Quotes that sing loudly

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire”

Catherine of Siena,

The most common form of despair is not being who you are.   


If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty. 

Rainer Maria Rilke 

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. 
 ~ Joseph Campbell 
The Hero does not falter but keeps on going and even his falling is but a part of his reaching his final goal.
- Hugo von Wolfenbach
We are looking for that which is looking.
- St. Francis

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.

Joseph Campbell
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” 
Albert Camus
"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star."
In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.
- C.G. Jung
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rollo May

The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts.  The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins.  The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever.  Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus?  But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time.  

~D.H. Lawrence
Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. 
 Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us. 
Rainer Maria Rilke 
Life is only given us once and one wants to live it boldly with full consciousness and beaurt.
~ Anton Checkov
We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born.  Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.  
~ Carl Gustav Jung
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has
genius,magic and power in it. Begin it now.
- Goethe

All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable.

- Paul Claudel

 Consciousness consists primarily of what we know, and what we know we know.
 ~ CG Jung
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"
From Raphael by Robert Browning
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fullfill his destiny
~ Paul Tiiich
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny maters compared to what lies within us
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Words are a form of action , capable of influencing change
~ Ingrid Bengis 
You need to claim the events of your life to make yourself yours
~ Anne-Wilson Schaef
A mind to0 active is no mind at all
~ Theodore Roethke
It always comes back to the same necessity, go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.
~ May Sarton
It is the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living
. ~ Simone De Beauvoir
The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
~ Stephen Nachmanovitch
At the height of laughter the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities
~  Jean Houston
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by play instinct acting from inner necesssity.The creativ e mind plays with the objects it loves.
~ C G Jung
The true mystery of the world is the vsible, not the invisible

~ Oscar Wilde
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on the environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
~ CG Jung
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances, if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
~ CG Jung
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler
~ Henry David Thoreau
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer is to have kept our soul alive.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
~ Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by goining too fast – you also miss the scene of where you are going and why
~ Eddie Cantor
I shut my eyes in order to see
~ Paul Gauguin

 Where does reality lie? In the greatest enchantment you have ever experienced.

- Hugo von Hofmannsthal
 If my devils are to leave me, I am afraid my angels will take flight as well.
- Rilke
 Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside wakes.
- Jung
All women become like their mothers,- that?s their trdgedy.  No man does, that?s his.  
~ Oscar Wilde
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"God is a circle whose centre is everywher and whose circumference is nowhere…"
            – Emphocles
 Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.  They are in each other all along.      
            – Rumi
We will make love an art, and we will love like artists.
            – M Williamson
The world and thought are only spumes; of menacing cosmic images; blood pulsates with their flight; thoughts are lit by their fires; and these images are – myths
- Andrei Bely

