“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung

The next time the past keeps rolling around in your head and you’re feeling sorry for yourself — think about this quote from Carl Jung: “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”   Repeat it to yourself a few times.  Meditate on it a few minutes.  Sleep on it and see what tomorrow brings.

One thought on ““I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung

  1. Jung’s quote is similar to that of Jesus (my loose translation) when he and his groupies ran into the blind man. The groupies asked Jesus, “why is this man blind… did he sin or was it his parents?” And Jesus response was something like, “I don’t get into those retro cause and effect analyses, instead I look forward to intention and purpose and so I dedicate this man’s blindness to demonstrate God’s healing power!”
    You Create your own reality is powerful medicine. when it is taken incorrectly, as a statement of looking back upon previous causes, that misuses the medicine and makes us sick. The correct use of this medicine is to investigate how to make good use of the current predicament, thus creating your own reality.

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