Simple things

Simple things are always the most difficult. In actual life it requires the greatest art to be simple, and so acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem and the acid test of one’s whole outlook on life. That I feed the beggar, that I forgive an insult, that I love my enemy… all these are undoubtedly great virtues…

But what if I should discover that the least amongst them all, the poorest of all beggars, the most impudent of all offenders, yea, the very fiend himself-that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I myself am the enemy who must be loved-what then?

—Carl Gustav Jung

 

More posts that have to do with Jung on Beyond Meds:

●  Carl Jung, another drug-free recovery from psychosis

●   To know the human psyche

●  In the news with a highlight on Carl Jung and his Red Book

●  Carl Jung had what would today be called an extended psychotic episode

A taste of Jung’s works:

●  Memories, Dreams, Reflections

●  The Red Book

●  The Portable Jung (Portable Library)

About Monica Cassani

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