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C.G. Jung Letters, Vol. 1: 1906-1950

To Fanny Bowditch

Dear Miss Bowditch, 22 October 1916

It is understandable that, as long as you look at other people and project your own psychology into them, you can never reach harmony with yourself.

I am afraid that the mere fact of my presence takes you away from yourself so that it will be necessary for you to devalue you: such an extent that you can concentrate your libido on your Own individuality.

I have no objection as long as this procedure serves your best interest.

I know that this is the way of not a few people.

However I must ask you for patience.

I have to enter military service at the end of the week and I shall return only at the beginning of December.

But then I am willing to start work with you.

I realize that under the circumstances you have described you feel the need to see clearly.

But your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.

Without, everything seems discordant; only within does it coalesce into unity.

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

DR. JUNG ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 33