse than anything . . . but who said [it] was to be applied always and everywhere?" ~ Carl Jung,
959:"The types have, apparently, quite a random distribution. In the same family one child is introverted, and another extraverted." ~ Carl Jung,
960:"The unconscious has contents peculiar to itself which, slowly growing upward from the depths, at last come into consciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
961:"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." ~ Carl Jung,
962:"You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you." ~ Carl Jung,
963:"As a general rule, the unconscious aspect of any event is revealed to us in dreams, where it appears . . . as a symbolic image." ~ Carl Jung,
964:Consciousness succumbs all too easily to unconscious influences, and these are often truer and wiser than our conscious thinking. ~ Carl Jung,
965:No one has any obligations to a concept; that is what is so agreeable about conceptuality—it promises protection from experience. ~ Carl Jung,
966:Psychiatrists classify a person as neurotic if he suffers from his problems in living, and a psychotic if he makes others suffer. ~ Carl Jung,
967:"Since his ascension to heaven he is among the angels, and he hovers over the earth like an eagle spying out the secrets of men." ~ Carl Jung,
968:"The two types are so essentially different, presenting so striking a contrast, that their existence . . . [is] an obvious fact." ~ Carl Jung,
969:"Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." ~ Carl Jung,
970:“Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.” ~ Carl Jung,
971:"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." ~ Carl Jung,
972:How can anyone see straight when he does not see himself and the darkness he unconsciously carries with him into all his dealings? ~ Carl Jung,
973:"Human knowledge consists essentially in the constant adaptation of the primordial patterns of ideas that were given us a priori." ~ Carl Jung,
974:“If a person wants to be cured it is necessary to find a way in which his conscious personality and his Shadow can live together.” ~ Carl Jung,
975:Insight that dawns slowly seems to me to have more lasting effects than a fitful idealism, which is unlikely to hold out for long. ~ Carl Jung,
976:Intuition is perception via the unconscious that brings forth ideas, images, new possibilities and ways out of blocked situations. ~ Carl Jung,
977:It is precisely the most subjective ideas which, being closest to nature and to the living being, deserve to be called the truest. ~ Carl Jung,
978:"One should view with philosophic admiration the strange paths of the libido and investigate the purposes of its circuitous ways." ~ Carl Jung,
979:Real liberation comes not from glossing over or repressing painful states of feeling, but only from experiencing them to the full. ~ Carl Jung,
980:Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself. ~ Carl Jung,
981:The divine process of change manifests itself to our human understanding . . . as punishment, torment, death, and transfiguration. ~ Carl Jung,
982:The dream, we would say, originates in an unknown part of the psyche and prepares the dreamer for the events of the following day. ~ Carl Jung,
983:"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." ~ Carl Jung,
984:“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ~ Carl Jung,
985:The neurotic is ill not because he has lost his old faith, but because he has not yet found a new form for his finest aspirations. ~ Carl Jung,
986:The way is within us, but not in Gods, nor in teachings, nor in laws. Within us is the way, the truth, and the life. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book,
987:"We can never fully know. I simply believe that some part of the human Self or Soul is not subject to the laws of space and time." ~ Carl Jung,
988:"When any natural human function gets lost - i.e. is denied conscious and intentional expression - a general disturbance results." ~ Carl Jung,
989:"A human relationship is not based on differentiation and perfection . . . [but] on what is weak, helpless and in need of support." ~ Carl Jung,
990:"Interest and attention follow objective happenings &, primarily, those of the immediate environment." ~ Carl Jung #extraversion #extrovert,
991:Like the sea itself, the unconscious yields an endless and self-replenishing abundance of creatures, a wealth beyond our fathoming. ~ Carl Jung,
992:No matter what instruments [man] uses, at some point he reaches the edge of certainty beyond which conscious knowledge cannot pass. ~ Carl Jung,
993:Observance of customs and laws can very easily be a cloak for a lie so subtle that our fellow human beings are unable to detect it. ~ Carl Jung,
994:"Outward circumstances are no substitute for inner experience . . . I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings." ~ Carl Jung,
995:The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown. ~ Carl Jung,
996:"The individual who wishes to have an answer to the problem of evil . . . has need, first & foremost, of self-knowledge . . . " ~ Carl Jung,
997:The more veiled becomes the outside world, steadily losing in colour, tone and passions, the more urgently the inner world calls us ~ Carl Jung,
998:The neurotic is ill not because he has lost his old faith, but because he has not yet found a new form for his highest aspirations. ~ Carl Jung,
999:"We know as little of a supreme being as of matter. But there is as little doubt of the existence of a supreme being as of matter." ~ Carl Jung,
1000:What happens in the life of Christ happens always and everywhere. In the Christian archetype all lives of this kind are prefigured. ~ Carl Jung,
1001:"What in their view lay hidden in matter was the lumen luminum, the Sapientia Dei, and their work was a 'gift of the Holy Spirit.'" ~ Carl Jung,
1002:When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow. ~ Carl Jung,
1003:As the psychologist Carl Jung said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ James Clear,
1004:Conflicts create the fire of affects and emotions; and like every fire it has two aspects: that of burning and that of giving light. ~ Carl Jung,
1005:"Couples have often remarkable coincidences of thought, so they have the same parallelism in dreams. They can even exchange dreams." ~ Carl Jung,
1006:"How much respectability & apparent morality is there, cloaking with deceptive colors a very different inner world of darkness?" ~ Carl Jung,
1007:"Insight that dawns slowly seems to me to have more lasting effects than a fitful idealism, which is unlikely to hold out for long." ~ Carl Jung,
1008:I want to be freed neither from human beings, nor from myself, nor from nature; for all these appear to me the greatest of miracles. ~ Carl Jung,
1009:" . . . like a dark cloud so long as no bridge is found across the world-wide psychic & political split." ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self,
1010:"Man is not a machine that one can reconstruct, as occasion demands, upon other lines . . . he bears his age-long history with him." ~ Carl Jung,
1011:My aim was to show that delusions and hallucinations were not just specific symptoms of mental disease but also had a human meaning. ~ Carl Jung,
1012:"No one can flatter himself that he is immune to the spirit of his own epoch, or even that he possesses a full understanding of it." ~ Carl Jung,
1013:Only a few individuals succeed in throwing off mythology in a time of a certain intellectual supremacy--the mass never frees itself. ~ Carl Jung,
1014:"Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself." ~ Carl Jung,
1015:Science is not ... a perfect instrument, but it is a superb and invaluable tool that works harm only when taken as an end in itself. ~ Carl Jung,
1016:"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." - ~ Carl Jung,
1017:"Even if juristically speaking we were not accessories to the crime, we are always, thanks to our human nature, potential criminals." ~ Carl Jung,
1018:I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. ~ Carl Jung,
1019:In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential that we embody. If we do not embody that, life is wasted. ~ Carl Jung,
1020:"Just as conscious contents can vanish into the unconscious, new contents, which have never yet been conscious, can *arise* from it." ~ Carl Jung,
1021:"Man is, in truth, the bridge spanning the gulf between 'this world' — the realm of the dark Tricephalus — and the heavenly Trinity." ~ Carl Jung,
1022:"No matter what instruments he uses, at some point [man] reaches the edge of certainty beyond which conscious knowledge cannot pass." ~ Carl Jung,
1023:No nation keeps its word. A nation is a big, blind worm, following what? Fate perhaps. A nation has no honor, it has no word to keep. ~ Carl Jung,
1024:Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being. Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us. ~ Carl Jung,
1025:“The capacity for directed thinking I call intellect; the capacity for passive or undirected thinking I call intellectual intuition.” ~ Carl Jung,
1026:The supreme meaning is great and small, it is as wide as the space of the starry Heaven and as narrow as the cell of the living body. ~ Carl Jung,
1027:"When something slips out of our consciousness, it does not cease to exist, any more than a car that has disappeared round a corner." ~ Carl Jung,
1028:Whereas I formerly believed it to be my bounden duty to call other persons to order, I now admit that I need calling to order myself. ~ Carl Jung,
1029:Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. ~ Carl Jung,
1030:A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life. ~ Carl Jung,
1031:For, in order to turn the individual into a function of the State, his dependence on anything beside the State must be taken from him. ~ Carl Jung,
1032:It is not only possible but fairly probable that psyche & matter are two different aspects of one & the same thing ~ Carl Jung #JungQuotes,
1033:Our age is seeking a new spring of life. I found one and drank of it and the water tasted good. That is all that I can or want to say. ~ Carl Jung,
1034:"This consists of everything we do not know, which, therefore, is not related to the ego as the centre of the field of consciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
1035:About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. ~ Carl Jung,
1036:Meaninglessness inhibits fullness of life & is thus equivalent to illness. Meaning makes many things endurable-- perhaps everything ~ Carl Jung,
1037:No language exists that cannot be misused... Every Interpretation is hypothetical, for it is a mere attempt to read an unfamiliar text. ~ Carl Jung,
1038:Thanks to the acuteness of his mind, he saw through the poverty of philosophical and Gnostic knowledge, and contemptuously rejected it. ~ Carl Jung,
1039:"Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." ~ Carl Jung,
1040:All men are liars, certainly. I just let them sit in that chair and lie till they get tired of lying. Then they begin to tell the truth. ~ Carl Jung,
1041:“A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life.” ~ Carl Jung,
1042:Good does not become better by being exaggerated, but worse; And a small evil becomes a big one through being disregarded and repressed. ~ Carl Jung,
1043:Instinct is like Nature herself - prodigiously conservative, and yet transcending her own historical conditions in her acts of creation. ~ Carl Jung,
1044:My whole endeavour has been to show that myth is something very real because it connects us with the instinctive bases of our existence. ~ Carl Jung,
1045:Synchronicity is a term used by Carl Jung to describe coincidences that are related by meaningfulness rather than by cause and effect. ~ David Richo,
1046:"The biological & political history of man is an elaborate repetition . . . But the history of the mind offers a different picture." ~ Carl Jung,
1047:"The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child." ~ Carl Jung,
1048:The ego changes all the time, it has every kind of illusion, but the Self is as it is, there is nothing we can alter in it. ~ Carl Jung, ETH Lecture,
1049:"The more projections are thrust in between the subject and the environment, the harder it is for the ego to see through its illusions." ~ Carl Jung,
1050:"When you have done everything that could possibly be done, the only thing that remains is what you could still do if only you knew it." ~ Carl Jung,
1051:Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” —Carl Jung ~ John C Maxwell,
1052:Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart… Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. —CARL JUNG ~ Judith E Glaser,
1053:Language, in its origin and essence, is simply a system of signs or symbols that denote real occurrences or their echo in the human soul. ~ Carl Jung,
1054:We [must] let a work of art act upon us as it acted upon the artist. To grasp its meaning, we must allow it to shape us as it shaped him. ~ Carl Jung,
1055:Do not compare, do not measure. No other way is like yours. All other ways deceive and tempt you. You must fulfill the way that is in you. ~ Carl Jung,
1056:Dreams are symbolic in order that they cannot be understood; in order that the wish, which is the source of the dream, may remain unknown. ~ Carl Jung,
1057:For what is the body? The body is merely the visibility of the soul, the psyche; and the soul is the psychological experience of the body. ~ Carl Jung,
1058:Many of the earlier gods developed from "persons"into personified ideas, and finally into abstract ideas. ~ Carl Jung, The Secret of the Golden Flower,
1059:“The image of God has a shadow. The supreme meaning is real and casts a shadow. For what can be actual and corporeal and have no shadows?” ~ Carl Jung,
1060:[W]hat is the fate of great nations but a summation of the psychic changes in individuals?” ~ Carl Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious,
1061:When you come to think about it, nothing has any meaning, for when there was nobody to think, there was nobody to interpret what happened. ~ Carl Jung,
1062:Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. ~ Carl Jung,
1063:The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows it to realize its supreme purpose through him. ~ Carl Jung,
1064:The educated man tries to repress the inferior one in himself, without realizing that by this he forces the latter to become revolutionary. ~ Carl Jung,
1065:The spirit of the depths took my understanding and all my knowledge and placed them at the service of the inexplicable and the paradoxical. ~ Carl Jung,
1066:We don't so much solve our problems as we outgrow them. We add capacities and experiences that eventually make us bigger than the problems. ~ Carl Jung,
1067:When an individual does not become conscious of their inner contradictions, the world acts out the conflict and is torn in opposite halves. ~ Carl Jung,
1068:But the meaning of life is not . . . explained by one's business life, nor is the deep desire of the human heart answered by a bank account. ~ Carl Jung,
1069:"In most cases it is impossible to explain to the others what has happened, for any understanding is walled off by impenetrable prejudices." ~ Carl Jung,
1070:It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts. ~ Carl Jung,
1071:"Laughing is a very important emotional expression and one learns a lot about character from a careful observation of the way people laugh." ~ Carl Jung,
1072:“My soul cannot be the object of my judgement and knowledge; much more are my judgement and knowledge the objects of my soul.” ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book,
1073:No dream symbol can be separated from the individual who dreams it, and there is no definite or straightforward interpretation of any dream. ~ Carl Jung,
1074:People call me a mystic, but [humans] really are chock-full of mysticism; that word covers a large area of facts which we cannot understand. ~ Carl Jung,
1075:There were things in the images which concerned not only myself but many others also. It was then that I ceased to belong to myself alone... ~ Carl Jung,
1076:When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate. —Carl Jung, Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self ~ Mark Wolynn,
1077:Zarathustra says to go back to the body, go into the body, and then everything will be right, for there the greatest intelligence is hidden. ~ Carl Jung,
1078:If only simplicity were not the most difficult of all things. It consists of watching objectively the development of any fragment of fantasy. ~ Carl Jung,
1079:"Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent." ~ Carl Jung,
1080:“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.” ~ Carl Jung,
1081:Remember that the only God man comes in contact with is his own God, called Spirit, Soul and Mind, or Consciousness, and these three are one. ~ Carl Jung,
1082:The collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind's evolution born anew in the brain structure of every individual. ~ Carl Jung,
1083:"He must be convinced that he throws a very long shadow before he is willing to withdraw his emotionally-toned projections from their object." ~ Carl Jung,
1084:In each of us is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from the way we see ourselves. ~ Carl Jung,
1085:Our mind is the scene upon which the gods perform their plays, and we don’t know the beginning and we don’t know the end. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar,
1086:The growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement. ~ Carl Jung,
1087:The outer opposition is an image of my inner opposition. Once I realize this, I remain silent and think of the chasm of antagonism in my soul. ~ Carl Jung,
1088:There are cases where psychoanalysis works worse than anything else. But who said that psychoanalysis was to be applied always and everywhere. ~ Carl Jung,
1089:When Nietzsche said "God is dead", people were influenced by it not because he said so, but because it stated a widespread psychological fact. ~ Carl Jung,
1090:Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable. ~ Carl Jung,
1091:My work as a psychoanalyst is to help patients recover their lost wholeness and to strengthen the psyche so it can resist future dismemberment. ~ Carl Jung,
1092:Recognition of the reality of evil necessarily relativizes the good, and the evil likewise, converting both into halves of a paradoxical whole. ~ Carl Jung,
1093:The dream arises from a part of the mind unknown to us, but none the less important, and is concerned with the desires for the approaching day. ~ Carl Jung,
1094:The spirit is the life of the body seen from within, and the body the outward manifestation of the life of the spirit-the two being really one. ~ Carl Jung,
1095:"Every personal secret has the effect of a sin or of guilt -- whether or not it is, from the standpoint of popular morality, a wrongful secret." ~ Carl Jung,
1096:In fact, the terrors that stem from our elaborate civilization may be far more threatening than those that primitive people attribute to demons. ~ Carl Jung,
1097:My evenings are taken up very largely with astrology. I make horoscopic calculations in order to find a clue to the core of psychological truth. ~ Carl Jung,
1098:"The great problems of life -- sexuality, of course, among others -- are always related to the primordial images of the collective unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
1099:We are still in the body and thus under the rule of heavy matter. Also it is equally true that matter not moved by the spirit is dead and empty. ~ Carl Jung,
1100:A good many will admit that self-knowledge and reflection are needed, but very few indeed will consider such necessities binding upon themselves. ~ Carl Jung,
1101:As Carl Jung put it, “In each of us there is another whom we do not know.” As Pink Floyd sang, “There’s someone in my head, but it’s not me. ~ David Eagleman,
1102:Failure to adapt to this inner world is a negligence entailing just as serious consequences as ignorance and ineptitude in the outer world. ~ Carl Jung, CW 7,
1103:"I have found that dreams not infrequently bring to light in an unmistakable way the unconscious contents that are causal factors in a neurosis." ~ Carl Jung,
1104:The intuitive is a type that doesn't see, doesn't see the stumbling block before his feet, but he smells a rat for ten miles. ~ Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking,
1105:There is also an understanding with the head, particularly of the scientific kind, where there is sometimes too little room for the heart. ~ Carl Jung, CW 11,
1106:Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force ~ Carl Jung,
1107:"Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable." ~ Carl Jung,
1108:Wo die Liebe herrscht, da gibt es keinen machtwillen, und wo die macht den vorrang hat, da fehlt die Liebe. Das eine ist der Schatten des andern. ~ Carl Jung,
1109:As Carl Jung put it, "In each of us there is another whom we do not know." As Pink Floyd sang, "There's someone in my head, but it's not me." ~ David Eagleman,
1110:"Both insight and good will are unavailing because the cause of the emotion appears to lie, beyond all possibility of doubt, in the other person." ~ Carl Jung,
1111:But we must not forget that only a very few people are artists in life; that the art of life is the most distinguished and rarest of all the arts. ~ Carl Jung,
1112:I don’t do anything to God at all, how could I? I criticize merely our conceptions of God. I have no idea what God is in himself. ~ Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II,
1113:In the end, man is an event which cannot judge itself, but, for better or worse, is left to the judgment of others. ~ Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections,
1114:It is also possible for the unconscious or an archetype to take complete possession of a man and to determine his fate down to the smallest detail ~ Carl Jung,
1115:One could say, with a little exaggeration, that the persona is that which in reality one is not, but which oneself as well as others think one is. ~ Carl Jung,
1116:The self as the essence of individuality is unitemporal and unique; as an archetypal symbol it is a God-image and therefore universal and eternal. ~ Carl Jung,
1117:"His sinlessness proves his essential lack of contamination with the dark world of nature-bound man, who tries in vain to shake off this darkness." ~ Carl Jung,
1118:I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once and cannot add up the sum. ~ Carl Jung,
1119:I began to understand that the goal of psychic development is the self. There is no linear evolution; there is only a circumambulation of the self. ~ Carl Jung,
1120:Man positively needs general ideas and convictions that will give a meaning to his life and enable him to find a place for himself in the universe. ~ Carl Jung,
1121:The essential meaning of entropy for human life was well stated by Carl Jung: “Everything better is purchased at the price of something worse. ~ William Ophuls,
1122:The separation of psychology from the premises of biology is purely artificial, because the human psyche lives in indissoluble union with the body. ~ Carl Jung,
1123:By accepting the darkness, the patient has not, to be sure, changed it into light, but she has kindled a light that illuminates the darkness within. ~ Carl Jung,
1124:"I no longer seek the cause of a neurosis in the past, but in the present. I ask, what is the necessary task which the patient will not accomplish?" ~ Carl Jung,
1125:I think that one should view with philosophic admiration the strange paths of the libido and should investigate the purposes of its circuitous ways. ~ Carl Jung,
1126:"The effect of projection is to isolate the subject from his environment, since instead of a real relation to it there is now only an illusory one." ~ Carl Jung,
1127:"I am incapable of determining ultimate worth or worthlessness; I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about." ~ Carl Jung,
1128:In the depths of the mind of each hysterical patient we always find an old wound that still hurts or, in psychological terms, a feeling-toned complex. ~ Carl Jung,
1129:It is to this unconscious that all those who do creative work must turn. All new ideas and combinations of ideas are premeditated by the unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1130:"The first group comprises the unknown in the outer world; the second the unknown in the inner world. We call this latter territory the unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
1131:The heaping together of paintings by Old Masters in museums is a catastrophe; likewise, a collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead. ~ Carl Jung,
1132:"The man who looks only outside and quails before the big battalions has no resource with which to combat the evidence of his senses and his reason." ~ Carl Jung,
1133:The test of a firm conviction is its elasticity and flexibility; like every other exalted truth it thrives best on the admission of its errors. ~ Carl Jung, CW16,
1134:Unequivocal statements can be made only in regard to immanent objects; transcendental ones can be expressed only by paradox. ~ Carl Jung, Mysterium Coniunctionis,
1135:As Carl Jung put it, “In each of us there is another whom we do not know.” As Pink Floyd put it, “There’s someone in my head, but it’s not me.” * ~ David Eagleman,
1136:A sense of a wider meaning to one's existence is what raises a man beyond mere getting and spending. If he lacks this sense, he is lost and miserable. ~ Carl Jung,
1137:"As we know, it is not the conscious subject but the unconscious which does the projecting. Hence one meets with projections, one does not make them." ~ Carl Jung,
1138:Carl Jung once said, ‘Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1139:Continuous creation is to be thought of not only as a series of successive acts of creation, but also as the eternal presence of the one creative act. ~ Carl Jung,
1140:Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." Carl Jung ~ Mia Sheridan,
1141:"I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum." ~ Carl Jung,
1142:If we are to do justice to the essence of the thing we call spirit, we should really speak of a “higher” consciousness rather than of the unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1143:"Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life." ~ Carl Jung,
1144:We are a psychic process which we do not control, or only partly direct. Consequently, we cannot have any final judgment about ourselves or our lives. ~ Carl Jung,
1145:When I see a man in a savage rage with something outside himself, I know that he is, in reality, wanting to be savage toward his own unconscious self. ~ Carl Jung,
1146:Ideas spring from a source that is not contained within one man’s personal life. We do not create them; they create us. ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
1147:"Initial dreams are often amazingly transparent and clear-cut. But as the work of analysis progresses, the dreams in a little while cease to be clear." ~ Carl Jung,
1148:Science...is part and parcel of our knowledge and obscures our insight only when it holds that the understanding given by it is the only kind there is. ~ Carl Jung,
1149:The anima also has affinities with animals, which symbolize her characteristics. Thus she can appear as a snake or a tiger or a bird. ~ Carl Jung, CW 9ii, Para 358,
1150:"A total description of the personality is, even in theory, absolutely impossible, because the unconscious portion of it cannot be grasped cognitively." ~ Carl Jung,
1151:Everyone knows nowadays that people 'have complexes'. What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us. ~ Carl Jung,
1152:I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God. ~ Carl Jung,
1153:Meaninglessnes s inhibits fullness of life and is therefore the equivalent to illness. Meaning makes a great many things endurable--perh aps everything. ~ Carl Jung,
1154:Because the European does not know his own unconscious, he does not understand the East and projects it into everything he fears and despises in himself. ~ Carl Jung,
1155:God never was invented, it was always an occurrence, a psychological experience-and mind you, it is still the same experience today. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar,
1156:"In both its positive and its negative aspects the anima/animus relationship is always full of 'animosity,' i.e., it is emotional, and hence collective." ~ Carl Jung,
1157:The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. ~ Carl Jung,
1158:"Unity and totality stand at the highest point on the scale of objective values because their symbols can no longer be distinguished from the imago Dei." ~ Carl Jung,
1159:We do not feel as if we were producing the dreams, it is rather as if the dreams came to us. They are not subject to our control but obey their own laws. ~ Carl Jung,
1160:Gnosticism was stamped out completely and its remnants are so badly mangled that special study is needed to get any insight at all into its inner meaning. ~ Carl Jung,
1161:"Mankind always stands on the brink of actions it performs itself but does not control. The whole world wants peace and the whole world prepares for war." ~ Carl Jung,
1162:"There are certain types of women who seem to be made by nature to attract #anima #projections; indeed one could almost speak of a definite 'anima type.'" ~ Carl Jung,
1163:Be simple and always take the next step. You needn't see it in advance, but you can look back at it afterwards.There is no 'how' of life, one just does it. ~ Carl Jung,
1164:Criticism can be effective when there is something that must be destroyed or dissolved, but it is capable only of harm when there is something to be built. ~ Carl Jung,
1165:"From all this it should now be clear why I make it an heuristic rule, in interpreting a dream, to ask myself: What conscious attitude does it compensate." ~ Carl Jung,
1166:"I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains." ~ Carl Jung,
1167:One often has dreams which seem destructive and evil, the thing one cannot accept, but it is merely due to the fact that one's conscious attitude is wrong. ~ Carl Jung,
1168:Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one's own being. ~ Carl Jung,
1169:"The ego, as a specific content of consciousness, is not a simple or elementary factor but a complex one which, as such, cannot be described exhaustively." ~ Carl Jung,
1170:"The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort." ~ Carl Jung,
1171:We cannot imagine events that are connected non-causally and are capable of a non-causal explanation. But that does not mean that such events do not exist. ~ Carl Jung,
1172:Were it not for the leaping and twinkling of the soul, man would rot away in his greatest passion, idleness. ~ Carl Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious,
1173:Wisdom never forgets that all things have two sides, and it would also know how to avoid such calamities if ever it had any power. ~ Carl Jung, Mysterium Coniunctionis,
1174:"Every dream is a source of information and a means of self-regulation . . . dreams are our most effective aids in the task of building up the personality." ~ Carl Jung,
1175:“If your creative force now turns to the place of the soul, you will see how your soul becomes green and how its field bears wonderful fruit.” ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book,
1176:In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am. ~ Carl Jung,
1177:The seat of faith, however, is not consciousness but spontaneous religious experience, which brings the individual's faith into immediate relation with God. ~ Carl Jung,
1178:Deeply listening to music opens up new avenues of research I'd never even dreamed of. I feel from now on music should be an essential part of every analysis. ~ Carl Jung,
1179:"If we analyse the persona we remove the mask and discover that what appeared to be individual is at bottom collective." - ~ Carl Jung, The Conception of the Unconscious,
1180:If you destroy the creative impulse, you will destroy the intrinsic value of the individual at the same time. But you can still live on as a wall decoration. ~ Carl Jung,
1181:In my case, Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am. ~ Carl Jung,
1182:The attainment of wholeness requires one to stake one's whole being. Nothing less will do; there can be no easier conditions, no substitutes, no compromises. ~ Carl Jung,
1183:As Carl Jung put it, “In each of us there is another whom we do not know.” As Pink Floyd put it, “There’s someone in my head, but it’s not me. ~ David Eagleman, Incognito,
1184:"As soon as man was capable of conceiving the idea of sin, he had recourse to psychic concealment -- or, to put it in analytical language, repressions arose." ~ Carl Jung,
1185:Every Mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother and every mother extends backwards into her mother and forwards into her daughter. ~ Carl Jung,
1186:I am indeed convinced that creative imagination is the only primordial phenomenon accessible to us, the real Ground of the psyche, the only immediate reality. ~ Carl Jung,
1187:If our religion is based on salvation, our chief emotions will be fear and trembling. If our religion is based on wonder, our chief emotion will be gratitude. ~ Carl Jung,
1188:"The seat of faith, however, is not consciousness but spontaneous religious experience, which brings the individual's faith into immediate relation with God." ~ Carl Jung,
1189:"These resistances are usually bound up with projections, which are not recognized as such, and their recognition is a moral achievement beyond the ordinary." ~ Carl Jung,
1190:Carl Jung wrote, “Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. ~ Sally Field,
1191:Enlightenment doesnt occur from sitting around visualizing images of light, but from integrating the darker aspects of the Self into the conscious personality. ~ Carl Jung,
1192:"The relation of a psychic content to the ego forms the criterion of its consciousness, for no content can be conscious unless it is represented to a subject." ~ Carl Jung,
1193:"Whereas the personal unconscious consists for the most part of 'complexes,' the content of the collective unconscious is made up essentially of 'archetypes.'" ~ Carl Jung,
1194:"Every Mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother and every mother extends backwards into her mother and forwards into her daughter." ~ Carl Jung,
1195:"Medical psychology, growing as it did out of professional practice, insists on the personal nature of the psyche. By this I mean the views of Freud and Adler." ~ Carl Jung,
1196:Seldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises; there is no coming to consciousness without pain. ~ Carl Jung,
1197:The Self then functions as a union of opposites and thus constitutes the most immediate experience of the Divine which it is psychologically possible to imagine ~ Carl Jung,
1198:"We do not know where the roots of the feeling of moral freedom lie; and yet they exist no less surely than the instincts, which are felt as compelling forces." ~ Carl Jung,
1199:Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. ~ Carl Jung,
1200:Hence one could say cum grano salis that history could be constructed just as easily from one’s own unconscious as from the actual texts. ~ Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy,
1201:I am no longer alone with myself, and I can only artificially recall the scary and beautiful feeling of solitude. This is the shadow side of the fortune of love. ~ Carl Jung,
1202:“I frequently have a feeling that they [the Dead] are standing directly behind us, waiting to hear what answer we will give to them, and what answer to destiny.” ~ Carl Jung,
1203:"Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be feared, but instead you should give it life." ~ Carl Jung,
1204:Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. —Carl Jung ~ Julie Lythcott Haims,
1205:The dream is a series of images, which are apparently contradictory and nonsensical, but arise in reality from psychologic material which yields a clear meaning. ~ Carl Jung,
