Quote – Avoiding Legitimate Suffering

Jung said: “Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.” I wonder, how much sin is a bad decision to avoid dealing with our emotions?

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Karl Jung is the inventor of analytical psychology. He’s not a theologian or even a Christian. But he thought deeply about the human mind and why we do what we do. This insightful tidbit his work “Psychology and Religion,” published in 1938.

One of the things he wrote: “Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.”How much sin is a bad decision to avoid dealing with our emotions?”

Christianity has done too much to teach people to hide or repress their emotions. In avoiding trying to feel weak or wrong, we often make terrible decisions that hurt this around us.


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