Archive for the ‘Carl Jung’ Category

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011
ripples in a pond

We can get in touch with another person only by an attitude of unprejudiced objectivity. This may sound like a scientific precept, and may be confused with a purely intellectual and detached attitude of mind. But what I mean to convey is something quite different.

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The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed

Monday, July 25th, 2011
staircase

You can exert no influence if you are not susceptible to influence. It is futile for the doctor to shield himself from the influence of the patient and to surround himself with a smokescreen of fatherly and professional authority. If he does so he merely forbids himself the…

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Like every other being, I am a splinter of the infinite deity

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
student questions reality

An autobiography is so difficult to write because we possess no standards, no objective foundation, from which to judge ourselves. There are really no proper bases for comparison. I know that in many things I am not like others, but…

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The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
stick bug

It is of especial importance for me to know as much as possible about primitive psychology, mythology, archaeology and comparative religion, for the reason that these fields afford me priceless analogies with which I can…

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Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also

Thursday, June 18th, 2009
maze on a beach

All too easily does self-criticism poison one’s naivete, that priceless possession, or rather gift which no creative man can be without. At any rate, philosophical criticism has helped me to see that every psychology – my own included…

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The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
walking down a road

As far as possible, I let pure experience decide the therapeutic aims. This may perhaps seem strange, because it is usually assumed that the therapist should have an aim, but it seems to me that in psychotherapy especially it is advisable for the physician not to have too…

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

Saturday, April 18th, 2009
bright sun, dark haze

In India since ancient times they have had the custom that practically everybody of a certain education, at least, has a guru, a spiritual teacher who teaches you and you alone what you ought to know. Now everyone needs to know the same thing and this king of knowledge can never be taught in the same way. That is a thing which is utterly…

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