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Carl Jung on Liberation.


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To me there is no liberation a tout prix.

I cannot be liberated from anything that I do not possess, have not done or experienced.

Real liberation becomes possible for me only when I have done all that I was able to do, when I have completely devoted myself to a thing and participated in it to the utmost.

If I withdraw from participation, I am virtually amputating the corresponding part of my psyche.

Naturally, there may be good reasons for my not immersing myself in a given experience.

But then I am forced to confess my inability, and must know that I may have neglected to do something of vital importance.

In this way I make amends for the lack of a positive act by the clear knowledge of my incompetence. ~Carl Jung, Memories Dreams and Reflections, Pages 276-277.