JUNG THOUGHTS

Jung Words of Wisdom

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“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of
human existence is to kindle a light in the
darkness of mere being.”

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“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.”

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“You must go in quest of yourself, and you will
find yourself again only in the simple and
forgotten things.”

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“If you wait for the ideal, you’ll never start. Always
you must take what is nearest at hand, no matter
how unpromising, and accept it as the only and
therefore the best thing you can do, and by sheer
hard work transform it into the thing you need.”

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“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.”

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“Their [mandalas’] basic motif is the premonition
of a centre of personality, a kind of central point
within the psyche, to which everything is related,
by which everything is arranged, and which is
itself a source of energy.”

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“We cannot change anything until we accept it.
Condemnation does not liberate; it oppresses.”

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“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.”

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“A man who has not passed through the inferno
of his passions has not overcome them.”

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“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light
but making the darkness conscious.”

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“Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darkness of other people.”

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“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all
disorder a secret order.”

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“All art intuitively apprehends coming changes
in the collective unconscious.”

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“The debt we owe to the play of imagination
is incalculable.”