1206:“The rational attitude which permits us to declare objective values as valid at all is not the work of the individual subject, but the product of human history.” ~ Carl Jung,
1207:“The subject of transformation is not the empirical man, however much he may identify with the “old Adam,” but Adam the Primordial Man, the archetype within us.” ~ Carl Jung,
1208:Western man is held in thrall by the "ten thousand things"; he sees only particulars, he is ego-bound and thing-bound, and unaware of the deep root of all being. ~ Carl Jung,
1209:From the viewpoint of analytic psychology, the theatre, aside from any aesthetic value, may be considered as an institution for the treatment of the mass complex. ~ Carl Jung,
1210:"Investigation of the psychology of the unconscious con- fronted me with facts which required the formulation of new concepts. One of these concepts is the self." ~ Carl Jung,
1211:It is high time that we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. It is much more needful to preach the art of seeing. ~ Carl Jung,
1212:Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not. ~ Carl Jung,
1213:The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity. ~ Carl Jung,
1214:This I learned in the Mysterium: to take seriously every unknown wanderer who personally inhabits the inner world, since they are real because they are effectual. ~ Carl Jung,
1215:"“You are no different from anybody else,” they will chorus or, “there’s no such thing,” and even if there is such a thing, it is immediately branded as “morbid”" ~ Carl Jung,
1216:“Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.” ~ Carl Jung,
1217:"I am no longer alone with myself, and I can only artificially recall the scary and beautiful feeling of solitude. This is the shadow side of the fortune of love." ~ Carl Jung,
1218:If some great idea takes hold of us from outside, we must understand that it takes hold of us only because something in us responds to it, and goes out to meet it. ~ Carl Jung,
1219:If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. ~ Carl Jung,
1220:One is forced to speak not of what is held in common between the cultures, but what is held in common between the myths, and that in its simplest archetypal forms. ~ Carl Jung,
1221:One should not understand a dream as evidence for the moral nature of the unconscious. It is merely an attempt to balance the lopsidedness of the conscious mind... ~ Carl Jung,
1222:That which compels us to create a substitute for ourselves is not the external lack of objects, but our incapacity to lovingly include a thing outside of ourselves ~ Carl Jung,
1223:The dream itself wants nothing; it is a self-evident content, a plain natural fact like the sugar in the blood of a diabetic or the fever in a patient with typhus. ~ Carl Jung,
1224:Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. ~ Carl Jung,
1225:Whatever you experience outside of the body, in a dream for instance, is not experienced unless you take it into the body, because the body means the here and now. ~ Carl Jung,
1226:I came to Freud for facts. I read 'The Interpretation of Dreams' and I thought- 'Oh, here is a man who is not just theorizing away, here is a man who has got facts. ~ Carl Jung,
1227:"It is notorious that one often dreams of one's own death, but that is no serious matter. When it is really a question of death, the dream speaks another language." ~ Carl Jung,
1228:"It took more than a thousand years of Christian differentiation to make it clear that the good is not always the beautiful and the beautiful not necessarily good." ~ Carl Jung,
1229:"Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not." ~ Carl Jung,
1230:"Most of our lapses of the tongue, of the pen, of memory, and the like, are traceable to these [unconscious] disturbances, and are likewise all neurotic symptoms. " ~ Carl Jung,
1231:"Psychological truths are not metaphysical insights; they are habitual modes of thinking, feeling, and behaving which experience has proved appropriate and useful." ~ Carl Jung,
1232:The art of letting things happen, action through non-action, letting go of oneself, as taught by Meister Eckhart, became for me the key opening the door to the way. ~ Carl Jung,
1233:The fact is that certain ideas exist almost everywhere and at all times and can even spontaneously create themselves quite independently of migration and tradition. ~ Carl Jung,
1234:A book of mine is always a matter of fate. There is something unpredictable about the process of writing, and I cannot prescribe for myself any predetermined course. ~ Carl Jung,
1235:A criminal becomes a popular figure because he unburdens in no small degree the consciences of his fellow man, for now they know once more where evil is to be found. ~ Carl Jung,
1236:If he is intent only on the outer reality, he must live his myth; if he is turned only towards the inner reality, he must dream his outer, so-called real life. ~ Carl Jung, CW 6,
1237:"If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves." ~ Carl Jung,
1238:In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted. ~ Carl Jung, C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time,
1239:"It is simply impossible to estimate how large or how small [the ego's] share is; how free or how dependent it is on the qualities of this "extra-conscious" psyche." ~ Carl Jung,
1240:Life is teleology par excellence; it is the intrinsic striving towards a goal, and the living organism is a system of directed aims which seek to fulfill themselves. ~ Carl Jung,
1241:Man and woman become a devil to each other when they do not separate their spiritual paths, for the nature of created beings is always the nature of differentiation. ~ Carl Jung,
1242:"The fact that a man who goes his own way ends in ruin means nothing. He must obey his own law, as if it were a daemon whispering to him of new and wonderful paths." ~ Carl Jung,
1243:"Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune." ~ Carl Jung,
1244:To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is. ~ Carl Jung,
1245:I am looking forward enormously to getting back to the sea again, where the overstimulated psyche can recover in the presence of that infinite peace and spaciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
1246:"Ignatius Loyola also made use of active imagination in his Exercitia. There is evidence that something similar was used in the meditations of alchemical philosophy." ~ Carl Jung,
1247:" It is high time we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. It is much more needful to teach people the art of seeing." ~ Carl Jung,
1248:“That which compels us to create a substitute for ourselves is not the external lack of objects, but our incapacity to lovingly include a thing outside of ourselves.” ~ Carl Jung,
1249:"The hypothesis of a collective unconscious belongs to the class of ideas that people at first find strange but soon come to possess and use as familiar conceptions." ~ Carl Jung,
1250:There are all too many who, on account of their notorious ineptitude, thrive better in a rationalist system than in freedom. Freedom is one of those difficult things. ~ Carl Jung,
1251:“It is so important to keep close to the earth, as the spirit is always soaring up to heaven like a flame, as much destructive as enlightening.” ~ Carl JungLetters Vol. 1, Page 42,
1252:Prejudice cripples and injures the full phenomenon of psychic life. And I know too little about psychic life to feel that I can set it right out of superior knowledge. ~ Carl Jung,
1253:"Though the effects of anima and animus can be made conscious, they themselves are factors transcending consciousness and beyond the reach of perception and volition." ~ Carl Jung,
1254:"To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is." ~ Carl Jung,
1255:"I am looking forward enormously to getting back to the sea again, where the overstimulated psyche can recover in the presence of that infinite peace and spaciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
1256:The shadow is a living part of the personality and therefore wants to live with it in some form. It cannot be argued out of existence or rationalized into harmlessness. ~ Carl Jung,
1257:"[W]e know positively from psychological experience is that theistic ideas are associated with the parental imagos, and that our patients are mostly unconscious of it." ~ Carl Jung,
1258:"What, after all, has commonplace reality to offer, with its registry offices, pay envelopes, and monthly rent, that could outweigh the mystic awe of the hieros gamos?" ~ Carl Jung,
1259:Carl Jung escribió que «la visión sólo llega a ser clara cuando uno puede mirarse el corazón. El que mira hacia afuera, sueña; el que mira hacia dentro, despierta». ~ Robin S Sharma,
1260:"Every mother and every beloved is forced to become the carrier and embodiment of this omnipresent and ageless image, which corresponds to the deepest reality in a man." ~ Carl Jung,
1261:Six weeks after his death my father appeared to me in a dream... It was an unforgettable experience, and it forced me for the first time to think about life after death. ~ Carl Jung,
1262:The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. This alone preserves us from stultification and petrification. ~ Carl Jung,
1263:"The unknown falls into two groups of objects: those which are outside and can be experienced by the senses, and those which are inside and are experienced immediately." ~ Carl Jung,
1264:Were not the autonomy of the individual the secret longing of many people, it would scarcely be able to survive the collective suppression either morally or spiritually. ~ Carl Jung,
1265:If you fulfill the pattern that is peculiar to yourself, you have loved yourself, you have accumulated and have abundance; you bestow virtue then because you have luster. ~ Carl Jung,
1266:It is really the mistake of our age. We think it is enough to discover new things, but we don’t realize that knowing more demands a corresponding development of morality. ~ Carl Jung,
1267:The world comes into being when man discovers it. But he only discovers it when he sacrifices his containment in the primal mother, the original state of unconsciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
1268:"Christ exemplifies the archetype of the self. He represents a totality of a divine or heavenly kind, a glorified man, a son of God sine macula peccati, unspotted by sin." ~ Carl Jung,
1269:"If he possessed his desire, and his desire did not possess him, he would lay a hand on his soul, since his desire is the image and expression of his soul." - The Red Book ~ Carl Jung,
1270:It is really the mistake of our age. We think it is enough to discover new things, but we don't realize that knowing more demands a cor­responding development of morality. ~ Carl Jung,
1271:"On account of his sinlessness, Christ on the contrary lives in the Platonic realm of pure ideas whither only man's thought can reach, but not he himself in his totality." ~ Carl Jung,
1272:The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. ~ Carl Jung,
1273:The time is a critical one, for it marks the beginning of the second half of life, when a metanoia, a mental transformation, not infrequently occurs. (on being 36 yrs old) ~ Carl Jung,
1274:A suitable warning to the dream-interpreter—if only it were not so paradoxical—would be "Do anything you like, only don't try to understand! ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
1275:In such doubtful matters, where you have to work as a pioneer, you must be able to put some trust in your intuition and follow your feeling even at the risk of going wrong. ~ Carl Jung,
1276:It is not that something different is seen, but that one sees differently. It is as though the spatial act of seeing were changed by a new dimension. —Carl Jung ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
1277:"The most accessible of these, and the easiest to experience, is the shadow, for its nature can in large measure be inferred from the contents of the personal unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
1278:"Today, as the end of the second millennium draws near, we are again living in an age filled with apocalyptic images of universal destruction." ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self, 1958,
1279:A suitable warning to the dream-interpreter—if only it were not so paradoxical—would be "Do anything you like, only don't try to understand!" ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
1280:Everybody acts out a myth, but very few people know what their myth is. And you should know what your myth is because it might be a tragedy and maybe you dont want it to be. ~ Carl Jung,
1281:"Everything in the unconscious seeks outward manifestation, and the personality too desires to evolve out of its unconscious conditions and to experience itself as a whole." ~ Carl Jung,
1282:God has fallen out of containment in religion and into human hearts—God is incarnating. Our whole unconscious is in an uproar from the God Who wants to know and to be known. ~ Carl Jung,
1283:Nobody can set right a mismanaged life with a few words. But there is no pit you cannot climb out of provided you make the right effort at the right place. ~ Carl Jung, Letters Volume 1,
1284:So they speak soothingly about progress and the greatest possible happiness, forgetting that happiness is itself poisoned if the measure of suffering has not been fulfilled. ~ Carl Jung,
1285:"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves." ~ Carl Jung,
1286:“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” ~ Carl Jung,
1287:"There can be no doubt that the original Christian conception of the imago Dei embodied in Christ meant an all-embracing totality that even includes the animal side of man." ~ Carl Jung,
1288:The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body, and they express its materiality every bit as much as the perceiving consciousness. The symbol is thus a living body ~ Carl Jung,
1289:When thinking leads to the unthinkable, it is time to return to simple life. What thinking cannot solve, life solves, and what action never decides is reserved for thinking. ~ Carl Jung,
1290:Astrology is assured of recognition from psychology, without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity. ~ Carl Jung,
1291:It is not that something different is seen, but that one sees differently. It is as though the spatial act of seeing were changed by a new dimension. —Carl Jung I ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
1292:Lack of rationality is a vice where thinking and feeling are called for—rationality is a vice where sensation and intuition should be trusted. ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
1293:"Since it is the point of reference for the field of consciousness, the ego is the subject of all successful attempts at adaptation so far as these are achieved by the will." ~ Carl Jung,
1294:Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better. ~ Carl Jung,
1295:The general function of dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychic equilibrium. ~ Carl Jung,
1296:"The world — so far as it has not completely turned its back on tradition — has long ago stopped wanting to hear a 'message'; it would rather be told what the message means." ~ Carl Jung,
1297:This whole creation is essentially subjective, and the dream is the theater where the dreamer is at once: scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic. ~ Carl Jung,
1298:We know that the mask of the unconscious is not rigid --- it reflects the face we turn towards it. Hostility lends it a threatening aspect, friendliness softens its features. ~ Carl Jung,
1299:We want to have certainties and no doubts- results and no experiments- without even seeing that certainties can arise only through doubt and results only thorough experiment. ~ Carl Jung,
1300:Because there are innumerable things beyond the range of human understanding, we constantly use symbolic terms to represent concepts that we cannot define or fully comprehend. ~ Carl Jung,
1301:Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1302:"Here we must ask: Have I any religious experience and immediate relation to God, and hence that certainty which will keep me, as an individual, from dissolving in the crowd?" ~ Carl Jung,
1303:"The personality as a total phenomenon does not coincide with the ego, that is, with the conscious personality, but forms an entity that has to be distinguished from the ego." ~ Carl Jung,
1304:[T]his is what I would like to talk about: the hubris, the inflation, the insanity of separating ourselves from the sacred. ~ Peter Kingsley, Catafalque: Carl Jung and the End of Humanity,
1305:"We no longer live on what we have, but on promises, no longer in the present day, but in the darkness of the future, which, we expect, will at last bring the proper sunrise." ~ Carl Jung,
1306:When the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner contradictions, the world must perforce act out the conflict and be torn into opposite halves. ~ Carl Jung,
1307:"He is at once set apart and isolated, as he has resolved to obey the law that commands him from within. “His own law!” everybody will cry. But he knows better: it is the law." ~ Carl Jung,
1308:In actual life it requires the greatest discipline to be simple, and the acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook upon life. ~ Carl Jung,
1309:It even seems as if the ego has not been produced by nature to follow its own arbitrary impulses to an unlimited extent, but to help to make real the totality-the whole psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
1310:(O)ne is dependent on symbols which make the irrational union of opposites possible. They are produced spontaneously by the unconscious and are amplified by the conscious mind. ~ Carl Jung,
1311:“Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.” ~ Carl Jung,
1312:"That is why, even in the days of unqualified belief in the Trinity, there was always a quest for the lost fourth, from the time of the Neopythagoreans down to Goethe's Faust." ~ Carl Jung,
1313:Children's dreams are often extraordinarily important because infantile consciousness is still weak, so that such dreams can surface uninhibited from the collective unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1314:One without a myth is like one uprooted, having no true link either with the past, or with the ancestral life which continues within him, or yet with contemporary human society. ~ Carl Jung,
1315:Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. ~ Carl Jung,
1316:"The change must indeed begin with an individual; it might be any one of us. Nobody can afford to look round and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself.” ~ Carl Jung,
1317:The mirror does not flatter, it faithfully shows whatever looks into it; namely, the face we never show to the world because we cover it with the persona, the mask of the actor. ~ Carl Jung,
1318:The myth of the hero ... is first and foremost a self-representation of the longing of the unconscious, of its unquenched and unquenchable desire for the light of consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
1319:I am the triple owner of the world, the finest Turkey, the Lorelei, Germania and Helvetia of exclusively sweet butter and Naples, and I must supply the whole world with macaroni. ~ Carl Jung,
1320:If you go to thinking, take your heart with you. If you go to love, take your head with you. Love is empty without thinking, thinking hollow without love. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book, Page 253,
1321:"In direct contrast to all previous methods, psychoanalysis endeavours to overcome the disorders of the neurotic psyche through the subconscious, not through the conscious self." ~ Carl Jung,
1322:No science myth will ever replace myth, and a myth cannot be made out of any science. For it is not that "God" is a myth, but that myth is the revelation of a divine life in man. ~ Carl Jung,
1323:[O]nly the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life. Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one-sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. ~ Carl Jung,
1324:Synchronistic events provide an immediate religious experience as a direct encounter with the compensatory patterning of events in nature as a whole, both inwardly and outwardly. ~ Carl Jung,
1325:The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not — which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams. ~ Carl Jung,
1326:"The dread and resistance which every natural human being experiences when it comes to delving too deeply into himself is, at bottom, the fear of the journey to Hades" ~ Carl Jung CW 12, 439,
1327:The unsatisfied yearning of the artist reaches back to the primordial image in the unconscious which is best fitted to compensate the inadequacy and one-sidedness of the present. ~ Carl Jung,
1328:all ego-consciousness is isolated: because it separates and discriminates, it knows only particulars, and it sees only what can be related to the ego. Its essence is limitation... ~ Carl Jung,
1329:A residual sea of symbols which is shared by all mankind, usually accessed through dreams or altered states, and from which cultures draw images on which to found their religions. ~ Carl Jung,
1330:Carl Jung once wrote that it is not the young but people in middle age who need to have an “experience of the numinous” to help them negotiate the second half of their lives. ~ Michael Pollan,
1331:#Schopenhauer says that the only divine quality in man is humour, because humour is a consciousness behind consciousness, an ego behind the ego, an observer on a different level.- ~ Carl Jung,
1332:[A]s a psychotherapist I do not by any means try to deliver my patients from fear. Rather, I lead them to the reason for their fear, and then it becomes clear that it is justified. ~ Carl Jung,
1333:Enlightenment consists not merely in the seeing of luminous shapes and visions, but in making the darkness visible. The latter procedure is more difficult and therefore, unpopular. ~ Carl Jung,
1334:"It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it." ~ Carl Jung,
1335:Our psyche is set up in accord with the structure of the universe, and what happens in the macrocosm likewise happens in the infinitesimal and most subjective reaches of the psyche ~ Carl Jung,
1336:The psychiatrist knows only too well how each of us becomes the helpless but not pitiable victim of his own sentiments. Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality. ~ Carl Jung,
1337:The question of religion is not so simple as you see it: it is not at all a matter of intellectual conviction or philosophy or even belief, but rather a matter of inner experience. ~ Carl Jung,
1338:Only a life lived in a certain spirit is worth living. It is a remarkable fact that a life lived entirely from the ego is dull not only for the person himself but for all concerned. ~ Carl Jung,
1339:"Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interests upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance." ~ Carl Jung,
1340:That which you do not bring to consciousness comes to you as your Fate, that which you do bring to consciousness, whether it was what you thought you wanted or not, is your destiny. ~ Carl Jung,
1341:"The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not -- which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams." ~ Carl Jung,
1342:The principle aim of psychotherapy is not to transport one to an impossible state of happiness, but to help (the client) acquire steadfastness and patience in the face of suffering. ~ Carl Jung,
1343:"The symbol is always a product of an extremely complex nature, since data from every psychic function have gone into its making. It is, therefore, neither rational nor irrational." ~ Carl Jung,
1344:The unconscious helps by communicating things to us, or making figurative allusions. It has other ways, too, of informing us of things which by all logic we could not possibly know. ~ Carl Jung,
1345:"Although the numerous elements composing this complex factor are, in themselves, everywhere the same, they are infinitely varied as regards clarity, emotional colouring, and scope." ~ Carl Jung,
1346:"A term or image is symbolic when it means more than it denotes or expresses. It has a wider 'unconscious' aspect – an aspect that can never be precisely defined or fully explained." ~ Carl Jung,
1347:"A woman of this kind is both old and young, mother and daughter, of more than doubtful chastity, childlike, and yet endowed with a naïve cunning that is extremely disarming to men." ~ Carl Jung,
1348:If you want to understand the jungle, you can't be content just to sail back and forth near the shore. You've got to get into it, no matter how strange and frightening it might seem. ~ Carl Jung,
1349:I have never since entirely freed myself of the impression that this life is a segment of existence which is enacted in a three-dimensional boxlike universe especially set up for it. ~ Carl Jung,
1350:Individuation and individual existence are indispensable for the transformation of God. Human consciousness is the only seeing eye of the Deity. ~ Carl Jung, Lectures on Nietzsche's Zarasthustra,
1351:It is easy to understand why dreamers tend to ignore and even deny the message of their dreams. Consciousness naturally resists anything unconscious and unknown. ~ Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols,
1352:So often among so-called "primitives" one comes across spiritual personalities who immediately inspire respect, as though they were the fully matured products of an undisturbed fate. ~ Carl Jung,
1353:The word 'belief' is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it - I don't need to believe it. ~ Carl Jung,
1354:#WilliamBlake: #Imagination and Spiritual Sight, my talk last night @FintryTrust, is now online. It's the first of three. Next week ~ Carl Jung, then #OwenBarfield.markvernon.com/william-blake-…,
1355:Without a myth, a human is like one uprooted, having no true link either with the past, or with the ancestral life which continues within him, or yet with contemporary human society. ~ Carl Jung,
1356:As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know. ~ Carl Jung,
1357:His retreat into himself is not a final renunciation of the world, but a search for quietude, where alone it is possible for him to make his contribution to the life of the community. ~ Carl Jung,
1358:"Just as circumstances or outside events "happen" to us and limit our freedom, so the self acts upon the ego like an objective occurrence which free will can do very little to alter." ~ Carl Jung,
1359:Some people, and particularly introverts, always put the wrong foot forward. They have a particular genius for putting their finger on the sore spot. ~ Carl Jung, Dream Analysis Seminar, Page 258,
1360:The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. It is therefore short-sighted to treat fantasy, on account of its risky or unacceptable nature, as a thing of little worth. ~ Carl Jung,
1361:The mass State has no intention of promoting mutual understanding and the relationship of man to man; it strives, rather, for atomization, for the psychic isolation of the individual. ~ Carl Jung,
1362:What is essential in a work of art is that it should rise far above the realm of personal life and speak to the spirit and heart of the poet as man to the spirit and heart of mankind. ~ Carl Jung,
1363:But what scientists miss is that they themselves observe and we are so unconscious that what appears real we find is not as we thought. That is why I say, ‘Be conscious.’ ~ Carl Jung to Rix Weaver,
1364:We all feel that the opposite of our own highest principle must be purely destructive, deadly, and evil. We refuse to endow it with any positive life-force; hence we avoid and fear it. ~ Carl Jung,
1365:"But what if I should discover that the least among them all, the poorest of all the beggars, the most impudent of all the offenders, the very enemy himself — that these are within me?" ~ Carl Jung,
1366:My own understanding is the sole treasure I possess, and the greatest. Though infinitely small and fragile in comparison with the powers of darkness, it is still a light, my only light. ~ Carl Jung,
1367:Our whole educational problem suffers from a one-sided approach to the child who is to be educated, and from an equally one-sided lack of emphasis on the uneducatedness of the educator. ~ Carl Jung,
1368:The art of letting things happen, action through non-action, letting go of oneself ... became the key that opens the door to the way. We must be able to let things happen in the psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
1369:"The feeling-value is a very important criterion which psychology cannot do without, because it determines in large measure the role which the content will play in the psychic economy." ~ Carl Jung,
1370:The squaring of the circle is a stage on the way to the unconscious, a point of transition leading to a goal lying as yet unformulated beyond it. It is one of those paths to the centre. ~ Carl Jung,
1371:The underlying, primary psychic reality is so inconceivably complex that it can be grasped only at the farthest reach of intuition, and then but very dimly. That is why it needs symbols ~ Carl Jung,
1372:"Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and consciously expressed by a psyche." ~ Carl Jung,
1373:Every living soul has different talents, different desires, different faculties. Be yourself, for even if you deceive the entire world, you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing. ~ Carl Jung,
1374:It was most essential for me to have a normal life in the real world as a counterpoise to that strange inner world. My family and my profession remained the base to which I could return. ~ Carl Jung,
1375:The psyche is a natural phenomenon. All aspects of the psyche, even those which seem pathological or destructive, actually serve the function of furthering our psychological development. ~ Carl Jung,
1376:The underlying, primary psychic reality is so inconceivably complex that it can be grasped only at the farthest reach of intuition, and then but very dimly. That is why it needs symbols. ~ Carl Jung,
1377:We all must do what Christ did. We must make our experiment. We must make mistakes. We must live out our own version of life. And there will be error. If you avoid error you do not live. ~ Carl Jung,
1378:Abstract thinking can lead us no further than to intellectual sophistries, which are invariably used as shields and subterfuges and are calculated to prevent the realization of the whole. ~ Carl Jung,
1379:In these times of social upheaval and rapid change, it is desirable to know much more than we do about the individual human being, for so much depends upon his mental and moral qualities. ~ Carl Jung,
1380:"It forms, as it were, the centre of the field of consciousness; and, in so far as this comprises the empirical personality, the ego is the subject of all personal acts of consciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
1381:People are never helped in their suffering by what they think for themselves, but only by revelation of a wisdom greater than their own. It is this which lifts them out of their distress. ~ Carl Jung,
1382:“What is essential in a work of art is that it should rise far above the realm of personal life and speak from the spirit and heart of the poet as man to the spirit and heart of mankind.” ~ Carl Jung,
1383:She discovered Carl Jung’s book Psychological Types and it became the theoretical foundation for a lifetime’s work, later taken up by her daughter (who became Isabel Briggs Myers). ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
1384:Where are the answers to the spiritual needs and troubles of a new epoch? And where the knowledge to deal with the psychological problems raised by the development of modern consciousness? ~ Carl Jung,
1385:I am the true medicine (says Wisdom), correcting and transmuting that which is no longer into that which it was before its corruption, and that which is not -into that which it ought to be. ~ Carl Jung,
1386:The cinema, like the detective story, makes it possible to experience without danger all the excitement, passion and desirousness which must be repressed in a humanitarian ordering of life. ~ Carl Jung,
1387:As against Freud's view that the dream is essentially a wish-fulfillment, I hold that the dream is a spontaneous self-portrayal, in symbolic form, of the actual situation in the unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1388:I readily admit that I have such a great respect for what happens in the human soul that I would be afraid of disturbing and distorting the silent operation of nature by clumsy interference. ~ Carl Jung,
1389:No rules can cope with the paradoxes of life. Moral law, like natural law, represents only one aspect of reality. It does not prevent from following certain "regular" habits unconsciously... ~ Carl Jung,
1390:"Suffer it yourself through your own hand, and know that it is your own heinous and devilish hand that inflicts the suffering on you, but not your brother, who wrestles with his own devils." ~ Carl Jung,
1391:The more one sees of human fate and the more one examines its secret springs of action, the more one is impressed by the strength of unconscious motives and by the limitations of free choice ~ Carl Jung,
1392:The soul has its own peculiar world. Only the self enters in there, or the man who has completely become his self, he who is neither in events, nor in men, nor in his thoughts. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book,
1393:We can hardly escape the feeling that the unconscious process moves spiral-wise round a centre, gradually getting closer, while the characteristics of the centre grow more and more distinct. ~ Carl Jung,
1394:"Yet the real carrier of life is the individual. He alone feels happiness, he alone has virtue and responsibility and any ethics whatever. The masses and the state have nothing of the kind." ~ Carl Jung,
1395:“The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.” ~ Carl Jung from Memories, Dreams, Reflections,
1396:"Among all my patients in the second half of life—that is to say, over thirty-five—there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life." ~ Carl Jung,
1397:People must know they are in conflict. They must be able to carry the conflict. That is consciousness. They must stand between that which is in opposition. ~ Carl Jung in an interview with M.I. Rix Weaver,
1398:"Rational argument can be conducted with some prospect of success only so long as the emotionality of a given situation does not exceed a certain critical degree." ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self, 1958,
1399:"The fact that we have only recently discovered psychology shows plainly enough that it has taken us all this time to make a clear distinction between ourselves and the contents of our minds.” ~ Carl Jung,
1400:"The somatic basis is inferred from the totality of endosomatic perceptions, which for their part are already of a psychic nature and are associated with the ego, and are therefore conscious." ~ Carl Jung,
1401:Whether you call the principle of existence "God," "matter," "energy," or anything else you like, you have created nothing; you have merely changed a symbol. Eastern and Western Thinking, 1938 ~ Carl Jung,
1402:"It is quite within the bounds of possibility for a man to recognize the relative evil of his nature, but it is a rare and shattering experience for him to gaze into the face of absolute evil." ~ Carl Jung,
1403:“Making them conscious and giving form to what is unformed has a specific effect in cases where the conscious attitude offers an overcrowded unconscious no possible means of expressing itself.” ~ Carl Jung,
1404:"She is the great illusionist, the seductress, who draws him into life with her Maya- and not only into life's reasonable and useful aspects, but into its frightful paradoxes and ambivalences." ~ Carl Jung,
1405:[T]he Christ-symbol lacks wholeness in the modern psychological sense, since it does not include the dark side of things but specifically excludes it in the form of a Luciferian opponent. ~ Carl Jung, Aion,
