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Life Lessons by Carl Jung

2. Analyze your dreams.
“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.”
“Dreams are the facts from which we must proceed.”
“The dream arises from a part of the mind unknown to us, but nonetheless important, and is concerned with the desires for the approaching day.”
“Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration?”

3. Learn to face reality.
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”
“Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.”

4. Think, do not judge.
“Thinking is difficult, therefore let the herd pronounce judgment.”
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.”
“If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.”

5. Be eager to grow older.
“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”
“Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.”

6. Tell your stories.
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”

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