whose desire turns away from outer things reaches the place of his
soul. If he does not find the soul the horror of emptiness will
come upon him and fear will drive him with a whip, lashing him time and
again in a desperate endeavor and a blind desire for the things of the
world. He becomes a fool through his endless desire and forgets
the way of his soul, never to find her again. He will run after
all things and will seize hold of them but he will not find his soul
since he would find her only in himself.
his soul lies in things and men but the blind one seizes things, yet
not his soul in them. He has no knowledge of his soul. How
could he tell her apart from things and men? He could find his
soul in desire itself but not in the objects of desire. If he
possessed his desire and his desire did not possess him he would lay a
hand on his soul since his desire is the image and expression of his
If we possess the image of a thing we possess half the thing."
-Carl Jung, The Red Book
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"The human heart is a theatre of longing." - John O'Donohue
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