"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure."
- A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living
The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."                                                                                                                                          
Napoleon Hill
"If you do not find the way, no one will"                                                                                                                                
~ Joseph Campbell
In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.
- C.G. Jung
Care of the soul asks us to observe its needs continually, to give them our wholehearted attention.
-Thomas Moore
The worth of someone is deeply tied to images of destiny, the twists and turns of fate, and the wheels of fortune. The same is true of money. Our relation to money is our relation to fate.
- Russell A. Lockhart
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
~ George Eliot 
Every man has is own vocation; his talent is his call
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"And the future will be nothing less than the flowering of our inwardness."
~ Rilke
All work is a vocation, a calling from a place that is the source of meaning and identity, the roots of which lie beyond human intention and interpretation.
- Thomas Moore
Many are called, few are chosen: many have talent, few have the character that can realise the talent. Character is the mystery, and it is individual.
- James Hillman
The road up and the road down are one and the same
Heraclitus, Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker c540-480BC.
It's only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself if not of the world.
Never believe that fate is more than the condensation of childhood.
- Rilke           
I said to my soul,be still and wait without hope,
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing;wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
- T.S. Elliot
I would be true, for there are those that trust me.
I would be pure, for there are those that care.
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer.
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.
I would be friend of all, the foe, the friendless.
I would be giving, and forget the gift,
I would be humble, for I know my weakness,
I would look up, laugh, love, and live.
~ Rilke
We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us — the labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.  ~ Joseph Campbell 
Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.
~ Joseph Campbell 
We're in a freefall into future. We don't know where we're going. Things are changing so fast, and always when you're going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. And all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It's a very interesting shift of perspective and that's all it is… joyful participation in the sorrows and everything changes
Thus the hero is the archetypal forerunner of mankind in general. His fate is the pattern in accordance with which the masses of humanity must live, and always have lived, however haltingly and distantly; and however short of the ideal man they have fallen, the stages of the hero myth have become constituent elements in the personal development of every individual.
Erich Neumann
They thought that it would be a disgrace to go forth as a group. Each entered the forest at a point that he himself had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path. If there is a path it is someone else's path and you are not on the adventure.
~ Joseph Campbell
"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to aquire it." – Albert Einstein
quotations "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." —Albert Camus
"The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret. . . It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind." —Albert Schweitzer 
Each knight entered the forest at a point he had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no way or path."  From The Quest of the Sangral, 1215 or so in France.
• We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
• There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
• Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes one feel as you might when a drowning man holds unto you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
• We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection.  ~ Anaian Nin
• To write is to descend, to excavate, to go underground. ~ Anaian Nin
• I am in a beautiful prison from which I can only escape by writing.  ~ Anain Nin
• My diary is a mirror telling the story of a dreamer who, a long long time ago went through life the way one reads a book. ~ Anais Nin
• The poet is one who is able to keep the fresh vision of the child alive.  ~ Anais Nin
• The final lesson a writer learns is that everything can nourish the writer. The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter, a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned.
• Eroticism is one of the basic means of self-knowledge, as indispensable as poetry. Anais Nin

“My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.”  Odilon Redon
~Carl Jung
All anyone can see in a birthchart are tendencies that will become facts if he does not do something to alter them.  ~Isabel Hickey

Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.  ~Karen Hamaker-Zondag

We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac.  The zodiac is well worth flirting with.  ~D.H. Lawrence

The signs of the zodiac are karmic patterns; the planets are the looms; the will is the weaver.  ~Author Unknown

