Sunday, September 29, 2013

Jung wrote "There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection. To round itself out, life calls not for perfection, but for completeness; and for this the 'thorn in the flesh' is needed, the suffering of defects without which there is no progress and no ascent." ..." The fundamental error persists in the public that there are definite 'answers', 'solutions', or views which need only be uttered in order to spread the necessary light. But the most beautiful truth--as history has shown a thousand times over--is no use at all unless it has become the innermost experience and possession of the individual. Every unequivocal, so called 'clear' answer always remains stuck in the head, but only very rarely does it penetrate to the heart. The needful thing is not to know the truth, but to experience it. Not to have an intellectual conception of things, but to find our way to the inner, perhaps wordless, irrational experience--that is the great problem. Nothing is more fruitless than talking of how things must be or should be and nothing is more important than finding the way to these far-off goals."

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