[Carl Jung – It is important to affirm one’s own destiny for the Ego to ….Endure.]

It was only after the illness that I understood how important it is to affirm one’s own destiny.

In this way we forge an ego that does not break down when incomprehensible things happen; an ego that endures, that endures the truth, and that is capable of coping with the world and with fate.

Then, to experience defeat is also to experience victory.

Nothing is disturbed neither inwardly nor outwardly, for one’s own continuity has withstood the current of life and of time.

But that can come to pass only when one does not meddle inquisitively with the workings of fate.

I have also realized that one must accept the thoughts that go on within oneself of their own accord as part of one’s reality.

The categories of true and false are, of course, always present; but because they are not binding they take second place.

The presence of thoughts is more important than our subjective judgment of them. But neither must these judgments be suppressed, for they also are existent thoughts which are part of our wholeness. ~Carl Jung; Memories Dreams and Reflections.