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Quotes {46} ~ Building A Sense Of Self Unconsciously To Fill The Vacuum

“Strong convictions do not necessarily signal a powerful sense of self: very often quite the opposite. Intensely held beliefs may be no more than a person’s unconscious effort to build a sense of self to fill what, underneath, is experienced as a vacuum.” ~ Gabor Maté, When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

~The Conscious As An Island Surrounded By The Sea Of The Unconscious~

Consciousness, no matter how extensive it may be, must always remain the smaller circle within the greater circle of the unconscious, an island surrounded by the sea; and, like the sea itself, the unconscious yields an endless and self-replenishing abundance of living creatures, a wealth beyond our fathoming. ~ Carl Jung