Jung on paying attention to the unconscious

'If attention is directed to the unconscious, the unconscious will yield up its contents, and these in turn will fructify the conscious like a fountain of living water. For consciousness is just as arid as the unconscious if the two halves of our psychic life are separated."

~C.G. Jung, The Spiritual Problem of Modern Man, CW 10, p. 163

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  • It seems to me that the way to the subconscious is through the conscious where attention can only be directed. Psychoanalysis is an expansion of conscious to yield the contents of the subconscious.  

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