Thursday, April 21, 2011

Your Unsolvable Challenge... (New Thought)

Just a quick New Thought post to share what I believe is a wonderful bit of insight from Carl Jung. Not everyone has a soft spot in their heart for Jung, and even I often wince at some of his words, but this set of words resonates. See if it does anything for you. I would love for you to share how it touches you--pro, con--or even if it doesn't.

"All the greatest and most important problems of life are fundamentally insoluable... They can never be solved, but only outgrown. This 'outgrowing' requires a new level of consciousness. Some higher or wider interest appears on the...horizon and through this broadening of...outlook, the insoluable problem loses its urgency. It was not solved logically in its own terms but faded when confronted with a new and strange image."

(Not sure if the word "insoluable" is even correct. My text editor keeps underlining it in red. But I leave it as is.)

In the mean time, what I think I hear Jung saying is, seek a greater purpose in your life besides self pity. Move on, change direction. Change your thinking. You will look back and wonder how you were ever so bothered with, well, whatever that was.



  1. Thanks Richard,

    I was Googling for Jung's quote and found your comment. Actually the quote is correct:

    1. Impossible to solve: "insoluble problems".
    2. (of a substance) Incapable of being dissolved: "insoluble fibers".

    Both seem to fit, impossible to solve and icapable of being dissolved.

    By the way, are you a Lifespring graduate? I was involved in the 70's in Portland and your words echo so many of the seeds we tried to plant so many years ago.

    Blessings to you, Jim Moore (

  2. Jim: Thanks for your comments. Actually, in the 1970s, I was still a born again Christian for all intents and purposes. Not a good one, perhaps, but that way of thinking was still dominant. I changed directions in the 1980s when I discovered Mile High Church of Religious Science in Denver. I've never looked back.


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