1406:"The fact that the individual feels himself or the members of his family or the esteemed friends in his circle to be important merely underlines the slightly comic subjectivity of his feeling." ~ Carl Jung,
1407:"As a rule, the Christian’s attitude is then reversed; there is no longer any question of love or long-suffering; we say to the brother within us “Raca,” and condemn and rage against ourselves." ~ Carl Jung,
1408:Be grateful for your difficulties and challenges, for they hold blessings. In fact... Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health personal growth, individuation and self-actualisation. ~ Carl Jung,
1409:Each of us, every living being, is a small earth, one could say, because we are in intimate connection with the earth, we are partially earth, we are conscious of our earthly body, for instance. ~ Carl Jung,
1410:Fortunately, in her kindness and patience, Nature has never put the fatal question as to the meaning of their lives into the mouths of most people. And where no one asks, no one needs to answer. ~ Carl Jung,
1411:"If you want to find paths, you should also not spurn madness, since it makes up such a great part of your nature…Be glad that you can recognize it, for you will thus avoid becoming its victim." ~ Carl Jung,
1412:"The goal of treatment by catharsis is full confession -- no merely intellectual acknowledgement of the facts, but their confirmation by the heart and the actual release of suppressed emotions." ~ Carl Jung,
1413:"The larger the number of individuals who conform, the greater the unconscious pressure of example on all those who, rightly or wrongly, have so far successfully resisted the collective method." ~ Carl Jung,
1414:The self is not only the centre but also the whole circumference which embraces both conscious and unconscious; it is the centre of this totality, just as the ego is the centre of consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
1415:"About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times." ~ Carl Jung,
1416:"[I]t is quite within the bounds of possibility for a man to recognize the relative evil of his nature, but it is a rare and shattering experience for him to gaze into the face of absolute evil." ~ Carl Jung,
1417:[J]ust as the human body shows a common anatomy over and above all racial differences, so, too, the psyche possesses a common substratum transcending all differences in culture and consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
1418:Try to apply seriously what I have told you, not that you might escape suffering --nobody can escape it -- but that you may avoid the worst -- blind suffering.. ~ Carl Jung (from an unpublished letter, 1936),
1419:"We refuse to recognize that everything better is purchased at the price of something worse; that, for example, the hope of greater freedom is canceled out by increased enslavement to the state." ~ Carl Jung,
1420:Carl Jung put it this way: “The attainment of wholeness requires one to stake one’s whole being. Nothing less will do; there can be no easier conditions, no substitutes, no compromises.” With ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
1421:"I would not advise anyone to touch yoga without a careful analysis of his unconscious reactions. What is the use of imitating yoga if your dark side remains as good a medieval Christian as ever?" ~ Carl Jung,
1422:"Our quaternity formula confirms the rightness of their claims; for the Holy Ghost, as the synthesis of the original One which then became split, issues from a source that is both light and dark." ~ Carl Jung,
1423:So, whatever form it takes, the function of the shadow is to represent the opposite side of the ego and to embody just those qualities that one dislikes most in other people. ~ Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols),
1424:That is what I mean by psychoanalysis. The search back into the soul for the hidden psychological factors which, in combination with physical nerves, have brought about a false adjustment to life. ~ Carl Jung,
1425:"Although its bases are in themselves relatively unknown and unconscious, the ego is a conscious factor par excellence. It is even acquired, empirically speaking, during the individual's lifetime." ~ Carl Jung,
1426:Through the shifting of interest from the inner to the outer world our knowledge of nature was increased a thousandfold but knowledge and experience of the inner world were correspondingly reduced. ~ Carl Jung,
1427:"With a little self-criticism one can see through the shadow — so far as its nature is personal. But when it appears as an archetype, one encounters the same difficulties as with anima and animus." ~ Carl Jung,
1428:Woe betide those who live by way of examples! Life is not with them. If you live according to an example, you thus live the life of that example. But who should live your own life, if not yourself? ~ Carl Jung,
1429:A wrong functioning of the psyche can do much to injure the body, just as conversely a bodily illness can affect the psyche; for psyche and body are not separate entities but one and the same life.. ~ Carl Jung,
1430:"I know that in many things I am not like others, but I do not know what I really am like. I am a man. But what is it like to be that? Like every other being, I am a splinter of the infinite deity." ~ Carl Jung,
1431:In fact it seems to me as if that alienation which so long separated me from the world has become transferred into my own inner world, and has revealed to me an unexpected unfamiliarity with myself. ~ Carl Jung,
1432:Many people become neurotic because they are only normal, as there are people who are neurotic because they cannot become normal.... their deepest need is really to be able to lead "abnormal" lives. ~ Carl Jung,
1433:The poet Edgar Allan Poe described the false awakening phenomenon long before Carl Jung was born. He wrote, ‘All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.’ Have I answered your question? ~ Stephen King,
1434:We do not stop to think that nothing would exist, there would be no culture in the world, if it were not for active imagination; it is always the forerunner, everything springs from it. ~ Carl Jung, ETH Lecture,
1435:"When I said that the ego "rests" on the total field of consciousness I do not mean that it consists of this. Were that so, it would be indistinguishable from the field of consciousness as a whole." ~ Carl Jung,
1436:And what shall we know of this life on earth after death? The dissolution of our timebound form in eternity brings no loss of meaning. Rather, does the little finger know itself a member of the hand. ~ Carl Jung,
1437:"Human beings have a capacity which is of the utmost use for purposes of collectivism and most prejudicial to individuation, and that is the capacity to IMITATE." - ~ Carl Jung, The Conception of the Unconscious,
1438:I have failed in my foremost task to open people's eyes to the fact that man has a soul, that there is a buried treasure in the field and that our religion and philosophy are in a lamentable state. - ~ Carl Jung,
1439:Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. ~ Carl Jung,
1440:"Once metaphysical ideas have lost their capacity to recall and evoke the original experience they have not only become useless but prove to be actual impediments on the road to wider development." — ~ Carl Jung,
1441:“The conscious mind is on top, the shadow underneath, and just as high always longs for low and hot for cold, so all consciousness, perhaps without being aware of it, seeks its unconscious opposite.” ~ Carl Jung,
1442:"Theoretically, no limits can be set to the field of consciousness, since it is capable of indefinite extension. Empirically, however, it always finds its limit when it comes up against the unknown." ~ Carl Jung,
1443:We can form an objective judgment of the nation, race, or continent to which we belong only when we have lived for a time in a foreign country and so are able to look at our own country from without. ~ Carl Jung,
1444:Creative ideas, in my opinion, show their value in that, like keys, they help to "unlock" hitherto unintelligible connections of facts and thus enable man to penetrate deeper into the mystery of life. ~ Carl Jung,
1445:Mind and body are . . . the expression of a single entity .... This living being appears outwardly as the material body, but inwardly as a series of images of the vital activities taking place within. ~ Carl Jung,
1446:"Nobody can achieve happiness through preconceived ideas, one should rather call it a gift of the gods. It comes and goes, and what has made you happy once does not necessarily do so at another time." ~ Carl Jung,
1447:The distinction between mind and body is an artificial dichotomy, a discrimination which is unquestionably based far more on the peculiarity of intellectual understanding than on the nature of things. ~ Carl Jung,
1448:"The term PERSONA is really an excellent one, for persona was originally the mask which an actor wore, that served to indicate the character in which he appeared." - ~ Carl Jung, The Conception of the Unconscious,
1449:The things that come to light brutally in insanity remain hidden in the background in neurosis, but they continue to influence consciousness nonetheless. ~ Carl Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious,
1450:"A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." ~ Carl Jung,
1451:Deep down, below the surface of the average man's conscience, he hears a voice whispering, "There is something not right," no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or moral code. ~ Carl Jung,
1452:"If the affective temperature rises above [a certain] level, the possibility of reason'shaving any effect ceases and its place is taken by slogans and chimerical wish-fantasies." ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self,
1453:Insanity is possession by an unconscious content that, as such, is not assimilatable to consciousness, nor can it be assimilated since the very existence of such contents is denied. ~ Carl Jung; Alchemical Studies,
1454:In the products of the unconscious we discover mandala symbols, that is, circular and quaternity figures which express wholeness, and whenever we wish to express wholeness, we employ just such figures. ~ Carl Jung,
1455:"Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible." ~ Carl Jung,
1456:Metaphysical assertions, however, are statements of the psyche, and are therefore psychological. Whenever the Westerner hears the word “psychological,” it always sounds to him like “only psychological. ~ Carl Jung,
1457:Primitive superstition lies just below the surface of even the most tough-minded individuals, and it is precisely those who most fight against it who are the first to succumb to its suggestive effects. ~ Carl Jung,
1458:"That I feed the hungry, that I forgive an insult, that I love my enemy in the name of Christ — all these are undoubtedly great virtues. What I do unto the least of my brethren, that I do unto Christ." ~ Carl Jung,
1459:The angels are a strange genus: they are precisely what they are and cannot be anything else. They are in themselves soulless beings who represent nothing but the thoughts and intuitions of their Lord. ~ Carl Jung,
1460:We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more. ~ Carl Jung,
1461:While personal problems are not overlooked, the analyst keeps an eye on their symbolic aspects, for healing comes only from what leads the patient beyond himself and beyond his entanglement in the ego. ~ Carl Jung,
1462:Man must accustom himself to the idea that “time” is a relative concept and needs to be complemented by that of the “simultaneous” existence, in the Bardo or pleroma, of all historical processes. ~ Carl Jung, CW 11,
1463:One could almost say that if all the world's traditions were cut off at a single blow, the whole of mythology and the whole history of religion would start all over again with the next generation. ~ Carl Jung, CW 4,
1464:When you succeed in awakening the Kundalini, so that it starts to move out of its mere potentiality, you necessarily start a world which is totally different from our world. It is the world of eternity. ~ Carl Jung,
1465:"Deep down, below the surface of the average man’s conscience, he hears a voice whispering, “There is something not right,” no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or moral code." ~ Carl Jung,
1466:I could well imagine that I might have lived in former centuries and there encountered questions I was not yet able to answer; that I had been born again because I had not fulfilled the task given to me. ~ Carl Jung,
1467:"I had learned in the meanwhile that the greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble...They can never be solved, but only outgrown." ~ Carl Jung, The Secret of the Golden Flower,
1468:"It is highly important for the analyst to admit his lack of understanding from time to time, for nothing is more unbearable for the patient than to be always understood." ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
1469:The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition. ~ Carl Jung,
1470:Though people are not always eager to recognize conflicts that are upsetting their lives, dreams are always at work trying to tell of the conflict, and of the creative fantasy that will lead the way out. ~ Carl Jung,
1471:(A)ll that a man does, whatever he attempts, means his individuation, it is an accomplishment, a fulfillment of his possibilities; and one of his foremost possibilities is the attainment of consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
1472:"Have the horrors of the World War not opened our eyes? Are we still unable to see that man's conscious mind is even more devilish and perverse than the unconscious?" ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul, 1931,
1473:"Interpretation then demands a knowledge of certain things which have less to do with zoology and mineralogy than with the existence of an historical consensus omnium in regard to the object in question." ~ Carl Jung,
1474:Previously I had existed, too, but everything had merely happened to me. Now I happened to myself. Now I knew: I am myself now, now I exist. Previously I had been willed to do this and that; now I willed. ~ Carl Jung,
1475:Rationalism and doctrinairism are the diseases of our time; they pretend to have all the answers. But a great deal will yet be discovered which our present limited view would have ruled out as impossible. ~ Carl Jung,
1476:The problem of madness is profound. Divine madness- a higher form of the irrationality of the life streaming through us - at any rate a madness that cannot be integrated into present-day society- but how? ~ Carl Jung,
1477:"Whereas the contents of the personal unconscious are acquired during the individual's lifetime, the contents of the collective unconscious are invariably archetypes that were present from the beginning." ~ Carl Jung,
1478:But anyone who really knows the human psyche will agree with me when I say that it is one of the darkest and most mysterious regions of our experience. There is no end to what can be learned in this field. ~ Carl Jung,
1479:"He feels limited because he has limited aims, and the result is envy and jealousy. If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change." ~ Carl Jung,
1480:In order to compensate for its chaotic formlessness, a mass always produces a “Leader,” who almost infallibly becomes the victim of his own inflated ego-consciousness, as numerous examples in history show. ~ Carl Jung,
1481:[L]ife comes to a man through the anima, in spite of the fact that he thinks it comes to him through the mind. He masters life through the mind but life lives in him through the anima. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar,
1482:Thus, part of the unconscious consists of a multitude of temporarily obscured thoughts, impressions, and images that, in spite of being lost, continue to influence our conscious minds. ~ Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols,
1483:Life does not come from events, but from us. ...[W]hoever looks from inside, knows that everything is new. The events that happen are always the same. But the creative depths of man are not always the same. ~ Carl Jung,
1484:That the gods die from time to time is due to man’s sudden discovery that they do not mean anything, that they are made by human hands, useless idols of wood and stone. ~ Carl Jung, Collected Works of CG Jung, Volume 9,
1485:The paradox is one of our most valuable spiritual possessions, while uniformity of meaning is a sign of weakness. Hence a religion becomes inwardly impoverished when it loses or waters down its paradoxes... ~ Carl Jung,
1486:Whoever protects himself against what is new and strange and thereby regresses to the past, falls into the same neurotic condition as the man who identifies himself with the new and runs away from the past. ~ Carl Jung,
1487:Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions. ~ Carl Jung,
1488:"Freud's concept of sexuality is thoroughly elastic, and so vague that it can be made to include almost anything. The word itself is familiar, but what it denotes amounts to an indeterminable or variable X." ~ Carl Jung,
1489:"There are not a few who are called awake by the summons of the voice, whereupon they are at once set apart from the others, feeling themselves confronted with a problem about which the others know nothing." ~ Carl Jung,
1490:The whole point of Jesus's life was not that we should become exactly like him, but that we should become ourselves in the same way he became himself. Jesus was not the great exception but the great example. ~ Carl Jung,
1491:"It should never be forgotten that dreams are compensatory or complementary to consciousness. Were this not the case, we should be obliged to regard dreams as a source of knowledge superior to the conscious." ~ Carl Jung,
1492:My speech is imperfect. Not because I want to shine with words, but out of the impossibility of finding those words, I speak in images. With nothing else can I express the words from the depths. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book,
1493:We must be satisfied with what the Divine gives us, and do what He wants us to do without weakness, free from useless ambition. ~ ~ The MotherWe must beware of thinking of good and evil as absolute opposites. ~ Carl Jung,
1494:When we speak of psychological projection we must, as I have already pointed out, always remember that it is an unconscious process that works only so long as it stays unconscious. ~ Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy,
1495:Whoever is afraid must needs be dependent; a weak thing needs support. That is why the primitive mind, from deep psychological necessity, begot religious instruction and embodied it in a magician or a priest. ~ Carl Jung,
1496:"An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling." ~ Carl Jung,
1497:But if the doctor wishes to help a human being he must be able to accept him as he is. And he can do this in reality only when he has already seen and accepted himself as he is. ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
1498:I find that all my thoughts circle around God like the planets around the sun, and are as irresistibly attracted by Him. I would feel it to be the grossest sin if I were to oppose any resistance to this force. ~ Carl Jung,
1499:It is not the conscious subject but the unconscious which does the projecting. Hence one meets with projections, one does not make them. Projections change the world into the replica of one’s own unknown face. ~ Carl Jung,
1500:If a union is to take place between opposites like spirit and matter, conscious and unconscious, bright and dark, and so on, it will happen in a third thing, which represents not a compromise but something new. ~ Carl Jung,
1501:In sleep, fantasy takes the form of dreams. But in waking life, too, we continue to dream beneath the threshold of consciousness, especially when under the influence of repressed or other unconscious complexes. ~ Carl Jung,
1502:In [the Christian West] grace comes from elsewhere; at all events from outside. Every other point of view is sheer heresy. Hence it is quite understandable why the human psyche is suffering from undervaluation. ~ Carl Jung,
1503:"The archetypes most clearly characterized from the empirical point of view are those which have the most frequent and the most disturbing influence on the ego. These are the shadow, the anima, and the animus." ~ Carl Jung,
1504:It is, unfortunately, only too clear that if the individual is not truly regenerated in spirit, society cannot be either, for society is the sum total of individuals in need of redemption. ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self,
1505:"The autonomy of the collective unconscious expresses itself in the figures of anima and animus. They personify those of its contents which, when withdrawn from projection, can be integrated into consciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
1506:"We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie." ~ Carl Jung,
1507:All my writings may be considered tasks imposed from within, their source was a fateful compulsion. What I wrote were things that assailed me from within myself. I permitted the spirit that moved me to speak out. ~ Carl Jung,
1508:"Not every man of real intellectual power can be an #animus, for the animus must be a master not so much of fine ideas as of fine words—words seemingly full of meaning which purport to leave a great deal unsaid." ~ Carl Jung,
1509:The secret of artistic creation and the effectiveness of art is to be found in a return to the state of 'participation mystique' - to that level of experience at which it is man who lives, and not the individual. ~ Carl Jung,
1510:“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” - ~ Carl Jung (1875 – 1961) Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology, Wikipedia,
1511:However far-fetched it may sound, experience shows that many neuroses are caused by the fact that people blind themselves to their own religious promptings because of a childish passion for rational enlightenment. ~ Carl Jung,
1512:"Inside the field of consciousness it has, as we say, free will. By this I do not mean anything philosophical, only the well-known psychological fact of "free choice," or rather the subjective feeling of freedom." ~ Carl Jung,
1513:It is just man's turning away from instinct--his opposing himself to instinct--that creates consciousness. Instinct is nature andseeks to perpetuate nature; while consciousness can only seek culture or its denial. ~ Carl Jung,
1514:To the degree that he does not admit the validity of the other person, he denies the “other” within himself the right to exist—and vice versa. The capacity for inner dialogue is a touchstone for outer objectivity. ~ Carl Jung,
1515:"Why is psychology the youngest of the empirical sciences? . . . Simply because we had a religious formula for everything psychic -- and one that is far more beautiful and comprehensive than immediate experience." ~ Carl Jung,
1516:Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. ~ Carl Jung,
1517:Man's greatest instrument, his psyche, is little thought of, if not actually mistrusted and despised. "It's only psychological" too often means: it is nothing. Where, exactly, does this immense prejudice come from? ~ Carl Jung,
1518:Mortality is the great rescuer, it finally takes you out of everything, and that makes life good.Read Carl Jung. It makes life richer because this is it; none of us know where we go and this is the fun of it. ~ Anthony Hopkins,
1519:"Though the shadow is a motif as well known to mythology as anima and animus, it represents first and foremost the personal unconscious, and its content can therefore be made conscious without too much difficulty." ~ Carl Jung,
1520:We must beware of thinking of good and evil as absolute opposites . . .Recognition of the reality of evil necessarily relativises the good, and the evil likewise, converting both into halves of a paradoxical whole. ~ Carl Jung,
1521:We turn clay to make a vessel; But it is on the space where there is nothing that the utility of the vessel depends... Therefore just as we take advantage of what is, we should recognize the utility of what is not. ~ Carl Jung,
1522:Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and considered by a psyche. Consciousness is a precondition of being. ~ Carl Jung,
1523:Carl Jung said that if you find the psychic wound in an individual or a people, there you also find their path to consciousness. For it is in the healing of our psychic wounds that we come to know ourselves. ~ Robert A. Johnson,
1524:I am not addressing myself to the happy possessors of faith, but to those many people for whom the light has gone out, the mystery has faded, and God is dead. For most of them there is no going back. ~ Carl Jung, Terry Lectures,
1525:It is astounding that man, the instigator, inventor and vehicle of all these developments, the originator of all judgements and decisions and the planner of the future, must make himself such a quantité negligeable. ~ Carl Jung,
1526:It might be said that the secret of Merlin was carried on by alchemy, primarily in the figure of Mercurius. Then Merlin was taken up again in my psychology of the unconscious and – remains uncomprehended to this day! ~ Carl Jung,
1527:Primitive superstition lies just below the surface of even the most toughminded individuals, and it is precisely those who most fight against it who are the first to succumb to its suggestive effects. ~ Carl Jung, Synchronicity,
1528:But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the programme of life's morning — for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie. ~ Carl Jung,
1529:“I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way.” ~ Carl Jung,
1530:I think it is better for all people to live on, to look forward to the next stage (after death), as if he had to spend centuries, then he lives properly... looking forward to the great adventure ahead, then he lives! ~ Carl Jung,
1531:Man's unconscious... contains all the patterns of life and behaviour inherited from his ancestors, so that every human child, prior to consciousness, is possessed of a potential system of adapted psychic functioning. ~ Carl Jung,
1532:"My interests drew me in different directions. On the one hand I was powerfully attracted by science, with its truths based on facts; on the other hand I was fascinated by everything to do with comparative religion." ~ Carl Jung,
1533:Science is not indeed a perfect instrument, but it is a superb and invaluable tool that works harm only when it is taken as an end in itself. Science must serve; it errs when it usurps the throne. ~ Carl Jung, Alchemical Studies,
1534:The girl dreams she is dangerously ill. Suddenly birds come out of her skin and cover her completely ... Swarms of gnats obscure the sun, the moon, and all the stars except one. That one start falls upon the dreamer. ~ Carl Jung,
1535:"Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and considered by a psyche. Consciousness is a precondition of being." ~ Carl Jung,
1536:An old alchemist gave the following consolation to one of his disciples: “No matter how isolated you are and how lonely you feel, if you do your work truly and conscientiously, unknown friends will come and seek you.” ~ Carl Jung,
1537:Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. ~ Carl Jung,
1538:I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among those in the second half of life - that is to say, over 35 - there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. ~ Carl Jung,
1539:It seems as if it is only through an experience of symbolic reality that man, vainly seeking his own “existence” and making a philosophy out of it, can find his way back to a world in which he is no longer a stranger. ~ Carl Jung,
1540:"On this lower level with its uncontrolled or scarcely controlled emotions one behaves more or less like a primitive, who is not only the passive victim of his affects but also singularly incapable of moral judgment." ~ Carl Jung,
1541:We quite forget that we can be as deplorably overcome by a virtue as by a vice. There is a sort of frenzied, orgiastic virtuousness which is just as infamous as a vice and leads to just as much injustice and violence. ~ Carl Jung,
1542:"Whereas the shadow is accompanied by more or less definite and describable feeling-tones, the anima and animus exhibit feeling qualities that are harder to define. Mostly they are felt to be fascinating or numinous." ~ Carl Jung,
1543:“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart….Who looks outside, dreams.Who looks inside awakens.”- ~ Carl Jung (1875-1961), a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology, Wikipedia,
1544:“An old alchemist gave the following consolation to one of his disciples: “No matter how isolated you are and how lonely you feel, if you do your work truly and conscientiously, unknown friends will come and seek you.” ~ Carl Jung,
1545:Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of awareness of darkness... as the contrast between what we have and how it could be worse is vital to appreciate anything, including our life, and so be happy and grateful ~ Carl Jung,
1546:Man becomes whole, integrated, calm, fertile, and happy when (and only when) the process of individuation is complete, when the conscious and the unconscious have learned to live at peace and to complement one another. ~ Carl Jung,
1547:When you observe the world you see people, houses, the sky, tangible objects. But when you observe yourself within, you see moving images, a world of images, generally known as fantasies. Yet these fantasies are facts. ~ Carl Jung,
1548:"With the archetype of the anima we enter the realm of the gods, or rather, the realm that metaphysics has reserved for itself. Everything the anima touches becomes numinous -- unconditional, dangerous, taboo magical." ~ Carl Jung,
1549:"Just as our free will clashes with necessity in the outside world, so also it finds its limits outside the field of consciousness in the subjective inner world, where it comes into conflict with the facts of the self." ~ Carl Jung,
1550:What we need is the development of the inner spiritual man, the unique individual whose treasure is hidden on the one hand in the symbols of our mythological tradition, and on the other hand in man's unconscious psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
1551:"After [1933] the world of heroes and monsters spread like a devastating fire over whole nations, proving that the strange world of myth had suffered no loss of vitality during the centuries of reason and enlightenment." ~ Carl Jung,
1552:"A symbol is a living Gestalt, or form—the sum total of a highly complex set of facts which our intellect cannot master conceptually, and which therefore cannot be expressed in any way other than by the use of an image." ~ Carl Jung,
1553:"Empirically, however, it always finds its limit when it comes up against the unknown. This consists of everything we do not know, which, therefore, is not related to the ego as the centre of the field of consciousness." ~ Carl Jung,
1554:If your life has not three dimensions, if you don’t live in the body, if you live on the two-dimensional plane in the paper world that is flat and printed, as if you were only living your biography, then you are nowhere. ~ Carl Jung,
1555:I had always worked with the temperamental conviction that at bottom there are no insoluble problems & experience justified me insofar as I have often seen patients simply outgrow a problem that had destroyed others. ~ Carl Jung,
1556:The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life. ~ Carl Jung,
1557:If consciousness is mostly symbolized by a house, then the basement is the unconscious, the place where one loses consciousness, the dark where all those things happen of which we are afraid, and which we do not know yet. ~ Carl Jung,
1558:"If we feel our way into the human secrets of the sick person, the madness also reveals its system, and we recognize in the mental illness merely an exceptional reaction to emotional problems which are not strange to us." ~ Carl Jung,
1559:It should therefore be an absolute rule to assume that every dream, and every part of a dream, is unknown at the outset, and to attempt an interpretation only after carefully taking up the context. ~ Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy,
1560:"Myths and fairy-tales give expression to unconscious processes, and their retelling causes these processes to come alive again and be recollected, thereby reestablishing the connection between conscious and unconscious." ~ Carl Jung,
1561:Sooner or later nuclear physics and the psychology of the unconscious will draw closely together as both of them independently of one another and from opposite directions, push forward into transcendental territory. ~ Carl Jung, Aion,
1562:"The effect of projection is to isolate the subject from his environment, since instead of a real relation to it there is now only an illusory one. Projections change the world into the replica of one's own unknown face." ~ Carl Jung,
1563:Am I a combination of the lives of these ancestors and do I embody these lives again? Have I lived before in the past as a specific personality, and did I progress so far in that life that I am now able to seek a solution? ~ Carl Jung,
1564:Dream analysis stands or falls with [the hypothesis of the unconscious]. Without it the dream appears to be merely a freak of nature, a meaningless conglomerate of memory-fragments left over from the happenings of the day. ~ Carl Jung,
1565:Every man carries within himself the eternal image of woman, not the image of this or that particular woman, but a definite feminine image. This image is fundamentally unconscious, a hereditary factor of primordial origin. ~ Carl Jung,
1566:"It is . . . impossible to achieve individuation by means of conscious intention; for conscious intention leads to a conscious attitude, which excludes everything that 'does not suit.'" - ~ Carl Jung, The Conception of the Unconscious,
1567:"This myth, better than any other, illustrates the nature of the collective unconscious. At this level the mother is both old and young, Demeter and Persephone, and the son is spouse and sleeping suckling rolled into one." ~ Carl Jung,
1568:At times I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the plashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the procession of the seasons. ~ Carl Jung,
1569:"I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. They seek position, marriage, reputation, outward success of money, and remain unhappy." ~ Carl Jung,
1570:"'Invoked or not invoked the god will be present' … Why did you choose to put this over your front door?""Because I wanted to express the fact that I always feel unsafe, as if I'm in the presence of superior possibilities." ~ Carl Jung,
1571:"Man's connection with physis, with the material world and its demands, is the cause of his anomalous position: on the one hand he has the capacity for enlightenment, on the other he is in thrall to the Lord of this world." ~ Carl Jung,
1572:Only by discovering alchemy have I clearly understood that the Unconscious is a process and that ego's rapport with the Unconscious and its contents initiate an evolution, more precisely, a real metamorphosis of the psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
1573:Our task is not, therefore, to deny the archetype, but to dissolve the projections, in order to restore their contents to the individual who has involuntarily lost them by projecting them outside himself. ~ Carl Jung, Collected Works 9,
1574:"When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilizations, we cannot escape the impression of absolute nullity. Yet I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux." ~ Carl Jung,
1575:"In order to find out what is really individual in us, we should have to give the matter deep thought, and we should certainly become aware how exceedingly difficult such a discovery is." - ~ Carl Jung, The Conception of the Unconscious,
