Memories, Dreams, Reflections Publisher: Vintage; Revised Edition edition
[Carl Jung – I Understood how important it is to affirm one’s own destiny.]
Something else, too, came to me from my illness.
I might Formulate it’s an affirmation of Things As They are: an unconditional “yes” to That Which is, without protests Subjective acceptance of the conditions of existence as I see them and understand them, You acceptance of my own nature, as I happen to be.
At the beginning of the illness I had the feeling there was something wrong with my attitude, and that i was to some extent Responsible for the mishap.
But When one follows the path of individuation, When one lives one’s own life, one must take mistakes into the bargain; life would not be complete without Them.
There is not the guarantee for a single moment we will not fall into error or stumble into deadly peril.
We may think there is a sure road. But That would be the road of death.
Then nothing happens any longer at any rate, not the right things.
Anyone who takes the sure road is as good as dead.
It was only after the illness I Understood how important it is to affirm one’s own destiny.
In this way we forge an ego does not break down incomprehensible When things happen; an ego 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 can only come to pass When One Does Not inquisitively meddle with the workings of fate.
Also I have Realized That One must accept the thoughts that go on Within oneself of Their Own accord the 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 these Judgments must be suppressed, for They also are existent thoughts Which are part of our wholeness. ~ Carl Jung, Memories Dreams and Reflections