There is no better boat than a horoscope to help a man cross over the sea of life.  
We live in an age of instant, gratification and outer excess, which is increasingly being experienced as being precarious and limited. It has become more important than ever to develop tools to create and sustain our inner place for understanding and nurturance.
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes (German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832)
He who knows not and knows not he knows not, is a fool, shun him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not, is asleep, wake him.
He who knows and knows not he knows, is a child, teach him.
He who knows, and knows he knows, is wise, follow him.
~Persian Proverb
"We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a God; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world." Joseph Campbell 
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 
 Maryanne Williamson
Like Beauty embracing the Beast, our beauty is deepened as our beastliness is honored. The poet Rainer Maria Rilke realized this when he said he feared that if his devil’s left him, his angels would take flight as well.
excerpt from Meeting the Shadow
edited by Connie Zwieg Ph.D. and Jeremiah Abrahms
 Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. 
 Carl Gustav Jung quotes 
Everybody wants to get enlightened but nobody wants to change.
 Andrew Cohen quotes 
Denial is pushing something out of your awareness. Anything you hide in the basement has a way of burrowing under the house and showing up on the front lawn.
Howard Sasportas
Not moral perfection but the promotion of the rejected complementary attitude is the basis of a religiously stable personality.
Liliane Frey-Rohn
To live without the creative potential of our own destructiveness is to be a cardboard angel.
Sheldon B. Kopp
I looked and looked and this I came to see — that what I thought was you and you was really me and me.
All in one and one in all.
Budhist proverb
If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
Before you take the splinter out of your brothers eye, take the log out of your own.
For the good that I would, I do not, but the evil which I would not, that I do.
St. Paul
You see the issue of the Shadow isn’t a question of admitting faults. It’s a question of being shaken right down to your foundations by realizing that you are not as you appear — not to others, but also to yourself.
Liz Greene, Ph.D.
The Shadow cannot be eliminated. It is the ever-present dark brother or sister. Whenever we fail to see where it stands, there is likely to be trouble afoot. For then it is certain to be standing behind us. The adequate question therefore never is: Have I a shadow problem? Have I a negative side? But rather: Where does it happen to be right now? When we cannot see it, it is time to beware! And it is helpful to remember Jung's formulation that a complex is not pathological per se. It becomes pathological only when we assume that we do not have it; because then IT HAS US!
Edward C. Whitmont
This thing of darkness I acknowlege mine. There is nothing more confining than the prison we don't know we are in.
William Shakespeare
Depth psychology has presented us with the undeniable wisdom that the enemy is constructed from denied aspects of the self. Therefore, the radical commandment "Love your enemy as yourself" points the way toward both self-knowledge and peace. We do, in fact, love or hate our enemies to the same degree that we love or hate ourselves. In the image of the enemy, we will find the mirror in which we may see our own face most clearly.
Sam Keen
Shadow work leads to a practice I refer to as the pursuit of the unhypocritical life, which some might call living with integrity.
Jeremiah Abrahms
Astrology is knocking at the gates of our universities: A Tübingen professor has switched over to astrology and a course on astrology was given at Cardiff University last year. Astrology is not mere superstition but contains some psychological facts (like theosophy) which are of considerable importance. Astrology has actually nothing to do with the stars but is the 5000-year-old psychology of antiquity and the Middle Ages. – C.G. Jung in a letter to L. Oswald on December 8, 1928, in C.G. Jung, Letters, vol. 1, 1973
To practice lightside/dark side thinking is to practice holding opposites, a subversive act in our either/or culture. For Jung, this act is a developmental step, the end of a naive all-good view or a cynical all-bad view, which results in a more nuanced perception of reality and a capacity to tolerate paradox and ambiguity. This, too, is one of the promises of shadow-work.
Connie Zwieg, Ph.D. and Steve Wolf, Ph.D.
Shame is the gristle we must chew on to integrate the Shadow complex.
Gilda Franz
The Shadow, of course never dies; we always cast a shadow. But how we relate to it, and it to us, depends on whether it is known. Once known, we have inevitably lost an innocence that can never be recovered. What replaces it is a knowledge of the complexity of our nature. Sometimes we are fortunate, and this knowledge elicits a kindness and tolerance in us for others — even, perhaps for ourselves.
Deena Metzger
The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested thoughout the ages. It signifies the wholesness of the Self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man. MDR, pg 334-335.
I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the Self I had attained what was for me the ultimate. Perhaps someone else knows more, but not I. MDR, pg 197
Logically the opposite of love is hate, and of Eros, Phobos, (fear); but psychologically it is the will to power. Where love reigns, there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking. The one is but the shadow of the other. CW7: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology: 78, pg 52
Anyone who overlooks the instincts will be ambuscaded by them. CW 9: The Archeypes and the Collective Unconscious: par 620
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. It may even be assumed that just as the unconscious affects us, so the increase in our consciousness affects the unconscious. MDR, pg 326
Since you want to know my opinion about astrology, I can tell you that I've been interested in this particular activity of the human mind since more than 30 years. As I am a psychologist, I am chiefly interested in the particular light the horoscope sheds on certain complications in the character. In cases of difficult psychological diagnosis I usually get a horoscope in order to have a further point of view from an entirely different angle. I must say that I very often found that the astrological data elucidated certain points which I otherwise would have been unable to understand. (This sentence was in a letter written to Hindu astrologer, B.V. Raman, September 6th, 1947)
