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Optimistic and constructive books

I share optimistic & constructive books from writers committed to excellence in litterature. My favorites books leave me with a sense of lightness and freedom in my heart. "To love is to act" (Victor Hugo)

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G.Jung

— feeling evolution
Memories, Dreams, Reflections - Aniela Jaffé, C.G. Jung

A lucid and precise book, that is also easy to read. These points touched me the most:

That Jung gives his internal experiences a much higher value than his external experiences. I wonder how long it took him to do that.

That he could continue treating people without fear, even after his life was threatened so many times by crazy patients. I used to think this was a modern disease, but hell no!

The difficulties Jung faced with Freud, and the courage he required to break away from him, yet not criticize nor undermine him. It taught me a valuable lesson.

The part that absorbed me the most was his notion of the collective conscious & unconscious, which are formed through generations, and guide our instincts and logic. It’s really great how he used the mythology from different cultures to prove this.

His trip to India, and how he used Yoga to sustain his work, and his scientific understanding of the spirituality from the East. It opened my eyes really.