“I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
and it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill.
I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self,
and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only time can help
and patience, and a certain difficult repentance
long difficult repentance, realization of life’s mistake, and the freeing oneself
from the endless repetition of the mistake
which mankind at large has chosen to sanctify.”
The poem was quoted in full in the opening page to a book I received just this morning:
Dark Hearts – The Unconscious Forces That Shape Men’s Lives by Loren E. Pederson
We are all in need of healing.
Hence my interest and fascination with all things, and Jung in particular, because above all, he knew this, lived this and explored this.