MuseWorthy Quotation: Go Home and Live It Now


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“In her final session with Jung, social activist Isabelle Hamilton Rey was told to “Go home and live it now.” As she wrote to her husband,

“I did what I came here to do — touch the hem of Dr. Jung’s psychological skirt — but it all seems so different now; I think I looked for a sort of spiritual baptism, which would ensure protection and perfect understanding; instead it seems to me I have undertaken the tremendous responsibility of maintaining a standard of consciousness which is most difficult. I can never turn back, but God knows the prospect ahead isn’t easy either.”

~ From Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul by Claire Dunne

Jung had wrapped their last session with Hamilton Rey by saying, “Go home and live it now.”

A similar insight was voiced by one of Jung’s contemporaries, the psychiatrist Alfred Adler, who said,

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