the attempt to write down my thoughts about this ongoing series, I happened
to read the following texts:
"A man likes to believe that he is the master of his soul. But as long
as he is unable to control his moods and emotions, or to be conscious of the
myriad secret ways in which unconscious factors insinuate themselves into his
arrangements and decisions, he is certainly not his own master. . . Modern man
protects himself against seeing his own split state by a system of compartments.
Certain areas of outer life and of his own behavior are kept, as it were, in
separate drawers and are never confronted with one another."
"If you observe the behavior of a neurotic person, you can see him doing
many things that he appears to be doing consciously and purposefully. Yet if
you ask him about them, you will discover that he is either unconscious of them
or has something quite different in mind. He hears and does not hear; he sees,
yet is blind; he knows and is ignorant. Such examples are so common that the
specialist soon realizes that unconscious contents of the mind behave as if
they are conscious and that you can never be sure, in such cases, whether thought,
speech, or action is conscious or not." (C. G. Jung, Man And His Symbols,
Quiet observation of the world reveals that people repeatedly put themselves
into a state of great anxiety and waste their lives reacting to events around
them from a position of fear. I can't cure this, but seeing it makes me want
to know: why?
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is your Fear