Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
Nothing is possible without love.
Modern man is sick because he is not whole.
The creative mind plays with the object it loves.
Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.
Where your fear is, there is your task.
The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Healing comes only from that which leads the patient beyond himself and beyond his entanglements with ego.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart . Who looks inside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
A psychoneurosis must be understood, ultimately, as the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning.
What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most of our difficulties come from losing contact with our instincts, with the age-old forgotten wisdom stored up in us.
Blind acceptance never leads to a solution; at best it leads only to a standstill and is paid for heavily in the next generation.
Our intellect has achieved the most tremendous things, but in the meantime our spiritual dwelling has fallen into disrepair.
One of the main functions of formalized religion is to protect people against a direct experience of God.
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.
If only simplicity were not the most difficult of all things. It consists of watching objectively the development of any fragment of fantasy.
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.
Insight that dawns slowly seems to me to have more lasting effects than a fitful idealism, which is unlikely to hold out for long.
The individual disposition is already a factor in childhood; it is innate, and not acquired in the course of a life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Consciousness can keep only a few images in full clarity at one time, and even this clarity fluctuates.
We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology.
It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.
Recognition of the reality of evil necessarily relativizes the good, and the evil likewise, converting both into halves of a paradoxical whole.
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.
In the child, consciousness rises out of the depths of unconscious psychic life, at first like separate islands, which gradually unite to form a 'continent,' a continuous landmass of consciousness. Progressive mental development means, in effect, extension of consciousness.
Psychiatrists classify a person as neurotic if he suffers from his problems in living, and a psychotic if he makes others suffer.
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.
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.
No dream symbol can be separated from the individual who dreams it, and there is no definite or straightforward interpretation of any dream.
Science has destroyed even the refuge of the inner life. What was once a sheltering haven has become a place of terror.
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.
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.
An old man who cannot bid farewell to life appears as feeble and sickly as the young man who is unable to embrace it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind's evolution born anew in the brain structure of every individual.
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.
How can anyone see straight when he does not see himself and the darkness he unconsciously carries with him into all his dealings?
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