1576:"Myths and fairy tales give expression to unconscious processes and the retelling causes these processes to come alive again, to be recollected and thereby establishing a connection between consciousness and the unconscious" ~ Carl Jung,
1577:We are in the soup that is going to be cooked for us, whether we claim to have invented it or not…. We are threatened with universal genocide if we cannot work out the way of salvation by a symbolic death. ~ Carl Jung, The Symbolic Life,
1578:We often dream about people from whom we receive a letter by the next post. I have ascertained on several occasions that at the moment when the dream occurred the letter was already lying in the post-office of the addressee. ~ Carl Jung,
1579:What is it, in the end, that induces a man to go his own way and to rise out of unconscious identity with the mass as out of a swathing mist? Not necessity, for necessity comes to many and they all take refuge in convention. ~ Carl Jung,
1580:Although religious ideas consists of anthropomorphic images that could never stand up to rational criticism--they are based on numinous archetypes. We are dealing with psychic facts which logic can overlook but not eliminate. ~ Carl Jung,
1581:In the last resort it is a man's moral qualities which force him, either through direct recognition of the need or indirectly through a painful neurosis, to assimilate his unconscious self and to keep himself fully conscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1582:Since man knows himself only as an ego, and the self, as a totality, is indescribable and indistinguishable from a God image, self-realization—to put it in religious or metaphysical terms —amounts to God’s incarnation. ~ Carl Jung, CW 11,
1583:A complex is a cluster of energy in the unconscious, charged by historic events, reinforced through repitition, embodying a fragment of our personality, and generating a programmed response and an implicit set of expectations. ~ Carl Jung,
1584:As I have pointed out, the union of opposites on a higher level of consciousness is not a rational thing, nor is it a matter of will; it is a process of psychic development that expresses itself in symbols. ~ Carl Jung, Alchemical Studies,
1585:"Closer examination of the dark characteristics— that is, the inferiorities constituting the shadow— reveals that they have an emotional nature, a kind of autonomy, and accordingly an obsessive or, better, possessive quality." ~ Carl Jung,
1586:"For nothing in us ever remains quite uncontradicted, and consciousness can take up no position which will not call up, somewhere in the dark corners of the psyche, a negation or a compensatory effect, approval or resentment." ~ Carl Jung,
1587:"However beneficial a secret shared with several persons may be, a merely private secret has a destructive effect. It resembles a burden of guilt which cuts off the unfortunate possessor from communion with his fellow-beings." ~ Carl Jung,
1588:In the last resort it is highly improbable that there could ever be a therapy which got rid of all difficulties. Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. What concerns us here is only an excessive amount of them. ~ Carl Jung,
1589:"The unconscious as we know can never be "done with" once and for all. It is, in fact, one of the most important tasks of psychic hygiene to pay continual attention to the symptomatology of unconscious contents and processes." ~ Carl Jung,
1590:We must be able to let things happen in the psyche. For us, this becomes a real art... Consciousness is forever interfering, helping, correcting, and negating, never leaving the single growth of the psychic processes in peace. ~ Carl Jung,
1591:"Common to both is the materialistic and collectivist goal, and both lack the very thing that expresses and grips the whole man, namely, an idea which puts the individual human being in the center as the measure of all things." ~ Carl Jung,
1592:It is a great error to assume that the meaning of life is exhausted with the period of youth and growth... The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning, only its meaning and purpose is a wholly different one. ~ Carl Jung,
1593:Religions are psychotherapeutic systems in the truest sense of the word & on the grandest scale. They express the whole range of the psychic problem in mighty images; From this universal foundation no human soul is cut off. ~ Carl Jung,
1594:"Every psychological moment has its own history. Every sentence that I utter has, besides the meaning consciously intended by me, a meaning that is historical; and this last may be entirely different from the conscious meaning." ~ Carl Jung,
1595:Myths have a vital meaning. Not merely do they represent, they are the mental life of the primitive tribe, which immediately falls to pieces & decays when it loses its mythological heritage, like a man who has lost his soul. ~ Carl Jung,
1596:Our souls as well as our bodies are composed of individual elements which were all already present in the ranks of our ancestors. The "newness" in the individual psyche is an endlessly varied recombination of age-old components. ~ Carl Jung,
1597:Reason must always seek the solution in some rational, consistent, logical way, which is certainly justifiable enough in all normal situations but is entirely inadequate when it comes to the really great decisive questions. ~ Carl Jung, CW6,
1598:What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and our feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it. The dissolution of our time-bound form in eternity brings no loss of meaning. ~ Carl Jung,
1599:Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place. ~ Carl Jung,
1600:I am convinced that the doctor is not necessarily in a better position to know what is wanted than is the patient's own psychic constitution, which may be quite unconscious to the patient himself. ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul),
1601:[I]ntuitives develop all sorts of physical trouble, intestinal disturbances for instance, ulcers of the stomach or other really grave physical troubles. Because they overleap the body, it reacts against them. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminar,
1602:"I wonder why there is so much nonsensical theorizing about the pathology of outstanding people. Most psychopaths are not geniuses; and on the other hand there are many geniuses who do not show the slightest traces of pathology." ~ Carl Jung,
1603:Modern man protects himself against seeing his own split state by a system of compartments. Certain areas of outer life and of his own behaviour are kept, as it were, in separate drawers and are never confronted with one another. ~ Carl Jung,
1604:The unconscious wants to flow into consciousness in order to reach the light, but at the same time it continually thwarts itself, because it would rather remain unconscious. That is to say, God wants to become man, but not quite. ~ Carl Jung,
1605:Anybody whose calling is to guide souls should have his own soul guided first, so that he knows what it means to deal with the human soul. Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people. ~ Carl Jung,
1606:A)s long as (one) is unable to control his moods and emotions, or to be conscious of the myriad secret ways in which unconscious factors insinuate themselves into his arrangements and decisions, he is certainly not his own master. ~ Carl Jung,
1607:As one grows older one must try not to work oneself to death unnecessarily. At least that's how it is with me... I can scarcely keep pace and must watch out that the creative forces do not chase me around the universe in a wallop. ~ Carl Jung,
1608:"I attach little importance to the interpretation of single dreams. With a series of dreams we can have more confidence in our interpretations, for the later dreams correct the mistakes we made in handling those that went before." ~ Carl Jung,
1609:Man is the microcosm of the macrocosm ; the God on earth is built on the pattern of the God in nature. But the universal consciousness of the real Ego transcends a million fold the self-consciousness of the personal for false ego. ~ Carl Jung,
1610:"[The ego] seems to arise in the first place from the collision between the somatic factor and the environment, and, once established as a subject, it goes on developing from further collisions with the outer world and the inner." ~ Carl Jung,
1611:The man of today, who resembles more or less the collective ideal, has made his heart into a den of murderers, as can easily be proved by the analysis of his unconscious, even though he himself is not in the least disturbed by it. ~ Carl Jung,
1612:The mass crushes out the insight and reflection that are still possible with the individual, and this necessarily leads to doctrinaire and authoritarian tyranny if ever the constitutional State should succumb to a fit of weakness. ~ Carl Jung,
1613:We do not know whether Hitler is going to found a new Islam. He is already on the way; he is like Mohammad. The emotion in Germany is Islamic; warlike and Islamic. They are all drunk with wild god. That can be the historic future. ~ Carl Jung,
1614:It has always seemed to me that I had to answer questions which fate had posed to my forefathers, and which had not yet been answered, or as if I had to complete, or perhaps continue, things which previous ages had left unfinished. ~ Carl Jung,
1615:Man is in need if a symbolical life- badly in need. We only live banal, ordinary, rational or irrational things- but we have no symbolic life. Where do we live symbolically? Nowhere except where we participate in the ritual of life ~ Carl Jung,
1616:"The less we understand of what our [forebears] sought, the less we understand ourselves, and thus we help with all our might to rob the individual of his roots and his guiding instincts, so that he becomes a particle in the mass." ~ Carl Jung,
1617:"There appears to be a conscience in mankind which severely punishes the man who does not somehow and at some time, at whatever cost to his pride, cease to defend and assert himself, and instead confess himself fallible and human." ~ Carl Jung,
1618:The whole nature of man presupposes woman, both physically and spiritually. His system is tuned into woman from the start, just as it is prepared for a quite definite world where there is water, light, air, salt, carbohydrates etc. ~ Carl Jung,
1619:The world of the inner is as infinite as the world of the outer. Just as you become a part of the manifold essence of the world through your bodies, so you become a part of the manifold essence of the inner world through your soul. ~ Carl Jung,
1620:“What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved -- what then?” ~ Carl Jung,
1621:Individual self-reflection, return of the individual to the ground of human nature, to his own deepest being with its individual and social destiny here is the beginning of a cure for that blindness which reigns at the present hour. ~ Carl Jung,
1622:It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going. ~ Carl Jung,
1623:"Such people are usually confined within too narrow a spiritual horizon. Their life has not sufficient content, sufficient meaning. If they are enabled to develop into more spacious personalities, the neurosis generally disappears." ~ Carl Jung,
1624:There was need of a phantastic, indestructible optimism, and one far removed from all sense of reality, in order, for example, to discover in the shameful death of Christ really the highest salvation and the redemption of the world. ~ Carl Jung,
1625:To this day God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my willful path violently and recklessly, all things which upset my subjective views, plans and intentions and change the course of my life for better or worse. ~ Carl Jung,
1626:“Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”- ~ Carl Jung (1875 – 1961) Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology, Wikipedia,
1627:Carl Jung dijo que la personalidad saludable es igualmente equilibrada entre el trabajo, el ocio, el amor, y un aspecto de la personalidad llamado espiritualidad, que también podríamos definir como la búsqueda del sentido y el valor. ~ Anonymous,
1628:Go back to the body, go into the body, and then everything will be right, for there the greatest intelligence is hidden.- ~ Carl Jung I am just beginning to understand how much is possible from work with sensation.- #Gurdjieff (in his last year),
1629:"Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. Then it withers away -- an ephemeral apparition." ~ Carl Jung,
1630:So long as our psychic energies find an outlet in adequate & well-regulated ways, we are disturbed by nothing from within. But no sooner are one or two channels of psychic activity blocked up than phenomena of obstruction appear. ~ Carl Jung,
1631:The secret to Hitler's power is ... that his unconscious has exceptional access to his conscious and ... that he allows himself to be moved by it. [Others] have too much rationality, too much cerebrum to obey it [but] Hitler listens. ~ Carl Jung,
1632:The unconscious is not a demoniacal monster, but a natural entity which.. is completely neutral. It only becomes dangerous when our conscious attitude to it is hopelessly wrong. To the degree that we repress it, its danger increases. ~ Carl Jung,
1633:We are still living in a wonderful new world where man thinks himself astonishingly new and "modern." This is unmistakable proof of the youthfulness of human consciousness, which has not yet grown aware of its historical antecedents. ~ Carl Jung,
1634:But what if I should discover that the least among them all, the poorest of all beggars, the most impudent of all offenders, yea the very fiend himself - that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of my own kindness...? ~ Carl Jung,
1635:"It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going." ~ Carl Jung,
1636:"Our discourse necessarily brings us to Christ, because he is the still living myth of our culture. He is our culture hero, who, regardless of his historical existence, embodies the myth of the divine Primordial Man, the mystic Adam." ~ Carl Jung,
1637:The highest, most decisive experience is to be alone with one's own self. You must be alone to find out what supports you, when you find that you can not support yourself. Only this experience can give you an indestructible foundation. ~ Carl Jung,
1638:The unconscious can be reached and expressed only by symbols... The symbol is the primitive exponent of the unconscious, but at the same time an idea that corresponds to the highest intuitions of the conscious mind. ~ Carl Jung, Alchemical Studies,
1639:The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good: not only dark but also light, not only bestial, semihuman, and demonic but superhuman, spiritual, and, in the classical sense of the word, "divine." ~ Carl Jung,
1640:To the intellect, all my mythologizing is futile speculation. To the emotions, however, it is a healing and valid activity; it gives existence a glamour which we would not like to do without. Nor is there any good reason why we should. ~ Carl Jung,
1641:"It is, indeed, well known that the ego not only can do nothing against the self, but is sometimes actually assimilated by unconscious components of the personality that are in the process of development and is greatly altered by them." ~ Carl Jung,
1642:"It is my mind, with its store of images, that gives the world color and sound; and that supremely real and rational certainty which I can “experience” is, in its most simple form, an exceedingly complicated structure of mental images." ~ Carl Jung,
1643:Carl Jung dijo que la personalidad saludable se mantiene equilibrada entre el trabajo, el ocio, el amor y un aspecto de la personalidad llamado espiritualidad, que también podríamos definir como la búsqueda del valor y del sentido. ~ David R Hawkins,
1644:"Historically, it is chiefly in times of physical, political, economic and spiritual distress that men’s eyes turn with anxious hope to the future, and when anticipations, utopias and apocalyptic visions multiply." ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self,
1645:I believe that we have no real access to who we really are except in God. Only when we rest in God can we find the safety, the spaciousness, and the scary freedom to be who we are, all that we are, more than we are, and less than we are. ~ Carl Jung,
1646:[N]owadays most people identify themselves almost exclusively with their consciousness and imagine that they are only what they know about themselves. Yet anyone with even a smattering of psychology can see how limited this knowledge is. ~ Carl Jung,
1647:"The highest, most decisive experience is to be alone with one’s own self. You must be alone to find out what supports you, when you find that you can not support yourself. Only this experience can give you an indestructible foundation." ~ Carl Jung,
1648:"There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." ~ Carl Jung,
1649:The reason for such an “unreasonable” attitude with me is that I am not at all sure what will happen to me after death. I have good reasons to assume that things are not finished with death. Life seems to be an interlude in a long story. ~ Carl Jung,
1650:"We appeal only to the patient's brain if we try to inculcate a truth; but if we help him to grow up to this truth in the course of his own development, we have reached his heart, and this appeal goes deeper and acts with greater force." ~ Carl Jung,
1651:When one is not understood one should as a rule lower one's voice, because when one really speaks loudly enough and is not heard, it is because people do not want to hear. One had better begin to mutter to oneself, then they get curious. ~ Carl Jung,
1652:The processes of the collective unconscious are concerned not only with the more or less personal relations of an individual to his family or to a wider social group but with his relations to society and to the human community in general. ~ Carl Jung,
1653:There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1654:As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. It may even be assumed that just as the unconscious affects us, so the increase in our consciousness affects the unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1655:So, it's really about modeling it and letting people know you are an inspired person, a person who is in spirit, and then those forces that Carl Jung called synchronicity begin to show up and, lo and behold, the universe provides for you. ~ Wayne Dyer,
1656:The apparently unendurable conflict is proof of the rightness of your life. A life without contradiction is only half a life; or else a life in the Beyond, which is destined only for angels. But God loves human beings more than the angels. ~ Carl Jung,
1657:An ancient adept has said: “If the wrong man uses the right means, the right means work in the wrong way.”...[E]verything depends on the man and little or nothing on the method. The method is merely the path, the direction taken by a man... ~ Carl Jung,
1658:Nobody doubts the importance of conscious experience; why then should we doubt the significance of unconscious happenings? They also are part of our life, and sometimes more truly a part of it for weal or woe than any happenings of the day. ~ Carl Jung,
1659:No matter what the world thinks about religious experience, the one who has it possesses a great treasure, a thing that has become for him a source of life, meaning, and beauty, and that has given a new splendor to the world and to mankind. ~ Carl Jung,
1660:Active imagination is to be understood as a way or method, to heal, raise and transform the personality. Through active imagination the image is imprinted on the psychic essence of personality with the purpose of transformation. ~ Carl Jung, ETH Lecture,
1661:I had always been impressed by the fact that there are surprisingly many individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and yet are not stupid, and an equal number who obviously do use their minds but in an amazingly stupid way. ~ Carl Jung,
1662:In every adult there lurks a child— an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention, and education. That is the part of the personality which wants to develop and become whole. ~ Carl Jung,
1663:Psyche cannot be totally different from matter for how otherwise could it move matter? Matter cannot be alien to psyche, for how else could matter produce psyche? Psyche & matter exist in the same world, and each partakes of the other... ~ Carl Jung,
1664:"The collective unconscious is a part of the psyche which can be negatively distinguished from a personal unconscious by the fact that it does not, like the latter, owe its existence to personal experience and is not a personal acquisition." ~ Carl Jung,
1665:"The only meaningful life is a life that strives for the individual realization–absolute and unconditional–of its own particular law…To the extent that a man is untrue to the law of his being…he has failed to realize his own life’s meaning." ~ Carl Jung,
1666:Carl Jung wrote that “the greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of the parents,” by which he meant that where and how our caretakers were stuck in their development becomes an internal paradigm for us also to be stuck. ~ Robert A. Johnson,
1667:The psychic life of civilized man is full of problems...Our psychic processes are made up to a large extent of reflections, doubts, experiments, all of which are almost completely foreign to the unconscious, instinctive mind of primitive man. ~ Carl Jung,
1668:We are not convinced that our thoughts are original beings that walk about in our brains, and we invent the idea that they are powerless without our gracious creative act; we invent this in order not to be too much influenced by our thoughts. ~ Carl Jung,
1669:Analysis should release an experience that grips us or falls upon us as from above, an experience that has substance and body such as those things which occurred to the ancients. If I were going to symbolize it I would choose the Annunciation. ~ Carl Jung,
1670:"For man as well as for woman, in so far as they are 'containers,' the filling out of this image is an experience fraught with consequences, for it holds the possibility of finding one's own complexities answered by a corresponding diversity." ~ Carl Jung,
1671:"If for instance one doesn't happen to recall, when considering whether to paint the garden gate green or white, that green is the colour of life and hope, the symbolic aspect of 'green' is nevertheless present as an unconscious sous-entendu." ~ Carl Jung,
1672:Life calls us forth to independence, and anyone who does not heed this call because of childish laziness or timidity is threatened with neurosis. And once this has broken out, it becomes an increasingly valid reason for running away from life. ~ Carl Jung,
1673:"One clings to possessions that have once meant wealth; and the more ineffective, incomprehensible, and lifeless they become the more obstinately people cling to them . . . Thus in the course of time the meaningful turns into the meaningless." ~ Carl Jung,
1674:"We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself . . . We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil." ~ Carl Jung, BBC interview, 1959,
1675:The puzzling thing is that there is really a curious coincidence between astrological and psychological facts, so that one can isolate time from the characteristics of an individual, and also, one can deduce characteristics from a certain time. ~ Carl Jung,
1676:...The unconscious has no time. There is no trouble about time in the unconscious. Part of our psyche is not in time and not in space. They are only an illusion, time and space, and so in a certain part of our psyche time does not exist at all. ~ Carl Jung,
1677:"Just as the human body connects us with the mammals and displays numerous relics of earlier evolutionary stages . . . so the human psyche is likewise a product of evolution which, when followed up to its origins, show countless archaic traits." ~ Carl Jung,
1678:The fact that the life of Christ is largely myth does absolutely nothing to disprove its factual truth—quite the contrary. I would even go so far as to say that the mythical character of a life is just what expresses its universal human validity ~ Carl Jung,
1679:"The result of their combination— the ego— is therefore, so far as one can judge, individual and unique, and retains its identity up to a certain point. Its stability is relative, because far-reaching changes of personality can sometimes occur." ~ Carl Jung,
1680:The serious problems in life...are never fully solved. If ever they should appear to be so it is a sure sign that something has been lost. The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. ~ Carl Jung,
1681:"The fragment of world which he, like every man, must encounter again and again is never quite the right one, since it does not'fall into his lap, does not meet him half way, but remains resistant, has to be conquered, and submits only to force." ~ Carl Jung,
1682:We are in truth so wrapped about by psychic images that we cannot penetrate at all to the essence of things external to ourselves. All our knowledge consists of the stuff of the psyche which, because it alone is immediate, is superlatively real. ~ Carl Jung,
1683:Anyone who identifies with the collective psyche" or, in mythological terms, lets himself be devoured by the monster" and vanishes in it, attains the treasure that the dragon guards, but he does so in spite of himself and to his own greatest harm. ~ Carl Jung,
1684:Deep inside us is a wilderness. We call it the unconscious because we can't control it fully, so we can't will it to create what we want from it. The collective unconscious is a great wild region where we can get in touch with the sources of life. ~ Carl Jung,
1685:"Experiment . . . consists in asking a definite question which excludes as far as possible anything disturbing and irrelevant. It makes conditions, imposes them on Nature, and in this way forces her to give an answer to a question devised by man." ~ Carl Jung,
1686:Far from being a material world, this is a psychic world, which allows us to make only indirect and hypothetical inferences about the real nature of matter. The psychic, alone has immediate reality, and this includes all forms of the psychic, even ~ Carl Jung,
1687:Intellectual understanding and aestheticism both produce the deceptive, treacherous sense of liberation and superiority which is liable to collapse if feeling intervenes. Feeling always binds one to the reality and the meaning of symbolic contents ~ Carl Jung,
1688:"Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains." ~ Carl Jung,
1689:"Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced, and today we think this more than ever and are just as wrong as all previous ages that thought so . . . . It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history." ~ Carl Jung,
1690:Practical experience soon teaches us that the crux of the matter does not lie in the presence of a parental complex, but rather in the special way in which the complex works itself out in the life of the individual. ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
1691:The wise Chinese would say in the words of the I Ching: When yang has reached its greatest strength, the dark power of yin is born within its depths, for night begins at midday when yang breaks up and begins to change into yin. ~ Carl Jung, Alchemical Studies,
1692:The mere act of enlightenment may have destroyed the spirits of nature, but not the psychic factors that correspond to them. The demons have not really disappeared but have merely taken on another form: they have become unconscious psychic factors. ~ Carl Jung,
1693:We must be able to let things happen in the psyche. For us, this is an art of which most people know nothing. Consciousness is forever interfering, helping, correcting, and negating, never leaving the psychic processes to grow in peace. ~ Carl Jung, Alchemical,
1694:Why should the psyche be the only living thing that is outside laws of determination? We follow archetypal patterns as the weaver-bird does. This assumption is far more probable than the mystical idea of absolute freedom. ~ Carl Jung, Letter to Michael Fordham,
1695:Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being. ~ Carl Jung,
1696:In the dream, … there are numberless inter-connections to which one can find parallels only in mythological associations of ideas (or perhaps in certain poetic creations which are often characterized by a borrowing, not always conscious, from myths. ~ Carl Jung,
1697:[I]t must be pointed out that just as the human body shows a common anatomy over and above all racial differences, so, too, the human psyche possesses a common substratum transcending all differences in culture and consciousness. ~ Carl Jung, Alchemical Studies,
1698:Life makes no sense if completely detached-we are only complete in a community or relationship. There is no possibility of individuation on top of Mount Everest where you are sure nobody will ever bother you. Individuation always means relationship. ~ Carl Jung,
1699:Nobody can fall so low unless he has a great depth. If such a thing can happen to a man, it challenges his best and highest on the other side; that is to say, this depth corresponds to a potential height, and the blackest darkness to a hidden light. ~ Carl Jung,
1700:"The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach." ~ Carl Jung,
1701:The events that happen are always the same. But the creative depths of man are not always the same. Events signify nothing, they signify only in us. We create the meaning of events. The meaning is and always was artificial. We make it. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book,
1702:Archetypes, in spite of their conservative nature, are not static but in a continuous dramatic flux. Thus the self as a monad or continuous unit would be dead. But it lives inasmuch as it splits and unites again. There is no energy without opposites! ~ Carl Jung,
1703:"It is, in the nature of the case, impossible to give any general description of the ego except a formal one. Any other mode of observation would have to take account of the individuality which attaches to the ego as one of its main characteristics." ~ Carl Jung,
1704:There's novel reading, and then there's the other kind of reading. Take somebody like Carl Jung, the psychiatrist - now there's somebody worth getting into. With novels, I'm kind of fly by night. It isn't something I can be really consistent with. ~ Van Morrison,
1705:"The somatic basis of the ego consists, then, of conscious and unconscious factors. The same is true of the psychic basis: on the one hand the ego rests on the total field of consciousness, and on the other, on the sum total of unconscious contents." ~ Carl Jung,
1706:"The Vienna School takes the standpoint of an exclusive sexualistic conception, while that of the Zürich School is symbolistic . . . . The Zürich School recognizes the scientific feasibility of such a conception, but denies its exclusive validity." - ~ Carl Jung,
1707:Whenever conscious life becomes one-sided or adopts a false attitude, [archetypal] images "instinctively" rise to the surface in dreams and in the visions of artists and seers to restore the psychic balance, whether of the individual or of the epoch. ~ Carl Jung,
1708:"When we recognize the contents of the unconscious, we are not embarking upon a Bolshevist experiment which puts the lowest on top. This would only bring about a return of the situation we are trying to correct." ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul, 1931,
1709:"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being." ~ Carl Jung,
1710:If we feel our way into the human secrets of the sick person, the madness also reveals its system, and we recognize in the mental illness merely an exceptional reaction to emotional problems which are not strange to us. --"The Content of the Psychoses ~ Carl Jung,
1711:I have no theory about dreams. I do not know how dreams arise. On the other hand, I know that if we meditate on a dream sufficiently long and thoroughly – if we take the boat with us and turn it over and over – something almost always comes out of it. ~ Carl Jung,
1712:"Nobody can fall so low unless he has a great depth. If such a thing can happen to a man, it challenges his best and highest on the other side; that is to say, this depth corresponds to a potential height, and the blackest darkness to a hidden light." ~ Carl Jung,
1713:Science is the tool of the Western mind, and with it one can open more doors than with bare hands. It is part and parcel of our understanding, and it obscures our insight only when it claims that the understanding it conveys is the only kind there is. ~ Carl Jung,
1714:"The idea of a second birth is found at all times and in all places. In the earliest beginnings of medicine it was a magical means of healing; in many religions it is the central mystical experience; it is the key idea in medieval, occult philosophy." ~ Carl Jung,
1715:Deceptive sweetenings of existence, like speedier communications which unpleasantly accelerate the tempo of life, leave us with less time than ever before. Omnis festinatio ex parte diaboli est—all haste is of the devil, as the old masters used to say. ~ Carl Jung,
1716:My aim is to bring about a psychic state in which my patient begins to experiment with his own nature—a state of fluidity, change and growth, in which there is no longer anything eternally fixed and hopelessly petrified. ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
1717:Not infrequently the dreams show that there is a remarkable inner symbolical connection between an undoubted physical illness and a definite psychic problem, so that the physical disorder appears as a direct mimetic expression of the psychic situation. ~ Carl Jung,
1718:"Since the stars have fallen from the heaven and our highest symbols have paled, a secret life holds sway in the unconscious. That is why we have a psychology today . . . All this would be quite superfluous in an age or culture that possessed symbols." ~ Carl Jung,
1719:"The dream is not an isolated psychic event completely cut off from daily life. If it seems so to us, that is only an illusion that arises from our lack of understanding. In reality, the relation between consciousness and the dream is strictly causal." ~ Carl Jung,
1720:A child certainly allows himself to be impressed by the grand talk of his parents, but ...actually it is the parents’ lives that educate the child—what they add by word and gesture at best serves only to confuse him. The same holds good for the teacher. ~ Carl Jung,
1721:After a while, it will be discovered that nothing really "new" has ever happened in world history. It would be possible to speak of something really new only in the inconceivable event that reasonableness, humanity and love should win a lasting victory. ~ Carl Jung,
1722:All our attempts [to solve problems in world] have proved to be singularly ineffectual, and will continue to do so as long as we try to convince ourselves and the world that it is only they, our opponents, who are all wrong, morally and philosophically. ~ Carl Jung,
1723:"As a conscious factor the ego could, theoretically at least, be described completely. But this would never amount to more than a picture of the conscious personality; all those features which are unknown or unconscious to the subject would be missing." ~ Carl Jung,
1724:Lao-tzu says: "All are clear, I alone am clouded," and expresses what I feel in advanced old age. Lao-tzu is the example of a man with superior insight who at the end of his life desires to return into his own being, into the eternal unknowable meaning. ~ Carl Jung,
1725:"The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens into that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was a conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach." ~ Carl Jung,
1726:The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man. ~ Carl Jung,
1727:The psyche, if you understand it as a phenomenon occurring in living bodies, is a quality of matter, just as our body consists of matter. We discover that this matter has another aspect, namely, a psychic aspect. It is simply the world seen from within. ~ Carl Jung,
