20 Quotes From Carl Jung That Help us Better Understand Ourselves

Carl Jung was a famous psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and the founder of analytical psychology. The core idea of analytical psychology is that, for a better understanding of an individual’s psyche, one needs to take into consideration the personality type and the power of the unconscious.

We here at Clicking Life would like to share with you 20 of the most insightful quotes, which we’re convinced can help us all to understand and accept ourselves the way we are.

  1. I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

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

  3. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

  4. There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.

  5. Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.

  6. If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back.

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

  8. Our personalities are part of the world around us, and their mystery is also boundless.

  9. A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens up to that primeval cosmic night that was the soul, long before there was the conscious ego.

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

  11. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

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

  13. The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

  14. A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

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

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

  17. 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.

  18. Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.

  19. We cannot change anything unless we accept it.

  20. Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.

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