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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Carl Jung on “The Animal in Man.”




When we say "the animal in man," this always strikes us as something horrible.

But this animal in man is not horrible, no more than animals are horrible, for they fulfill God's will most faithfully; they live to fulfill their Creator's purpose.

We do not do this.

We meddle with the work of the Creator, for we always want to be something different from what we are.

Our ambition is not to be the whole of ourselves, for that would be unpleasant.

But the animals are themselves and they fulfill the will of God that is within them in a true and faithful manner. ~Carl Jung, Psychological Reflections, Pages 310-311.