1728:There are people who use #psychology only to get a label to attach to things. Then they are done. Then it just belongs to psychology. One must never forget, psychology is only a stammering stopgap measure, so that one is able to talk about life at all.- ~ Carl Jung,
1729:Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar's gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart through the world. ~ Carl Jung,
1730:"As soon as you begin to look backward sadly, or even scornfully, it has you again. The past is a tremendous power." ~ Carl JungAs soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1731:Complexes are psychic contents which are outside the control of the conscious mind. They have been split off from consciousness and lead a separate existence in the unconscious, being at all times ready to hinder or to reinforce the conscious intentions. ~ Carl Jung,
1732:One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. ~ Carl Jung,
1733:The meeting between the narrowly delimited, but intensely clear, individual consciousness and the vast expanse of the collective unconscious is dangerous, because the unconscious has a decidedly disintegrating effect on consciousness. ~ Carl Jung, Alchemical Studies,
1734:The sight of a child…will arouse certain longings in adult, civilized persons — longings which relate to the unfulfilled desires and needs of those parts of the personality which have been blotted out of the total picture in favor of the adapted persona. ~ Carl Jung,
1735:A sign is always less than the thing it points to, and a symbol is always more than we can understand at first sight. Therefore we stop at the sign but go on to the goal it indicates; but we remain with the symbol because it promises more than it reveals. ~ Carl Jung,
1736:"Astrology may be quite unknown to your conscious mind, yet to your unconscious it is very intimately known; because the fundamental ideas of astrology, the signs of the zodiac, for instance, are projections onto the skies of our unconscious functioning." ~ Carl Jung,
1737:Carl Jung said that so much unnecessary suffering comes into the world because people will not accept the “legitimate suffering” that comes from being human. In fact, he said neurotic behavior is usually the result of refusing that legitimate suffering ~ Richard Rohr,
1738:For a woman, the typical danger emanating from the unconscious comes from above, from the "spiritual" sphere personified by the animus, whereas for a man it comes from the chthonic realm of the "world and woman," i.e., the anima projected on to the world. ~ Carl Jung,
1739:I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation of something I do not know. In spite of all uncertainties, I feel a solidity underlying all existence and a continuity in my mode of being. ~ Carl Jung,
1740:"Man almost invariably has philosophic and religious views of the meaning of the world and of his own life. There are some who are proud to have none. These . . . miss an important function which has proved itself to be indispensable to the human mind." - ~ Carl Jung,
1741:Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do. But there are times when the clown we call “I” behaves in such a distracting fashion that the inner voice cannot make its presence felt. ~ Carl Jung,
1742:The libido that will not flow into life at the right time regresses to the mythical world of the archetypes, where it activates images which, since the remotest times, have expressed the non-human life of the gods, whether of the upper world or the lower. ~ Carl Jung,
1743:We should never identify ourselves with reason, for man is not a creature of reason alone. The irrational cannot be and must not be extirpated. There seems to be something in the human psyche, and that if this is not the idea of God, then it is the belly. ~ Carl Jung,
1744:"A creed is a confession of faith intended chiefly for the world at large and is thus an intramundane affair, while the meaning and purpose of religion lie in the relationship of the individual to God . . . or to the path of salvation and liberation. . . " ~ Carl Jung,
1745:Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical. Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself. ~ Carl Jung,
1746:Military psychiatrists considered it a basic principle that a man should be pulled out of the front lines when he started dreaming too much of war scenes, for that meant he no longer possessed any psychic defenses against the impressions from outside. ~ Carl Jung, MDR,
1747:So the lion is the law-breaker. Just as to the primitive man the lion is the lawbreaker, the great nuisance, dangerous to human beings and to animals, that breaks into the Kraal at night and fetches the bull out of the herd: he is the destructive instinct. ~ Carl Jung,
1748:[T]he insinuations of the anima, the mouthpiece of the unconscious, can utterly destroy a man. In the final analysis the decisive factor is always consciousness, which can understand the manifestations of the unconscious and take up a position toward them. ~ Carl Jung,
1749:"Their chimerical ideas, upborne by fanatical resentment, appeal to the collective irrationality and find fruitful soil there, for they express all those motives and resentments which lurk in more normal people under the cloak of reason and insight." ~ Carl Jung, 1958,
1750:"The sight of a child…will arouse certain longings in adult, civilized persons — longings which relate to the unfulfilled desires and needs of those parts of the personality which have been blotted out of the total picture in favor of the adapted persona." ~ Carl Jung,
1751:Whenever justice is uncertain and police spying and terror are at work, human beings fall into isolation, which, of course, is the aim and purpose of the dictator state, since it is based on the greatest possible accumulation of depotentiated social units. ~ Carl Jung,
1752:"Collective psychology cannot dispense with imitation, without which the organization of the State and Society would be impossible. Imitation includes the idea of suggestibility, suggestive effect, and mental infection." - ~ Carl Jung, The Conception of the Unconscious,
1753:If you just have a dream & let it pass by, nothing has happened at all; but if you look at it with the purpose of trying to understand it and succeed, then you have taken it into the here and now, the body being a visible expression of the here and now. ~ Carl Jung,
1754:"Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do. But there are times when the clown we call 'I' behaves in such a distracting fashion that the inner voice cannot make its presence felt." ~ Carl Jung,
1755:"Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do. But there are times when the clown we call “I” behaves in such a distracting fashion that the inner voice cannot make its presence felt." ~ Carl Jung,
1756:The more critical reason dominates, the more impoverished life becomes. When reason is overvalued, the individual suffers a loss. Relying more on facts and rationality than on imagination and theory detracts from the quality of a person's intellectual life. ~ Carl Jung,
1757:The realization that a number of his fantasies and dreams did not pertain to his personal psychology, but were connected with collective events that were about to take place in the world, led Jung to write the first manuscript of Liber Novus. ~ Carl Jung, Synchronicity,
1758:...the soul does not require the organs of sense in order to see, hear, smell, taste and feel, in a much more perfect state; but with this great difference, that in such a state, it stands in much nearer connection with the spirtual than the material world. ~ Carl Jung,
1759:Writing is a difficult question, since it is not only a blessing but also a bad temptation because it tickles the devil of self-importance. If you want to write something, you have to be quite sure that the whole of your being wants this kind of expression. ~ Carl Jung,
1760:"In describing the living processes of the psyche, I deliberately and consciously give preference to a dramatic, mythological way of thinking and speaking, because this is not only more expressive but also more exact than an abstract scientific terminology." ~ Carl Jung,
1761:"It is an undeniable psychological fact that the more one concentrates on one's unconscious contents the more they become charged with energy; they become vitalized, as if illuminated from within. In fact, they turn into something like a substitute reality." ~ Carl Jung,
1762:"Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical. Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself." ~ Carl Jung,
1763:Perhaps this sounds very simple, but simple things are always the most difficult. In actual life it requires the greatest discipline to be simple, and the acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook upon life. ~ Carl Jung,
1764:Yahweh [God] must become man precisely because he has done man a wrong. He, the guardian of justice, knows that every wrong must be expiated, and Wisdom knows that moral law is above even him. Because his creature has surpassed him he must regenerate himself ~ Carl Jung,
1765:"You thought you knew that abyss? Oh you clever people! It is another thing to experience it. Everything will happen to you. Think of all the frightful & devilish things that men have inflicted on their brothers. That should happen to you in your heart." ~ Carl Jung,
1766:As Carl Jung once said, 'When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.' When our boys become adults, we become their inner situation. We become inner voices they often hear in their work, relationships and spiritual practice. ~ Michael Gurian,
1767:"At times, I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape, and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the procession of the seasons." ~ Carl Jung (MDR pp 225-6) buff.ly/33FSwYy,
1768:Even the enlightened person remains what he is, and is never more than his own limited ego before the One who dwells within him, whose form has no knowable boundaries, who encompasses him on all sides, fathomless as the abysms of the earth and vast as the sky ~ Carl Jung,
1769:Freud has unfortunately overlooked the fact that man has never yet been able single-handed to hold his own against the powers of darkness, that is, of the unconscious. The opening up of the unconscious always means the outbreak of intense spiritual suffering. ~ Carl Jung,
1770:"He seeks, as it were, the protecting, nourishing, charmed circle of the mother, the condition of the infant released from every care, in which the outside world bends over him and even forces happiness upon him. No wonder the real world vanishes from sight!" ~ Carl Jung,
1771:"I have no definite convictions – not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation or something I do not know." ~ Carl JungI have no home;Autumn deepens.#TanedaSantoka,#autumn,,
1772:The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends. ~ Carl Jung,
1773:"The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real." ~ Carl Jung,
1774:[A patient's insoluble problem] was not solved logically in its own terms, but faded out when confronted with a new and stronger life urge. It was not repressed and made unconscious, but merely appeared in a different light, and so really did become different. ~ Carl Jung,
1775:"First and foremost, it is not always possible to bring certain patients close enough to the unconscious to enable them to perceive the shadows. Indeed, there are many patients . . . who are so firmly anchored in consciousness that nothing can pry them loose." ~ Carl Jung,
1776:"Let us suppose that a certain individual shows no inclination whatever to recognize his projections. The projection-making factor then has a free hand and can realize its object— if it has one— or bring about some other situation characteristic of its power." ~ Carl Jung,
1777:"Psychic processes in all individuals must be based on an equally general and impersonal principle that conforms to law, just as the instinct manifesting itself in the individual is only the partial manifestation of an instinctual substrate common to all men." ~ Carl Jung,
1778:"The ego therefore has a significant part to play in the psychic economy. Its position there is so important that there are good grounds for the prejudice that the ego is the centre of the personality, and that the field of consciousness is the psyche per se." ~ Carl Jung,
1779:The self is a fact of nature and always appears as such in immediate experiences, in dreams and visions, and so on; it is the spirit in the stone, the great secret which has to be worked out, to be extracted from nature, because it is buried in nature herself. ~ Carl Jung,
1780:Just imagine what would happen if practicing physicians, the ones who have come into contact directly with suffering humanity, had some acquaintance with Eastern systems of healing. The Spirit of the East surges through every pore as a balm for all afflictions. ~ Carl Jung,
1781:While collective events could release the demons of the unconscious, the only resolution to collective conflicts was through the inner revolution of the individual. Psychotherapy offered itself as a vehicle through which this could occur. ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self,
1782:"If this situation is dramatized, as the unconscious usually dramatizes it, then there appears before you on the psychological stage a man living regressively, seeking his childhood and his mother, fleeing from a cold cruel world which denies him understanding." ~ Carl Jung,
1783:It was only after the illness that I understood how important it is to affirm one's own destiny. In this way we forge an ego that does not break down when incomprehensible things happen; an ego that endures, that endures the truth, and that is capable of coping. ~ Carl Jung,
1784:"The empirical reality summed up under the concept of the anima forms an extremely dramatic content of the unconscious. It is possible to describe this content in rational, scientific language, but in this way one entirely fails to express its living character." ~ Carl Jung,
1785:The essential thing is to differentiate oneself from these unconscious contents by personifying them, and at the same time to bring them into relationship with consciousness. That is the technique for stripping them of their power. ~ Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections,
1786:"A more or less superficial layer of the unconscious is undoubtedly personal. I call it the 'personal unconscious.' But this personal layer rests upon a deeper layer, which does not derive from personal experience and is not a personal acquisition but is inborn." ~ Carl Jung,
1787:Only a fool is interested in other people's guilt, since he cannot alter it. The wise man learns only from his own guilt. He will ask himself: Who am I that all this should happen to me? To find the answer to this fateful question he will look into his own heart. ~ Carl Jung,
1788:Somewhere there was once a Flower, a Stone, a Crystal, a Queen, a King, a Palace, a Lover and his Beloved, and this was long ago, on an Island somewhere in the ocean 5,000 years ago. . . . Such is Love, the Mystic Flower of the Soul. This is the Center, the Self. ~ Carl Jung,
1789:"The persona is always identical with a typical attitude, in which ONE psychological function dominates, e.g. feeling, or thought, or intuition. This one-sidedness always causes the relative repression of the other functions." - ~ Carl Jung, The Conception of the Unconscious,
1790:The stronger and more independent our consciousness becomes, and with it the conscious will, the more the unconscious is thrust into the background, and the easier it is for the evolving consciousness to emancipate itself from the unconscious, archetypal pattern. ~ Carl Jung,
1791:The wise man who is not heeded is counted a fool, and the fool who proclaims the general folly first and loudest passes for a prophet and Führer, and sometimes it is luckily the other way round as well, or else mankind would long since have perished of stupidity. ~ Carl Jung,
1792:This is today’s calamity-the collective shadow, the general unconsciousness...There are people who believe that the few who are conscious can hold the world against annihilation, but I am afraid of the terrific power of general unconsciousness. ~ Carl Jung to M.I. Rix Weaver,
1793:We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy. ~ Carl Jung,
1794:I was always looking for something to link remote past with the present moment. I found to my amazement that it was alchemy...it showed me the development of our unconscious relation to the collective unconscious and the variations our consciousness has undergone. ~ Carl Jung,
1795:Whoever denies the existence of the unconscious is in fact assuming that our present knowledge of the psyche is total. And this belief is clearly just as false as the assumption that we know all there is to be known about the natural universe. ~ Carl Jung, Man and his Symbols,
1796:"As I said, it is easier to gain insight into the shadow than into the anima or animus. With the shadow, we have the advantage of being prepared in some sort by our education, which has always endeavoured to convince people that they are not 100-percent pure gold." ~ Carl Jung,
1797:Consciousness and the will may well continue to be considered the highest cultural achievements of humanity. But of what use is a morality that destroys the man? To bring the will and the capacity to achieve it into harmony seems to me to require more than morality ~ Carl Jung,
1798:For the hero, fear is a challenge and a task, because only boldness can deliver from fear. And if the risk is not taken, the meaning of life is somehow violated, and the whole future is condemned to hopeless staleness, to a drab grey lit only by will-o' -the-wisps. ~ Carl Jung,
1799:"I can only gaze with wonder and awe at the depths heights of our psychic nature. Its non-spatial universe conceals untold abundance of images which have accumulated over millions of years of development… The only equivalent of universe within is universe without." ~ Carl Jung,
1800:“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.” ~ Carl Jung,
1801:There are things that are not yet true today, perhaps we are not yet permitted to recognize them as true, although they may be true tomorrow. Every pioneer must take his own path, alone but hopeful, conscious of his solitude and of the perils of its dim precipices. ~ Carl Jung,
1802:"We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy." ~ Carl Jung,
1803:We still attribute to the other fellow all the evil and inferior qualities that we do not like to recognize in ourselves, and therefore have to criticize and attack him, when all that has happened is that an inferior “soul” has emigrated from one person to another. ~ Carl Jung,
1804:"Although, with insight and good will, the shadow can to some extent be assimilated into the conscious personality, experience shows that there are certain features which offer the most obstinate resistance to moral control and prove almost impossible to influence." ~ Carl Jung,
1805:A [wo]man who is unconscious of [her/]himself acts in a blind, instinctive way and is in addition fooled by all the illusions that arise when he sees everything that he is not conscious of in himself coming to meet him from outside as projections upon his neighbour. ~ Carl Jung,
1806:"Have you recognized your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognize your madness and welcome it in a friendly manner? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too." ~ Carl Jung,
1807:If God had been conscious and had created the finished article, there would have been nothing more to do... But we see it is not so, and that every time we add to our own consciousness it is the growing consciousness of the Creator. ~ Carl Jung in interview with M.I. Rix Weaver,
1808:"Initial dreams are often amazingly lucid and clear-cut. But as the work of analysis progresses, the dreams tend to lose their clarity. If by way of exception, they keep it we can be sure that analysis has not yet touched on some important layer of the personality." ~ Carl Jung,
1809:Life behaves as if it were going on and so I think it is better for old people to live on. To look forward to the next day---as if he had to spend centuries. And then he lives properly. But when he is afraid and he doesn't looks forward, he looks back, he petrifies. ~ Carl Jung,
1810:"The dream for me is, in the first instance, the subliminal picture of the psychological condition of the individual in his waking state. It presents a résumé of the subliminal association material which is brought together by the momentary psychological situation." ~ Carl Jung,
1811:The further we go back into history, the more we see personality disappearing beneath the wrappings of collectivity. And if we go right back to primitive psychology, we find absolutely no trace of the concept of an individual. ~ Carl Jung, Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 6,
1812:"To say that dreams are unintelligible is a mere reflection of the doctor's subjective opinion . . . If we look back at these 'unintelligible' dreams from a later stage of the treatment or from a distance of some years, we are often astonished at our own blindness." ~ Carl Jung,
1813:[Y]oung as the psychology of unconscious processes may be, it has nevertheless succeeded in establishing certain facts which are gradually gaining general acceptance. One of these is the polaristic structure of the psyche, which it shares with all natural processes. ~ Carl Jung,
1814:Back in the 1930s, Carl Jung, the eminent thinker and psychologist, put it this way: Criticism has 'the power to do good when there is something that must be destroyed, dissolved or reduced, but [it is] capable only of harm when there is something to be built. ~ Donald O Clifton,
1815:"Clearly, no one develops his personality because somebody tells him that it would be useful or advisable to do so. Nature has never yet been taken in by well-meaning advice. The only thing that moves nature is causal necessity, & that goes for human nature too." ~ Carl Jung,
1816:If, for instance, the statement that Christ rose from the dead is to be understood not literally but symbolically, then it is capable of various interpretations that do not conflict with knowledge and do not impair the meaning of the statement. ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self,
1817:It is one of most important tasks of psychic hygiene to pay continual attention to symptomatology of unconscious contents and processes, for the conscious mind is always in danger of becoming one-sided, of keeping to well-worn paths and getting stuck in blind alleys. ~ Carl Jung,
1818:Myths which day has forgotten continue to be told by night, and powerful figures which consciousness has reduced to banality ... are recognized again by poets and prophetically revived; therefore they can also be recognized "in changed form" by the thoughtful person. ~ Carl Jung,
1819:People sometimes call me a religious leader. I am not that. I have no messages, no mission. I attempt only to understand. We are philosophers in the old sense of the word, lovers of wisdom. That avoids the sometimes questionable company of those who offer a religion. ~ Carl Jung,
1820:The criterion here is not lip service to a creed but the psychological fact that the life of the individual is not determined solely by the ego and its opinions or by social factors, but quite as much, if not more, by a transcendent authoritty. ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self,
1821:The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection, in which are reflected the mythologems, i.e., the archetypes. In this vision astrology and alchemy, the two classical functionaries of the psychology of the collective unconscious, join hands. ~ Carl Jung,
1822:True art is creation, and creation is beyond all theories. That is why I say to any beginner: Learn your theories as well as you can, but put them aside when you touch the miracle of the living soul. Not theories but your own creative individuality alone must decide. ~ Carl Jung,
1823:We cannot rid ourselves of the doubt that perhaps this whole separation of mind and body may finally prove to be merely a device of reason for the purpose of conscious discrimination – an intellectually necessary separation of one and the same fact into two aspects... ~ Carl Jung,
1824:All consciousness separates; but in dreams we put on the likeness of that more universal, truer, more eternal man dwelling in the darkness of primordial night. There he is still the whole, and the whole is in him, indistinguishable from nature and bare of all egohood. ~ Carl Jung,
1825:It is proverbial, of course, that man never learns from history, and, as a rule, in respect to a problem of the present, it can teach us simply nothing. The new must be made through untrodden regions, without suppositions, and often, unfortunately, without piety also. ~ Carl Jung,
1826:The darkness which clings to every personality is the door into the unconscious and the gateway of dreams, from which those two twilight figures, the shadow and the anima, step into our nightly visions or, remaining invisible, take possession of our ego-consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
1827:"For indeed our consciousness does not create itself,it wells up from unknown depths. In childhood it awakens gradually, and wakes out of the depths of sleep from an unconscious condition. It is like a child that is born daily out of the primordial womb of unconscious" ~ Carl Jung,
1828:Since life of Christ is archetypal...it represents to just that degree the life of the archetype. But since the archetype is the unconscious precondition of every human life, its life, when revealed, also reveals the hidden, unconscious ground life of every individual. ~ Carl Jung,
1829:"This perilous image of Woman; she stands for the loyalty which in the interests of life he must sometimes forgo; she is the much needed compensation for the risks, struggles, sacrifices that all end in disappointment; she is the solace for all the bitterness of life." ~ Carl Jung,
1830:"Where does the guilt lie? With the mother, or with the son? Probably with both. The unsatisfied longing of the son for life and the world ought to be taken seriously. There is in him a desire to touch reality, to embrace the earth and fructify the field of the world." ~ Carl Jung,
1831:"Why is psychology the youngest of the empirical sciences? Why have we not long since discovered the unconscious . . . ? Simply because we had a religious formula for everything psychic -- and one that is far more beautiful and comprehensive than immediate experience." ~ Carl Jung,
1832:"#Aion is a child at play; a child's is the kingship. Telesphorus ("the Accomplisher") traverses the dark places of the world, like a Star flashing from the deep, leading the way to the Gates of the Sun & the Land of Dreams.”- ~ Carl Jung, #Bollingen Cube, 2nd side, trans Greek,
1833:All ages before ours believed in gods in some form or other. Only an unparalleled impoverishment in symbolism could enable us to rediscover the gods as psychic factors, which is to say, as archetypes of the unconscious. No doubt this discovery is hardly credible as yet. ~ Carl Jung,
1834:Although our civilized consciousness has separated itself from the instincts, the instincts have not disappeared; they have merely lost their contact with consciousness. They are thus forced to assert themselves in an indirect way, through what Janet called automatisms. ~ Carl Jung,
1835:I study Carl Jung, who talks a lot about the shadow side, the repressed side. I think the scariest thing in the world is repression. There's plenty to be idealistic about, but we have to be aware of all sides of ourselves, and there are definitely shadows in all of us. ~ Laura Dern,
1836:[T]he daemonic is that moment when an unconscious content of seemingly overwhelming power appears on the threshold of consciousness. It can cross this threshold & seize hold of the personality. Then it is possession, which can naturally be personified in many forms. ~ Carl Jung,
1837:"Thus we demand that the world grant us recognition for qualities which we regard as personal possessions: our talent or our beauty. The more a man lays stress on false possessions, and the less sensitivity he has for what is essential, the less satisfying is his life." ~ Carl Jung,
1838:‘At the time when the Zodiac was invented, man was in the springtime of consciousness, so the falling of the spring-point in Aries, a spring-sign, was appropriate; It is as if the horoscope of humanity had begun with the dawn of consciousness’. ~ Carl Jung, Dream Analysis 1: 1928-30,
1839:I had accustomed myself to living always on two planes simultaneously, one conscious, which attempted to understand and could not, and one unconscious, which wanted to express something and could not formulate it any better than by a dream. ~ Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections,
1840:In religious matters it is a well-known fact that we cannot understand a thing until we have experienced it inwardly, for it is in the inward experience that connection b/ween the psyche and the outward image or creed is first revealed as a relationship orcorrespondence. ~ Carl Jung,
1841:Our consciousness ...wells up from unknown depths. In childhood it awakens gradually, and all through life it wakes each morning out of the depths of sleep from an unconscious condition. It is like a child that is born daily out of the primordial womb of the unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1842:Our western mind lacking all culture in this respect, has never yet devised a concept, not even a name for "the union of opposites through the middle path", that most fundamental item of inward experience which could respectably be set against the Chinese concept of Tao. ~ Carl Jung,
1843:"So long as the persona exists individuality is repressed, betraying itself at most by the particular selection of personal requisites, of what might be called the actor's costumes. Only when the unconscious is assimilated does the individuality become more prominent." - ~ Carl Jung,
1844:"Freud's method of interpretation rests upon 'reductive' explanations which unfailingly lead backward and downward, and it has a destructive effect if it is used in an exaggerated and one-sided way. Nevertheless, psychology has profited greatly from Freud's pioneer work." ~ Carl Jung,
1845:If I accept the fact that a god is absolute and beyond all human experiences, he leaves me cold. I do not affect him, nor does he affect me. But if I know that a god is a powerful impulse in my soul, at once I must concern myself with him, for then he can become important ~ Carl Jung,
1846:One of the most important tasks of psychic hygiene [is] to pay continual attention to the symptomatology of unconscious contents & processes, for the conscious mind is always in danger of becoming one-sided, of keeping to well-worn paths, getting stuck in blind alleys ~ Carl Jung,
1847:There is a mystical fool in me that proved to be stronger than all my science... Thus I suffered and was miserable, but it seems that life was never wanting and in the blackest night even, and just there, by the grace of God, I could see a great Light ~ Carl Jung [unpublished letter],
1848:Among neurotics there are many who in other ages would not have been neurotic or divided against themselves. If they had lived in a period & milieu in which man was still linked by myth with the world of the ancestors, they would have been spared this (inner) division. ~ Carl Jung,
1849:From the beginning I had a sense of destiny, as though my life was assigned to me by fate and had to be fulfilled. This gave me an inner security, and, though I could never prove it to myself, it proved itself to me. I did not have the certainty, it had me.” — CARL JUNG ~ Wayne W Dyer,
1850:"Non-objective art draws its contents essentially from 'inside.' This 'inside' cannot correspond to consciousness, since consciousness contains images of objects as they are generally seen, & whose appearance must therefore necessarily conform to general expectations." ~ Carl Jung,
1851:"There *is* an a priori factor in all human activities, namely the inborn, preconscious and unconscious individual structure of the psyche. The preconscious psyche -- for example, that of a new-born infant -- is not an empty vessel into which . . . anything can be poured." ~ Carl Jung,
1852:It is so much more straightforward, more dramatic, impressive & therefore more convincing, to see all the things that happen to me than to observe how I make them happen. Indeed, the animal nature of man makes him resist seeing himself as the maker of his circumstances. ~ Carl Jung,
1853:Science is the art of creating suitable illusions which the fool believes or argues against, but the wise man enjoys for their beauty or their ingenuity, without being blind to the fact that they are human veils and curtains concealing the abysmal darkness of the unknowable ~ Carl Jung,
1854:The paradox therefore reflects a higher level of intellect and, by not forcibly representing the unknowable as known, gives a more faithful picture of the real state of affairs. ~ Carl JungThe Paramahamsa accepts only what is real, rejecting that which is unreal -- the phenomenal world,
1855:The psychotherapist learns little or nothing from his successes. They mainly confirm him in his mistakes, while his failures, on the other hand, are priceless experiences in that they not only open up the way to a deeper truth, but force him to change his views and methods. ~ Carl Jung,
1856:I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice. ~ Carl Jung,
1857:"No amount of insight into the relativity, fallibility of our moral judgment can deliver us from these defects, those who deem themselves beyond good & evil are usually worst tormentors of mankind, because they are twisted with the pain & fear of their own sickness." ~ Carl Jung,
1858:Our concepts of space and time have only approximate validity. In view of this, I lend an attentive ear to the strange myths of the psyche & take a careful look at the varied events that come my way, regardless of whether or not they fit in with my theoretical postulates ~ Carl Jung,
1859:Since the stars have fallen from heaven & our highest symbols have paled, a secret life holds sway in the unconscious. This is why we have a psychology today & why we speak of the unconscious. All this would be superfluous in an age or culture that possessed symbols. ~ Carl Jung,
1860:The upheaval of our world and the upheaval in consciousness is one and the same. Everything becomes relative and therefore doubtful. And while man, hesitant and questioning, contemplates... his spirit yearns for an answer that will allay the turmoil of doubt and uncertainty. ~ Carl Jung,
1861:"The wealth of the possibilities of the collective psyche is both confusing & dazzling. The dissolution of the persona results in the release of phantasy, which apparently is nothing else but the functioning of the collective psyche." - ~ Carl Jung, The Conception of the Unconscious,
1862:Activated unconscious contents always appear at first as projections upon the outside world, but in course of mental development are gradually assimilated by consciousness and reshaped into conscious ideas that then forfeit their originally autonomous & personal character ~ Carl Jung,
1863:A human relationship is not based on differentiation & perfection, for these only emphasize the differences or call forth the exact opposite; it is based, rather, on imperfection, on what is weak, helpless and in need of support – the very ground and motive of dependence. ~ Carl Jung,
1864:"By keeping quiet, repressing nothing, remaining attentive, and by accepting reality -– taking things as they are, & not as I wanted them to be –- by doing all this, unusual knowledge has come to me, and unusual powers as well, such as I could never have imagined before." ~ Carl Jung,
