Carl Jung Speaks About Death

"[Death] is life beyond time and space. … I have treated many old people. It's quite interesting to see what their psyche is doing when they are apparently threatened with a complete end. It disregards it it. Life behaves as if it were going on. So I think it is better for old people to live on; to look forward to the next day as if he had to spend centuries; and then he lives hopefully.

Carl Jung Speaks About Death

"[Death] is life beyond time and space. … I have treated many old people.  It's quite interesting to see what their psyche is doing when they are apparently threatened with a complete end.  It disregards it it.  Life behaves as if it were going on.  So I think it is better for old people to live on; to look forward to the next day as if he had to spend centuries; and then he lives hopefully. But when he is afraid; when he doesn't look forward, he looks back, he petrifies.  He gets stiff and he dies before his time. If he looks forward to the great adventure that is ahead, then he lives. And that is about what the unconscious is intending to do…. When you think in a certain way, you may feel considerably better. So when you think along the lines of nature, then you think hopefully."

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist, influential thinker, and founder of analytical psychology. Here he speaks about Death and the Human Psyche.

 

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