¿Realmente puedo crecer con frases, libros o cursos de desarrollo personal? En alguna proporción, seguramente. Pero a menudo suceden 2 cosas: 1) O nos convertimos en recolectores de información y solo usamos los nuevos contenidos de nuestra memoria para alimentar nuestro ego inflado, o...
Being neurotic is being able to behave badly without feeling responsible for one's actions. Jung says that the sick person does not have to learn to get rid of his neurosis but learn to endure it. Because disease is not a superficial and meaningless burden, it is what the person is; the same person is that "other" that we always try to exclude. If we flee from the evil that is in us, we put ourselves in danger. All evil is potential vitality that needs to be transformed. Pretending to live without the creative potential of our own destructiveness is like being a cardboard angel. Sheldon B. Kopp
There may be carefully constructed institutions - political, religious, economic - but whatever the construction of these may be, unless our inward consciousness is in total order, inward disorder will always overcome the outer. We have seen this historically, it is happening now in front of our eyes. This is a fact. The turning point is in our consciousness.
Prejudice has something in common with ideals, beliefs and faiths. We must be able to think together; but our prejudices, our ideals and so on, limit the capacity and the energy required to think, to observe and examine together so as to discover for ourselves what lies behind all the confusion, misery, terror, destruction and tremendous violence in the world. Thought is the common factor of all mankind.
It is difficult to recognize that efforts, resources and feelings were deposited in the wrong place, but it is necessary to do so. Actually, links based on fear do not help us. We hold on to bad habits because we don’t really strive to grow and we need an excuse to justify our failures. We keep our bad habits because we don’t really love each other. The threat of losing the false security of the old convictions gradually weakens the ability to improve.