1865:Clinical diagnoses are important since they give the doctor a certain orientation; but they do not help the patient. The crucial thing is the story. It alone shows the human background & the human suffering, and only at that point can the doctor’s therapy begin to operate ~ Carl Jung,
1866:"Sheltered by our humanitarianism & our sense of justice, [they] hold theincendiary torches ready, with nothing to stop the spread of their ideas except the critical reason of a single, fairly intelligent, mentally stable stratum of the population." ~ Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self,
1867:The mass State has no intention of promoting mutual understanding and the relationship of man to man; it strives, rather, for atomization, for the psychic isolation of the individual. The more unrelated individuals are, the more consolidated the State becomes, and vice versa. ~ Carl Jung,
1868:We carry our past with us, to wit, the primitive and inferior man with his desires and emotions, and it is only with an enormous effort that we can detach ourselves from this burden. If it comes to a neurosis, we invariably have to deal with a considerably intensified shadow. ~ Carl Jung,
1869:We only believe that we are masters in our own house because we like to flatter ourselves. Actually, however, we are dependent to a startling degree upon the proper functioning of the unconscious psyche & must trust that it does not fail us ~ Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul,
1870:It is easy to believe that one is master in one’s own house, but as long as we are unable to control our emotions & moods, or to be conscious of myriad secret ways in which unconscious factors insinuate themselves into our arrangements & decisions, we are not the masters. ~ Carl Jung,
1871:Nature seemed to me full of wonders, and I wanted to steep myself in them. Every stone, every plant, every single thing seemed alive and indescribably marvelous. I immersed myself in nature, crawled, as it were, into the very essence of nature and away from the whole human world. ~ Carl Jung,
1872:Only one who has risked the fight with the dragon and is not overcome by it wins the "treasure hard to attain." He alone has a genuine claim to self-confidence, for he has faced the dark ground of his self and thereby has gained himself. This experience gives him faith and trust. ~ Carl Jung,
1873:Psyche & matter exist in one and the same world, and each partakes of the other, otherwise any reciprocal action would be impossible. If research could only advance far enough, therefore, we should arrive at an ultimate agreement between physical & psychological concepts. ~ Carl Jung,
1874:Whenever you hear anyone talking about a cultural or even about a human problem, you should never forget to inquire who the speaker really is. The more general the problem, the more the person will smuggle his or her own personal psychology into the account he or she gives of it. ~ Carl Jung,
1875:"It is only when we throw light into the dark depths of the psyche & explore the strange & tortuous paths of human fate that it gradually becomes clear to us how immense is the influence wielded by these two factors [anima & animus] that complement our conscious life." ~ Carl Jung,
1876:The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions. ~ Carl Jung,
1877:No one should deny the danger of the descent, but it can be risked. No one need risk it, but it is certain that someone will. And let those who go down the sunset way do so with open eyes, for it is a sacrifice which daunts even the gods. Yet every descent is followed by an ascent. ~ Carl Jung,
1878:We are so accustomed to the apparently rational nature of our world that we can scarcely imagine anything happening that cannot be explained by common sense. The primitive man confronted by a shock of this kind would not doubt his sanity; he would think of fetishes, spirits or gods ~ Carl Jung,
1879:As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will experience it and carry it through. The change must indeed begin with an individual; it might be any one of us. Nobody can afford to look round and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself. ~ Carl Jung,
1880:In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations take place, and the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately springs as a gigantic summation from these hidden source in individuals. ~ Carl Jung,
1881:The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced and contrasted and compared to sadness. In comparing how an experience could have been worse we develop gratitude and happiness, while if we compare it how it could have been better we develop bitterness and sadness. ~ Carl Jung,
1882:The self is defined psychologically as the psychic totality of the individual. Anything that a [person] postulates as being a greater totality than [oneself] can become a symbol of the self. For this reason the symbol of the self is not always as total as the definition would require. ~ Carl Jung,
1883:You have to think of your brand as a kind of myth. A myth is a compelling story that is archetypal, if you know the teachings of Carl Jung. It has to have emotional content and all the themes of a great story: mystery, magic, adventure, intrigue, conflicts, contradiction, paradox. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1884:Because rage and violence are human emotions and drives and capacities that inhabit us all. SEE CARL JUNG. Or that hipster Joseph Campbell. Because we all take archetypal journeys in a million ways - literal, symbolic, you name it - that figure, disfigure, and refigure violence. ~ Lidia Yuknavitch,
1885:Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced, and today we think this more than ever and are just as wrong as all previous ages that thought so. How often have we not seen the truth condemned! It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history. ~ Carl Jung,
1886:A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~ Carl Jung,
1887:One cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life's morning; for what was great in the morning will be of little importance in the evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie. —CARL JUNG, THE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF THE PSYCHE As ~ Richard Rohr,
1888:A man likes to believe that he is the master of his soul. But as long as he is unable to control his moods and emotions, or to be conscious of the myriad secret ways in which unconscious factors insinuate themselves into his arrangements and decisions, he is certainly not his own master. ~ Carl Jung,
1889:Man can try to name love, showering upon it all the names at his command, and still he will involve himself in endless self deceptions. If he possesses a grain of wisdom he will lay down his arms and name the unknown by the more unknown - ignotum per ignotius - that is by the name of God. ~ Carl Jung,
1890:My mandalas were cryptograms concerning the state of the self which was presented to me anew each day...I guarded them like precious pearls....It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation. ~ Carl Jung,
1891:We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them. Upon one's own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends one's ultimate interpretation of facts. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about one's subjective principles. As the man is, so will be his ultimate truth. ~ Carl Jung,
1892:As Carl Jung put it, “In each of us there is another whom we do not know.” As Pink Floyd put it, “There’s someone in my head, but it’s not me.” * * * Almost the entirety of what happens in your mental life is not under your conscious control, and the truth is that it’s better this way. ~ David Eagleman,
1893:In thirty years I have treated many patients. Among all my patients in the second half of life, every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age had given their followers, and none of them was really healed who did not regain his religious outlook. ~ Carl Jung,
1894:...it seemed to me I was living in an insane asylum of my own making. I wnt about with all these fantastic figures: centaurs, nymphs, satyrs, gods and goddesses, as though they were patients and I was analyzing them. I read a Greek or Negro myth as if a lunatic were telling me his anamnesis. ~ Carl Jung,
1895:At present we educate people only up to the point where they can earn a living and marry; then education ceases altogether, as though a complete mental outfit had been acquired. ... Vast numbers of men and women thus spend their entire lives in complete ignorance of the most important things. ~ Carl Jung,
1896:Whenever we touch nature we get clean. People who have got dirty through too much civilization take a walk in the woods, or a bath in the sea. Entering the unconscious, entering yourself through dreams, is touching nature from the inside and this is the same thing, things are put right again. ~ Carl Jung,
1897:Obviously astrology has much to offer psychology, but what the latter can offer its elder sister is less evident. So far as I judge, it would seem to me advantageous for astrology to take the existence of psychology into account, above all the psychology of the personality and of the unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1898:We are living in what the Greeks called the kairos - the right moment - for a 'metamorphosis of the gods', of the fundamental principles and symbols. This peculiarity of our time, which is certainly not of our conscious choosing, is the expression of the unconscious man within us who is changing. ~ Carl Jung,
1899:Carl Jung, in a letter to the cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Watson, remarked that the Latin for “alcohol” is spiritus, which is also the word for “soul,” and that the abuse of alcohol was fueled by a desire to know God, to transcend daily drudgery for a glimpse of a greater reality. ~ Peter Bebergal,
1900:The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interest upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance. ~ Carl Jung,
1901:One might expect, perhaps, that a man full of genius could pasture in the greatness of his own thoughts, and renounce the cheap approbation of the crowd which he despises; yet he succumbs to the more powerful impulse of the herd instinct. His searching and his finding, his call, belong to the herd. ~ Carl Jung,
1902:The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm which is not easily disturbed, or else a brokenness that can hardly be healed. Conversely, it is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed in order to produce valuable and lasting results. ~ Carl Jung,
1903:My interests drew me in different directions. On the one hand I was powerfully attracted by science, with its truths based on facts; on the other hand I was fascinated by everything to do with comparative religion. [...] In science I missed the factor of meaning; and in religion, that of empiricism. ~ Carl Jung,
1904:The less we understand of what our fathers and forefathers sought, the less we understand ourselves, and thus we help with all our might to rob the individual of his roots and his guiding instincts, so that he becomes a particle in the mass, ruled only by what Nietzsche called the spirit of gravity. ~ Carl Jung,
1905:The 'squaring of the circle' is one of the many archetypal motifs which form the basic patterns of our dreams and fantasies. But it is distinguished by the fact that it is one of the most important of them from the functional point of view. Indeed, it could even be called the archetype of wholeness. ~ Carl Jung,
1906:But what if I should discover that the least amongst them all, the poorest of all beggars, the most impudent of all offenders, yea the very fiend himself— that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I myself am the enemy who must be loved— what then? ~ Carl Jung,
1907:The unconscious is not a demoniacal monster, but a natural entity which, as far as moral sense, aesthetic taste, and intellectual judgment go, is completely neutral.It only becomes dangerous when our conscious attitude to it is hopelessly wrong. To the degree that we repress it, its danger increases. ~ Carl Jung,
1908:Since psyche and matter are contained in one and the same world, and moreover are in continuous contact with one another and ultimately rest on irrepresentable, transcendental factors, it is not only possible but fairly probable, even, that psyche and matter are two different aspects of the same thing. ~ Carl Jung,
1909:On the level of the Son there is no answer to the question of good and evil; there is only an incurable separation of the opposites. . . . It seems to me to be the Holy Spirit's task and charge to reconcile and reunite the opposites in the human individual through a special development of the human soul. ~ Carl Jung,
1910:Unfortunately, there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and darker it is. If an inferiority is conscious, one always has a chance to correct it ~ Carl Jung,
1911:Astrologers are influenced by theosophy, so they say, "That is very simple, it is just vibration!" ... But what is vibration? They say it is light energy, perhaps electricity, they are not quite informed. At all events the vibrations that could influence us have never been seen, so it remains just a word. ~ Carl Jung,
1912:Every individual needs revolution, inner division, overthrow of the existing order, and renewal, but not by forcing them upon his neighbors under the hypocritical cloak of Christian love or the sense of social responsibility or any of the other beautiful euphemisms for unconscious urges to personal power. ~ Carl Jung,
1913:Everything good is costly, and the development of personality is one of the most costly of all things. It is a matter of saying yes to oneself, of taking oneself as the most serious of tasks, of being conscious of everything one does, and keeping it constantly before one's eyes in all its dubious aspects. ~ Carl Jung,
1914:I cannot prove to you that God exists, but my work has proved empirically that the pattern of God exists in every man and that this pattern in the individual has at its disposal the greatest transforming energies of which life is capable. Find this pattern in your own individual self and life is transformed. ~ Carl Jung,
1915:From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative; hence the unconscious is not merely conditioned by history, but is the very source of the creative impulse. It is like nature herself - prodigiously conservative, and yet transcending her own historical conditions in her acts of creation. ~ Carl Jung,
1916:We live in a world which in some respects is mysterious; things can be experienced which remain inexplicable; not everything which happens can be anticipated. The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole. For me the world has from the beginning been infinite and ungraspable. ~ Carl Jung,
1917:Free will is something that people struggle with so much, but it's very simple to me. Carl Jung said at the same moment you're a protagonist in your own life making choices, you also are the spear carrier, or the extra, in a much larger drama. You've got to live with these two opposite ideas at the same time. ~ Wayne Dyer,
1918:It is the individual's task to differentiate himself from all the others and stand on his own feet. All collective identities . . . interfere with the fulfillment of this task. Such collective identities are crutches for the lame, shields for the timid, beds for the lazy, nurseries for the irresponsible. . . . ~ Carl Jung,
1919:At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
1920:Not only does the psyche exist, but it is existence itself. It is an almost absurd prejudice to suppose that existence can only be physical...We might well say, on the contrary, that physical existence is a mere inference, since we know of matter only in so far as we perceive psychic images mediated by the senses. ~ Carl Jung,
1921:The woman is increasingly aware that love alone can give her full stature, just as the man begins to discern that spirit alone can endow his life with its highest meaning. Fundamentally, therefore, both seek a psychic relation to the other, because love needs the spirit, and the spirit love, for their fulfillment. ~ Carl Jung,
1922:The only thing that really matters now is whether man can climb up to a higher moral level, to a higher plane of consciousness, in order to be equal to the superhuman powers which the fallen angels have played into his hands. But he can make no progress until he becomes very much better acquainted with his own nature. ~ Carl Jung,
1923:There are as many archetypes as there are typical situations in life. Endless repetition has engraved these experiences into our psychic constitution, not in the forms of images filled with content, but at first only as forms without content, representing merely the possibility of a certain type of perception and action. ~ Carl Jung,
1924:Moreover, my ancestors' souls are sustained by the atmosphere of the house, since I answer for them the questions that their lives once left behind. I carve out rough answers as best I can. I have even drawn them on the walls. It is as if a silent, greater family, stretching down the centuries, were peopling the house. ~ Carl Jung,
1925:Psychoanalysis cannot be considered a method of education if by education we mean the topiary art of clipping a tree into a beautiful artificial shape. But those who have a higher conception of education will prize most the method of cultivating a tree so that it fulfils to perfection its own natural conditions of growth. ~ Carl Jung,
1926:Just as man as a social being, cannot in the long run exist without a tie to the community, so the individual will never find the real justification for his existence, and his own spiritual and moral autonomy, anywhere except in an extramundane principle capable of relativizing the overpowering influence of external factors. ~ Carl Jung,
1927:Carl Jung said that only an introvert could see “the unfathomable stupidity of man.” Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “Wherever is the crowd is a common denominator of stench.” Knight’s best friend, Thoreau, believed that all societies, no matter how well intentioned, pervert their citizens. Sartre wrote, “Hell is other people. ~ Michael Finkel,
1928:I deliberately and consciously give preference to a dramatic, mythological way of thinking and speaking, because this is not only more expressive but also more exact than an abstract scientific terminology, which is wont to toy with the notion that its theoretic formulations may one fine day be resolved into algebraic equations. ~ Carl Jung,
1929:The little world of childhood with its familiar surroundings is a model of the greater world. The more intensively the family has stamped its character upon the child, the more it will tend to feel and see its earlier miniature world again in the bigger world of adult life. Naturally this is not a conscious, intellectual process. ~ Carl Jung,
1930:Aging people should know that their lives are not mounting and unfolding but that an inexorable inner process forces the contraction of life. For a young person it is almost a sin and certainly a danger to be too much occupied with himself; but for the aging person it is a duty and a necessity to give serious attention to himself. ~ Carl Jung,
1931:How else could it have occurred to man to divide the cosmos, on the analogy of day and night, summer and winter, into a bright day-world and a dark night-world peopled with fabulous monsters, unless he had the prototype of such a division in himself, in the polarity between the conscious and the invisible and unknowable unconscious? ~ Carl Jung,
1932:Modern man may assert that he can dispense with them, and he may bolster his opinion by insisting that there is no scientific evidence of their truth. But since we are dealing with invisible and unknowable things (for God is beyond human understanding, and there is no mean of proving immortality), why should we bother with evidence? ~ Carl Jung,
1933:Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the Shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular. ~ Carl Jung,
1934:In the second half of life the necessity is imposed of recognizing no longer the validity of our former ideals but of their contraries. Of perceiving the error in what was previously our conviction, of sensing the untruth in what was our truth, and of weighing the degree of opposition, and even of hostility, in what we took to be love. ~ Carl Jung,
1935:Whenever there is a reaching down into innermost experience, into the nucleus of personality, most people are overcome by fear and many run away. . . The risk of inner experience, the adventure of the spirit, is in any case alien to most human beings. The possibility that such experience might have psychic reality is anathema to them. ~ Carl Jung,
1936:A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. They then dwell in the house next door, and at any moment a flame may dart out and set fire to his own house. Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force. ~ Carl Jung,
1937:By a symbol I do not mean an allegory or a sign, but an image that describes in the best possible way the dimly discerned nature of the spirit. A symbol does not define or explain; it points beyond itself to a meaning that is darkly divined yet still beyond our grasp, and cannot be adequately expressed in the familiar words of our language. ~ Carl Jung,
1938:I know that previously I would not have dared to express myself so explicitly about so uncertain a matter. I can take this risk because I am now in my eighth decade, and the changing opinions of men scarcely impress me any more; the thoughts of the old masters are of greater value to me than the philosophical prejudices of the Western mind. ~ Carl Jung,
1939:The main interest of my work is not concerned with the treatment of neuroses but rather with the approach to the numinous. But the fact that the approach to the numinous is the real therapy, and inasmuch as you attain to the numinous experience you are released from the curse of pathology. Even the very disease takes on a numinous character. ~ Carl Jung,
1940:Personality is the supreme realization of the innate idiosyncracy of a living being. It is an act of high courage flung in the face of life, the absolute affirmation of all that constitutes the individual, the most successful adaptation to the universal conditions of existence coupled with the greatest possible freedom for self-determination. ~ Carl Jung,
1941:But what will he do when he sees only too clearly why his patient is ill; when he sees that it arises from his having no love, but only sexuality; no faith, because he is afraid to grope in the dark; no hope, because he is disillusioned by the world and by life; and no understanding, because he has failed to read the meaning of his own existence? ~ Carl Jung,
1942:The creative process, so far as we are able to follow it at all, consists in the unconscious activation of an archetypal image and elaborating and shaping the image into the finished work. By giving it shape, the artist translates it into the language of the present and so makes it possible for us to find our way back to the deepest springs of life. ~ Carl Jung,
1943:Every human being is inherently a unique and individual form of life. He or she is made like that. But there is something which a person can do over and above the given material of her nature, and that is she can become conscious of what makes her the person she is, and he can work consciously toward relating what is himself to the world around him. ~ Carl Jung,
1944:There is a thinking in primordial images, in symbols which are older than the historical man, which are inborn in him from the earliest times, eternally living, outlasting all generations, still make up the groundwork of the human psyche. It is only possible to live the fullest life when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them. ~ Carl Jung,
1945:Whether looked at from outside or inside, bodies dissolve, matter vanishes, spirit remains - once we bother to go into the matter. "Spirit is the living body seen from within, and the body is the outer manifestation of the living spirit." Extend this statement by Carl Jung to all bodies from electrons to galaxies, and you have the ultimate physics ~ Douglas Harding,
1946:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. They will practice Indian yoga and all its exercises, observe a strict regimen of diet, learn the literature of the whole world - all because they cannot get on with themselves and have not the slightest faith that anything useful could ever come out of their own souls. ~ Carl Jung,
1947:A patient doesn't select his physical ailments. They happen to him. You could just as well ask when you are eaten by a crocodile, 'How did you select that crocodile?'. Nonsense. He has selected you. The patient doesn't even select the symptoms unconsciously. That is an extraordinary exaggeration of the subject to say he was choosing such things. They get him. ~ Carl Jung,
1948:Astrology is one of the intuitive methods like the I Ching, geomantics, and other divinatory procedures. It is based upon the synchronicity principle, meaningful coincidence. ... Astrology is a naively projected psychology in which the different attitudes and temperaments of man are represented as gods and identified with planets and zodiacal constellations. ~ Carl Jung,
1949:Caution has its place, no doubt, but we cannot refuse our support to a serious venture which challenges the whole of the personality. If we oppose it, we are trying to suppress what is best in man - his daring and his aspirations. And should we succeed, we should only have stood in the way of that invaluable experience which might have given a meaning to life. ~ Carl Jung,
1950:Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, landslides, and inundations, modern man is battered by the elemental forces of his own psyche. This is the World Power that vastly exceeds all other powers on earth. The Age of Enlightenment, which stripped nature and human institutions of gods, overlooked the God of Terror who dwells in the human soul. ~ Carl Jung,
1951:Archetypes resemble the beds of rivers: dried up because the water has deserted them, though it may return at any time. An archetype is something like an old watercourse along which the water of life flowed for a time, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it flowed the deeper the channel, and the more likely it is that sooner or later the water will return. ~ Carl Jung,
1952:In each of us there is another whom we do not know. He speaks to us in dreams and tells us how differently he sees us from the way we see ourselves. When, therefore, we find ourselves in a difficult situation to which there is no solution, he can sometimes kindle a light that radically alters our attitude - the very attitude that led us into the difficult situation. ~ Carl Jung,
1953:With a truly tragic delusion,” Carl Jung noted, “these theologians fail to see that it is not a matter of proving the existence of the light, but of blind people who do not know that their eyes could see. It is high time we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. It is much more needful to teach people the art of seeing. ~ Carl Jung,
1954:As soon as the dialogue between two people touches on something fundamental, essential, numinous, and a certain rapport is felt, it gives rise to a phenomenon which Lévy-Bruhl fittingly called participation mystique. It is an unconscious identity in which two individual psychic spheres interpenetrate to such a degree that it is impossible to say what belongs to whom. ~ Carl Jung,
1955:It is in applied psychology, if anywhere, that today we should be modest and grant validity to a number of apparently contradictory opinions; for we are still far from having anything like a thorough knowledge of the human psyche, that most challenging field of scientific enquiry. For the present we have merely more or less plausible opinions that defy reconciliation. ~ Carl Jung,
1956:The only important thing is to follow nature. A tiger should be a good tiger; a tree, a good tree. So people should be people. But to know what people are, one must follow nature and go alone, admitting the importance of the unexpected. Still, nothing is possible without love. . . . For love puts one in a mood to risk everything, and not to withhold important elements. ~ Carl Jung,
1957:The unconscious is the only available source of religious experience. This in certainly not to say that what we call the unconscious is identical with God or is set up in his place. It is simply the medium from which religious experience seems to flow. As to what the further cause of such experience might be, the answer to this lies beyond the range of human knowledge. ~ Carl Jung,
1958:Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious psyche, outside the control of the will. They are pure nature; they show us the unvarnished, natural truth, and are therefore fitted, as nothing else is, to give us back an attitude that accords with our basic human nature when our consciousness has strayed too far from its foundations and run into an impasse. ~ Carl Jung,
1959:It is my mind, with its store of images, that gives the world colour and sound; and that supremely real and rational certainty which I call "experience" is, in its most simple form, an exceedingly complicated structure of mental images. Thus there is, in a certain sense, nothing that is directly experienced except the mind itself. Everything is mediated through the mind. ~ Carl Jung,
1960:So far as the personality is still potential, it can be called transcendent, and so far as it is unconscious, it is indistinguishable from all those things that carry its projections...that is, symbols of the outside world and the cosmic symbols. These form the psychological basis for the conception of man as a macrocosm through the astrological components of his character. ~ Carl Jung,
1961:An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead. ~ Carl Jung,
1962:The fact that astrology nevertheless yields valid results proves that it is not the apparent positions of the stars which work, but rather the times which are measured or determined by arbitrarily named stellar positions. Time thus proves to be a stream of energy filled with qualities and not, as our philosophy would have it, an abstract concept or precondition of knowledge. ~ Carl Jung,
1963:Identification with one's office or title is very attractive indeed, which is precisely why so many men are nothing more than the decorum accorded to them by society. In vain would one look for a personality behind the husk. Underneath one would find a very pitiable little creature. That is why the office is so attractive: it offers easy compensation for personal deficiencies. ~ Carl Jung,
1964:We are so full of apprehensions, fears, that we don't know exactly to what it points... a great change of our psychoglocal attitude is imminent, that is certain...because we need more understanding of human nature because ...the only real danger that exists is man himself... and we know nothing of man - his psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil. ~ Carl Jung,
1965:"I once experienced a violent #earthquake, & my first, immediate feeling was that I no longer stood on the solid & familiar earth but on the skin of a gigantic animal that was heaving under my feet. It was this image that impressed itself on me, not the physical fact." ~ Carl JungI once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away. -Rumi#JoyPublicity,
1966:Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness's of other people. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ~ Carl Jung,
1967:The great decisions of human life have as a rule far more to do with the instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well-meaning reasonableness. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Each of us carries his own life-form- an indeterminable form which cannot be superseded by any other. ~ Carl Jung,
1968:There are two reasons why man loses contact with the regulating center of his soul. One of them is that some single instinctive drive or emotional image can carry him into a one-sidedness that makes him lose his balance...his one-sidedness and consequent loss of balance are much dreaded by primitives, who call it 'loss of soul.' Another threat...circles around particular complexes ~ Carl Jung,
1969:The facts of nature cannot in the long run be violated. Penetrating and seeping through everything like water, they will undermine any system that fails to take account of them, and sooner or later they will bring about its downfall. But an authority wise enough in its statesmanship to give sufficient free play to nature - of which spirit is a part - need fear no premature decline. ~ Carl Jung,
1970:The sad truth is that man's real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites - day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and evil. We are not even sure that one will prevail against the other, that good will overcome evil, or joy defeat pain. Life is a battleground. It always has been and always will be; and if it were not so, existence would come to an end. ~ Carl Jung,
1971:I can still recall vividly how Freud said to me, "My dear Jung, promise me never to abandon the sexual theory. That is the most essential thing of all. You see, we must make a dogma of it, an unshakable bulwark" ... In some astonishment I asked him, "A bulwark-against what?" To which he replied, "Against the black tide of mud"-and here he hesitated for a moment, then added of occultism. ~ Carl Jung,
1972:I’ve begun to wonder if perhaps these remarkable molecules might be wasted on the young, that they may have more to offer us later in life, after the cement of our mental habits and everyday behaviors has set. Carl Jung once wrote that it is not the young but people in middle age who need to have an “experience of the numinous” to help them negotiate the second half of their lives. ~ Michael Pollan,
1973:The curve of life is like the parabola of a projectile which, disturbed from its initial state of rest, rises and then returns to a state of repose... Like a projectile flying to its goal, life ends in death. Even its ascent and its zenith are only steps and means to this goal... For, enlightenment or no enlightenment, consciousness or no consciousness, nature prepares itself for death. ~ Carl Jung,
1974:I use [Heraclitus' discovery of] enantiodromia for the emergence of the unconscious opposite in the course of time. This characteristic phenomenon practically always occurs when an extreme, onesided tendency dominates conscious life; in time an equally powerful counterposition is built up, which first inhibits the conscious performance and subsequently breaks through the conscious control. ~ Carl Jung,
1975:Thunder is no longer the voice of an angry god... No river contains a spirit... no snake the embodiment of wisdom, no mountain cave the home of a great demon. No voices now speak to man from stones, plants and animals, nor does he speak to them thinking they can hear. His contact with nature has gone, and with it has gone the profound emotional energy that this symbolic connection supplied. ~ Carl Jung,
1976:Unconscious assumptions or opinions are the worst enemy of woman; they can even grow into a positively demonic passion that exasperates and disgusts men, and does the woman herself the greatest injury by gradually smothering the charm and meaning of her femininity and driving it into the background. Such a development naturally ends in profound psychological disunion, in short, in a neurosis. ~ Carl Jung,
1977:When we must deal with problems, we instinctively resist trying the way that leads through obscurity and darkness. We wish to hear only of unequivocal results, and completely forget that these results can only be brought about when we have ventured into and emerged again from the darkness. But to penetrate the darkness we must summon all the powers of enlightenment that consciousness can offer. ~ Carl Jung,
