60+ Carl Jung Quotes On Finding Your True Self

60+ Carl Jung Quotes On Finding Your True Self

Have you ever come across a time in your life where you feel like there’s a hollow void deep within you – A void that leaves you feeling incomplete and confused about life? A feeling that makes you think that there’s something big missing that prevents you from being genuinely happy?

No matter where you may be on your life journey, there comes a point where circumstances question where you stand. Your values and beliefs are put to the test under exceptionally challenging events.

According to the iconic psychoanalyst Carl Jung, this is the uncomfortable process of finding your true identity. This process is something he calls ‘individuation’; the journey of ‘becoming who one is.

Whatever you may call it yourself, there’s no denying that this process is necessary for one to live a true and meaningful life. There will be days when you feel like you’re almost there and some days when you feel like you’re lost for direction. We’re here to help.

We’ve collected 60+ Carl Jung Quotes for you to read when you are in need of guidance and affirmation at times when you feel lost on the journey of finding yourself.

Here are 60+ Carl Jung Quotes To Guide You On Your Journey of Finding Yourself:

1. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”

Carl Jung Quotes On Finding Your True Self
Carl Jung Quotes On Finding Your True Self

2. “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are”

3. “Somewhere, right at the bottom of one’s own being, one generally does know where one should go and what one should do. But there are times when the clown we call “I” behaves in such a distracting fashion that the inner voice cannot make its presence felt.”

4. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

5. “Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”

60+ Carl Jung Quotes On Finding Your True Self

6. “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

7. “In each of us there is another whom we do not know.”

8. “The urge to become what one is is invincibly strong, and you can always count on it, but that does not mean that things will necessarily turn out positively. If you are not interested in your own fate, the unconscious is.”

9. “As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will experience it and carry it through. The change must indeed begin with an individual; it might be any one of us. Nobody can afford to look round and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself.”

10. “No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”

60+ Carl Jung Quotes On Finding Your True Self

11. “Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.”

12. “Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.”

13. “The rational attitude which permits us to declare objective values as valid at all is not the work of the individual subject, but the product of human history.”

14. “To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is.”

15. “I thought perhaps she was crazy, but she was only highly intuitive.”

60+ Carl Jung Quotes On Finding Your True Self
60+ Carl Jung Quotes On Finding Your True Self

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16. “It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are themselves”

17. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

18. “I don’t aspire to be a good man. I aspire to be a whole man.”

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