Anarchy, spirituality

Short quote from Jung on alchemical studies

The secret of the golden flower, C.Jung at AnAccidentalAnarchist.com
A lovely quote from Carl Jung describing one of his patient’s awakening and his subsequent acceptance:
Out of evil, much good has come to me. By keeping quiet, repressing nothing, remaining attentive, and by accepting reality – taking things as they are, and not as I wanted them to be – by doing all this, unusual knowledge has come to me, and unusual powers as well, such as I could never have imagined before.
I always thought that when we accepted things they overpowered us in some way or other. This turns out not to be true at all, and it is only by accepting them that one can assume and attitude towards them.
So now I intend to play the game of life, being receptive to whatever comes to me, good and bad, sun and shadow forever alternating, and, in this way, also accepting my own nature with its positive and negative sides. Thus everything becomes more alive to me.
What a fool I was! How I tried to force everything to go according to way I thought it ought to.”
an ex patient of C. G. Jung (Alchemical Studies, pg 47)
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  1. Jenna

    Jung is amazing! Wonderful to see the idea of acceptance in his work.

  2. Good to see a tanlet at work. I can’t match that.

  3. Wow!!! What inspirational
    Thoughts..
    So true that we can’t see nothing as it is until we accept things as they are…
    If only we could teach this to others..

  4. Yes, let’s keep sharing his work, his thoughts and others.

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