Instinctual resistance….

“When we must deal with problems, we instinctively resist trying the way that leads through the obscurity and darkness. We wish to hear only of unequivocal results, and completely forget that these results can only be brought about when we have ventured into and emerged again from the darkness.  But to penetrate the darkness we must summon all the powers of enlightenment that consciousness can offer; as I have already said, we must even indulge in speculations.” (CW8, para. 752)

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