1978:If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures. ~ Carl Jung,
1979:I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point - namely, to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation. I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate. ~ Carl Jung,
1980:When someone new comes into your life and suddenly you feel more alive, more beautiful, more sexual, more creative, more desirable and more engaged; you feel that this new person is the key to those feelings. But actually, you have these qualities too. What you don't see and don't acknowledge in yourself, you project onto someone else. Carl Jung explored this very well. He called it projection. ~ Gary Zukav,
1981:Every civilized human being, whatever his conscious development, is still an archaic man at the deeper levels of his psyche. Just as the human body connects us with the mammals and displays numerous relics of earlier evolutionary stages going back to even the reptilian age, so the human psyche is likewise a product of evolution which, when followed up to its origins, show countless archaic traits. ~ Carl Jung,
1982:Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie. ~ Carl Jung,
1983:Synchronistic phenomena prove the simultaneous occurrence of meaningful equivalences in heterogenous, causally unrelated processes; in other words, they prove that a content perceived by an observer can, at the same time, be represented by an outside event, without any causal connection. From this it follows either that the psyche cannot be localized in time, or that space is relative to the psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
1984:AS A CHILD I FELT MYSELF TO BE ALONE, AND I AM STILL, BECAUSE I KNOW THINGS AND MUST HINT AT THINGS THAT OTHERS APPARENTLY KNOW NOTHING OF, AND FOR THE MOST PART DO NOT WANT TO KNOW. LONELINESS DOES NOT COME FROM HAVING NO PEOPLE ABOUT ONE, BUT FROM BEING UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE THE THINGS THAT SEEM IMPORTANT TO ONESELF, OR FROM HOLDING CERTAIN VIEWS WHICH OTHERS FIND INADMISSIBLE. Dr. Carl Jung As ~ Judith Orloff,
1985:Carl Jung tells in one of his books of a conversation he had with a Native American chief who pointed out to him that in his perception most white people have tense faces, staring eyes, and a cruel demeanor. He said: “They are always seeking something. What are they seeking? The whites always want something. They are always uneasy and restless. We don't know what they want. We think they are mad. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1986:Carl Jung tells in one of his books of a conversation he had with a Native American chief who pointed out to him that in his perception most white people have tense faces, staring eyes, and a cruel demeanor. He said: “They are always seeking something. What are they seeking? The whites always want something. They are always uneasy and restless. We don’t know what they want. We think they are mad. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1987:The need for mythic statements is satisfied when we frame a view of the world which adequately explains the meaning of human existence in the cosmos, a view which springs from our psychic wholeness, from the co-operation between conscious and unconscious. Meaninglessness inhibits fullness of life and is therefore equivalent to illness. Meaning makes a great many things endurable - perhaps everything. ~ Carl Jung,
1988:Plants were bound for good or ill to their places. They expressed not only beauty but also the thoughts of God's world, with an intent of their own and without deviation. Trees in particular were mysterious and seemed to me direct embodiments of the incomprehensible meaning of life. For that reason, the woods were the places where I felt closest to its deepest meaning and to its awe-inspiring workings. ~ Carl Jung,
1989:Self-reflection, or - what comes to the same thing - the urge to individuation, gathers together what is scattered and multifarious and exalts it to the original of the One, the Primordial Man. In this way our existence as separate beings, our former ego nature, is abolished, the circle of consciousness is widened, and because the paradoxes have been made conscious, the sources of conflict are dried up. ~ Carl Jung,
1990:That’s when my analysis began. That’s when Marion began what Carl Jung would call the “night sea journey.” That’s when Marion began pointing her sails into the wind of the unconscious, and made the journey into the parts of herself that had been exiled to the basement and the attic of her body and soul. With the help of her analyst, she made the irrevocable decision to accept whatever she found there. ~ Stephen Cope,
1991:The woman who fights against her father still has the possibility of leading an instinctive, feminine existence, because she rejects only what is alien to her. But when she fights against the mother she may, at the risk of injury to her instincts, attain to greater consciousness, because in repudiating the mother she repudiates all that is obscure, instinctive, ambiguous, and unconscious in her own nature. ~ Carl Jung,
1992:No one can flatter himself that he is immune to the spirit of his own epoch, or even that he possesses a full understanding of it. Irrespective of our conscious convictions, each one of us, without exception, being a particle of the general mass, is somewhere attached to, colored by, or even undermined by the spirit which goes through the mass. Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness. ~ Carl Jung,
1993:Contemporary man is blind to the fact that, with all his rationality and efficiency, he is possessed by "powers" that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. They keep him on the run with restlessness, vague apprehensions, psychological complications, an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food - and, above all, a large array of neuroses ~ Carl Jung,
1994:It had become clear to me, in a flash of illumination, that for me the only possible goal was psychiatry. Here alone the two currents of my interest could flow together and in a united stream dig their own bed. Here was the empirical field common to biological and spiritual facts, which I had everywhere sought and nowhere found. Here at last was the place where the collision of nature and spirit became a reality. ~ Carl Jung,
1995:The dynamic principle of fantasy is play, a characteristic also of the child, and as such it appears inconsistent with the principle of serious work. But without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. It is therefore short-sighted to treat fantasy, on account of its risky or unacceptable nature, as a thing of little worth. ~ Carl Jung,
1996:The artist's life cannot be otherwise than full of conflicts, for two forces are at war within him [or her]-on the one hand, the common human longing for happiness, satisfaction and security in life, and on the other a ruthless passion for creation which may go so far as to override every personal desire ... There are hardly any exceptions to the rule that a person must pay dearly for the divine gift of creative fire. ~ Carl Jung,
1997:I think there will be a reaction - a reaction will set in against this communal dissociation. You know, man doesn't stand forever, his nullification. Once, there will be a reaction, and I see it setting in, you know, when I think of my patients, they all seek their own existence and to assure their existence against that complete atomization into nothingness or into meaninglessness. Man cannot stand a meaningless life. ~ Carl Jung,
1998:I cannot define for you what God is. I can only say that my work has proved empirically that the pattern of God exists in every man and that this pattern has at its disposal the greatest of all his energies for transformation and transfiguration of his natural being. Not only the meaning of his life but his renewal and his institutions depend on his conscious relationship with this pattern of his collective unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
1999:It seems to be very hard for people to live with riddles or to let them live, although one would think that life is so full of riddles as it is that a few more things we cannot answer would make no difference. But perhaps it is just this that is so unendurable, that there are irrational things in our own psyche which upset the conscious mind in its illusory certainties by confronting it with the riddle of its existence. ~ Carl Jung,
2000:The Christian religion seems to have fulfilled its great biological purpose, in so far as we are able to judge. It has led human thought to independence, and has lost its significance, therefore, to a yet undetermined extent.... It seems to me that we might still make use in some way of its form of thought, and especially of its great wisdom of life, which for two thousand years has proven to be particularly efficacious. ~ Carl Jung,
2001:Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose through him. As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is "man" in a higher sense— he is "collective man"— one who carries and shapes the unconscious, psychic forms of mankind. ~ Carl Jung,
2002:Astrology is knocking at the gates of our universities: A Tübingen professor has switched over to astrology and a course on astrology was given at Cardiff University last year. Astrology is not mere superstition but contains some psychological facts (like theosophy) which are of considerable importance. Astrology has actually nothing to do with the stars but is the 5000-year-old psychology of antiquity and the Middle Ages. ~ Carl Jung,
2003:The great problems of life — sexuality, of course, among others — are always related to the primordial images of the collective unconscious. These images are really balancing or compensating factors which correspond with the problems life presents in actuality. This is not to be marveled at, since these images are deposits representing the accumulated experience of thousands of years of struggle for adaptation and existence. ~ Carl Jung,
2004:I am an orphan, alone: nevertheless I am found everywhere. I am one, but opposed to myself. I am youth and old man at one and the same time. I have known neither father nor mother, because I have had to be fetched out of the deep like a fish, or fell like a white stone from heaven. In woods and mountains I roam, but I am hidden in the innermost soul of man. I am mortal for everyone, yet I am not touched by the cycle of aeons. ~ Carl Jung,
2005:I studiously avoided all so-called "holy men." I did so because I had to make do with my own truth, not accept from others what I could not attain on my own. I would have felt it as a theft had I attempted to learn from the holy men and to accept their truth for myself. Neither in Europe can I make any borrowings from the East, but must shape my life out of myself-out of what my inner being tells me, or what nature brings to me. ~ Carl Jung,
2006:[T]horoughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still, we take this step with the false assumption that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the programme of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie. — Carl Jung, Stages of Life ~ Marianne Williamson,
2007:Psychologist Carl Jung, in his book Modern Man in Search of a Soul, wrote, “About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be described as the general neurosis of our time.”3 Jung wrote those words in the early part of the twentieth century, but with every passing year and decade their truth has become even more glaring. Holocaust ~ David Jeremiah,
2008:When we assume God to be a guiding principle well, sure enough, a god is usually characteristic of a certain system of thought or morality. For instance, take the Christian God, the summum bonum: God is love, love being the highest moral principle; and God is spirit, the spirit being the supreme idea of meaning. All our Christian moral concepts derive from such assumptions, and the supreme essence of all of them is what we call God. ~ Carl Jung,
2009:Here and there it happened in my practice that a patient grew beyond himself because of unknown potentialities, and this became an experience of prime importance to me. I had learned in the meanwhile that the greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They must be so because they express the necessary polarity inherent in every self-regulating system. They can never be solved, but only outgrown. ~ Carl Jung,
2010:Nietzsche, for his part, posited that individual human beings would have to invent their own values in the aftermath of God’s death. But this is the element of his thinking that appears weakest, psychologically: we cannot invent our own values, because we cannot merely impose what we believe on our souls. This was Carl Jung’s great discovery—made in no little part because of his intense study of the problems posed by Nietzsche. ~ Jordan Peterson,
2011:Our mania for rational explanations obviously has its roots in our fear of metaphysics, for the two were always hostile brothers. Hence, anything unexpected that approaches us from the dark realm is regarded either as coming from outside and, therefore, as real, or else as a hallucination and, therefore, not true. The idea that anything could be real or true which does not come from outside has hardly begun to dawn on contemporary man. ~ Carl Jung,
2012:In studying the history of the human mind one is impressed again and again by the fact that its growth keeps pace with a widening range of consciousness, and that each step forward is an extremely painful and laborious achievement. One could almost say that nothing is more hateful to man than to give up the smallest particle of unconsciousness. He has a profound fear of the unknown. Ask anybody who has ever tried to introduce new ideas! ~ Carl Jung,
2013:The discussion of the sexual problem is only a somewhat crude prelude to a far deeper question, and that is the question of the psychological relationship between the sexes. In comparison with this the other pales into insignificance, and with it we enter the real domain of woman. Woman's psychology is founded on the principle of Eros, the great binder and loosener, whereas from ancient times the ruling principle ascribed to man is Logos. ~ Carl Jung,
2014:The God-image in man was not destroyed by the Fall but was only damaged and corrupted (“deformed”), and can be restored through God's grace. The scope of the integration is suggested by the descensus ad inferos, the descent of Christ's soul to hell, its work of redemption embracing even the dead. The psychological equivalent of this is the integration of the collective unconscious which forms an essential part of the individuation process. ~ Carl Jung,
2015:It is only through the psyche that we can establish that God acts upon us, but we are unable to distinguish whether these actions emanate from God or from the unconscious. We cannot tell whether God and the unconscious are two different entities. Both are border-line concepts for transcendental contents. But empirically it can be established, with a sufficient degree of probability, that there is in the unconscious an archetype of wholeness. ~ Carl Jung,
2016:In the end, the only events of my life worth telling are those when the imperishable world erupted into this transitory one All other memories of travels, people and my surroundings have paled beside these interior happenings But my encounters with the 'other' reality, my bouts with the unconscious, are indelibly engraved on my memory. In that realm there has always been wealth in abundance, and everything else has lost importance by comparison. ~ Carl Jung,
2017:The primordial image, or archetype, is a figure--be it a daemon, a human being, or a process--that constantly recurs in the course of history and appears wherever creative fantasy is freely expressed. Essentially, therefore, it is a mythological figure. . . . In each of these images there is a little piece of human psychology and human fate, a remnant of the joys and sorrows that have been repeated countless times in our ancestral history. . . . ~ Carl Jung,
2018:I definitely have recurring dreams. My dreams are crazy and surreal, which is why I appreciate Carl Jung, 'cause I feel that there has to be some kind of correlation. My dreams are like surreal sci-fi thrillers, and I don't spend time watching stuff like that. I never grew up on stuff like that. I've always just had very, very vivid dreams. This is awful to say, but, lately, I've been dreaming about witnessing murder a lot. What does this mean? ~ Diane Birch,
2019:Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow. Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations. The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, in the bright sunlight. The camera obscura. Not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
2020:If God wishes to be born as man and to unite mankind in the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, He suffers the terrible torment of having to bear the world in its reality. It is a crux; indeed, He Himself is His own cross. The world is God's suffering, and every individual human being who wishes even to approach his own wholeness knows very well that this means bearing his own cross. But the eternal promise for him who bears his own cross is the Paraclete. ~ Carl Jung,
2021:...The Western 'God-image' is a representation of the collective unconscious, an archetype of the psyche that undergoes a continual process of transformation...The God image evolves through its relationship to humanity. Whoever knows God has an effect on 'him'. For the individual, knowing God, is the process of recognizing and assimilating the pressured and paradoxical contents of the self, which come to consciousness- seek incarnation- within the ego. ~ Carl Jung,
2022:Every father is given the opportunity to corrupt his daughter's nature, and the educator, husband, or psychiatrist then has to face the music. For what has been spoiled by the father can only be made good by a father, just as what has been spoiled by the mother can only be repaired by a mother. The disastrous repetition of the family pattern could be described as the psychological original sin, or as the curse of the Atrides running through the generations. ~ Carl Jung,
2023:I hold the view that the alchemist’s hope of conjuring out of matter the philosophical gold, or the panacea, or the wonderful stone, was only in part an illusion, an effect of projection; for the rest it corresponded to certain psychic facts that are of great importance in the psychology of the unconscious. As is shown by the texts and their symbolism, the alchemist projected what I have called the process of individuation into the phenomena of chemical change. ~ Carl Jung,
2024:In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order... we are caught and entangled in aimless experience... Only when all props and crutches are broken, and no cover from the rear offers even the slightest hope of security, does it become possible for us to experience an archetype that up till then had lain hidden behind the meaningful nonsense played out by the anima. This is the archetype of meaning, just as the anima is the archetype of life itself. ~ Carl Jung,
2025:The problem of synchronicity has puzzled me for a long time, ever since the middle twenties, when I was investigating the phenomena of the collective unconscious and kept on coming across connections which I simply could not explain as chance groupings or "runs." What I found were "coincidences" which were connected so meaningfully that their "chance" concurrence would represent a degree of improbability that would have to be expressed by an astronomical figure. ~ Carl Jung,
2026:Observance of customs and laws can very easily be a cloak for a lie so subtle that our fellow human beings are unable to detect it. It may help us to escape all criticism, we may even be able to deceive ourselves in the belief of our obvious righteousness. But deep down, below the surface of the average man's conscience, he hears a voice whispering, 'There is something not right,' no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or by the moral code. ~ Carl Jung,
2027:Astrology is of particular interest to the psychologist, since it contains a sort of psychological experience which we call projected - this means that we find the psychological facts as it were in the constellations. This originally gave rise to the idea that these factors derive from the stars, whereas they are merely in a relation of synchronicity with them. I admit that this is a very curious fact which throws a peculiar light on the structure of the human mind. ~ Carl Jung,
2028:I know that in many things I am not like others, but I do not know what I really am like. Man cannot compare himself with any other creature; he is not a monkey, not a cow, not a tree. I am a man. But what is it to be that? Like every other being, I am a splinter of the infinite deity, but I cannot contrast myself with any animal, any plant or any stone. Only a mythical being has a range greater than man's. How then can man form any definite opinions about himself?. ~ Carl Jung,
2029:The biographies of great artists make it abundantly clear that the creative urge is often so imperious that it battens on their humanity and yokes everything to the service of the work, even at the cost of health and ordinary human happiness. The unborn work in the psyche of the artist is a force of nature that achieves its end either with tyrannical might or with the subtle cunning of nature herself, quite regardless of the personal fate of the man who is its vehicle. ~ Carl Jung,
2030:It is in the nature of political bodies always to see the evil in the opposite group, just as the individual has an ineradicable tendency to get rid of everything he does not know and does not want to know about himself by foisting it off on somebody else. Nothing has a more diverse and alienating effect upon society than this moral complacency and lack of responsibility, and nothing promotes understanding and rapprochement more than the mutual withdrawal of projections. ~ Carl Jung,
2031:It will seem as if you were making the visions banal — but then you need to do that — then you are freed from the power of them Then when these things are in some precious book you can go to the book and turn over the pages and for you it will be your church — your cathedral — the silent places of your spirit where you will find renewal. If anyone tells you that it is morbid or neurotic and you listen to them — then you will lose your soul — for in that book is your soul. ~ Carl Jung,
2032:There is rarely a creative man who does not have to pay a high price for the divine spark of his greatest gifts... the human element is frequently bled for the benefit of the creative element and to such an extent that it even brings out the bad qualities, as for instance, ruthless, naive egoism (so-called "auto-eroticism"), vanity, all kinds of vices-and all this in order to bring to the human I at least some life-strength, since otherwise it would perish of sheer inanition. ~ Carl Jung,
2033:Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow.

Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations.

The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, in the bright sunlight.

The camera obscura.

Not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
2034:Our mind has its history, just as our body has its history. You might be just as astonished that man has an appendix, for instance. Does he know he ought to have an appendix? He is just born with it....Our unconscious mind, like our body, is a storehouse of relics and memories of the past. A study of the structure of the unconscious collective mind would reveal the same discoveries as you make in comparative anatomy. We do not need to think that there is anything mystical about it. ~ Carl Jung,
2035:We don’t know our unconscious personality. We have hints, we have certain ideas, but we don’t know it really. Nobody can say where man ends. That is the beauty of it... The unconscious of man reach God knows where. There we are going to make discoveries. ~ Carl Jung"We don't live in a timeline any more."Our phenomenology of time is breaking down. Good. Breakdown of time-as-line affords us an opening, renews how we inhabit and relate to time. We should be asking what is possible. twitter.com/Unwise_Trouser…,
2036:I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum. I am incapable of determining ultimate worth or worthlessness; I have no judgment about myself and my life. There is nothing I am quite sure about. I have no definite convictions - not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation or something I do not know. ~ Carl Jung,
2037:The greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown. This 'outgrowing', as I formerly called it, on further experience was seen to consist in a new level of consciousness. Some higher or wider interest arose on the person's horizon, and through this widening of view, the insoluble problem lost its urgency. It was not solved logically in its own terms, but faded out when confronted with a new and stronger life-tendency. ~ Carl Jung,
2038:Anthropologists have often described what happens to a primitive society when its spiritual values are exposed to the impact of modern civilisation. Its people lose the meaning of their lives, their social organisation disintegrates, and they themselves morally decay. We are now in the same condition. But we have never really understood what we have lost, for our spiritual leaders unfortunately were more interested in protecting their institutions than in understanding the mystery that symbols present. ~ Carl Jung,
2039:Sages throughout history have relished the enigma that pleasure is undefined without suffering. In the words of Carl Jung: “There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” The Tao Te Ching extends the metaphor: “Difficult and easy accomplish each other, long and short form each other, high and low distinguish each other. ~ Anonymous,
2040:Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. Then it withers away—an ephemeral apparition. When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilizations, we cannot escape the impression of absolute nullity. Yet I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains. ~ Carl Jung,
2041:It is my mind, with its store of images, that gives the world color and sound; and that supremely real and rational certainty which I can "experience" is, in its most simple form, an exceedingly complicated structure of mental images. Thus there is, in a certain sense, nothing that is directly experienced except the mind itself. Everything is mediated through the mind, translated, filtered, allegorized, twisted, even falsified by it. We are . . . enveloped in a cloud of changing and endlessly shifting images. ~ Carl Jung,
2042:The idea of suicide, understandable as it is, does not seem commendable to me. We live in order to gain the greatest possible amount of spiritual development and self-awareness. As long as life is possible, even if only in a minimal degree, you should hang onto it, in order to scoop it up for the purpose of conscious development. To interrupt life before its time is to bring to a standstill an experiment which we have not set up. We have found ourselves in the midst of it and must carry it through to the end. ~ Carl Jung,
2043:There is, how­ever, a strong empir­i­cal rea­son why we should cul­ti­vate thoughts that can never be proved. It is that they are known to be use­ful. Man pos­i­tively needs gen­eral ideas & con­vic­tions that will give a mean­ing to his life & enable him to find a place for him­self in the uni­verse. He can stand the most incred­i­ble hard­ships when he is con­vinced that they make sense; he is crushed when on top of all his mis­for­tunes, he has to admit that he is tak­ing part in a ‘tale told by an idiot.’ ~ Carl Jung,
2044:I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. They seek position, marriage, reputation, outward success of money, and remain unhappy and neurotic even when they have attained what they were seeking. Such people are usually confined within too narrow a spiritual horizon. Their life has not sufficient content, sufficient meaning. If they are enabled to develop into more spacious personalities, the neurosis generally disappears. ~ Carl Jung,
2045:I feel very strongly that I am under the influence of things or questions which were left incomplete and unanswered by my parents and grandparents and more distant ancestors. It often seems as if there were an impersonal karma within a family which is passed on from parents to children. It has always seemed to me that I had to answer questions which fate had posed to my forefathers, and which had not yet been answered, or as if I had to complete, or perhaps continue, things which previous ages had left unfinished. ~ Carl Jung,
2046:The continuing, direct operation of the Holy Ghost on those who are called to be God's children implies, in fact, a broadening process of incarnation. Christ, the son begotten by God, is the first-born who is succeeded by an ever-increasing number of younger brothers and sisters. There are, however, neither begotten by the Holy Ghost nor born of a virgin. . . . Their lowly origin (possibly from the mammals) does not prevent them from entering into a close kinship with God as their father and Christ as their brother. ~ Carl Jung,
2047:Rebirth is an affirmation that must be counted among the primordial affirmations of mankind. The concept of rebirth necessarily implies the continuity of personality. Here the human personality is regarded as continuous and accessible to memory, so that, when one is incarnated or born, one is able, potentially, to remember that one has lived through previous existences, and that these existences were one's own, ie, they had the same ego form as the present life. As a rule, reincarnation means rebirth in a human body. ~ Carl Jung,
2048:The Shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge, and it therefore, as a rule, meets with considerable resistance. Indeed, self-knowledge as a psychotherapuetic measure frequently requires much painstaking work extending over a long period of time. ~ Carl Jung,
2049:The theory of serendipitous creativity, in other words, seems well justified by the historical record. The transistor, we can argue with some confidence, probably required Bell Labs and its ability to put solid-state physicists, quantum theorists, and world-class experimentalists in one building where they could serendipitously encounter one another and learn from their varied expertise. This was an invention unlikely to come from a lone scientist thinking deeply in the academic equivalent of Carl Jung’s stone tower. ~ Cal Newport,
2050:I can only gaze with wonder and awe at the depths of and heights of our psychic nature. Its non-spatial universe conceals an untold abundance of images which have accumulated over millions of years of living development and become fixed in the organism....Beside this picture I would like to place the spectacle of the starry heavens at night, for the only equivalent of the universe within is the universe without; and just as I reach this world through the medium of the body, so I reach that world through the medium of the psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
2051:I know every numbskull will babble on about "black man," "maneater," "chance," and "retrospective interpretation," in order to banish something terribly inconvenient that might sully the familiar picture of childhood innocence. Ah, these good, efficient, healthy-minded people, they always remind me of those optimistic tadpoles who bask in a puddle in the sun, in the shallowest of waters, crowding together and amiably wriggling their tails, totally unaware that the next morning the puddle will have dried up and left them stranded. ~ Carl Jung,
2052:I think Carl Jung said, you know, I'm gonna paraphrase it badly, but, so much of what we fall in love with in other people is a potential in us that's ready to be realized. We're projecting onto them this amazing thing, but really it's us, and we're very close to integrating it and claiming it. If we do claim it, then we can just love somebody for who they are with all their flaws, but if we don't take that projection back, then we keep wanting them to have that. Then you just realize we're all screwed, that's how it works. ~ Rosemarie DeWitt,
2053:CARL JUNG BELIEVED that to learn about the human experience, it was important to study dreams and mythology. History is the story of events that played out in civilization, but dreams and myths are expressions of the human heart. The themes and archetypes of our dreams and myths, Jung pointed out, transcend time and culture. They arise from unconscious instincts that governed our behavior long before civilization papered over and obscured them, and they therefore teach us about what it means to be human on the deepest level. ~ Leonard Mlodinow,
2054:The term "self" seems a suitable one for the unconscious substrate whose actual exponent in consciousness is the ego. The ego stands to the self as the moved to the mover, or as object to subject, because the determining factors that radiate outward from the self surround the ego on all sides and are therefore supraordinate to it. The self, like the unconscious, as an a priori existent out of which the ego evolves. It is, so to speak, an unconscious prefiguration of the ego. It is not I who create myself; rather, I happen to myself. ~ Carl Jung,
2055:A creative individual is more likely to be both aggressive and cooperative, either at the same time or at different times, depending on the situation. Having a complex personality means being able to express the full range of traits that are potentially present in the human repertoire but usually atrophy because we think that one or the other pole is “good,” whereas the other extreme is “bad.” This kind of person has many traits in common with what the Swiss analytic psychologist Carl Jung considered a mature personality. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
2056:It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going. Not consciously, of course—for consciously he is engaged in bewailing and cursing a faithless world that recedes further and further into the distance. Rather, it is an unconscious factor which spins the illusions that veil his world. And what is being spun is a cocoon, which in the end will completely envelop him. ~ Carl Jung,
2057:Many who know something but not enough about dreams and their meaning...are liable to succumb to the prejudice that the dream actually has a moral purpose, that it warns, rebukes, comforts, foretells the future, etc. If one believes that the unconscious always knows best, one can easily be betrayed into leaving the dreams to take the necessary decisions, and is then disappointed when the dreams become more and more trivial and meaningless...The unconscious functions satisfactorily only when the conscious mind fufills its task to the very limit. ~ Carl Jung,
2058:The gigantic catastrophes that threaten us today are not elemental happenings of a physical or biological order, but psychic events. To a quite terrifying degree we are threatened by wars and revolutions which are nothing other than psychic epidemics. At any moment several million human beings may be smitten with a new madness, and then we shall have another world war or devastating revolution. Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, landslides, and inundations, modern man is battered by the elemental forces of his own psyche. ~ Carl Jung,
2059:(James Joyce, in conversation with Carl Jung:)"Literary artists know more about the human mind than you fellers have a hope in hell of knowing. Ha. My craft is ebbing. I am yung and easily freudened. One of these days I'll show the lot of you what the unconscious mind is really like. I don't need any of you. In a sense I am Freud."
Jung looked gloomily guilty at the name. "Yes?"
"What's Freud in English?"
"Joy."
