Love should be Broken ~Carl Jung, Red Book, Pages 326-327.


Carl Jung Depth Psychology

Sacred Love Versus Profane Love (1602ā€“03) by Giovanni Baglione

Not the power of the flesh, but of love, should be broken forĀ the sake of life, since life stands above love. A man needs hisĀ mother until his life has developed. Then he separates from her.Ā And so life needs love until it has developed, then it will cut looseĀ from it. The separation of the child from the mother is difficult,Ā but the separation of life from love is harder. Love seeks to haveĀ and to hold, but life wants more.

The beginning of all things is love, but the being of things isĀ life. This distinction is terrible. Why; Oh spirit of the darkestĀ depths, do you force me to say that whoever loves does not liveĀ and whoever lives does not love? I always get it backward! ShouldĀ everything be turned into its opposite? Will there be a sea where DIAHMONā€™sĀ temple stands? Will his shady island sinkā€¦

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