from “The Three Feathers”


“Very often we look God-knows-where for the solution of our problem and do not see that it is right in front of our noses. We are not humble enough to look downward but stick our noses up in the air. That is why Jung often told the beautiful story of a Jewish rabbi who was asked by his pupils why in the Bible there were so many instances of the apparition of God, whereas nowadays such things did not happen, and the rabbi replied, “Because nowadays no one is humble enough to bend down low enough.”

~Marie-Louis von Franz, The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

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