Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Carl Jung: Shadow Work is the Path of the Heart Warrior


 Glimpses Into the Wisdom of Carl Jung

In each of us there is another whom we do not know.

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.

What you resist, persists. 

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say.

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

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.

Normality is a fine ideal for those who have no imagination.

To be normal is the ultimate aim of the unsuccessful. 

Our world has become dehumanized. Man feels himself isolated in the cosmos, because he is no longer involved in nature.  

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.

Everyone you meet knows something you don't know but need to know. Learn from them.

To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.

Real liberation comes not from glossing over or repressing painful states of feeling, but only from experiencing them to the full.

Neurosis is the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning.

Conflict exists strictly as an opportunity to raise our consciousness. 

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.

We don't get wounded alone and we don't heal alone.

We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.  

Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.

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. 

Shadow work is the path of the heart warrior. 

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. 

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