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

Advertisements

VERNON HOWARD: “20 Powerful Secrets To Meaningful Relationships”

The following twenty powerful relationship secrets is an excerpt from Mystic Path to Cosmic Power, by Vernon Howard

20 Powerful Secrets To Meaningful Relationships

1. When two people meet, the prize always goes to the one with the most self-insight. He will be calmer, more confident, more at ease with the other.

2. Never permit the behavior of other people to tell you how you feel.

3. Pay little attention to what people say or do. Instead, try to see their innermost motive for speaking and acting.

4. Any friendship requiring the submission of your original nature and dignity to another person is all wrong.

5. Mystically speaking, there is no difference between you and another person. This is why we cannot hurt another without hurting ourselves, nor help another without helping ourselves.

6. When we are free of all unnecessary desires toward other people, we can never be deceived or hurt.

7. You take a giant step toward psychological maturity when you refuse to angrily defend yourself against unjust slander. For one thing, resistance disturbs your own peace of mind.

8. You understand others to the exact degree that you really understand yourself. Work for more self-knowledge.

9. Do not be afraid to fully experience everything that happens to you in your human relations, especially the pains and disappointments. Do this and everything becomes clear at last.

10. The individual who really knows what it means to love has no anxiety when his love is unseen or rejected.

11. If you painfully lose a valuable friend, do not rush out at once for a replacement. Such action prevents you from examining your heartache and breaking free of it.

12. Do not be afraid to be a nobody in a social world. This is a deeper and richer truth than appears on the surface.

13. Every unpleasant experience with another person is an opportunity to see people as they are, not as we mistakenly idealize them. The more unpleasant the other person is, the more he can teach you.

14. You can be so wonderfully free from a sense of injury and injustice that you are surprised when you hear others complain of them.

15. We cannot recognize a virtue in another person that we do not possess in ourselves. It takes a truly loving and patient person to recognize those virtues in another.

16. Do not mistake desire for love. Desire leaves home in a frantic search for one gratification after another. Love is at home with itself.

17. There are parts of you that want the loving life and parts that do not. Place yourself on the side of the positive forces: do all you can to aid and encourage them.

18. You must stop living timidly from fixed fears of what others will think of you and of what you will think of yourself.

19. Do not contrive to be a loving person: work to be a real person. Being real is being loving.

20. The greatest love you could ever offer to another is to so transform your inner life that others are attracted to your genuine example of goodness.

 

~via BodyMindSoulSpirit.com

NEZEL PADAYHAG: “6 Ways To Tap Into Your Heart’s Intelligence And Wisdom”

In life, you may have certainly been in a situation where you need to decide between the contradictory opinions of your heart and your mind.

Things become more difficult when people remind you that your head is where your brain is because it’s higher. Though your heart is protesting, you follow what looks logical and correct.

For decisions involving the most correct choice, like whether or not you should dump a narcissist partner, it’s only wiser to decide with the mind.

However, the function of your heart goes far beyond supporting life.

The heart is also an intelligent organ that interferes with your decision making process, the reason why it wants to be given due consideration at times.

How To Tap Into Your Heart’s Intelligence And Wisdom:

The heart as Hridaya

Researcher Gregg Braden has dug into the ancient technique of using the heart as an intelligent organ.

The functions of the heart go far beyond supporting life and sending blood all throughout the body. It has a wisdom that’s not influenced by the ego.

As such, it gives you information from a neutral place. Your heart knows your past, present, and future. Since it does not have any egoic tendencies, it always has your best interest at heart.

The Sanskrit word Hridaya, which comes from ‘Hrid’ meaning ‘center’, and ‘Ayam’ meaning ‘this’, describes the heart’s intellect as the energy that is contained within the heart chakra.

More than a physical heart, it also is a spiritual heart that contains the intelligence of God or the transcendental mind.

This spiritual heart sees to it that you perceive things from your center and not stray away from your Highest Self.

The yogi Bhagavan describes the heart center as a seat of Pure Consciousness, realized Existence, Knowledge, and Bliss.

The mind of your brain operates from your past experiences and past erroneous beliefs assigned to those experiences. In short, it creates false perceptions just to arrive what for you is the ‘right’ answer, even topping those false concepts with emotional investment.

The Heart’s Neurobiology

The neurobiology of the heart has these significant points:

– The heart has more fibers leading to the brain than from the brain to the heart, making more communication to take place in the heart.

– The heart of an unborn fetus beats before the brain has been formed. And humans form an emotional brain before a rational one.

– The heart has an independent complex nervous system known as the ‘brain of the heart.’

