Depth Psychology Quotes

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C.G. Jung
“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. ”
Carl Gustav Jung

James Hollis
“The capacity for growth depends on one’s ability to internalize and to take personal responsibility. If we forever see our life as a problem caused by others, a problem to be "solved," then no change will occur.”
James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

James Hollis
“When one has let go of that great hidden agenda that drives humanity and its varied histories, then one can begin to encounter the immensity of one's own soul. If we are courageous enough to say, "Not this person, nor any other, can ultimately give me what I want; only I can," then we are free to celebrate a relationship for what it can give.”
James Hollis, Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other

James Hollis
“The paradox of individuation is that we best serve intimate relationship by becoming sufficiently developed in ourselves that we do not need to feed off others.”
James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

James Hollis
“The act of consciousness is central; otherwise we are overrun by the complexes. The hero in each of us is required to answer the call of individuation. We must turn away from the cacaphony of the outerworld to hear the inner voice. When we can dare to live its promptings, then we achieve personhood. We may become strangers to those who thought they knew us, but at least we are no longer strangers to ourselves.”
James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

Thea Euryphaessa
“Our destiny is aligned with our heart's innermost longing, a longing embedded within our soul before birth. This longing is a unique pattern or configuration reminiscent of the constellations in the night sky. When we express (press out) our unique configuration, it shines through us with an otherworldly luminosity, manifesting abundance in our lives and the lives of others. Our sole task is to yoke our inner destiny, thread it through our lives and weave it into the world. All else is just shadows and dust.”
Thea Euryphaessa, Running Into Myself

James Hollis
“Fear of our own depths is the enemy.”
James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

James Hollis
“The goal of individuation is wholeness, as much as we can accomplish, not the triumph of the ego.”
James Hollis, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

C.G. Jung
“No one should deny the danger of the descent, but it can be risked. No one need risk it, but it is certain that someone will. And let those who go down the sunset way do so with open eyes, for it is a sacrifice which daunts even the gods. Yet every descent is followed by an ascent; the vanishing shapes are shaped anew, and a truth is valid in the end only if it suffers change and bears new witness in new images, in new tongues, like a new wine that is put into new bottles.”
Carl Jung, Symbols of Transformation

James Hollis
“Physical death is only one form of dying. There are other forms of dying:

We die whenever fear governs our choices.
We die when we sacrifice growth for security.
We die whenever we choose a convenient certainty over an inconvenient mystery.”
James Hollis, A Life of Meaning: Exploring Our Deepest Questions and Motivations

“There is a Great Story that binds us all together and it's not the one any of us grew up with. - from "Cosmology," The School of Soft-Attention”
Hawk of the Pines (Frank LaRue Owen)

Frank LaRue Owen
“There is a Great Story that binds us all together and it's not the one any of us grew up with.”
Frank LaRue Owen, The School of Soft-Attention

“Who knows how things happen when one is on a quest or writing a book? It is as if one searches and searches and then, if one can move past the ego's demands and is lucky, sometimes a space opens where books seem to fall open in one's lap and things and people appear, as if magically, to help. Some call it synchronicity or being in the flow; I find it to be a blessed, though often short-lived, state of grace for which I am deeply grateful.”
Claire Douglas, The Old Woman’s Daughter: Transformative Wisdom for Men and Women

Eckhart Tolle
“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place”
Eckhart Tolle

“When we lose confidence in our inner voice, we live in fear of it.”
Ernie L. Vecchio, Feelings and Reason: Activating Your Heart as Compass Despite the Ego's Interference

C.G. Jung
“Os sentidos do homem limitam a percepção que este tem do mundo à sua volta.”
C.G. Jung, Man and His Symbols

H.M. Forester
“This, then, was Night School. And, other than [Idries] Shah and his work colleague, the only other person Louie knew by name at that time, since she had made a special point of him seeing her name neatly embroidered across the neckline of her clothes, and spelling it out in a dream, was Eugenie.

It was, perhaps, a play on the words “You Genie”. And for the first time, Louie did wonder whether or not this might be the lady behind his inner voice, whom he’d previously pencilled in as “X” for want of a better name.”
H.M. Forester, Secret Friends: The Ramblings of a Madman in Search of a Soul

Robert A. Johnson
“We create Hollywood and Disneyland to carry our projections of greatness. But as a society we are putting ourselves at risk in this process, for a celebrity may not be a true hero. As the great mythologist Joseph Campbell once pointed out, the celebrity lives only for his or her own ego, while the hero acts to redeem society. We have many celebrities but few true heroes these days. Modern Westerners have evolved psychologically to the point where we are placing our gold on living beings rather than dead bones, as was done in medieval times, but it remains to be seen whether we can learn to carry our own gold and find heaven within instead of without.”
Robert A. Johnson, Balancing Heaven and Earth: A Memoir of Visions, Dreams, and Realizations

Robert A. Johnson
“Perhaps one of the greatest jokes of my life is that I first went to India to be spiritualized, and I came home humanized.”
Robert A. Johnson, Balancing Heaven and Earth: A Memoir of Visions, Dreams, and Realizations

Marie-Louise von Franz
“Jung writes that women with a negative mother complex often miss the first half of life; they walk past it in a dream. Life to them is a constant source of annoyance and irritation. But if they can overcome this negative mother complex, they have a good chance in the second half of rediscovering life with the youthful spontaneity missed in the first half. For though, as Jung says in the last paragraph, a part of life has been lost, its meaning has been saved. That is the tragedy of such women, but they can get to the turning point, and in the second half of life have their hands healed and can stretch them out for what they want — not from the animus or from the ego, but, according to nature, simply stretch out their hands toward something they love. Though it is infinitely simple, it is extremely difficult, for it is the one thing the woman with a negative mother complex cannot do; it needs God's help. Even the analyst cannot help her — it must one day just happen, and this is generally when there has been sufficient suffering. One cannot escape one's fate; the whole pain of it must be accepted, and one day the infinitely simple solution comes.”
Marie-Louise von Franz, The Feminine in Fairy Tales