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Monday, September 21, 2015

Carl Jung: One gains more peace through losing power.






To Mrs. C.

Dear Mrs. C. 3 November 1958

If power symptoms creep into the work that is done round you, then diminish your own power and let others have more responsibility.

It will teach you a very sound lesson.

They will learn that more power and more influence bring more suffering, as you yourself are learning under the present conditions.

One should not assert one's power as long as the situation is not so dangerous that it needs violence.

Power that is constantly asserted works against itself, and it is asserted when one is afraid of losing it.

One should not be afraid of losing it.

One gains more peace through losing power.

Cordially yours,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 463.