The endless reports of thieves, suicide bombers, murderers, pedophiles, racists, and bullies is enough to make you lose all hope that Humans are capable one day of living in complete peace and harmony.
Are we genetically predisposed towards evil behaviors like selfishness, violence, and cruelty.
You are more than our thoughts and more than your desires, but you are certainly not less. What fills your mind and what creates our dreams tells us who you really are, what you really long for, whom you really serve.
Evil thoughts and evil desires reveal a deep captivity to sin and evil. This should concern you.
God assures us that he has a deep aversion for evil thoughts. God has a deep aversion for those who think evil thoughts. And God hates idolatry, sexual immorality, injustice, hypocrisy, deceit, and pride.
You know, man doesn’t stand forever, his nullification.
Once, there will be a reaction.
And I see it setting in, you know, when I think of my patients, they all seek their own existence and to assure their existence against that complete atomization into nothingness or into meaninglessness.
Man can not stand a meaningless life.
(One thing is sure: a great change of our psychological attitude is imminent. That is certain.)
We need more understanding of Human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself.
He is the great danger.
And we are pitifully unaware of it. We know nothing of man … far too little.
His psyche should be studied – because we are the origin of all coming evil.
Well, I don’t believe that man ever will deviate from the original pattern of his being. There will always be such ideas.
For instance, if you do not directly believe is a personal redeemer, as it was in the case with Hitler, or the hero worship in Russia, then it is an idea, it is a symbolic idea.
Belief is a difficult thing for me. I don’t believe; I must have a reason for certain hypotheses. Either I know a thing and then I know it; I don’t need to believe it.
I don’t allow myself, for instance, to believe a thing just for the sake of believing it. I can’t believe it! But, when there are sufficient reasons to for a certain hypothesis, I shall accept.
I have treated many old people and it’s quite interesting to watch what the unconscious is doing with the fact that it is apparently threatened with a complete end. It disregards it! Life behaves as if it was going on.
And so, I think it is better for old people to live on, to look forward to the next day as if he had to spend centuries. And then he lives properly.
But when he is afraid, when he doesn’t look forward, or that he looks back he petrifies, he gets stiffened, he dies before his time.
But when he is living on, looking forward to the great adventure that is ahead, then he lives.
And that is about wht your conscious is intending to do. Of course, it’s quite obvious that we are all going to die and this is the sad finale of everything.
But nevertheless there is something in us that doesn’t believe it, apparently. But this is merely a factor as hypotheis.
It doesn’t mean to me that it proves something? It is simply so. And so, when you think in a certain way you may feel considerably better.