Carl Gustav Jung was one of the most well known psychologists, thinkers and mystics of his time. He was a contemporary and friend of the thinker, Sigmund Freud.
Here are some of his thoughts on ‘darkness’ and ‘loneliness’ from his autobiography, ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”
“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.”
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”