On Loneliness

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It is … only in the state of complete abandonment and loneliness that we experience the helpful powers of our own natures.

~ Carl Jung – Modern Man in Search of a Soul

As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know. Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.

~ Carl Jung – Memories Dreams and Reflections

Loneliness is for me a source of healing that makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment to me, and I need several days of silence to recover the futility of words.

~ Carl Jung

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