Astrology would be an excellent example of manifest synchronicity if it had at its disposal thoroughly tested findings. But at least there are some facts thorougly tested and backed up by a wealth of statistics which make the astrological problem seem worthy of philosphical investigation. (Psycholody has no difficulty in recognizing this, since astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.) The Secret of the Golden Flower, by Richard Wilhelm, commentary by C.G. Jung, pg 142
The educated man tries to repress the inferior man in himself, not realizing that by so doing he forces the latter into revolt. CW 11: Psychology and Religion: par 136, pg 79
Tears, sorrow, and disappointment are bitter, but wisdom is the comforter in all psychic suffering. Indeed, bitterness and wisdom form a pair of alternatives: where there is bitterness wisdom is lacking, and where wisdom is there can be no bitterness. CW 20: Mysterium Coniunctionis, para 330, pg 246jung
Carl Jung often used to refer to astrology as a “projected psychology”. Onto the heavens we cast our myths animating the constellations with our human psychology. 
Knowledge is power ~  Fransis Bacon
 “knowledge is power” Heraclitus.
Oscar Wilde once said, “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one”
Astrology is assured of recognition from psychology, without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.
C.G. Jung
A physician without a knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a physician … There is one common flow, one common breathing, all things are in sympathy.
~ The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection… ~
    Carl Jung
“At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.”
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Carl Gustav Jung
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
Carl Gustav Jung
Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
Carl Gustav Jung
It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.
Carl Gustav Jung
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Gustav Jung
each of us has our own unique blueprint which is the horoscope, and the dance between the earth and the planets, sun and moon facilitate cycles on earth and within ourselves
At the time of Peter Sykes's first breath, the Sun was in the Seventh House, which suggests strong qualities of empathy, caring, and affection in Peter Sykes's character, and underlying that, a destiny pattern"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
”When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” — Mark Twain “Bringing Up Father”
"Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colussus; and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs, and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable graves.
Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
Julius Caesar (1599) act 1, scene 2 Shakespeare
 'I died to mineral and plant became
 Died from the plant and took a sentient frame
 Died from the beast and donned a human dress
 When by my dying did I ere grow less?'
Vocation is the spine of life
-Friedrich Nietzche
Vocation is the spine of life
-Friedrich Nietzche
The Sun is the central focus of its system and therefore represents a multi-dimensional symbol. On one level it is the essential self and the twelve signs of the zodiac, which mark its apparent path through the heavens, represent spiritual concepts and virtues. Each sign characterises qualities of the human spirit. To the ancients the path of the Sun in the sky was akin to the hero’s journey and each sign designated a heroic labour. Astrologically we can present a case for each one of the twelve signs represents a soul state. Therefore when we are in touch with the virtues underpinning our Sun sign we become closer to its spiritual essence and feel closer to the true self. Psychologically this suggests a more soulful and meaningful experience of who we are.
On the other level the Sun is symbolic of our identity, the passport of the self. Of course one of the important considerations of identity besides sex, age and nationality is profession. The Sun is essentially what we might identify as important, what helps us feel vital and good about ourselves. The Sun suggests what we may be skilled at. It might not be easy at first, but as we grow we naturally become more aware of our solar impulse. Therefore in many ways the Sun sign helps shape the vocation, as it hints at what is important to be identified with and qualities that help us excel. Brian Clark
here is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise. Roger Ascham, The Schoolmaster 1570.
Care of the soul asks us to observe its needs continually, to give them our wholehearted attention.
-Thomas Moore
The worth of someone is deeply tied to images of destiny, the twists and turns of fate, and the wheels of fortune. The same is true of money. Our relation to money is our relation to fate.
- Russell A. Lockhart
'Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.'
-Robert Frost
Nothing is, everything is becoming.- Heraclitus
 All work is a vocation, a calling from a place that is the source of meaning and identity, the roots of which lie beyond human intention and interpretation.
- Thomas Moore
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."  – Eleanor Roosevelt
"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."  – Mark Twain
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
– Lao Tso
it is in self limitation that the master first shows himself ~ Kirkagard
n Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation, a book drawn from Campbell's late lectures and workshops, he says about artists and the monomyth:
Artists are magical helpers. Evoking symbols and motifs that connect us to our deeper selves, they can help us along the heroic journey of our own lives. Joseph Campbell 
The artist is meant to put the objects of this world together in such a way that through them you will experience that light, that radiance which is the light of our consciousness and which all things both hide and, when properly looked upon, reveal. The hero journey is one of the universal patterns through which that radiance shows brightly. What I think is that a good life is one hero journey after another. Over and over again, you are called to the realm of adventure, you are called to new horizons. Each time, there is the same problem: do I dare? And then if you do dare, the dangers are there, and the help also, and the fulfillmJoseph Campbell ent or the fiasco. There's always the possibility of a fiasco. But there's also the possibility of bliss. ~ Joseph Campbell 
"If you go looking for Adventure, you usually find as much of it as you can manage.  And it often happens that when you think it is ahead, it comes on you unexpectedly from behind." ~ Joseph Campbell 
- Gildor the Elf , J.R.R. Tolkien
A successful man is one who manages to lay firm foundations with the bricks others have thrown at him ~ David Brinkly