"Joy and Joyce. There's little enough difference. Except that I add C and E for Creative Endeavour. I spit in all your eyes. ~ Anthony Burgess,
2060:When a Pueblo Indian does not feel in the right mood, he stays away from the men's council. When an ancient Roman stumbled on the threshold as he left the house, he gave up his plans for the day. This seems to us senseless, but under primitive conditions of life such an omen inclines one at least to be cautious. When I am not in full control of myself, my bodily movements may be under a certain constraint; my attention is easily distracted; I am somewhat absent-minded. As a result I knock against something, stumble, let something fall, or forget something. ~ Carl Jung,
2061:For me, the good death includes being prepared to die, with my affairs in order, the good and bad messages delivered that need delivering. The good death means dying while I still have my mind sharp and aware; it also means dying without having to endure large amounts of suffering and pain. The good death means accepting death as inevitable, and not fighting it when the time comes. This is my good death, but as legendary psychotherapist Carl Jung said, "It won't help to hear what I think about death." Your relationship to mortality is your own. ~ Caitlin Doughty,
2062:The difference between the "natural" individuation process, which runs its course unconsciously, and the one that is consciously realized is tremendous. In the first case, consciousness nowhere intervenes; the end remains as dark as the beginning. In the second case, so much darkness comes to light that the personality is permeated with light and consciousness necessarily gains in scope and insight. The encounter between conscious and unconscious has to ensure that the light that shines in the darkness is not only comprehended by the darkness, but comprehends it. ~ Carl Jung,
2063:The utter failure came at the Crucifixion in the tragic words, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' If you want to understand the full tragedy of those words you must realize what they meant: Christ saw that his whole life, devoted to the truth according to his best conviction, had been a terrible illusion. He had lived it to the full absolutely sincerely, he had made his honest experiment, but it was nevertheless a compensation. On the cross his mission deserted him. But because he had lived so fully and devotedly he won through to the Resurrection body. ~ Carl Jung,
2064:It isn't possible to kill part of your “self” unless you kill yourself first. If you ruin your conscious personality, the so-called ego-personality, you deprive the self of its real goal, namely to become real itself. The goal of life is the realization of the self. If you kill yourself you abolish that will of the self to become real, but it may arrest your personal development inasmuch it is not explained. You ought to realise that suicide is murder, since after suicide there remains a corpse exactly as with any ordinary murder. Only it is yourself that has been killed. ~ Carl Jung,
2065:papyruses began to appear on the black market. The Egyptian government tried to prevent the manuscripts from leaving the country. After the 1952 revolution, most of the material was handed over to the Coptic Museum in Cairo and declared part of the national heritage. Only one text eluded them, and this had turned up in an antiquarian shop in Belgium. After vain attempts to sell it in New York and Paris, it was finally acquired by the Carl Jung Institute in 1951. On the death of the famous psychoanalyst, the papyrus, now known as Jung Codex, returned to Cairo, where the ~ Paulo Coelho,
2066:The collective unconscious appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious. We can see this most clearly if we look at the heavenly constellations, whose originally chaotic forms are organized through the projection of images. This explains the influence of the stars as asserted by astrologers. These influences are nothing but unconscious instrospective perceptions of the collective unconscious. ~ Carl Jung,
2067:Therein lies the social significance of art: It is constantly at work educating the spirit of the age, conjuring up the forms in which the age is more lacking. The unsatisfied yearning of the artist reaches back to the primordial image in the unconscious, which is best fitted to compensate the inadequacy and one-sidedness of the present. The artist seizes on this image and, in raising it from deepest unconsciousness, he brings it into relation with conscious values, thereby transforming it until it can be accepted by the minds of his contemporaries according to their powers. ~ Carl Jung,
2068:The years... when I pursued the inner images were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this. It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore. My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me. That was the stuff and material for more than only one life. Everything later was merely the outer classification, the scientific elaboration, and the integration into life. But the numinous beginning, which contained everything was then. ~ Carl Jung,
2069:Dr. Carl Jung said: "During the past thirty years, people from all the civilized countries of the earth have consulted me. I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among all my patients in the second half of hie, that is to say, over thirty-five, there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. It is safe to say that every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age have given to their followers, and none of them has been really healed who did not regain his religious outlook. ~ Dale Carnegie,
2070:One of Carl Jung’s notable contributions was to articulate the character of the shadow archetype: it is what the self is and includes, but denies and represses. Though it is repressed, the shadow will be heard and is invariably projected in harmful and perhaps insidious ways. Our mistreatment of animals for food is far and away our greatest cultural shadow. Our collective guilt drives us not only to hide the violence we eat but also to act it out: in our aggressive lifestyle, in movies, books, games, and other media, and in the violence we inflict both directly and indirectly on each other. ~ Will Tuttle,
2071:True belonging is not something you negotiate externally, it’s what you carry in your heart. It’s finding the sacredness in being a part of something. When we reach this place, even momentarily, we belong everywhere and nowhere. That seems absurd, but it’s true. Carl Jung argued that a paradox is one of our most valued spiritual possessions and a great witness to the truth. It makes sense to me that we’re called to combat this spiritual crisis of disconnection with one of our most valued spiritual possessions. Bearing witness to the truth is rarely easy, especially when we’re alone in the wilderness. ~ Bren Brown,
2072:When Carl Jung wanted to revolutionize the field of psychiatry, he built a retreat in the woods. Jung’s Bollingen Tower became a place where he could maintain his ability to think deeply and then apply the skill to produce work of such stunning originality that it changed the world. In the pages ahead, I’ll try to convince you to join me in the effort to build our own personal Bollingen Towers; to cultivate an ability to produce real value in an increasingly distracted world; and to recognize a truth embraced by the most productive and important personalities of generations past: A deep life is a good life. ~ Cal Newport,
2073:The relationship among faith, knowledge, and belief is suggested by a story involving the famous depth psychologist Carl Jung. In the last year of his life, he was interviewed for a BBC television documentary. The interviewer asked him, "Dr. Jung, do you believe in God?" Jung said, "Believe? I do not believe in God - I know." The point: the more one knows God, the less faith as belief is involved. But faith as belief still has a role: it can provide a basis for responding even when one does not know for sure, and it can also get one through periods of time in which firsthand experiences of God are lacking. ~ Marcus J Borg,
2074:recognition skills. Your subconscious. Your left brain is a scientist. Your right brain is an artist. People live their lives out of the left half of their brains. It's only when someone is in extreme pain, or upset or sick, that their subconscious can slip into the conscious. When someone's injured or sick or mourning or depressed, the right brain can take over a flash, just an instant, and gives them access to divine inspiration. A flash inspiration. A moment of insight. According to German philosopher Carl Jung, this lets us connect to a universal body of knowledge. The wisdom all people over all time. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
2075:Carl Jung wrote, 'Only the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life.' We are complex beings who wake up every day and fight against being labeled and diminished with stereotypes and characterizations that don't reflect our fullness. Yet when we don't risk standing on our own and speaking out, when the options laid before us force us into the very categories we resist, we perpetuate our own disconnections and loneliness. When we are willing to risk venturing into the wilderness, and even becoming our own wilderness, we feel the deepest connection to our true self and to what matters the most. ~ Bren Brown,
2076:As time went on, I would grasp how deep such wounds go. For we carry not only our own wounding experiences, but the inherited wounds of our mothers and grandmothers, if we are women, Virginia Woolf said. This statement is not mere poetry. We carry something ancient inside us, an aspect of the psyche that Carl Jung called the collective unconscious. Containing river beds of collective experience. the collective unconscious is the place where preexisting traces of ancestral experience are encoded. Thousands of years of feminine rejection reside there, and it can rise up to do a dark dance with our conscious beliefs. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
2077:Many great minds have been preoccupied with the notion of wholeness and how to realize it in one’s own life. Carl Jung, the great Swiss psychiatrist, held the meditative traditions of Asia in very high regard in this connection. He wrote, “This question [of coming to wholeness] has occupied the most adventurous minds of the East for more than two thousand years, and in this respect, methods and philosophical doctrines have been developed that simply put all Western attempts along these lines into the shade.” Jung well understood the relationship between meditation practice and the realization of wholeness. Albert ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
2078:One of the most distinguished psychiatrists living, Dr. Carl Jung, says in his book Modern Man in Search of a Soul (*):
"During the past thirty years, people from all the civilised countries of the earth have consulted me. I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among all my patients in the second half of life-that is to say, over thirty-five-there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life. It is safe to say that every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age have given to their followers, and none of them has been really healed who did not regain his religious outlook. ~ Dale Carnegie,
2079:This tendency to avoid problems and the emotional suffering inherent in them is the primary basis of all human mental illness. Since most of us have this tendency to a greater or lesser degree, most of us are mentally ill to a greater or lesser degree, lacking complete mental health. Some of us will go to quite extraordinary lengths to avoid our problems and the suffering they cause, proceeding far afield from all that is clearly good and sensible in order to try to find an easy way out, building the most elaborate fantasies in which to live, sometimes to the total exclusion of reality. In the succinctly elegant words of Carl Jung, “Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.”2 ~ M Scott Peck,
2080:It wasn't getting easier because it isn't supposed to get easier. Midlife was a bitch, and my educated guess was that the climb only got steeper from here. Carl Jung put it perfectly: "Thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life," he wrote. "Worse still, we take this step with the false assumption that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life's morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will by evening have become a lie."
... I was writing a new program for the afternoon of life. The scales tipped away from suffering and toward openheartedness and love. [p. 182] ~ Dani Shapiro,
2081:A third of the people who rush to psychiatrists for help could probably cure themselves if they could only do as Margaret Yates did: get interested in helping others. My idea? No, that is approximately what Carl Jung said. And he ought to know—if anybody does. He said: “About one third of my patients are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives.” To put it another way, they are trying to thumb a ride through life—and the parade passes them by. So they rush to a psychiatrist with their petty, senseless, useless lives. Having missed the boat, they stand on the wharf, blaming everyone except themselves and demanding that the world cater to their self-centered desires. ~ Dale Carnegie,
2082:It’s actually ironic that you should be afraid of feeling your feelings; as an overeater, what you have created for yourself and have had to endure are some of the most painful emotions there are. The horrible feelings of failure that are endemic to the chronic overeater make your tolerance for pain already higher than you think. The pain you’re trying to avoid is nothing compared to the pain you’ve already lived through. The Swiss psychologist Carl Jung said: “All neurosis is a substitute for legitimate suffering.” Any pathological tendency—overeating included—represents the twisted energies of unprocessed pain. The pathology is not ended by suppressing your pain, but by feeling the legitimate suffering it is seeking to express. ~ Marianne Williamson,
2083:Lindbergh told Carl Jung that the United States Air Force investigated hundreds upon hundreds of UFO sightings without finding any evidence of supernatural phenomenon link to the UFOs, because they were real machines. Lindbergh was fully convinced that some of those UFOs were of a German origin, and the first to have worked on these enigmatic flying machines was Maria Orsic. Lindbergh admitted that he had discussed the subject of the German UFOs with General Spaatz, then Chief of the United States Air Force, and told him about Orsic’s super flying machine. Some have accused Lindbergh of having an affair with Maria Orsic, and because he was anti-Semite, Maria Orsic did not hesitate to tell him almost everything about the Aryan UFO she was working on. ~ Jean Maximillien De La Croix de Lafayette,
2084:The process of transforming the heart can be difficult because as we open it, we inevitably encounter our own pain and become more aware of the pain of others. In fact, much of our personality is designed to keep us from experiencing this suffering. We close down the sensitivity of our hearts so that we can block our pain and get on with things, but we are never entirely successful in avoiding it. Often, we are aware of our suffering just enough to make ourselves and everyone around us miserable. Carl Jung's famous dictum that "neurosis is a substitute for legitimate suffering" points to this truth. But if we are not willing to experience our own hurt and grief, it can never be healed. Shutting out our real pain also renders us unable to feel joy, compassion, love, or any of the other capacities of the heart. ~ Don Richard Riso,
2085:The idea of universal consciousness suffuses both Western and Eastern thought and philosophy, from the “collective unconscious” of psychologist Carl Jung, to unified field theory, to the investigations of the Institute of Noetic Sciences founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell in 1973. Though some of the Methodist ministers of my youth might be appalled, I feel blessed by the thought of sharing with an octopus what one website (loveandabove.com) calls “an infinite, eternal ocean of intelligent energy.” Who would know more about the infinite, eternal ocean than an octopus? And what could be more deeply calming than being cradled in its arms, surrounded by the water from which life itself arose? As Wilson and I pet Kali’s soft head on this summer afternoon, I think of Paul the Apostle’s letter to the Philippians about the power of the “peace that passeth understanding . . . ~ Sy Montgomery,
2086:The left half of your brain deals with logic, language, calculation, and reason. This is the half people perceive as their personal identity. This is the conscious, rational, everyday basis of reality. The right side of your brain is the center of your intuition, emotion, insight, and pattern recognition skills. Your subconscious. Your left brain is a scientist. Your right brain is an artist. People live their lives out of the left half of their brains. It's only when someone is in extreme pain, or upset or sick, that their subconscious can slip into the conscious. When someone's injured or sick or mourning or depressed, the right brain can take over a flash, just an instant, and gives them access to divine inspiration. A flash inspiration. A moment of insight.
According to German philosopher Carl Jung, this lets us connect to a universal body of knowledge. The wisdom all people over all time. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
2087:The left half of your brain deals with logic, language, calculation, and reason. This is the half people perceive as their personal identity. This is the conscious, rational, everyday basis of reality. The right side of your brain is the center of your intuition, emotion, insight, and pattern recognition skills. Your subconscious. Your left brain is a scientist,. Your right brain is an artist.
People live their lives out of the left half of their brains. It's only when someone is in extreme pain, or upset or sick, that their subconscious can slip into the conscious. When someone's injured or sick or mourning or depressed, the right brain can take over a flash, just an instant, and gives them access to divine inspiration. A flash inspiration. A moment of insight.
According to German philosopher Carl Jung, this lets us connect to a universal body of knowledge. The wisdom all people over all time. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
2088:The left half of your brain deals with logic, language, calculation, and reason. This is the half people perceive as their personal identity. This is the conscious, rational, everyday basis of reality. The right side of your brain, is the center of your intuition, emotion, insight, and pattern recognition skills. Your subconscious. Your left brain is a scientist,. Your right brain is an artist.
People live their lives out of the left half of their brains. It's only when someone is in extreme pain, or upset or sick, that their subconscious can slip into the conscious. When someone's injured or sick or mourning or depressed, the right brain can take over a flash, just an instant, and gives them access to divine inspiration. A flash inspiration. A moment of insight.
According to German philosopher Carl Jung, this lets us connect to a universal body of knowledge. The wisdom all people over all time. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
2089:"The most dangerous people are those who have passion but lack wisdom." ~ Haemin SunimThe most dangerous risk of all:-The risk of spending your life not doing what u want on the bet u can buy urself the freedom to do it later."The most decisive qualities in a person are often unconscious and can be perceived only by others, or have to be laboriously discovered with outside help." ~ Carl JungThe most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already what is laid before him. TolstoyThe most difficult thing I have ever had to do is follow the guidance I prayed for. Albert SchweitzerThe most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves. ~ Pema Chödrön pic.twitter.com/bZBcf0IPkHThe most effective act is, once the mind is made up, to go on without looking backward. — D. T. Suzuki,
2090:— Ótimo. — Kemmer se sentou. Um processo trabalhoso e doloroso, mas, quando Dan se mexeu para ajudar, Kemmer o dispensou com um gesto. — O que você chama de sonho duplo é bem conhecido para os psiquiatras e mereceu o interesse especial dos junguianos, que chamam de falso despertar. O primeiro sonho geralmente é lúcido, o que significa que o sonhador sabe que está sonhando... — Sim! — gritou Dan. — Mas o segundo... — O sonhador acredita estar acordado — disse Kemmer. — Jung deu grande importância a isso, chegando até a imputar poderes pré-cognitivos a esses sonhos... mas é claro que a gente é mais esperto que isso, não é, Dan? — Claro — concordou Dan. — O poeta Edgard Allan Poe descreveu o fenômeno do falso despertar muito antes de Carl Jung ter nascido. Escreveu: “Tudo o que vemos ou parecemos não passa de um sonho dentro de um sonho.” Será que respondi à sua pergunta? — Acho que sim. Obrigado. — Não tem de quê. Agora quero um pouco de suco. De maçã, por favor. ~ Stephen King,
2091:I learned two very important lessons from Carl Jung, the famous Swiss depth psychologist, about “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you” or “loving your neighbour as yourself.” The first lesson was that neither of these statements has anything to do with being nice. The second was that both are equations, rather than injunctions. If I am someone’s friend, family member, or lover, then I am morally obliged to bargain as hard on my own behalf as they are on theirs. If I fail to do so, I will end up a slave, and the other person a tyrant. What good is that? It is much better for any relationship when both partners are strong. Furthermore, there is little difference between standing up and speaking for yourself, when you are being bullied or otherwise tormented and enslaved, and standing up and speaking for someone else. As Jung points out, this means embracing and loving the sinner who is yourself, as much as forgiving and aiding someone else who is stumbling and imperfect. ~ Jordan Peterson,
2092:The danger of abusing the discovery of the truth value of imagination for retrogressive tendencies is exemplified by the work of Carl Jung. More empathically than Freud, he has insisted on the cognitive force of imagination. According to Jung, phantasy is ‘undistinguishably’ united with all other mental functions, it appears ‘now as primeval, now as the ultimate and most audacious synthesis of all capabilities.’ Phantasy is above all the ‘creative activity out of which flow the answers to all answerable questions’; it is ‘the mother of all possibilities, in which all mental opposites as well as the conflict between internal and external world are united.’ Phantasy has always built the bridge between the irreconcilable demands of object and subject, extroversion and introversion. The simultaneously retrospective and expectant character of imagination is thus clearly stated: it looks not only back to an aboriginal golden past, but also forward to still unrealized but realizable possibilities. ~ Herbert Marcuse,
2093:Gráfica de tipos de OVNIs: Descubre qué tipo de objeto volador te visita El popular novelista de ciencia ficción y colaborador de la revista Wired, Bruce Sterling, publicó esta imagen que cataloga los diferentes OVNIs observados hasta 1967 en casos memorables.  En ese entonces la ufología estaba dominada por los platillos voladores que acaparaban los medios como el modelo hegemónico de tecnología ultraterrestre. Hoy en día seguramente se ha ampliado el catálogo de extraños objetos que vuelan por los cielos, con diferentes formas, algunos de ellos con algunas funciones nuevas como puede ser algún tipo de proyección holográfica, rayos láser, capa invisible y demás. De cualquier forma el fenómeno OVNI, como consideraba Carl Jung, es parte del dominio psíquico de los arquetipos, y como tal seguramente podemos hablar de “formas madre”, las cuales aparecen en esta imagen. Podemos ver OVNIs con formas de campana, piramidales, romboides (algunos casi trompos), algunos parecen un helado trancesleste, cilíndricos, en cruz y los clásicos platillos voladores. Utiliza esta guía la próxima vez que una nave de las Pléyades o de algún otro sistema estelar benigno quiera aterrizar en tu patio trasero para saber si se trata de un visitante previo (de la época vintage de la ufología) o de una adición más reciente. ~ Anonymous,
2094:Carl Jung tells in one of his books of a conversation he had with a Native American chief who pointed out to him that in his perception most white people have tense faces, staring eyes, and a cruel demeanor. He said: “They are always seeking something. What are they seeking? The whites always want something. They are always uneasy and restless. We don’t know what they want. We think they are mad.” The undercurrent of constant unease started long before the rise of Western industrial civilization, of course, but in Western civilization, which now covers almost the entire globe, including most of the East, it manifests in an unprecedentedly acute form. It was already there at the time of Jesus, and it was there six hundred years before that at the time of Buddha, and long before that. Why are you always anxious? Jesus asked his disciples. “Can anxious thought add a single day to your life?” And the Buddha taught that the root of suffering is to be found in our constant wanting and craving. Resistance to the Now as a collective dysfunction is intrinsically connected to loss of awareness of Being and forms the basis of our dehumanized industrial civilization. Freud, by the way, also recognized the existence of this undercurrent of unease and wrote about it in his book Civilization and Its Discontents, but he did not recognize the true root of the unease and failed to realize that freedom from it is possible. This collective dysfunction has created a very unhappy and extraordinarily violent civilization that has become a threat not only to itself but also to all life on the planet. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
2095:Interest in alchemy seems to be nowadays on the rise. Whereas the educated public at large remains no doubt skeptical and indeed disdainful of the ancient discipline, there is today a deepening awareness among the better informed that what stands behind many an “exploded superstition” may be in fact a long-forgotten wisdom. Although Carl Jung was obviously exaggerating when ! he suggested that four centuries after being expelled from our universities,- alchemy stands “knocking at the door,” a number of factors have conspired; to render the prospect of re-admission less remote, at least, than it had been ; during the heyday of materialism. In any case, no truly solid grounds for rejecting the ancient doctrine have yet been proposed. Take the case of the so-called four elements: earth, water, air and fire. One can be reasonably certain that these terms were not employed alchemically in their ordinary sense, but were used to designate elements, precisely, out of which substances, as we know them, are constituted. Somewhat like the quarks of modern physics, these elements are not found empirically in isolation, but occur in their multiple combinations, that is to say, as the perceptible substances that constitute what I term the corporeal domain. Now, as I have argued at length in The Quantum Enigma (Peru, Illinois: Sherwood Sugden, 1995), corporeal objects are not in fact mere aggregates of quantum particles; and this clearly suggests that there may indeed be elements of the aforesaid kind. It turns out that our habitual opposition to alchemy is based mainly upon scientistic prejudice: upon a reductionist dogma, namely, for which there is in reality no scientific support at all. ~ Wolfgang Smith,
2096:In looking at fears, then, it is well to remember that Carl Jung saw this reservoir of the forbidden inside the shadow as a part of the collective unconscious. The term collective unconscious means that everybody has these thoughts and fantasies. There is nothing unique about any of us when it comes to the way we symbolize our emotions. Everybody secretly harbors the fear that they are dumb, ugly, unlovable, and a failure. The unconscious mind is not polite. It thinks in gross concepts. When it thinks of the phrase “Murder the bum!,” the unconscious literally means that. Look deep within yourself the next time somebody cuts you off in traffic, and picture what you would really do to that person if you were strictly honest with yourself and did not censor the image coming to mind. You’d like to run them off the road, wouldn’t you? Pulverize them. Push them off the cliff. Isn’t that right? That’s the way the unconscious thinks. The reason that a sense of humor is useful is because these images are comical once we look at them. There is nothing awful about it; it is just the way the unconscious handles images. It doesn’t mean that you are a rotten person or that you are potentially a criminal. It just means that you have gotten honest and faced how the human animal mind operates in this dimension. There is no point in getting melodramatic, self-critical, or tragic about it. The unconscious is crude and uncivilized. While your intellect went to prep school, your unconscious remained in the jungle where it is still swinging in the trees! Looking at the shadow side is not a time to get prissy or squeamish. It’s not a time to take it literally either, because the symbols of the unconscious are just that: they are symbols, and they are primitive in nature. If worked with consciously, they can empower us rather than inhibit us. ~ David R Hawkins,
2097:Speaking truth to bullshit and practicing civility start with knowing ourselves and knowing the behaviors and issues that both push into our own BS or get in the way of being civil. If we go back to BRAVING and our trust checklist, these situations require a keen eye on: 1. Boundaries. What’s okay in a discussion and what’s not? How do you set a boundary when you realize you’re knee-deep in BS? 2. Reliability. Bullshitting is the abandonment of reliability. It’s hard to trust or be trusted when we BS too often. 3. Accountability. How do we hold ourself and others accountable for less BS and more honest debate? Less off-loading of emotion and more civility? 4. Vault. Civility honors confidentiality. BS ignores truth and opens the door to violations of confidentiality. 5. Integrity. How do we stay in our integrity when confronted with BS, and how do we stop in the midst of our own emotional moment to say, “You know what, I’m not sure this conversation is productive” or “I need to learn more about this issue”? 6. Nonjudgment. How do we stay out of judgment toward ourselves when the right thing to do is say, “I actually don’t know much about this. Tell me what you know and why it’s important to you.” How do we not go into “winner/loser” mode and instead see an opportunity for connection when someone says to us, “I don’t know anything about that issue”? 7. Generosity. What’s the most generous assumption we can make about the people around us? What boundaries have to be in place for us to be kinder and more tolerant? I know that the practice of speaking truth to bullshit while being civil feels like a paradox, but both are profoundly important parts of true belonging. Carl Jung wrote, “Only the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life.” We are complex beings who wake up every day and fight against being labeled and diminished with stereotypes and characterizations that don’t reflect our fullness. Yet when we don’t risk standing on our own and speaking out, when the options laid before us force us into the very categories we resist, we perpetuate our own disconnection and loneliness. When we are willing to risk venturing into the wilderness, and even becoming our own wilderness, we feel the deepest connection to our true self and to what matters the most. ~ Bren Brown,
2098:Pingala pode ser definida como a energia dinâmica, ativa, masculina, positiva, yang, dentro de nossa personalidade. Ela tem um lado físico e mental. Suas qualidades materiais são luz, calor, solar, energia acumulando, criatividade, organização, focalizada (centrípeta) e contrativa. O lado mental positivo, dinâmico, dentro do sistema de Freud é o Eros, o princípio do prazer, e no sistema de Jung é a personalidade consciente, o lado racional e discriminativo. Podemos dizer que pingala é a energia psicossomática, aparentemente dirigida, a mente agindo sobre o corpo para motivar os órgãos da ação, os karmendriyas. Ela é a energia básica da vida.
Ida é a energia dentro da personalidade, o qual é passiva, receptiva, feminina, negativa, yin. A um nível físico, ela é escura, fria, lunar, energia de dissipação, desorganização, entrópica, expansiva (centrífuga) e relaxante. No plano mental que Freud chamou Tanatos, o instinto da morte, e Jung chamou de anima, o inconsciente, íntimo feminina, emocional, sentimento intuitivo e não discriminatório, o fundo sobre o qual as diferenças podem ser vistas e que podem ser unificadas. Este é o aspecto soma físico do homem, onde a energia é dirigida para dentro, e o corpo age sobre a mente. Ida controla os órgãos dos sentidos, ou gyanendriyas, e, portanto, nos dá conhecimento e consciência do mundo em que vivemos.
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Carl Jung expressou as visões tântricas quando descreveu a força motriz da auto-realização, a qual chamou de “individuação”, como uma interação dialética entre os opostos, iniciando com o conflito e culminando em síntese e integração. Quando o equilíbrio perfeito é alcançado, estabilizado e aperfeiçoado, um estado de paz dinâmico é alcançado, que é um paradoxo, uma união de opostos, a síntese de fazer e não fazer, uma maneira totalmente nova de perceber e experenciar a vida.
Poucos de nós realizam este terceiro estado espiritualizado, e muitos de nós oscilam de um estado a outro. A cada 90 a 180 minutos ida e pingala alternam sua posição dominante e somente por uns poucos segundos, ou minutos, sushumna entra em existência possível. É a meta de todas as técnicas de yoga balancear e equilibrar ida e pingala, força da vida e consciência, para que eles se unam em ajña chakra para criar a luz interna do conhecimento e bem-aventurança, e revelar a verdade. ~ Satyananda Saraswati,
2099:The house is still standing on the banks of the lake in Zurich. Jung’s descendants manage it, but unfortunately it’s not open to the public, so people can’t view the interior. Rumor has it, though, that at the entrance to the original tower there is a stone into which Jung carved some words with his own hand. ‘Cold or Not, God Is Present.’ That’s what he carved into the stone himself.” Tamaru paused again. “ ‘Cold or Not, God Is Present,’ ” he intoned, quietly, once more. “Do you know what this means?” Ushikawa shook his head. “No, I don’t.” “I can imagine. I’m not sure myself what it means. There’s some kind of deep allusion there, something difficult to interpret. But consider this: in this house that Carl Jung built, piling up the stones with his own hands, at the very entrance, he found the need to chisel out, again with his own hands, these words. I don’t know why, but I’ve been drawn to these words for a long time. I find them hard to understand, but the difficulty in understanding makes it all the more profound. I don’t know much about God. I was raised in a Catholic orphanage and had some awful experiences there so I don’t have a good impression of God. And it was always cold there, even in the summer. It was either really cold or outrageously cold. One or the other. If there is a God, I can’t say he treated me very well. Despite all this, those words of Jung’s quietly sank deep into the folds of my soul. Sometimes I close my eyes and repeat them over and over, and they make me strangely calm. ‘Cold or Not, God Is Present.’ Sorry, but could you say that out loud?” “ ‘Cold or Not, God Is Present,’ ” Ushikawa repeated in a weak voice, not really sure what he was saying. “I can’t hear you very well.” “ ‘Cold or Not, God Is Present.’ ” This time Ushikawa said it as distinctly as he could. Tamaru shut his eyes, enjoying the overtones of the words. Eventually, as if he had made up his mind about something, he took a deep breath and let it out. He opened his eyes and looked at his hands. He had on disposable latex gloves so he wouldn’t leave behind any fingerprints. “I’m sorry about this,” Tamaru said in a low voice. His tone was solemn. He took out the plastic bag again, put it over Ushikawa’s head, and wrapped the thick rubber band around his neck. His movements were swift and decisive. Ushikawa was about to protest, but the words didn’t form, and they never reached anyone’s ears. Why is he doing this? Ushikawa thought from inside the plastic bag. ~ Haruki Murakami,

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  I also spent a lot of time reading Carl Jung. It was through Jungand also Jean Piaget, a developmental psychologistthat I started to understand that our articulated systems of thought are embedded in something like a dream. That dream is informed, in a complex way, by the way we act. We act out things we dont understand, all the time. If that wasnt the case, we wouldnt need psychology, or sociology, or anthropology, or any of that, because wed be completely transparent to ourselves, and were clearly not. Were much more complicated than we understand, which means that the way that we behave contains way more information than we know.
  

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  true, nor that the right to identify with certain ideas had to be earned.
  I read something by Carl Jung, at about this point, that helped me understand what I was experiencing. It
  was Jung who formulated the concept of persona: the mask that feigned individuality.3 Adoption of such
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  and would certainly take exception to the properties attributed to this hypothetical element by the medieval
  alchemist, if we allowed its existence. Carl Jung, who spent much of the latter part of his life studying
  medieval thought patterns, characterized sol:
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  constantly represented and communicated.
  Carl Jung attempted to account for the apparent universality of world-interpretation with the hypothesis
  of the collective unconscious. Jung believed that religious or mythological symbols sprung from a
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  Christianity since Joachim of Floris.582
  Carl Jung devoted a tremendous amount of attention to the writings of the alchemists, in the latter part of
  his life. These efforts merely added fuel to the fire of those who had branded him eccentric, because of his
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  with the value of humanity, and the purpose of life in general.
  Carl Jung has suggested that all personal problems are relevant to society, because we are all so much
  alike, and that any sufficiently profound solution to a personal problem may, if communicated, reduce the
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  This brief description is a summary of (isomorphic) information contained in the writings of Carl Jung (particularly
  in Jung, C.G. (1967a); Joseph Campbell (particularly in Campbell, J. (1987); and Campbell, J. (1968); Northrop Frye