"Developing an ego is like building a castle against reality. It provides some defense and sense of purpose, but the larger it is, the more it invites attack, and, ultimately, it must crumble. There is a further problem. All fortresses are also prisons. Because our beliefs imply a rejection of their opposites they severely restrict our freedom".
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Carl Jung (via psych-facts)
The woman who doesn’t need validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.
Mohadesa Najumi (via eternallyclassic)