Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Measures of success 

"The fact that many a man who goes his own way ends in ruin means nothing ... He must obey his own law, as if it were a dæmon whispering to him of new and wonderful paths ...

"He is at once set apart and isolated, as he has resolved to obey the law that commands him from within. "His own law!" everybody will cry. But he knows better: it is the law ... The only meaningful life is a life that strives for the individual realization - absolute and unconditional - of its own particular law ... To the extent that a man is untrue to the law of his being ... he has failed to realize his life's meaning."

- C.G. Jung, quoted by whiskey river.

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