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What is small by day is big at night

What is small by day is big at night, and the other way round; thus we also know that besides the small by day there always looms the big by night, even when it is invisible.

- C.G. Jung, The Self. CW 9ii: Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self, par. 57.

In psychotherapy, dreams are subjected to meditative observation [or active imagination] for the purpose of restoring the broken connection between consciousness and the unconscious or integrating the latter's contents. In this case, of course, no external object is prescribed for conscious meditation, it is always provided by the unconscious.

Source - C.G. Jung, Letter to Pastor Olivier Vuille, 22 February 1946. C.G. Jung Letters 1906-1950 (Routledge 2015), Vol. 1, p. 416.

If you can see and understand your suffering without being subjectively involved, then, because of your altered standpoint, you also understand "how not to suffer," for you have reached a place beyond all involvements ("you have me as a bed, rest upon me"). This is an unexpectedly psychological formulation of the Christian idea of overcoming the world, though with a Docetist twist to it:

"Who I am, you shall know when I depart. What now I am seen to be, I am not."

Source - C.G. Jung, Transformation Symbolism in the Mass. CW 11: Psychology and Religion: West and East, par. 428.

Art: Damian Lechoszest

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