"If things go wrong in the world," Jung said, "something is wrong with me. Therefore, if I am sensible, I shall put put myself right first."
"…the superior man turns his attention to himself And molds his character. Difficulties and obstructions throw a man back upon himself. While the inferior man seeks to put the blame on other persons, bewailing his fate, the superior man seeks the error within himself, and through this introspection the external obstacle becomes for him an occasion for inner enrichment and education"
—I Ching #39—Image
"Among all my patients in the second half of life—that is to say over thirty-five—there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a spiritual outlook on life. It is safe to say that every one of them fell ill because he had lost that which the living religions of every age have given to their followers, and none of them has been really healed who did not regain his spiritual outlook."
—Carl Jung - Modern Man In Search of A Soul
"The title of this book ("There's A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem") makes a very large claim. Yes, you can rid yourself of any and all problems by seeking and implementing spiritual solutions …."
—Dr. Wayne Dyer
" … (synchronicity is) 'the simultaneous occurrence of two meaningfully but not causally connected events … . At the very moment when we are struggling to sustain a sense of personal autonomy we are also caught up in vital forces that are much larger than ourselves so that while we may be the protagonists of our own lives, we are the extras or spear carriers in some larger drama … ."
by Dr. Patricia Mische Founder, with Gerald Mische, of Global Education Associates
"Authentic spirituality is awakening awareness and conscious attunement to the sacred source of life. At the deepest part of every and all being is the sacred. Spirituality is the process of ordering our life in intimate communion with this sacred center and source. Spirituality is not static. It is not a finished state we ever finally achieve and then hold onto. It is a process. It is a sacred journey.
" … In a certain sense we each make this journey alone. No one else can make it for us. But in another sense we make this journey together, in communion with others. The whole planet with all its life forms and billions of people—indeed the whole cosmos—is on a collective journey. This is true in a physical sense as we hurtle through space. This is also true in a spiritual sense. There is a sacred source at our collective center from which all our separate journeys originate and in which we all find life and direction.
"There is a flow between this collective Earth journey and our personal journeys. They cannot be separated … .
"True spirituality—the authentic religious journey—can never be an escape from life's problems. God, the sacred center at the source of all authentic spiritual journeys, must be met in the midst of life, not in escape from life. Today we live in a global age—an age of planetary exploration and communications and new global interdependencies. Our spiritual journey—our search for life in God—must be worked out now in a global context, in the midst of global crises and global community. Our spirituality must be a global spirituality."
"The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results."
—Carl Jung - The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche
"It was obedience which brought me grace … .One must be utterly abandoned to God; nothing matters but fulfilling His will. Otherwise all is folly and meaninglessness."
—Carl Jung - Memories, Dreams, Reflections
"The Voice of God can still be heard if you are only humble enough."
—Carl Jung - Letters
"The 'kingdom of God' represents consciousness dominated by the joyful awareness of Divine Reality. The establishment of such a consciousness is the goal to which life's travail is directed."
—Carl Jung - Two Essays On Analytical Psychology
"Just as the conscious mind can put the question, 'why is there this frightful conflict between good and evil?', so the unconscious can reply, 'look closer! Each needs the other. The best, just because it is the best, holds the seed of evil, and there is nothing so bad but good can come of it.' "
—Carl Jung - The Function of the Unconscious