JOE MARTINO: “20 Profound Quotes By Carl Jung That Will Help You To Better Understand Yourself”

One of the things I love about Carl Jung is the fact that he was a deep philosophical thinker who examined all aspects of the self when writing about the human experience. As you will see in the quotes below, Jung was clear on the notion that we are spiritual beings, and that having a spiritual relationship with oneself truly helps us to understand the deeper aspects of who we are.

To some, this idea translates to religion — to finding solace in the existence of something greater than yourself — but I believe this to be a fickle form of spirituality, and one that does not truly help a person get to the core of who they are (or, alternatively, who they are not). According to http://www.cgjungpage.org:

“Carl Jung was one of the creators of modern depth psychology, which seeks to facilitate a conversation with the unconscious energies which move through each of us. He contributed many ideas which continue to inform contemporary life: complex, archetype, persona, shadow, anima and animus, personality typology, dream interpretation, individuation, and many other ideas. He had a deep appreciation of our creative life and considered spirituality a central part of the human journey.”

 

This summation of his life and work connects deeply to what Collective Evolution is all about, and shares much in common with what inspired me to create this platform in the first place. In putting together the quotes in this article, I gained an even deeper appreciation for Jung and his work, as I uncovered the conscious themes that were apparent throughout his teachings. He was clearly a deep thinker with an intimate knowledge of his inner being.

Jung also had an appreciation for astrology which, over the past few years, I’ve begun to understand more and more and see profound value in. I’m not talking about opening your daily paper and reading your generalized horoscope, however, but true astrology. Something many of us have never been properly exposed to and thus don’t understand the real meaning of or value.

But enough on my own musings — onto the quotes! Here are 20 from Jung that I feel not only serve as an accurate representation of his work, but also provide much to reflect on.

 

20 Profound Quotes By Carl Jung That Will Help You To Better Understand Yourself

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

6. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

 

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

 

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

 

9. “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.”

 

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

 

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

 

12. “Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”

 

13. “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.”

 

14. “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”

 

15. “Your perception will become clear only when you can look into your soul.”

 

16. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

 

17. “What you resist, persists.”

 

18. “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.”

 

19. “We may think that we fully control ourselves. However, a friend can easily reveal something about us that we have absolutely no idea about.”

 

20. “Everything about other people that doesn’t satisfy us helps us to better understand ourselves.”

 

 

~via Collective-Evolution.com

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LUMINITA SAVIUC: “51 Everyday Ways to Make Someone You Love Feel Special”

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Do you have a person that is extra special in your life? Want to give them an idea of just how special they are?

Whether it’s your parents, siblings, bestie, or significant other, making someone you love feel special doesn’t have to be complicated, and you can do it every day.

(No skywriting required.)

51 Everyday Ways to Make Someone You Love Feel Special

1. Make time. Vow to yourself that you won’t let “life” get in the way of letting them know how important they are.

2. Listen to the full story and ask questions. Listen to them vent without solving the problem (unless they want you to!). Listen to what they are really trying to tell you. Listen with your undivided attention.

3. Ask them to teach you something.

4. Try to learn one of their hobbies.

5. See them. I mean REALLY see them. See their endless potential. See their unique beauty.

6. Recognize what makes them special and let them know it.

7. Send something handwritten. No one seems to do this anymore. It can be a thank you note, a birthday card, or a letter just because.

8. Learn all of their favorites and surprise them with something you know that they’ll just LOVE.

9. Put the phone away when you are together…

10. Or pick it up when you’re apart. Go beyond a text and give them a call to let them know you’re thinking of them. Return their calls if you missed them.

11. Go on an adventure. Set aside a day or a weekend to spend time together. Invite them along somewhere that neither of you have been.

12. Create a new memory together.

13. Share a memory that you have of them. The best are those situations that they had no idea you’d remember.

14. Share your side of the story of how you met.

15. Follow up with them after they’ve shared something important with you or after spending time together.

16. Introduce them to the important people in your life.

17. Connect them with someone you know they’ll hit it off with.

18. Ask them what they want to do.

19. Or take care of all of the planning and let them just relax.

20. Show them affection in whatever way they’re comfortable with.

21. See the best in them.

22. Let them know that the way they feel or the way they see a situation is real and understandable.

23. Get them out of the house on a beautiful day.

24. Stay in and have a Netflix marathon together on a gloomy day.

25. Be there when they need you, even if you need to cancel your plans.

26. Let them get to know the real you. Share your dreams and your fears.

27. Get to know the real them. Fears, dreams, imperfections – everything.

28. Send an article that you think they’d enjoy. Let them know that it made you think of them.

29. Take pictures together. Splurge on professional pictures, hop in the photo booth at the mall, or whip out the camera for an impromptu photo shoot.

30. Go with them on their quest to find the perfect pair of jeans. Or shoes. Or sunglasses. Or…you get the idea.

31. Offer to help them with a tedious task.

32. Include them in group plans.

33. Remind them of how amazing they are any time they forget.

34. Stand up for them if you hear someone gossiping about them.

35. Speak kindly of them – even when they’re not there.

36. Keep their secrets as if they were your own.

37. Share secrets of your own.

38. Remember their important days. What is their favorite holiday? What is the day that they start a new job? When are their kids’ birthdays? Make an effort to remember and check in with them on the important days in their life.

39. Give heartfelt compliments, apologies, and thanks.

40. Bring them soup when they’re sick. Bake them cookies when they’re sad.

41. Offer to be by their side on their worst days.

42. Be their person. No questions asked.

43. Surprise them with something totally ridiculous just because you know that they’ll get a kick out of it.

44. Check in on them when you’re worried.

45. Celebrate their successes.

46. Help out someone that is important in their life.

47. Let it be about them. Don’t turn their story or their problem into your story or problem, and don’t try to outdo them. Let the day, the story, the situation be about them.

48. Believe in them when they are in doubt.

49. Hang in there when things are rough between the two of you.

50. Support them in their goals and aspirations. If they need you to dress up as a hot dog and pass out fliers, you’re the one to call.

51. Do all of this and ask for nothing in return but true friendship and caring.

Have a #52 of your own? I’d love to hear it! Leave a comment and share how you make your person feel special.

With all my love,

 

 

 

 

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