Carl Jung Quotes
From a list on Twitter, my list is the few that really resonated with me.
1. 4. "Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research."
For too many of us, by the time 40 comes around we're not healthy enough to begin life in Jung's context. So much of what we were taught and which doctors tells us is flat out wrong. Be your own advocate, do some learning, push back against what your doc says about chronic or potentially chronic issues. Lift weights and cut carbs.
2. 5. "You are what you do, not what you say you'll do."
Get shit done. Do stuff. Make an impact. Your life will be better for it.
3. 6. "Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people."
I take this to mean be self-aware of your flaws and try to improve.
4. 8. "Be grateful for your difficulties and challenges, for they hold blessings. In fact... Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for healthy personal growth, individuation, and self-actualization."
My biggest difficulty or challenge was having cancer in high school. It changed the entire trajectory of my life. While having it sucked, I would not want to trade that experience out of my past because I would lose pretty much everything I've created in my life. Yes, it was that impactful, not for it being a front burner emotional thing in my life but because everything I assumed before then about how my life would go was forced to change with phenomenal outcomes.
5. 10. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
Similar to the above, I would tweak this to "I am far better off for having overcome the challenge."