Why do we focus so intensely on our problems?

Why do we focus so intensely on our problems? What draws us to them? Why are they so attractive? They have the magnet power of love: somehow we desire our problems; we are in love with them much as we want to get rid of them . . . Problems sustain us — maybe that’s why they don’t go away. What would a life be without them? Completely tranquilized and loveless . . . There is a secret love hiding in each problem
― James Hillman,  A Blue Fire

Books by Hillman:

●  The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life

●  The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling

●  Re-Visioning Psychology

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