– The heart can create coherence in the body through its rhythm.

– The heart’s electromagnetic field is greater than that of the brain, which can be detected several feet away.

– The heart has wisdom.

The wisdom of the heart is what provides us with clear decisions that are being governed by our highest self. Gregg Braden suggests the following tips to tap into the heart’s intelligence.

6 Tips On Tapping Into The Heart’s Intelligence

1. Focus on your heart with the intention of seeking its intelligence.

2. Breathe slowly to calm your nerves and silence your brain.

3. Have a deep sense of gratitude, compassion, and love to activate the heart’s energy.

4. Ask a brief and accurate question to your heart.

5. Notice the different feelings or bodily sensations.

6. Keep this practice regularly.

The heart’s intelligence is subjective and wouldn’t be the same for everyone. You may feel butterflies in the gut, a warm sensation throughout your body, or tingling in the fingertips. Or, you might even receive a clear, short and kind answer in your mind.

Establishing this deeper connection with your heart takes time. Persist with the practice and listen to your heart more.

There’s no reward as great as listening to your heart that’s leading you to your purpose.

 

~via LifeCoachCode.com

NEZEL PADAYHAG: “Your Unique Soul Signature”

“The moment we see our perfection is the moment we can start showing the world our soul signature with no apologies.”

~Nezel Padayhag Yurong

 

Spirit and Soul are part of our deepest self that are often used interchangeably. But these two are two different aspects of our being.

Spirit is our connection to the higher power or Source or God. It’s what gives us life; our common breath. Soul is unique to each one of us. It shows our individual representation of the Spirit. How we present ourselves to the world is governed by our souls.

Our beliefs and actions are our soul signature. And from the works of our soul signature, our connection with the Spirit is reflected. Meaning to say, if we’re passionately and deeply connected with the Spirit, our soul signature is that of love, compassion, and kindness.

But if we show indifference, it means we have a lot of inner work to do.

So, how’s your soul signature lately? Are you doing the things that you love to do or doing things because they’re more acceptable? Are you doing things out of compassion, love, and kindness?

Have you found your soul signature?

While others find their soul signature by having mentors to teach them, we can find our soul signature by being brutally honest with ourselves. All we have to do is face that person in the mirror and accept and love that person with all its quirkiness, and do the things that we feel we need to do.

There is no exact definition as to the right soul signature because we are perfect as we are, in our own little way. It’s only when we try to be perfect that imperfection starts to taint our souls.

The moment we see our perfection is the moment we can start showing the world our soul signature with no apologies.

Your soul signature is unique. You will know when you’re doing your soul signature’s work if most people don’t appreciate it  —  because genuine soul signatures don’t fit in the people’s expectations of you or on anyone else.

Do your soul signature work. It’s a calling only you can hear and only you can answer. Most of all, your soul signature shows your unique connection to the Spirit, the reason why no one can understand it.

 

 

~via Medium.com

SOUL TRAVEL RULES: “How To Allow Divine Guidance To Reach You”

 

Growth in divine wisdom
Has made you mature;
Even though life is hard,
No way will you yield to pressure.

Behold the divine wisdom,
Early eighteenth of November;
Neither darkness nor lies
Justifies the unbeliever.

Allow the truth to teach
Man about God’s kingdom;
It spiritually sets soul free,
Now seek the divine wisdom.

~Bernard F. Asuncion (“Divine Wisdom”)

 

Divine wisdom is that guidance you get from the spiritual source that allows you to live a life of health and success.

This divine intervention is the reason why we are able to be happy, while we are following the monotony of life, trying to establish some control over our own life, making sense in a world that refuses to believe in it.

People don’t usually believe in the concept of divine wisdom, thinking it to be imaginary and not useful in a world that belies too much on rationality and pragmatism. But it needs to be understood that this world is not what it seems to be.

This is an illusion that has permeated our life, and made us slaves to the society’s way of thought. This divine guidance, on the other hand, is a way that would pierce the veil of this lie, and bring forward the eternal truth of life. But, to avail that, we need to first acclimatize ourselves into realizing that we too can avail this guidance, only if we keep an open mind. This would only be possible by seeing the world as it truly is, and not how as we see it to be.

For this to work, one needs to truly believe in themselves. This can only be done by gradually conducing one to the fact, that divine guidance is a true thing that works.

It brings in a new burst of sunlight in a world that is slowly turning bleak. Since it is unexplainable, the divine guidance one feels is different from any other experience.

It would only be availed, if one realizes, that the truth is always unexplainable, and divine guidance, is the only truth.

 

 

~via SoulTravelRules.com