Saturday, September 3, 2011

Quotes & Quips - Carl Jung

GAYTWOGETHER.COM - Quotes & Quips"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." - Carl Jung 


Jim said...

How true is that statement!?

Gary Kelly said...

Carl Jung was around before heart transplants.

JustinO'Shea said...

GARY. . .
So. . . .? Actually. .. .before and after. See the article posted en blog.

JustinO'Shea said...


Yes, Jim, the statement is true. . .but one cannot just take a sentence from Jung. . .or anyone else. . and post it all by itself. People selecting quotes for blogs usually do not stop to think that a sentence/ statement needs to be taken in context if you want to know the thought of the speaker/writer.

We realize this especially when we walk in upon a conversation and know not what went before. . . .and then leave. . .as the conversation continues without our presence. A good source of many 'ruined' reputations and misunderstood ideas.

Our inner self does not stand on its own, divorced from the world and context in which we live. If I live a shallow life, based only on what happens with and in others, without some minimum reflected life[ looking within. .. to my own thoughts, needs, feelings]. . . or if I totally ignore anything external to me. . I will be hopelessly out of touch.

Biblical fundamentalists do that way too often. . .and will use a sentence or phrase from the Bible to condemn, persecute, bash, destroy others. . .Gay people know this all too well. . .and have suffered from the stupidity of these people.

The quote from Jung. . . .and my comments here. . .are all true. . BUT only in context, in juxtaposition with others - people and statements.
~~~ justin

Gary Kelly said...

I think Carl means your vision will become clear when you analyse what causes you to think the way you do. In other words, if a person like Michelle Bachmann understood the reasons why she thinks like she does, she'd be horrified. Hehe.

To "look into your heart" is metaphorical. Hearts don't think.

Coop said...

Is that why biblical fundamentalists do what they do?
I've wondered why they have time to walk their fingers through their bibles and judge people when so many mortals need a hand or a few prayers sent their way.