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


Dear Dr. N., 10 June 1950

You get nowhere with theories.

Try to be simple and always take the next step.

You needn’t see it in advance, but you can look back at it afterwards.

There is no “how” of life, one just does it as you wrote your letter, for instance.

It seems, however, to be terribly difficult for you not to be complicated and to do what is simple and closest to hand.

You barricade yourself from the world with exaggerated saviour fantasies.

So climb down from the mountain of your humility and follow your nose.

That is your way and the straightest.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 559.