Throw certainty to the wind

There is no place where those striving after consciousness could find absolute safety. Doubt and insecurity are indispensable components of a complete life. Only those who can lose this life really can gain it.

A complete life does not consist in a theoretical completeness, but in the fact that one accepts, without reservation, the particular fatal issue in which one finds oneself embedded, and that one tries to make sense of it or to create a cosmos from the chaotic mess into which one is born.

If one lives properly and completely, time and again one will be confronted with a situation of which one will say,

‘This is too much. I cannot bear it any more.’

Then the question must be answered,

‘Can one really not bear it? ʼ

— C. G. Jung Letters II, p. 171

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