Again, progression should not be confused with development, for the continuous flow or current in life is not necessarily development and differentiation,
Jung’s conviction is that the most effective way to redeem or transform the world is first of all to transform the little piece of it that is oneself. – „The Mystery of the Coniunctio”
A collective attitude is always a threat to the individual, even when it is a necessity. It is dangerous because it is very apt to check and smoother all personal differentiation.
Deviation from the truth of the blood begets neurotic restlessness … Restlessness begets meaninglessness, and the lack of meaning in life is a soul sickness whose full extent and full import our age has not yet begun to comprehend.
If we keep this in mind, we can perhaps summon up courage to consider the possibility of a „psychology with a psyche” – that is, a theory of the psyche ultimately based on the postulate of an autonomous, spiritual principle.
If you do not acknowledge your yearning (…) then you do not live your life, but an alien one. But who will live your life if you do not live it? If you give up your self, you live it in others; thereby you become selfish, and thus you deceive others.
Also he whose soul is a garden, needs things, men, and thoughts, but he is their friend and not their slave and fool.
Thus the rational attitude of culture runs into its opposite, namely the irrational devastation of culture.
Something in us wishes to remain a child, to be unconscious or, at most, conscious only of the ego; to reject everything strange, or else subject it to our will; to do nothing, or indulge our own craving for pleasure or power.